/1st ANIMA.PL competition screening – 25th IFF Etiuda&Anima

1st ANIMA.PL competition screening – 25th IFF Etiuda&Anima


Błoto/ Mud / Błoto

The main character of the film is a young woman living in a typical, boring block. One night, she is visited by her boyfriend, who gives her a gift found on a nearby swamp. Disgusted with the gift and bored with her boyfriend heroine ends their relationship. At first she is satisfied with the new situation but the girl observes her ex-boyfriend as he arranges his life without her.

Director: Alicja Błaszczyńska
Script: Alicja Błaszczyńska
Music: Sebastian Ładyżyński
Production: FUMI Studio
Country: Polska / Poland
Year: 2018
Running time: 12’32”
No.: APL20180026


Demony/ Demons / Demony

The film is an oniric tale of a disease that attacks a woman. Three parts tell stories about recognition, fight and … Animation is a therapy and the author’s reconciliation with passing away. It shows that at some point, despite the fight against the disease, the body forgives and surrenders. This is a painful moment for anyone who has suffered from an illness – either their own or their relatives.

Director: Aleksandra Kryger
Script: Aleksandra Kryger
Music: Andrzej Konieczny
Production: Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu
Country: Polska / Poland
Year: 2018
Running time: 3’20”
No.: APL20180097


Nastroje/ Moods / Nastroje

A paintinglike story about a girl who travels the world on a trolley. She loves all the animals and they love her back. This is how all the problems start, however…

Director: Maćko Sławuski
Script: Maćko Sławuski
Music: Maćko Sławuski
Production: Slawus Polonus Pikczers
Country: Polska / Poland
Year: 2017
Running time: 4’59”
No.: APL20180011


Ecce/ This / Ecce

A computer animation using fragments of photos made, among others, by its author. It is an author’s reflection on the mystery of a human’s redemption.

Director: Paweł Pauksztełło
Script: Paweł Pauksztełło
Music: Paweł Łukowiec
Production: Paweł Pauksztełło
Country: Polska / Poland
Year: 2018
Running time: 3’23”
No.: APL20180056


Inny / The Other / Inny

While waiting for the arrival of a mysterious newcomer, people keep on guessing who he is. A blurry vision of the stranger takes shape in their imagination in such a way that his presence feels almost real. The initial excitement of the crowd gradually turns into anxiety.

Director: Marta Magnuska
Script: Marta Magnuska, Paulina Lewicka
Music: Anna Nowak
Production: PWSFTviT
Country: Polska / Poland
Year: 2018
Running time: 4’47”
No.: APL20180089


What Man Creates /What Man Creates

An animated video clip about the fall of the modern world and humankind.

Director: Kamil Wójcik
Script: Kamil Wójcik
Music: Sobotni Rosół
Production: Kamil Wójcik
Country: Polska / Poland
Year: 2018
Running time: 3’21”
No.: APL20180083


Przebudzenie / Awakening / Przebudzenie

Exhaustion prevents the protagonists from working late at night, so he decides to make himself a cup of coffe which awakes the desire in him for more and more.

Director: Julia Benedyktowicz
Script: Julia Benedyktowicz
Music: ParisMusic
Production: PWSFTviT
Country: Polska / Poland
Year: 2017
Running time: 4’32”
No.: APL20180073


Take Your Time / Take Your Time

A multi-layered game between the signifier and the signified. Its rules are simple and complicated, quiet and dramatic, subtle and full of contrasts, just like an overtly minimalistic form of animation. Its storyline focuses on a relation which literally changes in time. The animation off- cinema screen materializes itself in a form of artistic installation and performance. The project makes references to the concrete poetry of Stanisław Dróżdż and philosophical studies of Elizabeth Grosz.

Director: Daria Rzepiela
Script: Daria Rzepiela
Music: Barbara Kaszuba
Production: Daria Rzepiela
Country: Polska / Poland
Year: 2017
Running time: 3’07”
No.: APL20180054


Smakosz / Connoisseur / Smakosz

The main character is creating a “colourful” story about his own breakdown, in his mind. He’s pushing himself into a tight form, created from the irrational complexes, fears and sorrow. Like in a Peter Bruegel painting, he’s Dedal, as well as Ikar and a peasant who is turning his eyes away from the tragedy at the same time. He’s also the only person who can be saved by himself.

Director: Daria Godyń
Script: Daria Godyń
Music: Michał Fojcik MPSE
Production: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie
Country: Polska / Poland
Year: 2017
Running time: 6’19”
No.: APL20180040


Nie masz dystansu / You are overreacting / Nie masz dystansu

„You are overreacting” is a hand-drawn animation that attempts to ask questions about the place of women in the modern reality. The film is (unfortunately) inspired by everyday life, statements of public figures, and the media.

Director: Karina Paciorkowska
Script: Karina Paciorkowska
Production: PWSFTviT
Country: Polska / Poland
Year: 2017
Running time: 3’57”
No.: APL20180009


Się zjada / Eatself / Się zjada

We inject a drop of the turbo-gene. We breed them in cages until their skinny legs snap like twigs. We bludgeon them, cut them open, we pull their guts out and slice them to pieces. We fry, boil and eat. Next! Chicken, pig, chicken, pig… Stop! The horrific reality of the meat industry and industrial livestock farming is projected – with the subtlety of a juggling butcher – into a simple, animated, grotesque world, hand-drawn in black.

Director: Edyta Adamczak
Script: Edyta Adamczak, Michał Mądracki
Music: Hubert Wińczyk
Production: Animaso Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska
Country: Polska / Poland
Year: 2018
Running time: 13’51”
No.: APL20180096