Mariusz Wilczyński with a star on Piotrkowska Street in ód

“The star of Mariusz Wilczyński, a recognized director and animator, will be revealed on June 4 at 1 p.m. at 71 Piotrkowska Street. The concert will be followed by a town-hall with the artist at the Piotrkowska 77 Club,” the National Center for Film Culture in وودód stated.

Łódź’s Walk of Fame is modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Since 1998, there have been panels commemorating the most important artists of Polish cinematography – directors, actors, cinematographers, musicians and producers. Wilczyński’s star will be the 90th.

Marius Wilczynski He graduated from the Faculty of Drawing and Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, where he studied in the master’s drawing studio. Stanisław Fijałkowski and Professor’s Wood Engraving Workshop. Andrei Marian Barcak. He has taught himself quite well in the field of animation: his adventure with film began with small utility forms for television, and he won his first prize for animated music videos at the Yach Film Festival.

In the years 1996-2000 he drew short figures from “Book Clips” for the program “Goniec Kulturalny”. Created by Wilchinsky, this original form of literary reviews was a mixture of animation and performance. He was the author of the art of animation for TVP Kultura and the author of twelve animated films for the show “Kombinat” – the farewell party of the Republic as part of the twenty-third stage of the song review in Wroclaw (2000); Including music videos. For the band Kayah, Tomasz Stańka, Stanisław Sojka, Republika, Kinior and Breakout Band. He has created several original animated films, including. “In the Silence of the Night”, “My Mom and I”, “Death to Five”, “Unfortunately”, “Kizzy Mizzy”.

He taught classical animation at the Kunstuniversität in Linz (2003-2005) and at the Academy of Fine Arts in ód (2003-2007), and since October 2007 has been teaching animation at the Polish National School of Film, Television and Theater in ód.

During his first complete animation “Kill her and leave this city.” I worked 14 years. The film debuted at the Berlinale and won more than 40 awards in Poland and around the world. He was awarded at the most important animation festivals in the world (including in Annecy, Ottawa, Zagreb, Sapporo, Lima and Vienna), and in Poland he won four awards of Polish Film Eagles, including the most important – for best film. “Kill her…” is the only animated film in history to win the Golden Lions at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.

In 2007, well-known American critic Dave Kerr described Wilchinsky in The New York Times Magazine as “one of the most important contemporary creators of artistic animation”. In the opinion of Witold Giersz, co-founder of the Polish School of Animation and Dean of World Animation: “Wilczyński dared to break the established canons of animation and developed his own style of cinematic storytelling. In addition, he is constantly looking for new means of expression, That in itself is very important.”

The originality of Wilczyński’s achievements is confirmed by performances at recognized festivals and at prestigious institutions around the world: MoMA in New York (2007), National Gallery in London (2007), Museum of Art in Pretoria (South Africa, 2007), National Museum in Brasilia (Brazil , 2009), New York Film Anthology Archive (2007 and 2020), Pretoria Museum of Art (2007), National Museum of Brazil (2009), Lincoln Center (2010), Tokyo International Forum (2014), Pera Museum in Istanbul (2014) , The National Museum in Warsaw (2018).

Mariusz Wilczyński is also an artist. For years, he’s been making impromptu shows with musicians—incl. Leszek Możdżer, Wojciech Waglewski – or the orchestra (Membres de l’Orchester de Chambre de Paris, L’Orchester de Chambre de Geneve, Membres de l’Ensemble de Tokyo, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra), during which he paints and enlivens live music.

In 2013, he was awarded the Silver Medal of Culture – Gloria Artes for his achievements. The work of Wilczyński, a director strongly associated with the city of ód, has also been repeatedly recognized by the city authorities.

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