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Witold Giersz

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    [[Image:Giersz.jpg|right|Witold Giersz]]

    '''Witold Giersz''' is a [[Polish animation|Polish]] animator.

    ==Biography==

    Giersz was born on February 26, 1927 in Poraj, Poland. In the 1950s he found work at the co-operative animation studio Slask (now [[Animated Cartoon Studio]]) in the town of Bielsko, and eventually directed the 1956 film ''[[The Mystery of the Old Castle]]''. The same year he formed a group of artists, setting up what is now [[Miniature Film Studio]].

    His 1967 film ''[[The Horse]]'' won the Golden Hobby-Horse of Cracow at the 1967 Cracow Film Festival "for its exceptionally interesting animation technique". Between 1985 and 1992 he worked at Poznan's [[Animated Films TV Studio]].

    ==Selected filmography==

    * ''[[The Mystery of the Old Castle]]'' (1956)
    * ''[[The Little Western]]'' (1960)
    * ''[[The Wait]]''
    * ''[[Red and Black]]'' (1963)
    * ''[[The Horse]]'' (1967)
    * ''[[The Fire]]'' (1975)
    * ''[[Be My Guest, Elephant]]'' (1978)

    ==References==
    * ''Masters of Animation'' by John Halas
    * [http://www.iftn.ie/digital/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4280717&tpl=archnews&force=1 Polish Animation Legend Comes to IFI - The Irish Film and Television Network]
    * [http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon_information/93359-Kon.html Classic Cartoon: Kon - BCDB]
    * ''Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation'' by Giannalberto Bendazzi

    [[Category:Animation creators|Giersz, Witold]]
     

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