ANIMATED CRACOW

Attention, please. This is a very important information for all movie fans: one of the most interesting and unique film festival is going to take place in Cracow from 27th November to 4th December. We’re talking about 16th International Film Festival “Etiuda&Anima”. You won’t find it anywhere else.

“Etiuda&Anima”, which is organized in Kraków since 1994, is the oldest film festival in Poland which juxtaposes the achievements of students of film and art schools from all over the world, as well as works of fine-art animation films creators: professionals, students, as well as independent producers.

And what does a word “etiuda” exactly mean? It is for a short film which primary aim is to improve both directing and acting skills. That’s why young artists are so well represented during the festival.

The main events of every annual festival are the two contests which give the festival its name, and during which the following prizes are awarded: in the student competition, comprising feature and documentary etudes, the Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaurs, as well as the Special Golden Dinosaur Award for the best film school of the festival; in the anima contest, Golden, Silver and Bronze Jabberwocky, as well as the Special Golden Jabberwocky for the student creating the best animated etude of the festival. The annual Special Golden Dinosaur is also awarded to an outstanding pedagogue who is at the same time a successful, active artist.

Since the beginnings of the Festival, the main points of the programme are accompanied by a vast range of other events. They provide a chance to get acquainted with world-class animation artists and the most interesting phenomena of this sphere of art. The accompanying events provide a chance to recall the most interesting works in the history of cinema, especially animations and documentaries. They also enable to get acquainted with contemporary short films and feature animated films which don’t reach the mainstream.

Apart from projections in Cracow (in Uciecha Cinema, Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, The National Museum and Kijow Cinema) some events are going to take place in Nowy Sącz, the city which is only 85 km from Cracow.

More details at http://en.etiudaandanima.com/ (you can find a full programme there).