ANILOGUE – VI. International Animation Film Festival, Budapest - Vienna

Film

A lecture by Marcin Gi¿ycki, art and film historian. Projection of the films produced by Platige Image Studio and Tomek Bagiñski: The Cathedral, The art of falling, Ark, Movie camera, etc.

Thursday 26 November — Thursday 3 December 2009

Budapest - Vienna

Website of the festival

Uránia Nemzeti Filmszínház
Budapest, VIII. Rákóczi út 21.

Toldi mozi
Budapest, V. Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36-38.

 

Programme of Classics

27 November, 5 pm, Urania, Budapest
30 November, 6.30 pm, Topkino, Vienna


LABYRINTH
Jan Lenica (Studio Miniatur Filmowych)
Poljska/Poland, 1961, 35mm, 15’
The loneliness and tragedy of an individual traveling around in a modern bureaucratic country full of monsters.


CZERWONE I CZARNE / RED AND BLACK
Witold Giersz (Studio Miniatur Filmowych)
Poljska/Poland, 1963, 35mm, 6’30”

A witty experimental cartoon of a grotesque bullfight.


FOTEL / THE SEAT
Daniel Szczechura (Se-Ma-For Film Studio)
Poljska/Poland, 1963, 35mm, 5’40”

A satire on careerism. Who is going to take the chairman’s chair in the conference room.


KLATKI / CAGES
Miros³aw Kijowicz (Studio Miniatur Filmowych)
Poljska/Poland, 1966, 35mm, 7’30”

The relationship between a prisoner and his guard who discovers he is also somebody’s prisoner.


WSZYSTKO JEST LICZB¡ / EVERYTHING IS A NUMBER
Stefan Schabenbeck (Se-Ma-For Film Studio)
Poljska/Poland, 1966, 35mm, 7’30”

A little, lonely man runs away from the avalanche of numbers and gigantic solids that are attacking him but is eventually overwhelmed by their aggressive power.


APEL / THE ROLL-CALL
Ryszard Czeka³a (Studio Miniatur Filmowych)
Poljska/Poland, 1970, 35mm, 7’10”

Prisoners stand in orderly rows at the roll-call in the courtyard. They are facing an SS man firing at the helpless people who are unable to carry out his orders.


BANKIET / THE BANQUET
Zofia Oraczewska (Studio Miniatur Filmowych)
Poljska/Poland, 1976, 35mm, 8’16”

A satire on the modern consumerist society. At a banquet the situation is reversed: elaborate dishes devour the guests.


£AGODNA / GENTLE
Piotr Duma³a (Studio Miniatur Filmowych)
Poljska/Poland, 1985, 35mm, 11’

Based on Dostoyevsky’s short story Gentle.


WY¦CIG / CYCLE RACE
Marek Serafiñski (Studio Miniatur Filmowych)
Poljska/Poland, 1989, 35mm, 7’

People of many different professions and social groups enter a great bicycle race.


¦MIERÆ NA 5 / DEATH TO FIVE
Mariusz Wilczyñski (Pomaton EMI)
Poljska/Poland, 2002, 35mm, 3’40”

An original video clip to the music of Grzegorz Ciechowski.

 

Experimental programme 1

27 November, 6.30 pm – Urania, Budapest
29 November, 4.00 pm – Toldi, Budapest



SZKO£A / SCHOOL
Walerian Borowczyk (Studio Miniatur Filmowych)
Poljska/Poland, 1958, 35mm, 6’40”


A short film in combined technique of animated photographs (made together with Jan Lenica) and elements of animated cartoon. A display of military drill.


PODRÓ¯ / THE JOURNEY
Daniel Szczechura (Se-Ma-For Film Studio)
Poljska/Poland, 1970, 35mm, 6’20”


A lonely train journey with landscapes passing the window. At the arrival nobody opens the door.


SAM SOBIE STEREM / STEERING MY OWN DESTINY
Katarzyna Lata³³o (Studio Filmów Rysunkowych)
Poljska/Poland, 1971, 35mm, 6’


An effective processing of photographic material: an experimental film with a philosophical subtext questions the individual’s position within society and the world.


ZUPA / THE SOUP
Zbigniew Rybczyñski (Se-Ma-For Film Studio)
Poljska/Poland, 1975, 35mm, 8’

A surrealist story about a man searching for his identity, about loneliness and the monotony of everyday life.


OJ! NIE MOGÊ SIÊ ZATRZYMAÆ! / OH, I CAN’T STOP
Zbigniew Rybczyñski (Se-Ma-For Film Studio)
Poljska/Poland, 1975, 35mm, 10’


A mad rush from nature into the city with increasing speed. A satire on civilization.


COPYRIGHT BY FILM POLSKI MCWLXXVI
Piotr Szulkin (Studio Filmów Animowanych)
Poljska/Poland, 1976, 35mm, 3’

An “anti-avant-garde” joke: the slow squashing of an apple in a giant press, leading to utter destruction.


S£OÑCE / THE SUN
Julian Antonisz (Studio Miniatur Filmowych)
Poljska/Poland, 1977, 35mm, 3’


A film made in the engraving technique reproduced on film negative, with man and space as its subjects. An allegory on the transient life of human beings as compared to the everlasting space symbolized by the sun.


DEMONY / DEMONS
Kazimierz Urbañski
Poljska/Poland, 1981, 35mm, 11’

Unconventionally filmed balloons, drawn into a game of almost abstract forms, evoking erotic fantasies.


BLOK / BLOCK
Hieronim Neumann (Se-Ma-For Film Studio)
Poljska/Poland, 1982, 35mm, 10’

A film about modern building.


ZOOPRAKSISKOP / ZOOPRAXISCOPE
Hieronim Neumann (Studio Mansarda)
Poljska/Poland, 2005, 35mm, 10’


A film inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s photographs and his device for projecting motion pictures.

 

Experimental programme 2

28 November, 4 pm – Urania, Budapest
29 November, 8.30 pm – Toldi, Budapest



S£ODKIE RYTMY / SWEET RHYTHMS
Kazimierz Urbañski (Studio Miniatur Filmowych)
Poljska/Poland, 1965, 35mm, 6’30”

Partly a documentary on beekeeping, partly an abstract film. The extraordinary visual effects derive directly from the emulsion of the film stock.


REPLIKA / REPLICA
Kazimierz Bendkowski (Se-Ma-For Film Studio)
Poljska/Poland, 1975, 35mm, 8’30”


A day on a playground in a Warsaw residential area. The images mix with Brueghel’s paintings.


NOWA KSI¡¯KA / NEW BOOK
Zbigniew Rybczyñski (Se-Ma-For Film Studio)
Poljska/Poland, 1975, 35mm, 10’


The adventures of a book – or rather of its successive owners – shown simultaneously on nine screens.


CO WIDZIMY PO ZAMKNIÊCIU OCZU I ZATKANIU SOBIE USZU / WHAT WE CAN SEE WITH OUR EYES AND EARS SHUT
Julian Antonisz (Studio Filmów Animowanych)
Poljska/Poland, 1978, 35mm, 5’

The film is drawn directly onto the celluloid, together with sound. Freely linked images of city life are mixed with entirely abstract visions.


KO£O BERMUDZKIE / BERMUDA TRIANGLE
Jerzy Kalina (Studio Miniatur Filmowych)
Poljska/Poland, 1979, 35mm, 7’


Three different reports on the sinking of a ship.


PIÊÆ CZWARTYCH / FIVE QUARTERS
Hieronim Neumann (Se-Ma-For Film Studio)
Poljska/Poland, 1979, 35mm, 8’


A film vignette on life and on its reflection in a crooked mirror.


TANGO
Zbigniew Rybczyñski (Se-Ma-For Film Studio)
Poljska/Poland, 1980, 35mm, 8’


It takes a lot more than two to tango this tango. A metaphorical picture of human fate.


LINIA / THE LINE
Grzegorz Rogala (Se-Ma-For Film Studio)
Poljska/Poland, 1981, 35mm, 8’

A look at the world, human attitudes and the passage of time.


PIERWSZY FILM / THE FIRST FILM
Józef Piwkowski (Se-Ma-For Film Studio)
Poljska/Poland, 1981, 35mm, 9’


A variation on the theme of Workers Leaving The Lumière Factory, a film by the LumièreBrothers. An example of the early use of computer technique within film.


Platige Image is a multi-awarded 3D animation and post production studio in Poland. Best known to animation fans all over the globe for the animated short films by Tomek Bagiñski, the Oscar-nominated ‘The Cathedral’ and the BAFTA-winning ‘Fallen Art’, the studio has also created several hundreds of clips and TV commercials, and recently extended its activities to making computer games. The special retrospective programme at Anilogue will present all major short animated films from the studio, including the brand new short by Tomek Bagiñski, ‘The Kinematograph’, but also present a rare insight to studio’s impressive commercial works.


"Fallen Art" by Tomek Baginski 6 min. - (DVD, 35mm)
"The Great Escape" by Damian Nenow 6min. - (DVD)
"Ark" by Grzegorz Jonkajtys - 8min. - (DVD, 35mm)
"Teaching Infinity" by Jakub Jablonski & Bartek Kik - 16 min. - (DVD, 35mm)
The Witcher Intro - 8 min. - DVD
The Witcher Outro - 3 min. - DVD
"The Witcher - Rise of the White Wolf" -3 min. - (DVD)
"Chick" by Michal Socha - 6 min. - (DVD, 35mm or Digital Cinema)
"The Kinematograph" by Tomek Baginski - 12 min.- (DVD, 35mm or Digital Cinema)

Animated serials:
"What a Channel" Episode 5 by Sebastian Panczyk - 3 min - (DVD)
"What a Channel" Episode 6 by Sebastian Panczyk - 3 min - (DVD)

New projects:

- "Animated History of Poland" by Tomek Baginski
- "Warsaw after the Warsaw Uprising (1945)" by Damian Nenow
- "HARDKOR 44" (feature films with special effects about The Polish Warsaw Uprising 1944)


Platige Image (www.platige.com) - a leading post production studio in Poland, awarded many prizes. It specializes in making computer graphics, 3D animation, digital special effects and image composition for advertising and films. The company has produced several hundred clips, TV commercials and title sequences of many programmes. The studio is involved in production of animated films. Such films as Oscar-nominated ‘The Cathedral’ and a BAFTA-winner ‘Fallen Art’, both by Tomasz Bagiñski, were produced by Platige Image.
Recently the company has extended its activities and makes films for a computer game ‘The Witcher’ produced by CD Projekt Red.