Ewa Sobolewska

Graduated from the University A. Mickiewicz in Poznan, 1977.

Since 1980, she has worked for the TV Studio of Animation Films – Polish Television SA in Poznań.

Since 2001 – President of the Management Board TV Studio of Animation Films Ltd. in Poznań;

Producer, Executive Producer, Script-editor of the TV Studio of Animation Films Ltd.

2008 – Member of the Management Board Animation Films Section of the Polish Filmmakers Association

2008 – Member of the Management Board Films for Children Section of the Polish Filmmakers Association

2008 – Member of the Governing Bodies of the Union of Audiovisual Authors and Producers

2007 – Member of the ASIFA

2004 – Member of the Polish Filmmakers Association

Executive Producer, co-script editor:

2009 – 2007; 2005 – 2002

POLISH FAIRY TALES (Baśnie i bajki polskie); 26 episodes of 13’, animated series for children, for Channel 1 of the Polish Television

Films from the series received 39 Awards

2007 – 2005

FANTAZY THE BEAR (Miś Fantazy); 13 episodes of 13’ animated series for children, for Channel 1 of the Polish Television

Films from the series received 5 Awards

2011 – 2005

Producer, script-editor /independent production/:

LOOKING FOR LAILONIA (Jak szukaliśmy Lailonii) from the series “14 Tales from Lailonia Kingdowm by Leszek Kołakowski” / 2011

WIELKIE ZMARTWIENIE , development, 23’project of the film for children based on the tale by Leszek Kołakowski / 2011

NAMALUJ MI BAJKĘ…, development, 4 episodes of the series for children based on the tales by H. Ch. Andersen / 2011

ETUDE (Etiuda) to music by Frederic Chopin from the “Animation films to classical music” series / 2010

THE NYMPH OF LAKE SVITEZ (Świtezianka) to music by Frederic Chopin from the “Animation films to classical music” series / 2010

MAZURKA (Mazurek) to music by Frederic Chopin from the “Animation films to classical music” series / 2010

THE BALLADE (Ballada) to music by Frederic Chopin from the “Animation films to classical music” series / 2010

DIES IRAE to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from the “Animation films to classical music” series / 2006

THE SPINNER (Prząśniczka) to music by Stanisław Moniuszko from the “Animation films to classical music” series / 2005

THE FLAX (Len); 13 min. animated film for children, based on a story H. Ch. Andersen /2005

Main personal awards:

RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD “for her great contribution to the development of the Polish animated film”, granted by the Jury of the 11th Polish National Festival of Auteur Animation Films „OFAFA’2005” in Cracow / 2005

PRESS AWARD – „MY OSCARS” granted by Professor Marek Hendrykowski: „To Jan Zamojski (script-writer), Zbigniew Kotecki (director, director of photography) and Ewa Sobolewska (production manager) for the film „Of the Quarrel of All Quarrels” (based on a parable from the series „Tales from the Lailonia Kingdom for the big and small” by Leszek Kołakowski, made by Television Studio of Animation Films in Poznań.” / 1999

Top awards for the films:

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

CHILDREN’S JURY AWARD “KOGUT”, for TV Studio of Animation Films, Festival 25. Tarnowska Nagroda Filmowa, Tarnów / 14.05.2011 [“On Zeflik and the Dragon“ from the “Polish Fairytales” series]

CHILDREN AUDIENCE AWARD, X Biennial of Animation Bratislava – International Festival of Animated Films of Children, Bratislava / 16.10.2010 [“The Lying Goat” from the “Polish Fairytales” series]

CHILDREN’S JURY AWARD “KOGUT”, for TV Studio of Animation Films, Festival 24. Tarnowska Nagroda Filmowa, Tarnów / 15.05.2010 [“Black Curse” from the “Polish Fairytales” series]

GOLD REMI AWARD in category Serial TV – Animation, 43th Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival, Houston, USA / 09 – 18.04.2010 [“Lunar Land” from the “Fantazy the Bear” series]

SILVER REMI AWARD in category Serial TV – Animation, 43th Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival, Houston, USA / 09 – 18.04.2010 [“Broken Seal” from the “Fantazy the Bear” series]

FIRST PRIZE for the Animated Drawing Section of Premio Simona Gesmundo Corti D’animazione – “For the creation of wonderful effects, for the balance and the mastery in rendering by animation a powerful approach to Mozart’s music, revealing it in an unusual way”, Festival Internazionale del Cinema “Il Fiore d’ogni dove”, Cosenza, Italy / 28.10.2009 [“Dies Irae”]

SPECIAL AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM granted by the Mayor of Cracow, Mr Jacek Majchrowski, and Cracow children’s audience, 2nd International Children’s Film Festival GALICJA, Cracow, Poland / 24.09.2009 [“Winter Fairies” from the “Polish Fairytales” series]

BEST TV SERIES AWARD, The 4th Lola Kenya Screen, Nairobi, Kenya / 10 – 15.08. 2009 [“Broken Seal” from the “Fantazy the Bear” series]

BEST ANIMATION AWARD, The 4th Lola Kenya Screen, Nairobi, Kenya / 10 – 15.08. 2009 [“Broken Seal” from the “Fantazy the Bear” series]

MAIN AWARD CHILDREN’S JURY „KOGUT”, for the TV Studio of Animation Films, Festival 22. Tarnowska Nagroda Filmowa, Tarnów, Poland / 18.05.2008 [“Scarlet Pearl” from the “Fantazy the Bear” series]

INTERNATIONAL “GOLD PANDA” AWARD – Best TV Animation, 9th Sichuan Television Festival, Sichuan, China, 2007 [“Tailor Thread” from the “Polish Fairytales” series]

SPECIAL “REMI” JURY AWARD, 40th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, Houston, USA, 2007 [“On a Princess Turned Into a Frog” from the “Polish Fairytales” series]

AWARD “BRONZE CAIRO”, 17th Cairo International Children Film Festival, Cairo, Egypt, 2007 [“Tailor Thread” from the “Polish Fairytales” series]

AWARD “BRONZE CAIRO”, 16th Cairo International Children Film Festival, Cairo, Egypt, 2006 [“On a Princess Turned Into a Frog” from the “Polish Fairytales” series]

AWARD PLATINUM “REMI”, 39th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, Houston, USA, 2006 [“Twelve Months” from the “Polish Fairytales” series]

GOLD WORLD MEDAL, 47 The New York Festivals, USA, 2005 [“The Ice Mountain”]

GOLDEN LINE AWARD, 10th National Festival of Auteur Animation Films OFAFA’2004, Cracow, Poland [“Twelve Months” from the “Polish Fairytales” series]

Films made by artists from the Poznań Studio have been awarded, among others, for the scripts, design, direction, animation, for „perfect transposition of music into pictures”, for „creativeness of the form and imaginativeness”, for „the best TV films” and „the best video clips for children”, for „stylistic purity of animated painting”, for „ the original film design” and for „special artistic value”.

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