65mo Anniversario Studi d'Animatione Se-ma-for & Programma Film d'Animazione Polacchi
Thanks to many awards won at numerous international festivals by Polish animated films, animation has became a flagship of Polish film industry. Meanwhile, in 2012 65 years passes since premiere of first Polish animation created after II Wolrd War (being also the first ever Polish puppet animation) - "In Times of King Krakus" by Zenon Wasilewski. This also means a 65th anniversary of world-famous studio Se-ma-for. To celebrate this aniversaty we are happy to announce a review of Se-ma-for films, followed by a review of modern Polish animation - films awarded in Polish Competition at 2. Se-ma-for Film Festival. Event, which will take place in Lugano (Ticino, Switzerland) in May, is devided into few sets: Morning for Children with Modern Se-ma-for Animations (including Oscar winning "Peter and the Wolf"), Classic Se-ma-for - review of masterpieces of historical Se-ma-for, Experimental Se-ma-for - review of expreimental short films created in Se-ma-for throught 65 years (films by Rybczynski, Lenartowicz, Neuman), set of latest films by Se-ma-for (including "Maska" by Quay Brothers and Marek Skrobecki films). This day-long event will end with screening of documentary about Wladyslaw Starewicz, pioneer of puppet animation, "Bug's trainer", followed by an incredible concert of SzaZa, a Polish duet (Patryk Zakrocki, Paweł Szamburski) plaing their musical interpretation of oldest films of Starewicz (screening with live music).