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International Film Festival

Krakow 22-27 X 2024

The 29th Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival starts today!

Added: November 29, 2022

Today, the 29th of November,  marks the beginning of the long-awaited 29th edition of the Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival.The six-day celebration of short films will abound in various events. What awaits us during the first day of the 29th edition of Etiuda&Anima?

Everyday from 2.00 pm till 9.00 pm, in the Małopolska Garden of Arts, all those interested will have an opportunity to see the exhibition of miniature models from the movie 1970 directed by Tomasz Wolski. The display, showing six political cabinets where the most important talks regarding the political crisis took place, is the work of Robert Sowa, who’s responsible for the animations, and Sylwia Nowak, who created dolls of the politicians.

Still from movie „Awohali” dir. Dominika Kováčová

The first screening of movies nominated for the Etiuda competition will begin at 4.30 pm. Artists from all over the world will compete for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaur. Call Me Messiah (dir. Andrzej Brzózka), Tail of Rat (dir. José Armando Salomo Rosas), Magdalena (dir. Michael Lazovsky), Any place (dir. Minerva Rivera Bolaños) and Awohali (dir. Dominika Kováčová) will be the first of many short films and documentaries showcased during this part of the festival. Through getting to know the story of an addicted aspiring rapper, of three students who buy drugs from drug dealers, and who, while escaping from the police, show their real faces or even of the adventures of Native Americans who live in Europe, the viewers will have a chance to take a fascinating journey not only through Poland, but also through Mexico, the United States and Slovakia.

Still from animation „Til We Meet Again” dir. Ülov Pikkov

Only half an hour later, at 5.00 pm, the first screening of the Anima competition will begin, featuring as many as nine short animations. Til We Meet Again (dir. Ülov Pikkov) is a story of the inhabitants of a small island of Runhu, from which they escape wanting to hide from the war of 1944; many years later, they have an opportunity to come back home, but as it turns out someone else has already been living there for a while. Bear Hug (dir. Mergrethe Danielsen) is a film about a birthday party of the eponymous animal, for which nobody shows up; in Regular (dir. Nata Metlukh) we will find out how the world would look like if its main characters were fonts; meanwhile in The Debutante (dir. Elizabeth Hobbs) we will be able to get to know the story of a young woman who manages to convince a hyena from the London Zoo to go instead of her to the ball she is afraid of. We're not there tomorrow (dir. Olga Kłyszewicz), Passenger (dir. Juan Pablo Zaramella), A forest fire (dir. Izumi Ogawa), Steakhouse (dir. Špela Čadež) and Niemandsland (dir. Michael Blake) are the remaining titles of the nominated movies. All of the aforementioned filmmakers (as well as those whose works will be presented during the following days of the festival) will compete for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Jabberwocky.

Still from animation „Ślady” dir. Jacques Drouin

The largest retrospective of works made at the National Film Board of Canada is a treat not only for lovers of the animation from the Land of the Maple Leaf. In the program of the section "National Film Board of Canada - An Incubator for World Animation Talent" there will be 5 thematically divided sets of animations from the world's most famous production company which creates artistic short films, including animated ones. The screening of the first section of films presented as part of the retrospective will start at 6:30 pm. The first part entitled "Pinscreen" will show animations created by Jacques Drouin, which were made using the pinscreen method. This section will be complemented by two documentaries: one about the life and work of Drouin and other one about the specifics of filmmaking using the aforementioned pinscreen technique. 

Still from animation „Mój romans z małżeństwem” dir. Signe Baumane

The first day of the festival will be concluded with the official Opening Gala (at 8 pm) in Małopolska Garden of Arts. The 29th edition of Etiuda&Anima will be inaugurated by the screening of the latest, full-length animated film by Signe Baumane entitled My Marriage Affair. The main character of the film, Zelma, was convinced by songs and fairy tales from an early age that love will solve all her problems as long as she respects the social expectations of how a girl should behave. However, the more she grew, the more clashes there were with her idea of love. The more she tried to conform, the more her body resisted. Signe Baumane, who has been a guest of the Etiuda&Anima festival a couple of years ago, talks about accepting the internal feminine rebellion with a (typical for her) bittersweet approach.

Link to purchase individual tickets: 

– PLN 7 for a reduced VOD ticket and PLN 8 for a regular VOD ticket
– PLN 10 for a discount KINO ticket and PLN 12 for a regular KINO ticket

Tickets for VOD screenings and physical screenings are sold separately.

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