/Verdict of the 27th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima 17-22.11.2020

Verdict of the 27th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima 17-22.11.2020

ETIUDA COMPETITION

JURY PRIZE

The Jury of the 27th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima consisting of Anca Damian (President of the Jury), Marcin Koszałka, Tomasz Wolski and Mark Ther, after watching thirty competition films, decided to award the following prizes:

  • Grand Prix – Golden Dinosaur: Fine / בסדר גמו

dir. Maya Yadlin, screenplay Maya Yadlin, prod. Minshar School of Art, country: Israel

Still from the film Fine / בסדר גמו

  • Silver Dinosaur: Halo Effect

dir. Patrycja Polkowska, screenplay Patrycja Polkowska, prod. National Film School in Łódź, country: Poland

  • Bronze Dinosaur: Dogwatch / Der Wächter

dir. Albin Wildner, screenplay Albin Wildner, prod. Filmakademie Wien, country: Austria,

Special mentions:

1. Good Night / Da Yie

dir. Anthony Nti, screenplay Chingiz Karibekov, Anthony Nti, prod. Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound, country: Belgium

2. Kosher / כשר

dir. Gideon Imagor, screenplay Yudit Kantor, prod. Minshar School of Art, country: Israel

3. Territories / Timoura

dir. Azedine Kasri, screenplay Azedine Kasri, prod. École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son, Université de recherche Paris Sciences et Lettres, country: France

4. Masel Tov Cocktail

dir. Arkadij Khaet, Mickey Paatzsch, screenplay Arkadij Khaet, Merle Kirchhoff, prod. Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, country: Germany

5. Frontier / Hranice

dir. Damián Vondrášek, screenplay Damián Vondrášek, Lukáš Csicsely, prod. Filmová a televizní fakulta Akademie múzických umění v Praze – FAMU, country: Czech Republic

THE GREAT UNDERESTIMATED

Award of the Artistic Director Bogusław Zmudziński:

A Long Story Short dir. Andrei Olănescu, prod. Universitatea Națională de Artă Teatrală și Cinematografică, country: Romania

ADDITIONAL AWARDS

  • Award of the Jury of the International Federation of Film Societies (Fédération Internationale des Ciné Clubs – FICC):

The Jury consisting of Tiziana Spadaro (Italy), David Lings (Great Britain), Grzegorz Pieńkowski (Poland), after watching thirty competition films, decided to award the following:

1. The “Don Quixote” FICC Jury Prize: Territories / Timoura, dir. Azedine Kasri (France) – for an uncompromising depiction of a man’s life and the feeling of being lost in society and culture, and for highlighting the importance of having a family.

2. Two honourable mentions:

Good Night / Da Yie, dir. Anthony Nti (Belgium) – for showing the fate of young people and children in the slums of Ghana and drawing attention to the dangers of false models.

Masel Tov Cocktail, dir. Arkadij Khaet and Mickey Paatzsch (Germany) – for showing the loss of cultural heritage among the young generations that no longer know where they come from, where they are headed and what they are losing when rejecting the knowledge of the adult world – all in an expressive form, bursting with energy and a unique sense of humour.

  • Award of the Student Jury:  

Masel Tov Cocktail

dir. Arkadij Khaet, Mickey Paatzsch, screenplay Arkadij Khaet, Merle Kirchhoff, prod. Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, country: Germany

  • Peoples choice:

In Between Spaces / Sa Among Agwat

dir. Don Senoc, prod.: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, country: Philippines

ANIMA COMPETITION

JURY PRIZE

Jury consisting of Andrzej Pągowski (President of the Jury), Dahee Jeong, Anna Mantzaris and Andrzej Orzechowski, after watching fifty three films, decided to award the following prizes:

  • Grand Prix – Golden Jabberwocky: I’m Here, dir. Julia Orlik, Poland 2020

For a powerful message and the economy of artistic expression. For courage, sensitivity, excellent animation and a great choice of actors, whose voices make the image even more credible — a true success in these difficult times, when the issue of dying with dignity resounds ever so strongly.

Still from the animation I’m Here

  • Silver Jabberwocky: I’m Going Out for Cigarettes / Je sors acheter des cigarettes, dir. Osman Cerfon, France 2018

For a precise screenplay, a visual layer that fits the subject matter and the method of narration and, first and foremost, for telling the story of a serious family drama in a playful form and making creative use of the possibilities offered by traditional, hand-drawn animation.

  • Bronze Jabberwocky: Precious / Précieux, dir. Paul Mas, France 2019

For bold directing decisions and an exceptional sensitivity in observing the psyche of men and its fragility which, in the face of danger, often makes us turn a blind eye to another man’s suffering.

  • Special Golden Jabberwocky: Under the Ice / Sous la Glace, dir. Milan Baulard, Ismail Berrahma, Flore Dupont, Laurie Estampes, Quentin Nory, Hugo Potin, France 2019

Special mentions:

Symbiosis, dir. Nadja Andrasev, France, Hungary 2019

Conversations with a Whale, dir. Anna Samo, Germany 2020

Freeze frame,dir. Soetkin Verstegen, Germany, Belgium 2019

Ties / Uzi, dir. Dina Velikovskaya, Germany, Russia 2019

Altötting, dir. Andreas Hykade, Germany, Canada, Portugal 2020

Heart of Gold / Un Cœur d’Or, dir. Simon Filliot, France 2020

THE GREAT UNDERESTIMATED

Award of the Artistic Director Bogusław Zmudziński:

Co-Ognition, dir. Przemysław Świda, Poland 2020

ADDITIONAL PRIZES

•          Award of the Student Jury: Why Slugs Have No Legs / Warum Schnecken Keine Beine Haben, dir. Aline Höchli, Switzerland 2019

  • Peoples choice:  The Great Malaise / Le mal du sičcle, dir. Catherine Lepage, Canada 2020

ANIMA.PL COMPETITION

JURY PRIZE

Jury consisting of Izabela Plucińska (President of the Jury), Michaela Mertová, Thomas Renoldner and Piotr Furmankiewicz, after watching forty competition films, decided to award the following prizes:

  • Golden Żmij – Grand Prix: Your Own Bullshit, dir. Daria Kopiec, Poland 2020
Still from the animation Your Own Bullshit

  • Silver Żmij: The Hunt, dir. Mateusz Jarmulski, Poland 2019
  • Bronze Żmij:

1) for best auteur animated film: Co-Ognition, dir. Przemysław Świda, Poland 2020

2) for best animation for children: The Great Book of Feelings – Longing,dir. Wiola Sowa, Poland 2020

3) for best graduation film or professional debut: Marbles, dir. Natalia Spychała, Poland 2019

  • Special Golden Żmij for best student animation: I’m Here, dir. Julia Orlik, Poland 2020

Special mentions:

  1. Aggie and Leaves, dir. Andrzej Piotr Morawski, Poland 2019
  2. backstage.episodes,dir. Marcin Wojciechowski, Poland 2020
  3. And Something Else, dir. Olga Kłyszewicz, Poland 2020
  4. Such a Beautiful Town,dir. Marta Koch, Poland 2019

THE GREAT UNDERESTIMATED

Award of the Artistic Director Bogusław Zmudziński:

A Woman with a Pebble in Her Heart, dir. Karyna Piwowarska, Jakub Wroński, Poland 2020

ADDITIONAL PRIZES

  • Award of the Student Jury:  I’m Here, dir. Julia Orlik, Poland 2020
  • Peoples choice: I’m Here, dir. Julia Orlik, Poland 2020