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A Good Night Story, Anima, Burning Fingers, Differenzen, Hobby, Mirage, Mirage 2, The Graph, The Leap, The Voyage, XYZ...
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Szczechura: Animation as a hobby
89’
subtitles: Polish and English
A Good Night Story
Dobranocka
Poland 1997 / 15’
director: Daniel Szczechura
screenplay: Daniel Szczechura
cinematography: Mariusz Roszak, Jan Wojciechowski
editing: Anna Ewert
music: Jerzy Satanowski
animation: Leszek Galewicz, Izabela Poniatowska, Daniel Szczechura
visual design: Stasys Eidrigevicius
producer: Jadwiga Wendorff
production: Studio Filmowe Anima-Pol w Łodzi, Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych w Warszawie, Telewizja Polska
source of print: Telewizja Polska
awards: Poznań IFF for Children - Silver Poznań Goats Award, Children's Jury 'Marcinek' Special Mention for music, Kraków OFFK 1997 – Award for Music Score
language: Polish
colouration: b&w

Poetic and nostalgic impression on the search for happiness. Based on an original visual design by Stasys Eidrigevicius and romantic poem by Jan Wołek.


Anima
Poland 2000 / 10’
director: Jerzy Armata
screenplay: Jerzy Armata
cinematography: Henryk Kępa
producer: TVP Polonia
production: TOProduction dla TVP Polonia
source of print: Telewizja Polska
language: Polish
colouration: b&w

Anima is an original cycle by Jerzy Armata. It consists of 36 episodes made by the Cracow-based company TOProduction between 2000-2002, commissioned by TVP Polonia. The cycle presents the work of the leading Polish animation artists. The second episode was devoted to the art of Daniel Szczechura.


Burning Fingers
Gorejące palce
Poland 1975 / 7’
director: Daniel Szczechura
screenplay: Daniel Szczechura
cinematography: Stanisław Kucner
music: Krzysztof Knittel
music editing: Daniel Szczechura
production: SMFF Se-Ma-For w Łodzi
source of print: Filmoteka Narodowa
awards: Kraków OFFK 1976 – Special Mention
language: no dialogues
colouration: b&w

A suspenseful and horror-style mysterious story about a forest brigand taking revenge on people whom he believes are responsible for his friend’s death


Differenzen
Austria 1971 / 8’
director: Daniel Szczechura
screenplay: Daniel Szczechura
visual design: Daniel Szczechura
music editing: Daniel Szczechura
production: Filmproduktion Peter Puluj
source of print: Filmoteka Narodowa
language: no dialogues
colouration: b&w

A man is running after a butterfly. Suddenly, he stops shocked. He has almost crashed into a giant boot on the road. When he looks up, he sees a giant in front of him, and behind the giant...


Hobby
Poland 1968 / 7’
director: Daniel Szczechura
screenplay: Daniel Szczechura
cinematography: Wacław Fedak
animation: Ireneusz Czesny
music editing: Eugeniusz Rudnik
production: SMFF Se-Ma-For w Łodzi
awards: awards: Oberhausen IK 1968 – nagroda główna, wyróżnienie jury Uniwersytetów Ludowych / Grand Prix, special mention of the Folk Schools Association, Mamaia IFFA 1968 – Srebrny Pelikan, nagroda FIPRESCI / Silver Pelican, FIPRESCI Prize, Filadelfia IFF 1968 – wyróżnienie / special mention, Adelaide i Auckland IFF 1970 – wyróżnienie / special mention, Buenos Aires IFF 1970 – I nagroda / Grand Prize, Łódź PF SMFF „Se-Ma-For” 1970 – nagroda główna / Grand Prix
language: no dialogues
colouration: b&w

An equivocal metaphor about freedom and restrictions and about female possessiveness. Women lure men and men are naive enough to get caught in cages – golden sometimes, but still cages.


Mirage
Fatamorgana
Poland 1981 / 8’
director: Daniel Szczechura
screenplay: Daniel Szczechura
cinematography: Andrzej Górski, Józef Piwkowski
music: Zygmunt Konieczny
visual design: Daniel Szczechura
producer: Ryszard Okuński
production: SMFF Se-Ma-For w Łodzi
awards: ISFF Oberhausen 1982 – nagroda FICC / FICC Award
language: no dialogues
colouration: b&w

A surrealist-style story about a block of flats which suddenly moves on its foundations and starts on a journey that ends submerged in a lake.  


Mirage 2
Fatamorgana 2
Poland 1983 / 10’
director: Daniel Szczechura
screenplay: Daniel Szczechura
cinematography: Zbigniew Kotecki, Andrzej Górski
music: Zygmunt Konieczny
animation: Jerzy Derdzikowski
visual design: Daniel Szczechura
producer: Ryszard Okuński
production: SMFF Se-Ma-For w Łodzi
source of print: Filmoteka Narodowa
language: no dialogues
colouration: b&w

A sequel of the story about the wandering block of flats. In the morning, it comes out of the lake (while its inhabitants enjoy their time on the beach) only to submerge again at twilight.


The Graph
Wykres
Poland 1966 / 3’
director: Daniel Szczechura
screenplay: Daniel Szczechura
cinematography: Wacław Fedak
visual design: Daniel Szczechura
music editing: Mieczysław Janik
production: SMFF Se-Ma-For w Łodzi
awards: Kraków OFFK 1966 – Brązowy Lajkonik / Bronze Hobby-Horse Award, Bergamo IFF 1966 – dyplom honorowy / Honorable Diploma
language: no dialogues
colouration: b&w

A poignant story about man’s powerless in front of the Absolute. Man keeps striving for something elusive. But – as Skaldowie sang – the point is not to catch a rabbit, the point is in running after it.


The Leap
Skok
Poland 1978 / 5’
director: Daniel Szczechura
screenplay: Daniel Szczechura
cinematography: Andrzej Teodorczyk
music: Robert Schumann
visual design: Daniel Szczechura
music editing: Adam Sławiński
producer: Ada Stronias
production: SMFF Se-Ma-For w Łodzi
source of print: Filmoteka Narodowa
awards: Barcelona IFF 1978 - Silver Medal Award
language: no dialogues
colouration: b&w

Everyday morning routine: washing, dressing, breakfast, newspaper, hardly suggestive of the unexpected, tragic finale.


The Voyage
Podróż
Poland 1970 / 6’
director: Daniel Szczechura
screenplay: Daniel Szczechura
cinematography: Wacław Fedak
music: Eugeniusz Rudnik
production: SMFF Se-Ma-For w Łodzi
awards: Kraków OFFK 1970 – Brązowy Lajkonik / Bronze Hobby-Horse Award
language: Polish
colouration: b&w

A man’s silhouette in the window of a train. Posts pass rhythmically outside with the monotonous landscape in the background. A journey. And a return.


XYZ...
Poland 1983 / 10’
director: Daniel Szczechura
screenplay: Daniel Szczechura
cinematography: Andrzej Teodorczyk
editing: Henryka Sitek
music: Krzesimir Dębski
animation: Jerzy Derdzikowski
visual design: Daniel Szczechura
producer: Andrzej Wawrzonowski
production: SMFF Se-Ma-For w Łodzi
source of print: Filmoteka Narodowa
language: no dialogues
colouration: b&w

While reading his morning newspapers, a clerk and his chair suddenly and unexpectedly rise up into the air and float through the clouds.

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