Conference program 2018

Conference: "Animation, feature, documentary – on the synergy of connections”

The lectures will take place in the Showroom at the Krakow Technology Park, ul. Podole 60 30-394 Kraków
21.11.2018 (Wednesday)
09:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Beginning of the conference
10:10 a.m. Lecture 1 “Dangerous” connections between the VFX industry and animated film, PL Włodzimierz Matuszewski Studio Miniatur Filmowych (Film miniatures studio), Polish Filmmakers Association
10:50 a.m. Lecture 2 The role of the film language in the execution of international projects, PL Grzegorz Skorupski Adam Mickiewicz Institute
11:35 a.m. Lecture 3 Is there a place in Poland for a 2D animation studio?, PL Mateusz Kowalczyk Pigeon Studio
12:20 p.m. Coffee break
1:00 p.m. Lecture 4 Polish animation abroad - the international accomplishments of Polish artists, PL Robert Jaszczurowski Polish Animation Producers Association
1:45 p.m. Lecture 5 “Hug Me” - an adaptation with high international potential. A case study of the first animated series produced in cooperation with China, PL Grzegorz Wacławek Animoon
2:30 p.m. Panel discussion - "Animation and vfx - what is the future for us"
3:30 p.m. Ending of day 1 of the Conference
3:40 p.m. Banquet
22.11.2018 (Thursday)
09:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Beginning of the conference
10:05 a.m. Lecture 1 Financial programmes and incentives of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, PL Maciej Dydo Department of Intellectual Property and Media of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
10:35 a.m. Lecture 2 Yugen in Orka: combining techniques and creating new worlds, PL Michał Konwicki Orka Studio
11:20 p.m. Lecture 3 "The future of worlds, not screens. "The Missed Spaceflight" Case study, PL Jakub Matyka Melt
12:00 a.m. Lecture 4 “Changes in Polish computer animation industry over the last 5 years”, PL Grzegorz Kukuś, Marcin Panasiuk Deep Blue
12:50 p.m. coffee break
1:30 p.m. Lecture 5 “Another day of life”, PL Urszula Łuczak, Dominik Wawrzyniak Platige Image
2:15 p.m. Lecture 6 The VFX of Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver, EN Juri Stannosek Mackevision
3 p.m. Lecture 7 Post-Production in 2D Animation, EN Marino Guarnieri Mad Entertainment
3:40 p.m. Conclusion and ending of the Conference
3:50 p.m. Behind-the-scenes panel discussion

Jan Švankmajer – artist of the 25th Anniversary…

Jan Švankmajer Jan Švankmajer needs no introduction among the audience of Etiuda&Anima. His work has been with us since the third edition of the Festival in 1996, when a retrospective of his films was held, accompanied by an exhibition of his art entitled “Touch, Arcimboldo, Vanitas”. In the years that followed, we have regularly revisited the Czech artist’s work, showing each of his subsequent feature-length films: “Conspirators of pleasure”, “Little Otik”, “Lunacy”, and “Surviving Life”. Furthermore, in 2010, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASIFA (the International Animated Film Association), the Festival held a special poll of best animated shorts created since the establishment of the Association, as selected by 25 experts from 18 countries. Among the 852 submitted films, Švankmajer’s animation “Dimensions of Dialogue” (1982) was the winner. The Czech surrealist’s work has therefore been with us for virtually the whole quarter of a century. That is why, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Festival, we present this great subverter of cinema and art (animation in particular) with the statuette of a Special Golden Jaberwocky – an award whose name echoes both Lewis Carroll’s fantastic creature and the title of one of the most well-known films by the Czech master. The award ceremony will be accompanied by the screening of 10 shorts by Švankmajer, as selected by Bogusław Zmudziński, the Artistic Director of the Festiwal, as well as by the presentation of the artist’s latest feature-length film “Insects”. Additionally, an exhibition “Dimensions of Dialogue. Between Film and Fine Arts”, organized on the occasion of the publication of the artist’s monograph of the same title (published in Prague and edited by Bertrand Schmitt and František Dryje), will be held at Małopolski Ogród Sztuki (MOS).