DOK Leipzig 29. Oktober – 4. November 2018
61. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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DOK Podium Animation

The Animation of Starewicz and His Artistic Heirs

Friday 2 November 2012, 17:00-18:30 h
Polnisches Institut

It has been 100 years since directors in Europe first made puppet animation films. The Polish animator Władysław Starewicz, who used dead insects and animal figures for his stories and fables, is widely regarded as a pioneer in the field.


Other filmmakers like Alexander Shiryaev, George Pal or the Diehl brothers also left an indelible mark on puppet animation in its early years. The experts on this panel discussed the evolution of puppet animation from its beginnings to the present day, looking at trends and political influences and exploring technical advancements all the way up to digital films.


This podium was held in english.


Listen to the DOK Podium here:


Maike Reinerth

University of Hamburg, AG Animation (Germany)



Zbigniew Zmudzki

Se-ma-for, Lodz (Poland)

Piotr Ficner

Animator, Poland

Sabine Scholze

DIAF, Germany

Günter Rätz

Animator, Germany
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