Jacek Adamczak

Jacek AdamczakDirector of animation films, artist, scriptwriter and animator.
Since 1982, has worked for the TV Studio of Animation Films in Poznan.

Primarily pursues make animated films for children and young people in drawing techniques. Professor. 2012 – 2008: Vice-Rector of the University of Fine Arts in Poznań.
2010: Gold Medal awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland; 2008: Silver Medal „For Services to Culture Gloria Artis”, Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. Since 1982, has worked for the TV Studio of Animation Films in Poznan. 1990: Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. Since 1990: Assistant lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts. Winner of over 30 prises at international and national Festivals. Member of the Association of Polish Filmmakers.

Gloria Artis awers Gloria Artis rewers

Jacek Adamczak i Zbigniew Kotecki

Silver Medal „For Services to Culture Gloria Artis”,
Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
Jacek Adamczak (left) and Zbigniew Kotecki (right)

Filmography:

2011 – Looking for Lailonia from the „Fourteen Tales from Lailonia Kingdom by Leszek Kołakowski”
2009 – The Poznań Bucks from the „Polish Fairy Tales” series
2008 – The Raven King from the „Polish Fairy Tales” series
2004 – The Blacksmith and the Devil from the „Polish Fairy Tales” series
2002 –Glass Mountain from the series “Polish Fairy Tales”
1998 – Of the Great Shame from the „Fourteen Tales from Lailonia Kingdom by Leszek Kołakowski”
1995 – Eine kleine Nachtmusik – Romanze Andante; Eine kleine Nachtmusik (editing of the four episodes)
1993 – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Menuett Allegretto; 30 second title sequence for the Polish Film Festival in Chicago
1993 – Eine kleine Nachtmusik – Allegro
1992 – Memories from Alhambra
1991 – Eine kleine Nachtmusik – Rondo Allegro
1990 – Toreador’s Couplets
1989 – Period. Exclamations Mark! Questions Mark? (with Maciej Ćwiek)

AWARDS:

LOOKING FOR LAILONIA (JAK SZUKALIŚMY LAILONII)
AWARD FOR THE BEST POLISH ANIMATED FILM, 29 International Young Audience Film Festival „Ale Kino!”, Poznań / 10.12.2011

GLASS MOUNTAIN (SZKLANA GÓRA)
FINALIST CERTIFICATE granted by Selection Committee to enter the competition at 2004’China International Cartoon and Digital Arts Festival, Changzhou, China / 2004
DIPLOMA for the film direction, BAB’03 International Biennial of Animation, Bratislava, Slovakia / 2003

OF THE GREAT SHAME (O WIELKIM WSTYDZIE)
HIGH COMMENDATION for the film, 9th International Film Festival “Golden Knight”, Moscow, Russia / 2000
THE POZNAŃ SILVER GOATS AWARD for the best animated film, Domestic Competition, 17th International Festival of Films for Children “Ale kino!”, Poznań, Poland / 1999
THE POZNAŃ GOATS AWARD for the author of the best visual design, the Domestic Competition Jury of the 17th International Festival of Films for Children “Ale kino!”, Poznań, Poland / 1999
THE MARCINEK AWARD for directing and visual design, Children’s Jury, Domestic Competition, 17th International Festival of Films for Children “Ale kino!”, Poznań, Poland / 1999
THE MARCINEK AWARD for interesting animation and reminding audiences that ‘the most important things are those that the eye cannot see’ and that in a drab reality only dreams are in colour, International Children’s Jury, 17th International Festival of Films for Children “Ale kino!”, Poznań, Poland / 1999
DIPLOMA FOR THE FILM DIRECTION, International Festival of Animated Films for Children – Biennial of Animation BAB’99, Bratislava, Slovakia / 1999
AWARD OF „SILVER LINE”, 5th National Festival of Animation Films, Cracow, Poland / 1998

EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK – RONDO ALLEGRO
DIPLOMA for the film direction, International Biennial of Animation BAB’99, Bratislava, Slovakia / 1999
LETTER OF CONGRATULATIONS, Deputy President of the Broadcasting Council for successes at international festivals and a contribution to the promotion of Polish animated films worldwide, Warsaw / 18.09.1992
SPECIAL PRIZE for creativeness of form and imaginativeness 12th National Festival of Films for Children and Young People, Poznań, Poland / 1992
MARCINEK CHILDREN’S JURY AWARD for the film production, 12th National Festival of Films for Children and Young People, Poznań, Poland / 1992
MAIN AWARD FOR ANIMATION for the year 1991, Association of Polish Filmmakers, Warszawa, Poland / 1992
SPECIAL PRIZE for design and script, 3rd International Festival of Films for Children, Cairo, Egypt / 1992

EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK – ALLEGRO
HIGH COMMENDATION – THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE, in category „The Animation Cinema and Music“, Cinanima – The International Animated Film Festival, Espinho, Portugal / 2001
DIPLOMA for the film direction, International Festival of Animated Films for Children – Biennial of Animation BAB’99, Bratislava, Slovakia / 1999
MARCINEK CHILDRENS’ JURY AWARD for film production, 13th National Festival of Films for Children, Poznań, Poland / 1994
THE CHILDRENS’ JURY AWARD for the best animated short film under 10 minutes, The Chicago International Children’s Films Festival, Chicago, USA / 1993

EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK – ROMANZE ANDANTE
DIPLOMA for the film direction, International Festival of Animated Films for Children – Biennial of Animation BAB’99, Bratislava, Slovakia / 1999
POZNAŃ GOATS AWARD for the author of the best animation film design, National Competition of the 14th International Festival of Films for Children „Ale kino!”, Poznań, Poland / 1996
MARCIN CHILDRENS’ JURY MAIN AWARD for the best film, National Competition of the 14th International Festival of Films for Children „Ale kino!”, Poznań, Poland / 1996

TOREADOR’S COUPLETS
DIPLOMA for the film direction, International Festival of Animated Films for Children – Biennial of Animation BAB’99, Bratislava, Slovakia / 1999
MAIN AWARD FOR ANIMATION for the year 1990, Association of Polish Filmmakers, Warszawa, Poland / 1992

EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK – SERENADE
HIGH COMMENDATION CHILDREN’S JURY, 1st Festival of Films for Children and Young People, Warszawa, Poland / 1996

FULL STOP, EXCLAMATION MARK, QUESTION MARK (. ! ?)
DIPLOMA for the film direction, International Festival of Animated Films for Children – Biennial of Animation BAB’99, Bratislava, Slovakia / 1999
AWARD for an original design, 9th National Festival of Films for Children and Young People, Poznań, Poland / 1990
AWARD FOR ANIMATION for the year 1989 of the Association of Polish Filmmakers, Warszawa, Poland / 1990
AWARD for the best individual film for children, 1st Biennial of Animation Film FAZY’89, Bielsko-Biała, Poland / 1989

COLLECTIVE AWARDS:
SILVER SEAL OF THE CITY OF POZNAŃ for TV Studio of Animation Films Ltd. from Poznań,for the contribution into the development of film art, granted by Ryszard Grobelny – Mayor of the City of  Poznań, 15.07.2011
PLATINUM GOATS (PLATYNOWE KOZIOŁKI) award for thirty years of work resulting in beautiful films, enchanting children in Poland and all over the world. Festival’s Special Prize awarded by the organizers of the 28th International “Ale kino!” Young Audience Film Festival, Poznań, 11.12.2010
LETTER OF CONGRATULATION FROM THE MAYOR OF POZNAŃ, commemorating the 110th anniversary of the first film screening in Poznań: “I was truly pleased to learn /…/ about the award won by “Baśnie i Bajki Polskie“ (Polish Fairy Tales) series. /…/ Please accept my warmest congratulations and appreciation. /…/ The top quality artistic achievements of the Television Studio of Animation Films bring well-deserved fame to their makers and promote our city in an excellent way. Let me thank you and congratulate you once again.” Poznań, December 27, 2006
HONORARY DIPLOMA for the work and assistance in and a warm-hearted and friendly attitude to the implementation of the Foundation’s tasks, „Promotion Academy” Foundation Warsaw, Poland / 2000
GOLDEN LINE AWARD for the great contribution into the development of the Polish animation film which made the Polish film art enjoy numerous successes, 6th National Festival of Auteur Animation Films OFAFA’2000, Cracow, Poland / 2000
HONORARY DIPLOMA for the series of films to classical music, International Festival of Animated Films for Children – Biennial of Animation BAB’99, Bratislava, Slovakia / 1999
PRESS AWARD – „MY OSCARS” granted by Professor Marek Hendrykowski: This year, I would like to distinguish Television Studio of Animation Films in Poznań for an excellent series of animated video clips set to classical music, realised using diversified, often novel, techniques. TV SFA does not make much noise about its works (if we forget about the awards for its productions granted in Shanghai, Cairo or Chicago). However, not everybody may know this but the unique video clips to the music of Mozart, Moniuszko, Albinoni, are one of the ‘export hits’ of Polish Television, Poznań, Poland / 1994
SPECIAL DIPLOMA for the series popularising classical music, 12th National Festival of Films for Children and Young People, Poznań, Poland / 1992

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