The festival adheres closely allies with the European tradition of animation, having manifested this tendency since its inaugural edition and the invitation of the Oscar-awarded Zbigniew Rybczynski during April 7-10, 2011.
It now peresents a twofold tribute to the Polish School of Animation :Next Generations 2 during its 4th edition (16-19 October 2014). Older and contemporary Polish artists are presented to unveil an animation tradition that signifies one of the greatest in Europe.
Acclaimed directors such as Walerian Borowczyk (Dom/House), Jan Lenica (Labirynt/Labyrinth), Jerzy Kucia (Refleksy/Reflection), Zbigniew Rybczynski (Tango) give a strong sign of a tradition that has been associated with the philosophical search for the boundaries and the predicament of the human existence.
These artists are contraposed with younger and contemporary animator directors, such as Piotr Dumała (Franz Kafka, 1991), Tomasz Kozak (Romans dżentelmena/Gentleman's Romance, 2000), Tomasz Bagiński (Katedra/ The Cathedral, 2002), Marek Skrobecki (Ichthys, 2005), and Zbigniew Czapla (Papierowe pudełko/Paper Box, 2011), which update and reinvigorate the 60 years of the Polish school of animation with innovating techniques and daring subject-matter.
The twofold festival tribute will be accompanied by introductory presentations by the Polish artist and animator Zbigniew Czapla and the film theorist Barbara Szczekała, PR Manager of IFF Etiuda & Anima.
The detailed film lineup:
1st Screening (87')
Dom/House, dir. Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica (1958, 11')
Labirynt/Labyrinth, dir. Jan Lenica (1961, 14'15'')
Czerwone i czarne/Red and Black, dir. Witold Giersz (1963, 6'30'')
Wszystko jest liczbąEverything Is a Number, dir. Stefan Schabenbeck (1966, 7'30'')
Hobby, dir. Daniel Szczechura (1968, 7')
Apel/The Roll-Call, dir. Ryszard Czekała (1970,7'15")
Droga/Road, dir. Mirosław Kijowicz (1971, 4'30'')
Bankiet/The Banquet, dir. Zofia Oraczewska (1976, 8'15'')
Refleksy/Reflection, dir. Jerzy Kucia (1979, 6')
Tango, dir. Zbigniew Rybczyński (1980, 8')
Solo na ugorze/Solo in a fallow Field, dir. Jerzy Kalina (1981, 7')
2nd Screening (84')
Franz Kafka, dir. Piotr Dumała (1991, 16')
Romans dżentelmena/Gentleman's Romance, dir. Tomasz Kozak (2000, 10')
Katedra/ The Cathedral, dir. Tomasz Bagiński (2002, 6'30'')
Ichthys, dir. Marek Skrobecki (2005, 15')
Śniadanie/The Breakfast, dir. Izabela Plucińska (2006, 2'20'')
Refreny/Refrains, dir. Wiola Sowa (2007, 13'15'')
Laska/Chick, dir. Michał Socha (2008, 5')
Papierowe pudełko/Paper Box, dir. Zbigniew Czapla (2011, 9')
Ab Ovo, dir. Anita Kwiatkowska – Naqvi (2012, 5'18'')
With the support of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of The Republic of Poland and Polish Film Institute.