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Witold Giersz
Awaiting Witold Giersz

While waiting for the beloved one in a café, a man entertains himself by making gowned ladies and tailcoated men from napkins.

Awaiting

Animated Film
Poland
1962
9 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Studio Miniatur Filmowych
Witold Giersz
Zbigniew Rudziński
Jan Tkaczyk
Witold Giersz, Ludwik Perski
Jan Radlicz
While waiting for the beloved one in a café, a man entertains himself by making gowned ladies and tailcoated men from napkins. A ball and a duel take place on the shining table top. The romantic story of life, love and death among the paper characters is full of suspense and dramatic twists.

Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Witold Giersz
Fire Witold Giersz

A dramatic painted impression showing the life of animals in a forest where a dangerous fire has broken out. Panic is conveyed through the brushstrokes which seem to quiver with life.

Fire

Animated Film
Poland
1975
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Teresa Kowal, Studio Miniatur Filmowych
Witold Giersz
Jacek Ostaszewski
Jan Tkaczyk
Hanna Michalewicz
Andrzej Bohdanowicz
A dramatic painted impression showing the life of animals in a forest where a dangerous fire has broken out. Panic is conveyed through the brushstrokes which seem to quiver with life. Following a cyclical pattern common to many of Giersz’s films, “Fire” ends on a hopeful note as the first tiny sprout of new growth emerges.

Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Witold Giersz
Heritage Park Witold Giersz

After all the trees are cut, only one house remains on the construction site. The two architects are devastated. Today this is called gentrification, back then heritage park.

Heritage Park

Animated Film
Poland
1978
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Studio Miniatur Filmowych
Witold Giersz
Waldemar Kazanecki
Jan Ptasiński
Hanna Michalewicz
Witold Giersz
Zbigniew Wolski
After all the trees are cut, only one house remains on the construction site. The two architects are devastated. Today this is called gentrification, back then heritage park.

Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Witold Giersz
Horse Witold Giersz

Enacting the story of a hunt with wild but precise gestures, Witold Giersz lets colours explode and brings the strokes of paint to life.

Horse

Animated Film
Poland
1967
6 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Teresa Kowal, Studio Miniatur Filmowych
Witold Giersz
Kazimierz Serocki
Jan Tkaczyk
Witold Giersz
Jan Radlicz
Enacting the story of a hunt with wild but precise gestures, Witold Giersz lets colours explode and brings the strokes of paint to life. The abstract backgrounds beautifully and strangely yet entirely comprehensibly form the narrative world as the film depicts an epic chase from humanity’s past.

---Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Witold Giersz
In the Hall of the Mountain King Witold Giersz

A visual interpretation of the famous “Peer Gynt” suite by Edvard Grieg, its dramaturgy, changing mood and colour.

In the Hall of the Mountain King

Animated Film
Poland
1996
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ewa Sobolewska, TV Studio of Animation Films Poznań
Witold Giersz
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Vaclav Neumann
Krzysztof Szyszka
Wiesław Nowak
Witold Giersz, Piotr Giersz, Wojciech Wojtkowski
Witold Giersz
Wiesław Nowak
A visual interpretation of the famous “Peer Gynt” suite by Edvard Grieg, its dramaturgy, changing mood and colour.

Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Witold Giersz
Ladies and Gentlemen Witold Giersz

An amusing yet instructive story full of funny gags about the escalating rivalry between the two suitors of an attractive lady.

Ladies and Gentlemen

Animated Film
Poland
1964
6 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Teresa Kowal, Studio Miniatur Filmowych
Witold Giersz
Waldemar Kazanecki
Jan Tkaczyk
Witold Giersz
Witold Giersz
Jan Radlicz
An amusing yet instructive story full of funny gags about the escalating rivalry between the two suitors of an attractive lady. The animator takes part in the plot and, on the request of one of the contestants, introduces another lady to the story. Instead of solving the dispute the director merely adds another reason for disagreement.

Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Witold Giersz
Rondo alla Turca Witold Giersz

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata in A major is illustrated with colourful, dynamic images of the marching Turkish army, which provides the basic rhythm.

Rondo alla Turca

Animated Film
Poland
1993
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ewa Sobolewska, TV Studio of Animation Films Poznań
Witold Giersz
Franc Poursel's Orchestra
Kazimierz Strzemacki
Wiesław Nowak
Witold Giersz
Witold Giersz
Wiesław Nowak
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata in A major is illustrated with colourful, dynamic images of the marching Turkish army, which provides the basic rhythm.

Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Witold Giersz
The Intellectual Witold Giersz

Two cavemen are trying to win the favour of an attractive woman as the viewers get the impression that the film is forming before their eyes. The technique is reminiscent of the one used in the film “Horse”.

The Intellectual

Animated Film
Poland
1969
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Studio Miniatur Filmowych
Witold Giersz
Waldemar Kazanecki
Jan Tkaczyk
Witold Giersz
Witold Giersz
Jan Radlicz
Two cavemen are trying to win the favour of an attractive woman as the viewers get the impression that the film is forming before their eyes. The technique is reminiscent of the one used in the film “Horse”.

Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Witold Giersz
The Little Western Witold Giersz

A parody on the “big” western, full of witty gags and surprising twists. Blurred patches of colour replace traditional drawings. Special Prize at the “4th International Leipzig Documentary and Short Film Week” in 1961.

The Little Western

Animated Film
Poland
1960
6 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Teresa Kowal, Studio Miniatur Filmowych
Witold Giersz
Jerzy Matuszkiewicz
Aleksander Lipowski
Witold Giersz
Witold Giersz
Jan Radlicz
Ryszard Słapczyński
A parody on the “big” western, full of witty gags and surprising twists. Blurred patches of colour replace traditional drawings. Special Prize at the “4th International Leipzig Documentary and Short Film Week” in 1961.

Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Witold Giersz
The Old Cowboy Witold Giersz

Patches of paint, expressive in their simplicity, form the basis for this witty western. A grey-haired cowboy reminisces about his youth as he rides through the prairie.

The Old Cowboy

Animated Film
Poland
1973
9 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Studio Miniatur Filmowych
Witold Giersz
Adam Markiewicz
Jan Tkaczyk
Witold Giersz
Zbigniew Wolski
Patches of paint, expressive in their simplicity, form the basis for this witty western. A grey-haired cowboy reminisces about his youth as he rides through the prairie. The film’s plot and plastic aesthetics refer to Giersz’s earlier western films, especially “Horse”.

Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Witold Giersz
The Red and the Black Witold Giersz

A conflict between two colours personified by a toreador and bull. They are rendered in simple yet expressive strokes, reminiscent of Picasso’s aquatints of bull fights.

The Red and the Black

Animated Film
Poland
1963
6 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Studio Miniatur Filmowych
Witold Giersz
Waldemar Kazanecki
Jan Tkaczyk, Teresa Kowal
Witold Giersz
Witold Giersz, Tadeusz Kowalski, Andrzej Lach
Jan Radlicz
A conflict between two colours personified by a toreador and bull. They are rendered in simple yet expressive strokes, reminiscent of Picasso’s aquatints of bull fights. A large part of the comedy derives from creative self-reflexivity, for example when the bull and toreador leave the page and turn a mirror on Giersz smoking alongside the cameraman.

Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.