Starting today, you can buy tickets for the 28th Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival, which will take place on November 16-21, 2021. This year’s Etiuda & Anima will propose a hybrid version of the event, and on-line film screenings will enable people from all over Poland to participate in the event.
The pandemic reality in which we still live has accustomed us to cultural events implemented in hybrid versions or completely transferred to the Internet. Also the 28th Etiuda & Anima will be held mostly on-line. The organizers of this year’s edition do not give up the traditional form of the event. They want to meet the festival’s participants on November 16 during the ceremonial inauguration at the Kijów Centrum cinema in Krakow at the screening of the animated film My Sunny Maad (2021, dir. Michaela Pavlátová). The film premiered at this year’s Annecy festival and tells the story of a Czech woman named Herra who, after marrying an Afghan Nazir, moves to his homeland, trying to assimilate into post-Taliban Afghanistan. The opening gala of the festival and the film My Sunny Maad will also be available online.
The focal point of Etiuda & Anima are invariably the two title international competitions: Etiuda, for the best student short film, in which participants compete for the prestigious Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaur statuettes, and Anima, the competition of animation creators for Golden, Silver and Bronze Jabberwocks. This year’s competition includes films by students and professional filmmakers made in the years 2019-2021. The films competing for the awards will be available online on the streaming platform both for viewers from all over Poland and for jurors, who will also give their awards in this mode. Competition screenings will also be accompanied by online Q&A meetings with filmmakers, jurors and guests who will participate in the festival from a distance.
This year’s competition-related events include, among others presentations of other festivals and selected European schools. This year we will look at Dutch and Spanish animation, and the programs will be prepared by partner festivals: the Kaboom Animation Festival taking place in the Netherlands and the Spanish Animac Film Festival. 28. Etiuda & Anima will also present the 10 best Hungarian short films from the last 20 years, selected by Geza M. Toth, a recognized Hungarian animator.
As part of the 28th Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival, it will also be possible to recall experimental animated films by artists from the Antoniszczak family – Ryszard and Julian (known under the abbreviated name Antonisz) – and the Chrzanowski family; Andrei and Ilya, whose famous feature film DAU. Natasha (2020) was included in the program of the Etiuda & Anima 2021 festival.
In addition to short competition animations, the participants of the 28th Etiuda & Anima will have a unique opportunity to watch full-length animated films of the last season, which were shown at the most important foreign film festivals. The organizers of the festival also remember about the youngest viewers, which is why they invite all children to educational animations entitled Even mice go to heaven (2021, dir. Jan Bubeníček, Denisa Grimmová), and the Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary (2020, dir. Rémi Chayé). We invite you to the screenings of both films on Tuesday, November 16 at the Kijów Centrum cinema in Krakow.
This year’s program also includes animation workshops for adults and children, which will be held stationary. Ecological workshops for the youngest will be conducted by Daria Godyń. The issues of eco will also be the main idea of the masterclass panel entitled How to organize an ecological festival? During this year’s edition of the festival, the results of the art competition of students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, entitled “Photographic memory”. The screening of films will be accompanied by a lecture.
Etiuda & Anima 2021 will remind the figures of outstanding filmmakers who died last year. In the nostalgic series of “Farewells” there will be screenings of documents dedicated to film achievements, among others a respected director from South Korea, Kim Ki-Duk, representative of the Czech film school Jiři Menzel or Ivan Passer, representative of the Czechoslovak New Wave of the 1960s.
The organizers of the 28th Etiuda & Anima Festival would also like to honor the memory of Alicja Helman, the doyen of Polish film studies, who died in February this year. On this occasion, Krakow’s Kijów Centrum cinema will screen one of the films most appreciated by Professor Helman – Death in Venice (1971), directed by Luchin Visconti. The screening of the legendary adaptation of the novel by Thomas Mann will be accompanied by a screening of the documentary The most beautiful boy in the world (2021, dir. Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri). The documentary tells the story of Björn Andresen, who as a 15-year-old boy starred in the film by the Italian master.
The closing gala of the 28th Etiuda & Anima, during which we will know the lucky winners of all competitions, will be held on Sunday, November 21 at the Kijów Centrum cinema. After the official part, the screenings of all awarded films of Etiuda & Anima 2021 will begin. The gala broadcasts and screenings of the winning films will also be available to watch online on the streaming platform.
Hybrid Pass – entitles you to enter all film screenings in the cinema and on VOD;
VOD pass – entitles you to watch all shows on VOD;
More about tickets and passes: https://etiudaandanima.pl/praktyczne/bilety-i-karnety-2021/