The 25th edition of the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima begins on November 20th in Krakow. 10 Polish short films were included in the program of two international competitions.

The International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima is the oldest film festival in Poland confronting the achievements of students of film and art schools from around the world and the achievements of creators of artistic animation - professionals, students and independent performers. The program of the 25th edition of the festival includes numerous workshops, lectures and promotions, as well as international film industry conference "Animation, feature, documentary - on the synergy of connections" dedicated to the contemporary connections between those usually separate film genres.

35 student films from 15 countries will take part in the oldest ETIUDA competition and the winners will be awarded Dinosaur Prizes handed out by the jury led by Polish film director Janusz Kondratiuk. 5 Polish student films were selected to the competition: "Badylok" by Karolina Kłapkowska, "Casting" by Katarzyna Iskra, "Heimat" by Emi Buchwald, "The Blackgod" by Grzegorz Paprzycki and "Staś" by Jeremi Dobrzański.

The 25th ANIMA, an international short animation competition, will be special. Among 61 films (selected from 1900 submitted ones) competing for Jabberwocky Awards you can find the latest animations from the Grand Prix winners of the previous editions: Priit Pärn (Estonia), Patrick Bouchard (Canada), Georges Schwizgebel and Claudius Gentinetta (Switzerland), Svetlana Filippova (Russia) as well as Marta Pajek with her film "III" and Paulina Ziółkowska (Poland) with her animation "Bless You!". In this case the award will be presented by the Jury led by Oscar nominated Paul Driessen. Apart from the two animations mentioned above, three other Polish animated films were invited to the competition: "Squaring the Circle" by Karolina Specht, "Colaholic" by Marcin Podolec and "Year" by Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska.

In this year's programme, apart from the two international competitions, the second year in a row we will find  ANIMA.PL competition dedicated exclusively to Polish animation. This year the head of the competition is Polish filmmaker and educator Hieronim Neumann. The list of films nominated in this category is available here.

As every year also this time the festival will host an award ceremony celebrating an outstanding artist and educator, which this year will be Ewa Braun, the winner of Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Oscar for Steven Spielberg's film "Schindler's List".

More information about the festival is available here.