AMU-PIE: Short Courses
The Art of the Short Film in Poland
|Course title||The Art of the Short Film in Poland|
|Value||4 ECTS points|
|Teacher||Prof. Mikołaj Jazdon
Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Institute of Polish Philology
|Teaching method||30-hour seminar|
|Course description||The course presents the history and tradition of Polish short documentary, fiction and animated films. The aim is to present students the greatest achievements of Polish Documentary School, Polish animated film and short fiction, focusing on the unique qualities of short films. These qualities has long been recognized and the history of Polish short films deserves to be discussed in its own rights with works of such directors like Roman Polański, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Marcel Łoziński or Kazimierz Karabasz. One more focus of the course is to present the image of Poland of present and past times reflected in masterworks of this film form. Film shows are an integral part of the course.|
|Assessment method||Attendance and a research paper (3000 words). Students are expected to read assigned texts and participate in discussions.|
50 Years of Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych in
Warsaw, 2000, Edited by Bożena Janicka and Andrzej
Kołodyński, Warszawa. |
Paul Coates, Kieślowski and the crisis of documentary, 1999, In Paul Coates (ed.), Wiltshire.
Marek Haltof, 2002, Polish National Cinema, New York - Oxford: Berghahn Books.
Marek Hendrykowski, 1998, The Art of the Short Film, Poznań: Ars Nova.
Kino Polish Cinema (a special issue of the Kino magazine), Spring 2008.
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Address: ul. H. Wieniawskiego 1, 61-712 Poznań, Poland. Phone: +48 61 8294435, fax: +48 61 8294406