/Longin Szmyd on Animated Film Studio in Krakow

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).

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