Krzysztof Kiwerski on Animated Film Studio in Krakow


Place: Online (Facebook / Youtube / Etiuda&Anima Website)
Date: 18th November, 12 PM

Born in 1948 in Poznań, he is a graduate of the Faculty of Painting and Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where he also studied at the Film Drawing Workshop. As an employee of the Academy of Fine Arts, he conducted classes at the Film Drawing Workshop and later chaired the Graphics, Computer Animation, and Multimedia Workshop. Starting from 1974, he has been collaborating with the Animated Film Studio in Krakow. He is the author of numerous animated films for children and adults, and he also paints and creates graphics.

https://youtu.be/G2xAUemJtlE

About notations
The main theme of the notation cycle is the preservation of knowledge about the Animated Film Studio in Krakow and the artistic milieu that has been associated with it ever since. The studio was established in Krakow in 1966 as a branch of the Warsaw-based Studio Miniatur Filmowych. Its initiator and founder was Kazimierz Urbański - a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, who led the Film Drawing Workshop there. In 1974, the studio acquired its legal status as well as a new name - Animated Film Studio, under which it became famous all over the world. The main focus of the studio was the production of animated, original short films, addressed to adult viewers. However, animations for children and other short films were also produced there. The leading authors of the SFA include: Jerzy Kucia, Julian Antonisz, Ryszard Antoniszczak, Ryszard Czekała, Krzysztof Kiwerski, Krzysztof Raynoch, Aleksander Sroczyński, Andrzej Warchał, Zbigniew Szymański and Longin Szmyd. The 1990s marked the beginning of a critical period for the SFA which eventually resulted in its closure in 2003. The notations will serve cognitive and documentary functions, and they will also help to disseminate cultural assets in the Lesser Poland region.

Production: Fundacja Promocji Kultury Artystycznej, Filmowej i Audiowizualnej Etiuda&Anima

Longin Szmyd on Animated Film Studio in Krakow


Place: Online (Facebook / Youtube / Etiuda&Anima Website)
Date: 20th November, 12 PM

Born in 1955 in Bytom. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where he studied at the Film Drawing Workshop, too. He also studied animation at the Lodz Film School. He works in the field of graphics, drawing, painting, and animated film. He has been collaborating with the Animated Film Studio in Krakow since 1982. Starting from the beginning of the 1990s, he has been running his own production studio called Longin Studio. He is the author of several dozen animated films which have been repeatedly awarded at numerous foreign and domestic film festivals (including OFAFA in Krakow).

https://youtu.be/TzS9bHhnxiQ

About notations
The main theme of the notation cycle is the preservation of knowledge about the Animated Film Studio in Krakow and the artistic milieu that has been associated with it ever since. The studio was established in Krakow in 1966 as a branch of the Warsaw-based Studio Miniatur Filmowych. Its initiator and founder was Kazimierz Urbański - a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, who led the Film Drawing Workshop there. In 1974, the studio acquired its legal status as well as a new name - Animated Film Studio, under which it became famous all over the world. The main focus of the studio was the production of animated, original short films, addressed to adult viewers. However, animations for children and other short films were also produced there. The leading authors of the SFA include: Jerzy Kucia, Julian Antonisz, Ryszard Antoniszczak, Ryszard Czekała, Krzysztof Kiwerski, Krzysztof Raynoch, Aleksander Sroczyński, Andrzej Warchał, Zbigniew Szymański and Longin Szmyd. The 1990s marked the beginning of a critical period for the SFA which eventually resulted in its closure in 2003. The notations will serve cognitive and documentary functions, and they will also help to disseminate cultural assets in the Lesser Poland region.

Production: Fundacja Promocji Kultury Artystycznej, Filmowej i Audiowizualnej Etiuda&Anima

Sabina Antoniszczak on Ryszard Antoniszczak and Animated Film…


Place: Online (Facebook / Youtube / Etiuda&Anima Website)
Date: 17th November, 12 PM

The notation is devoted to Ryszard Antoniszczak, who was born in 1947 in Nowy Sącz, as a younger brother of Julian Józef Antonisz, a visual artist, animator, and author of books. Unfortunately, he died soon before the recording of the material started, which is why it is Sabina Antoniszczak, the daughter of Julian Antonisz, who tells about him.

He graduated from the Faculty of Painting and Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, and he also studied in the Film Drawing Workshop there. Starting from 1974, he collaborated with the Animated Film Studio. He became well-known for his debut film "Farewell to Steam" (1974), referring to the famous "Yellow Submarine". Since 1981 he has been living in Sweden and Spain and running the Antonius Animation company. His films and books are addressed primarily to children. The notation whose protagonist is Ryszard Antoniszczak aims to preserve the memories of the artist and his relationship with the Animated Film Studio in Krakow in an audiovisual form.

https://youtu.be/Ugq6Xo4v6zU

About notations
The main theme of the notation cycle is the preservation of knowledge about the Animated Film Studio in Krakow and the artistic milieu that has been associated with it ever since. The studio was established in Krakow in 1966 as a branch of the Warsaw-based Studio Miniatur Filmowych. Its initiator and founder was Kazimierz Urbański - a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, who led the Film Drawing Workshop there. In 1974, the studio acquired its legal status as well as a new name - Animated Film Studio, under which it became famous all over the world. The main focus of the studio was the production of animated, original short films, addressed to adult viewers. However, animations for children and other short films were also produced there. The leading authors of the SFA include: Jerzy Kucia, Julian Antonisz, Ryszard Antoniszczak, Ryszard Czekała, Krzysztof Kiwerski, Krzysztof Raynoch, Aleksander Sroczyński, Andrzej Warchał, Zbigniew Szymański and Longin Szmyd. The 1990s marked the beginning of a critical period for the SFA which eventually resulted in its closure in 2003. The notations will serve cognitive and documentary functions, and they will also help to disseminate cultural assets in the Lesser Poland region.

Production: Fundacja Promocji Kultury Artystycznej, Filmowej i Audiowizualnej Etiuda&Anima

Jerzy Kucia on Animated Film Studio in Krakow


Place: Online (Facebook / Youtube / Etiuda&Anima Website)
Date: 16th November, 3:30 PM

The first interviewee is Jerzy Kucia, who has been associated with the studio since 1970. Born in 1942, he graduated from the Faculty of Painting and Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in 1967, where he also studied at the Film Drawing Workshop. He made his debut as an animated filmmaker in 1972 with the film "The Return". He is the author of over 20 animated films awarded in Poland and abroad. He also received the Dragon of Dragons award for lifetime achievement at the Krakow Film Festival and the ASIFA Prize 2006. He runs the annual International Animated Film Workshop. In the years 1994-1997, he performed the function of the vice-president of ASIFA. Starting from 2017, he has been the chairman of the Animated Film Section of the Polish Filmmakers Association.

https://youtu.be/u4fXKE2aGaw

About notations
The main theme of the notation cycle is the preservation of knowledge about the Animated Film Studio in Krakow and the artistic milieu that has been associated with it ever since. The studio was established in Krakow in 1966 as a branch of the Warsaw-based Studio Miniatur Filmowych. Its initiator and founder was Kazimierz Urbański - a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, who led the Film Drawing Workshop there. In 1974, the studio acquired its legal status as well as a new name - Animated Film Studio, under which it became famous all over the world. The main focus of the studio was the production of animated, original short films, addressed to adult viewers. However, animations for children and other short films were also produced there. The leading authors of the SFA include: Jerzy Kucia, Julian Antonisz, Ryszard Antoniszczak, Ryszard Czekała, Krzysztof Kiwerski, Krzysztof Raynoch, Aleksander Sroczyński, Andrzej Warchał, Zbigniew Szymański and Longin Szmyd. The 1990s marked the beginning of a critical period for the SFA which eventually resulted in its closure in 2003. The notations will serve cognitive and documentary functions, and they will also help to disseminate cultural assets in the Lesser Poland region.

Production: Fundacja Promocji Kultury Artystycznej, Filmowej i Audiowizualnej Etiuda&Anima