Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival, organized in Krakow since 1994, is the oldest international film event in Poland confronting the achievements of art and film school students from all over the globe with the works of the authors of artistic animation including professional, student and independent filmmakers.

Among events accompanying international contest of animated films and student etudes (films made at film and art schools made during didactic process) there are: the annual award for the outstanding artist and pedagogue, Etiuda&Anima ”Top Tens” – unique sets of the best of the best animations chosen by experts, ”Animators’ Self-Portraits”, a cycle which provides the audience with unique opportunity to watch some of the best authors of various animation genres creating their film works live, or the premieres of the most interesting feature animated films from all over the world.

For the past few years the festival has also included various film workshops in: script-writing, directing, cinematography, editing and animation conducted by well-known artists and pedagogues from the world’s leading film schools.

The festival enjoys highly reputable position among world’s film events of similar type and every year is becoming more and more popular among both artists and outstanding personages of the film world, as well as viewers who come to Krakow to attend it in large numbers. Our festival team has also organized a lot of interesting film events all over the world and on other continents. We love good partnership.

The following Prizes will be awarded at the ETIUDA 2019 competition:
1. Grand Prix – Golden Dinosaur and a cash prize
2. Silver Dinosaur
3. Bronze Dinosaur
The Jury have also the right to award three Honorary Diplomas and one Honorary Diploma for the best film school of ETIUDA competition 2019.

The Directors of the Festival shall decide on the right and mode of awarding the Special Awards, including the Audience Award (selected in the vote of viewers) and the Student Jury Award. Under certain artistically justified circumstances, the Artistic Director of the Festival also reserves the right to award a “The Great Underestimated” Prize to the most undervalued film of the competition.

26TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA 2019, 19TH–24TH NOVEMBER 2019

 Regulations of the competition of student etudes – Etiuda
 §1
ETIUDA festival competition allows the applicants to submit student etudes and graduate films (excluding animated films) made in film and artistic schools as parts of the didactic process between years 2017-2019. The films should not exceed 30 minutes in length and need to be submitted to the Festival Organization Office in the form of a digital file (mp4, mov or a link to the film available on an open-access video platform).
§2
The Festival Office shall collect the incoming competition registrations from 4th March until 30th June, 2019. The Festival organizers recommend to submit films for the preview through Filmfreeway – www.filmfreeway.com. It is also possible to submit a film by completing a registration form at www.etiudaandanima.pl and sending a public or private link (with or without password) to the film (e.g. Vimeo, Youtube, etc.) with no expiration date and no territorial limits, accompanied by a film summary and a dialogue list in English, promotional materials including screenshots, and the director’s bio and photograph. Films without filled-in online entry form will not be accepted. Festival does not charge any fee for the submitting of the film.
§3
The decision whether the film shall be accepted into the competition will be made by the Artistic Director of the Festival when the Selection Committee finish their work. The applicants will be informed about their films being accepted into the competition via email and on www.etiudaandanima.pl until 13th September 2019.

§4
Authors whose films are accepted into the competition are obliged to deliver to the Festival Organizers, at their own expense, the screening copies of their films in the following formats: DCP, Blu-ray or a link to a digital file (DCP, mov, mp4) until 30th September 2019. Failure to deliver a screening copy of a film before the deadline will result in withdrawing it from the competition.
§5
The competition films are evaluated – foremostly on the basis of the artistic criteria – by the international Jury, headed by the Chairman of the Jury, selected by Festival Directors from among the members of the Jury. The Jury work and make decisions in accordance with the Jury Proceedings Regulations formulated by the Chairman of the Jury with the consent of the other members of the Jury and the Festival Directors. The Secretary of the Jury, who is appointed by the Directors of the Festival, facilitates the proceedings of the Jury.
§6
The following Prizes will be awarded at the ETIUDA 2019 competition:
1. Grand Prix – Golden Dinosaur and a cash prize
2. Silver Dinosaur
3. Bronze Dinosaur
The Jury have also the right to award three Honorary Diplomas and one Honorary Diploma for the best film school of ETIUDA competition 2019.

§7
The Directors of the Festival shall decide on the right and mode of awarding the Special Awards, including the Audience Award (selected in the vote of viewers) and the Student Jury Award. Under certain artistically justified circumstances, the Artistic Director of the Festival also reserves the right to award a “The Great Underestimated” Prize to the most undervalued film of the competition.
§8
The official verdict of the Jury will be announced on 23rd  November 2019, at the official closing ceremony of the festival during which all prizes will be awarded. Should the winners be absent from the ceremony, the awards will be sent by post or handed over to them in a different manner within a month after the end of the Festival.

§9
The Festival Office deems itself responsible to conform to all the rules concerning the exploitation of the films accepted into the competition.
§10
The submission of the film for the Festival competition is equivalent to the agreement for three screenings of the film during the Festival and – if the given film is awarded a prize – screenings at the “Travelling Etiuda&Anima 2019” event, which is organized throughout Poland and abroad and presents the prizewinning films of the Festival. What is more, the Festival organizers have the right to use, free of charge, promotional materials and parts of the film (a trailer or 2-minute part of the film) in any promotional activities connected with the organization of the Festival
§11
All transportation costs as well as any other shipment costs of the film copies submitted to competition shall be covered by the applicants, who are also responsible for paying all customs costs outside Poland. Applicants are obliged to observe customs regulations related to film transport. A pro forma invoice amounting to max. EUR 15 should be attached to all non-EU film shipments. Packages should be provided with the following sentence “For cultural purposes only – no commercial value”.

§12
DCP and Blu-Ray discs shall be returned at the Organizer’s expense within 4 weeks from the closing date of the Festival to the address specified by the applicant. A notice should be given to the Festival Organizers about any changes in the return address not later than one week before the commencement. The Organizer is not responsible for damages resulting from giving a wrong address. The Festival is obliged to return the film copy in a condition not worse than due to a standard use. The Organizer of the Festival shall assume financial liability for the submitted film copies, for the duration of the event in question, up to the amount specified in the entry form.
Kraków, 1st March 2019

Directors of the 26th IFF Etiuda&Anima 2019
Katarzyna Surmacz
Bogusław Zmudziński

Overall Rating
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  • Greg Condon

    Festival was a blast. Beautiful city and great selection of films. The programers to a great job of creating a friendly environment for the attending filmmakers. Very easy to meet and party with other animators. !!

    January 2018
  • I had a really great time at the festival! It was nice to see so many lovely people again whom I met at other festivals :)
    The organisation of the festival took great care of the festival guests, they organised parties every evening where you could meet the others, and also some trips to visit the city and the salt mine!
    And Krakow is a great city to visit if you want to take a break from watching films :)
    Thank you for welcoming me and my film!

    December 2017
  • NATALIA VTULKINA

    Thanks a lot for the festival!
    Etiuda & Anima invited me and provided with the hotel and some food facilities, that was quite nice.
    The festival is more focused on Animation competition, the Etiuda (student) part is not very much promoted: there were no many people in the audience, but it was very nice and quite comfortable.
    This festival is quite official, with ceremonies, etc., but if you come closer to the end, you will have good parties as well.
    The festival also offers free excursions in Krakow and around as well as many other interesting events, so don't miss it!
    Thanks to Konrad and all the festival crew for making my visit nice! Wish you all the best!

    December 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Natalia,
    Thank you for coming. It was nice to meet you.
    Good luck with your projects!

  • Ido Chen

    I enjoyed the festival, was a honor to be there with my film

    December 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Ido,
    Thank you for your visit. All the best with all your plans with acting and directing.
    See you again!