TV STUDIO OF ANIMATION FILMS Limited Liability Company with the seat in Poznań since 1980
Over a period of 38 years, the team of the Poznań Studio has made 300 short- and mid-length animated films, which received a total of 205 awards and commendations at national and international film festivals, including 32 awards granted by the Children’s Jury, 11 awards granted to TV SFA for its achievements in animation production, 5 press awards and 11 letters of congratulations, including from the President of the Republic of Poland, Mayor of the City of Poznań and Director of the Polish Film Art Institute.
Four directors collaborating with the Studio for many years received the “Zasłużony Kulturze Gloria Artis” Medals (Gloria Artis Culture Merits), awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. The silver Gloria Artis medal was awarded to: Jacek Adamczak, Zbigniew Kotecki and Hieronim Neumann, the bronze Gloria Artis medal went to Aleksandra Korejwo.
Films made by the Poznań Studio were shown at over 2 000 festivals and special shows all around the world.
In addition to Children’s Jury Awards, Grand Prix, First and Second Places, Special Awards and Audience Awards, films made by artists from the Poznań Studio have also been awarded and appreciated:
FOR the scripts, design, direction, animation, FOR the perfect transposition of music into pictures, FOR creativeness of form and imaginativeness, FOR the best TV films and the best video clips for children, FOR the stylistic purity of animated painting, FOR the original film design, FOR special artistic value, FOR building prestige of Polish cinema abroad, FOR taking children to the enchanted world of fantasy, FOR propagating noble ideals, FOR glorifying human soul, FOR the never-ending story of love and goodness, FOR the artistic and moral values, and splendid artwork, FOR reminding audiences that ‘the most important things are those that the eye cannot see’, FOR the creation of wonderful effects, for balance and mastery in showing music through animation, FOR contribution to Slavonic Cinema, FOR contribution to promoting Polish animated films worldwide, FOR courageous use of unique means of artistic expression, FOR the search for new ways of artistic expression stimulating children’s sensitivity, FOR the great contribution to the development of the Polish animation film which made the Polish film art enjoy numerous successes, FOR special achievements in the area of world animation cinema, FOR the sense of humour and wonderful fun with children…
They also received the following top awards:
Grand Prix – Golden Frames [Złote Kadry] for the best short film for exceptional production of the film using the painting technique which has given the fairy tale its unique charm. Although set in the world of animals, the story told in the film ideally reflects our everyday life…, 4th KinoJazda Festival of Films for Children and Young People, Nowy Sącz, 26.09.2014
It’s Quite True! | To pewna wiadomość! Directed by Joanna Jasińska Koronkiewicz
Award for the Best Polish Animated Film 29 International Young Audience Film Festival „Ale Kino!” Poznań, 10.12.2011
Looking for Lailonia | Jak szukaliśmy Lailonii Directed by Jacek Adamczak
Children’s Jury Award “Kogut” for TV Studio of Animation Films 25. Tarnowska Nagroda Filmowa, Tarnów, 14.05.2011
On Zeflik and the Dragon | O Zefliku i smoku from the “Polish Fairy Tales” series Directed by Andrzej Kukuła
High Commendation – Children’s Jury for the dissemination of Polish legend among the youngest 1. Festiwal Filmów dla Dzieci i Młodzieży KinoJazda Nowy Sącz, 26-03.09.2011
The Treasurer’s Gift | Dar Skarbnika Directed by Robert Turło
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GREAT 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
Children’s Jury Award “KOGUT” for TV Studio of Animation Films Festival 25. Tarnowska Nagroda Filmowa, Tarnów, 14.05.2011 On Zeflik andthe Dragon | O Zefliku i smoku
Silver Line Award for the best film for children 16th National Festival of Auteur Animation Films OFAFA’2011 Cracow, Poland, 2011 The Treasurer’s Gift | Dar Skarbnika
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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 Audience Award X Biennial of Animation Bratislava International Festival of Animated Films of Children Bratislava, 16.10.2010 The Lying Goat | Kozucha kłamczucha
Gold Remi Award 43th Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival Houston, USA, 2010 Lunar Land | Księżycowa Kraina
First Prize Festival Internazionale del Cinema “Il Fiore d’ogni dove” Cosenza, Italy, 28.10.2009 Dies Irae
Best Animation Award The 4th Lola Kenya Screen, Nairobi, Kenya, 2009 The Broken Seal | Złamana Pieczęć
Best TV Series Award The 4th Lola Kenya Screen, Nairobi, Kenya, 2009 The Broken Seal | Złamana Pieczęć
International “Gold Panda” Award – Best TV Animation 9th Sichuan Television Festival, Sichuan, China, 2007 Tailor Thread | Krawiec Niteczka
Special “Remi” Jury Award 40th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Houston, USA, 2007 On a Princess Turned Into a Frog | O królewnie zaklętej w żabę
Award “Bronze Cairo” 17th Cairo International Children Film Festival Cairo, Egypt, 2007 Tailor Thread | Krawiec Niteczka
Award “Bronze Cairo” 16th Cairo International Children Film Festival Cairo, Egypt, 2006 On a Princess Turned Into a Frog | O królewnie zaklętej w żabę
Award Platinum “Remi” 39th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Houston, USA, 2006 Twelve Months | Dwanaście Miesięcy
Gold World Medal 47 The New York Festivals, USA, 2005 The Ice Mountain | Lodowa góra
Golden Line 10th National Festival of Auteur Animation Films OFAFA’2004 Kraków, 2004 Twelve Months | Dwanaście Miesięcy
The Best Animated Film Award Siena Festivals, Italy, 2000 Of the Quarrel of all Quarrels | O największej kłótni
The First Place Łódź International Animation Film Festival, Poland, 1998 Toccata
The First Place Los Angeles Animation Festival, USA, 1997 Carmen Torero
The Best Animated Film Award Chicago International Children’s Films Festival, USA, 1993 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Allegro
The Grand Prix Shanghai Animated Film Festival, China, 1992 The Swan | Łabędź
TV Studio Filmów Animowanych Sp. z o. o. in Poznań was established on 26 June 2001, after the transformation of Television Studio of Animation Films operating in the years 1980 – 2001 within the organisational structures of Polish Television S.A. into a new business entity, a limited liability company.
The artists – shareholders of TV SFA and regular partners make cartoon animation films using different graphic and painting techniques on celluloid, cardboard or paper, cut-out animation, animation in friable matter, in combined and computer-assisted 2D techniques.
TV SFA is an artistic and ideological successor of the 20-years-long heritage and experience of Television Studio of Animation Films.
Since the beginning of 2002, TV SFA Sp. z o. o. has been realising for Channel 1 of the Polish Television a series of animation films for children under a common title Polish Fairy Tales [39 episodes x 13’], series Fantazy the Bear [13 episodes x 13’] and, pursuant to an international contract, a films from the „Animated Tales of the World” series and independent production.