Twelve Months

Zuzia lives with the Stepmother and her daughter Rózia. She works hard from dawn till dusk. However, the Stepmother decides to get rid of her and sends Zuzia in winter to the forest to bring violets and wild raspberries. On a clearing in the forest Zuzia meets Twelve Months.December fulfils her request and, to the chagrin of the Stepmother, Zuzia returns home with the violets and wild raspberries. The Stepmother sends Zuzia to bring gold. When she brings gold, she decides that her daughter Rózia will go to the brothers Months for even more gold. Rózia offends December and his brothers. The greed of the Stepmother and her daughter is punished. The firewood given to them by December turns into snakes. The Stepmother and Rózia run away and Zuzia is left in her father’s home alone.

Awards:

THE MAIN PRIZE
for the artistic and moral values, splendid artwork and an original personification of the Months characters
4th European Film Festival “Integration I and You” – Fairytale, Koszalin, Poland / 2007

PLATINUM REMI AWARD
for the best film for children

39th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, Houston, USA / 2006

FIRST PRIZE
to the best polish animated film for children
Association of Polish Filmmakers
23rd “Ale Kino!” International Festival of Films for the Young Audience, Poznań, Poland / 2005

GOLDEN LINE AWARD – GRAND PRIX
for the best animated film
10th National Festival of Auteur Animation Films OFAFA’2004, Cracow, Poland / 2004

FIRST PLACE CHILDRENS’ AUDIENCE AWARD
for the best short film
29th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia / 2004

Directed, background, camera and special effects 3D by Zbigniew Kotecki
Screenplay, dialogue by Monika Chybowicz-Brożyńska, Zbigniew Kotecki
(based on the tale by Janina Porazińska)
Music by Marcin Pospieszalski
Performed by Marcin Pospieszalski, Mateusz Pospieszalski, Joszko Broda, Lidia Pospieszalska
Artwork by Agnieszka Bilska (Months). Agnieszka Borkowska (Location), Janusz Martyn, Agata Porczyk (Characters, Inside)
Inside background by Anna Sita
Lay-out by Piotr Giersz, Janusz Martyn
Animation by Janusz Martyn, Elżbieta Kandziora, Ewa Rodewald, Janusz Gałązkowski, Piotr Giersz, Agnieszka Szcześniak, Michał Szajkowski, Krzysztof Sobczyński, Anna Wróblewska, Lesław Budzelewski, Jolanta Pilimon-Kępińska, Barbara Kobiera, Anna Sita,Danuta Kurasz, Jarosław Maik
Special effects 2D by Alina Góral, Krzysztof Napierała
Camera 2D, editing, sound by Krzysztof Napierała
Sound effects by Krzysztof Jankowski
Dubbing director by Dorota Kawęcka
Voices by Krzysztof Kołbasiuk, Magdalena Wójcik-Zielińska, Krystyna Kozanecka, Joanna Wizmur, Łukasz Lewandowski
Series title sequences by Robert Turło (directed, artwork, animation), Marek Kuczyński (music)
Series Production Managing by Mariola Olejniczak
Series Editor by Katarzyna Komorowska
Series Executive producer by Ewa Sobolewska

Production: TV Studio Filmów Animowanych Sp. z o.o.
Producer and Distribution: Telewizja Polska S.A.

Cartoon; Digital Betacam; 13:00 min., colour, format 4:3
Date of production: 19 04.2004 © TVP S.A.

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