11. MFFA Animator



Bosacki, Piotr


On animator festival in years:


Piotr Kamler was born in 1936 in Warsaw. He studied at the department of graphics, at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. In 1958 he made his debut film “The City”. After receiving a scholarship to study abroad, he went to France. He continued his studies at L’École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts. He got to know Alexander Alexeïeff. Kamler cooperated with Service de la Recherche ORTF, headed by Pierre Schaeffer, which was a major experimental center for the French Television, and completed several experimental films with musicians such as Janis Xenakis, Luc Ferrari i François Bayle. He soon became the producer of his own works and moved in to an old mill, near Chartres. Many of his animations from that period have a character of philosophical tales, “Labirynth” (1969), “Coeur de Secours” (1973). In 1982 he completed “Chronopolis”. In 1986 he returned to Poland and focused on sculpture as well as computer research. He received several awards at film festivals worldwide. For his significant contribution to the arts, he was honored with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France and Gloria Artis in Poland.