ANIMAFEST SCANNER IX | SYMPOSIUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ANIMATION STUDIES | PANEL 2 THE STATE OF CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN ANIMATION AND ITS FUTURE
Animation as an educational tool on the example of children’s animation production - Agata Hofelmajer-Roś (Poland)
PANEL 2 THE STATE OF CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN ANIMATION AND ITS FUTURE
08/06 WED 10:45-11:15
Film education has many goals to achieve, but there is a lack of research examining the results of implementing the objectives of film education. By implementing a formal analysis of animated films created by children, I want to show how the educational goals are reflected in the outcomes, i.e., children's animated films. The primary material for my analysis will be films that won in the 2021 National Review of Animated Films Created by Children, "Eye of Kaleidoscope". It is the only Poland-wide review of animated films created by children. Using formal analysis, I will recognise what kind of spatiality is presented in children’s productions, how it changes, and what techniques are used to create it. I shall define the film language as implemented in their artistic creation. I am also interested in the impact of the professional artist and his professional knowledge in the creation process. My question is: Does the professional knowledge passed on by a professional during the workshop affect the variety of formal solutions used by workshop participants in the film? To specify this, first, I will do a formal analysis and then set up the typology of formal solutions for the film in two competition groups designated by the organizers of the festival: films made during workshops conducted by a professional artist and films made without the participation of a professional.
Agata Hofelmajer-Roś is a PhD candidate at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. She is working on a thesis on film analysis in film education practices. She participated in the conference “Studying Animated Film Studios in East-Central Europe: Tools and Methods” (Masaryk University, University of Lodz, Zlín, 4-5th of May, 2022). She is a project member in a grant “Animation studios in Gottwaldov and Lodz (1945/47-1990) – Comparative Collective Biography” (PI: Ewa Ciszewska, Pavel Skopal). She has experience in coordinating an international educational project “Animation in action” on animated films on 35mm film in the Polish, Czech, Hungarian and Slovak archives and creating two educational platforms: patrzbajtel.kinodzieci.info (2018) and kinodzieci.info (2021).