Tuesday 19 June
C2
6.30pm
8.30pm
 

International Program #1
International Program #1 repeat

Wednesday 20 June
FC
C1

C2
5.15pm
5.15pm

7.30pm


9.00pm
 

Animation 101 #1
Siggraph 2006 Highlights
presented by Mad Academy
Int’l Program #6:
Digital Panorama

presented by Mad Academy
Roger Ramjet

Thursday 21 June
FC
C1






C2
5.15pm
5.15pm

7.00pm

8.30pm


5.00pm
6.30pm
8.15pm
  Animation 101 #2
Teen Program
presented by Holmesglen TAFE
Careers in Animation Forum
presented by Holmesglen TAFE
A History of CG Animation:
The View from Siggraph

presented by Mad Academy
Student Program #1
International Program #2
International Program #9:
Long Shorts
Friday 22 June
FC
C1



C2
5.15pm
6.15pm
8.15pm

10.00pm
5.00pm
6.30pm
8.00pm
  Animation 101 #3
WIFT Program
International Program #7:
Abstract Panorama

Freaky Friday
Student Program #2
International Program #3
International Program #4
Saturday 23 June
C1






C2
1.30pm
3.15pm
5.00pm

7.15pm


11.00am
1.00pm
2.30pm
4.15pm
5.30pm
7.30pm
9.15pm
  International Program #2 repeat
Masters of Polish Animation #1
Int’l Program #8:
Painting Panorama

Int’l Program #6:
Digital Panorama
repeat
presented by Mad Academy
Kids Program
Student Program #3
Australian Panorama #1
Asiawatch: Best of Indie Anifest
Australian Panorama #2
International Program #5
Late Night Bizarre
Sunday 24 June
C1



C2
1.15pm
3.00pm
4.45pm
6.30pm
1.00pm
2.30pm
4.15pm
6.00pm
8.00pm
10.00pm
  Masters of Polish Animation #2
International Program #3 repeat
International Program #4 repeat
International Program #5 repeat
Student Program #4
Painting Classics
Roger Ramjet repeat
Retrospective: Fred Crippen
Best of the Festival
Best of the Festival repeat
FC = Festival Club
C1 = Cinema 1
C2 = Cinema 2

Sunday 24 June
1.15pm
ACMI Cinema 1

see also
> Masters of Polish Animation #1: 23 June, 3.15pm

Polish animation holds a very special position in the hearts of all fans of classic animation. Put simply, Polish animation is superb. Any list of ‘best ever’ animators is going to have a strong contingent from Poland embedded in it. Indeed, animation has been created in Poland from the earliest days of cinema with the examples dating back to pre-1920s. Poles were also among the first to utilise animation for making commercials with examples of those works to be found in the 1930s.

Animation historian Giannalberto Bendazzi describes the themes of Polish as animation as a “sense of absurdity, surrealism and anguished settings”. All true but to this could also be added a love of complex, adult fairytales and a willingness to take the best from western and eastern visual influences.

The names of the finest Polish animators stand high on any list of master animators. Zofia Oraczewska, Jan Lenica, Jerzy Kucia, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Piotr Dumala. Walerian Borowczyk and Ladislaw Starewicz produced some of the finest animated films ever screened.

Recently, the Pompidou Centre in Paris curated an enormous collection of Polish Masters and these two programs owe a great deal to that fine inspiration. We also owe a very large “Thank You” to Marlena Lukasiak of the Polish Cultural Institute in London and Helena Dametka of Filmoteka Narodowa in Warsaw. This collection is but a glimpse of an incredible community of animators creating a strong, robust, challenging, superb body of truly original work – but what a glimpse.

Tango
Zbigniew Rybczynski
1980, 8'25
The Appeal / Apel
Ryszard Czekala
1970, 7'00
Reflections / Refleksy
Jerzy Kucia
1979, 7'00
Everything Is A Number / Wszystko jest liczba
Stefan Schabenbeck
1966, 8'00
The Stairs / Schody
Stefan Schabenbeck
1968, 8'00
The Armchair / Fotel
Daniel Szczechura
1963, 5'00
Diptych - Morgana The Fairy I + II
Daniel Szczechura
1983, 16'00
The Wait / Oczekkiwanie
Witold Giersz
1962, 9'00


Admission is restricted to 18+
IMPORTANT: Film classification regulations do not allow us to admit any person under the age of 18 years EXCEPT to the Kids Program, Teen Program, Roger Ramjet & Careers in Animation Forum.

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