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Sabina Antoniszczak on Ryszard Antoniszczak and Animated Film Studio in Krakow

Added: November 11, 2021

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.

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

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