The International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, organized in Kraków since 1994, is the oldest film festival in Poland which juxtaposes the achievements of students of film and art schools from all over the world, as well as works of fine-art animation films creators: professionals, students, as well as independent producers. The main events of every annual festival are the two contests which give the festival its name, and during which the following prizes are awarded: in the student competition, comprising feature and documentary etudes, the Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaurs, as well as the Special Golden Dinosaur Award for the best film school of the festival; in the anima contest, Golden, Silver and Bronze Jabberwocky, as well as the Special Golden Jabberwocky for the student creating the best animated etude of the festival. The annual Special Golden Dinosaur is also awarded to an outstanding pedagogue who is at the same time a successful, active artist.
The Festival, growing bigger and bigger every year, provide a chance to get acquainted with world-class animation artists, most interesting works in the history of cinema, as well as contemporary short films which don’t reach the mainstream.
The International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima is claimed to be the most ambitious film festival in Poland, giving a closer view in both young and admitted cinema stage.