film festival 2011

IRINA KODIUKOVA (Belarus)

Director, scriptwriter and animator

She studied animated cartoon art at Kiev Scientific Film Studio in 1974-75. In 1981 she graduated from The Belarus State University the faculty of philology. Her debut was held at movie studio “Mosfilm” in 1987 (experimental creative union “Debut”). In 1988-91 she worked at Animation film studio ABC (Minsk).

 

Films:

Retold for Christmas

1. For Christmas

2. Snow-Storm

3. A Girl with a Match

4. An Amazing Supper before Christmas Day

5. A Story on Christmas Eve

6. Sister and Brother

7. A Legend about Lady Godiva

Kodukova film

 

 

THE ANIMATION FILM STUDIO “SE-MA-FOR” (Poland)

 

3. ICHTHYS

Director MAREK SKROBECKI

2005, 16 minutes, stop motion - puppet film

 

This is the film parable about the hope and the realiza­tion of the dreams.

 

 

 

Art director  ZBIGNIEW ZMUDZKI

 

1. THE LOST TOWN SWITEZ

Director KAMIL POLAK

2011, 20 minutes, 2D-3D animation

The film had been made for 8 years by “Se-Ma-For” and “Human Ark”

 

This is the screened version of the Polish Poet Adam Mitskevich’s Romantic Ballade about the sunken town in Lake Switez.

 

 

THE LOST TOWN SWITEZ

 

2. TWO STEPS BEHIND…

Director PAULINA MAJDA

2010, 8 minutes, 2D animation

 

It is a story of a boy who one day makes a decision to leave his cottage. He sets out on a journey to a strange town he is fascinated with.

 

TWO STEPS BEHIND…

 

 

 

3. ICHTHYS

Director MAREK SKROBECKI

2005, 16 minutes, stop motion - puppet film

 

This is the film parable about the hope and the realiza­tion of the dreams.

 

ICHTHYS

 

 

4. CARACAS

Director ANNA BLASZCZYK

2006, 10 minutes, 2D animation

“Caracas” was inspired by the tale Youth by Joseph Conrad

 

This is the film parable about the hope and the realiza­tion of the dreams.

 

 

 

CARACAS

 

5. PETER AND THE WOLF

Director SUZIE TEMPLETON

2007, 30 minutes, stop motion - animation film

 

This film is about the power of friendship and hu­man strength that stand above everything. The film is based on the musical fairy tale by Sergei Prokofiev.

 

PETER AND THE WOLF

 

 

THE STUDIO “KVALI” (Georgia)

Art director GELA KANDELAKI

 

1. PLAGUE

Director DAVID TAKAISHVILI

1983, 9 minutes, painted film

 

This is the film about one colour that assumes power and annihilates all other colours. Finally it perishes in its one colour world. Multicolours replace one colour. However, there is always a danger that one colour might seize power again someday in the future.

 

PLAGUE

 

2. THE RAVEN

Director DAVID TAKAISHVILI

1981, 12 minutes. The painted film is made in front of the camera with oil paints

 

Evil destroys others and as a result of this it destroys itself.

 

THE RAVEN

 

 

3. IAKOB GOGEBASHVILI  Life and Work

Director DAVID SIKHARULIDZE

1999, 46 minutes. Animation film. Mixed technique

 

The film narrates about the unknown episodes from the life of classic Iakob Gogebashvili and about his mer­its in pedagogical science of Georgia and his contribu­tion to the development of the nation.

 

IAKOB GOGEBASHVILI

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME

1. THE LITTLE MONGREL

 

Director LIDIA HORNICKA

Poland

1969, 6 minutes, puppet film

 

A little puppy that is pure-bred could not receive an award at the competition, but it became friends with a little girl instead.

 

THE LITTLE MONGREL

 

 

2. UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE PINE-TREE

 

Director ZBIGNIEW CZERNELECKI

Poland

1966, 9 minutes, drawing film

From the series “Magic Pencil”

 

UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE PINE-TREE

 

 

3. THERMOMETER

Director DANUTA ADAMSKA-STRUS

Poland

1986, 9 minutes, clay animation

From the series “Little Clay Men”.

 

An amazing adventure of little clay men and a ther­mometer.

THERMOMETER

4. BARNABY THE DRAGON

Director TADEUSZ WILKOSZ

 

Poland

1977, 10 minutes, puppet film

 

This is the fairy tale about a gluttonous dragon, that was defeated by a simple black-smith.

 

 

BARNABY THE DRAGON

 

5. PUDYA

Director SOPHIA KRAVTSOVA

Russia

2008, 13 minutes, cutout animation

The film is based on stories by Boris Zhitkov

 

The film is about the wonderful world of child’s fantasies and fears.

 

 

PUDYA

 

6. A MUSICAL SHOP

Director SOPHIA KRAVTSOVA

Russia

2003, 12 minutes, cutout animation

 

This is a sad story about two highly-cultured crickets who live in the beautiful world of music and about a coarse, vulgar and very rich fly. She thinks that for her and for her “intelligent” children this beautiful world of music can be easily gained through money and does not know that spirituality and labour is necessary to obtain this.

 

A MUSICAL SHOP

 

 

The Animation Film Studio “ANIMOS” (RUSSIA)

 

Producer Tengiz Semenov

 

Art director Natalia Orlova

 

1. OCHUMELOV

Director ALEKSEI DEMIN

2008, 30 minutes, drawing film

The film-fantasy based on an early play by A. Checkov

The little men, the men, the little sprites… the giants… Oh my God! How many they are? These small towns like toy ones are the residences for Evplov Serapionich, Evstrat Spiridoniches, policemen, little starlings, rushes and dogs. Many people live here with different surnames: the Belebukhins, the Zhmikhovs, the Phendrikovs and Zmeezhalovs, the Khriukins and Eldirins, Ochumelovs. Their names are written in huge books, their faces are drawn in albums and with the help of this they have be­come a part of eternity.

OCHUMELOV

 

2. SAINT OSKA

Director NATALYA MALGINA

2010, 13 minutes, drawing film, processing with computer

 

 

The story is about a boy who decided to become a saint and how he managed to do it.

 

SAINT OSKA

 

3. ZHELTOUHIN

Director MARINA MOUAT

2002, 13 minutes, puppet film

 

The screenversion of one of the stories by Aleksey Tolstoy

 

A boy named Nikita finds a starling fallen from the nest. He calls it Zheltouhin. He treats the starling with warmth and love and the bird rises from the dead. It grows up as a big bird and becomes the member of the family. One day it flies away but Nikita never forgets the bird.

 

ZHELTOUHIN

 

 

4. THE DAUGHTER OF THE CAPTAIN

Director EKATERINA MIKHAILOVA

2005, 29 minutes, puppet film

 

THE DAUGHTER OF THE CAPTAIN