Twórcy

Zbigniew Kotecki – Director

Director of animation films, cameraman in animation, feature, television, and documentary films. He makes films using combined and puppet animation techniques. In 1974 he graduated from the Fine Arts High School in Łódź and in 1979 from the State School of Film and Theatre in Łódź. Since 1980 Doctor of filmmaking. For many years now he has been co-operating with the Television Studio of Animation Films in Poznań, mainly as a cameraman and lately as a director. In the years 1980-1999 he has been working at Se-ma-for Film Studio in Łódź. Winner of over 30. prises at international and national Festivals. Member of the Polish Filmmakers Association.

Filmography: 2023: A Great Worry /Wielkie zmartwienie/; 2004: Twelve Months /Dwanaście Miesięcy/; 1999: Of the Quarrel of All Quarrels /O największej kłótni/; 1995: A Dangerous Giant /Groźny olbrzym/; 1991: Divertimento Presto; 1989: A Brush-painted Collage /Collage pędzlem malowany/ – Director’s debut.

Photography: 2017: Theatrum Magicum; 1999: Of Children’s Toys; 1997: The Stolen Hope; 1995: Magritte; Autumn;1994: Marc Chagall /Special photography/; 1993: The Key; Flight of the Bumblebee; 1992: V Sonata in C major; Dim; 1991: Magic Flute. Overture; 1990: Winter; 1988: An Episode; 1987: The Polish Nike; An Event; 1984: In the Wardrobe; Motherhood; 1983: The Mirage; 1982: The Block; Goblins from the forest and Feluś Duck; 1981: The Fist”; 1980: Łódź in the Year 1905

Awards:
TWELVE MONTHS | DWANAŚCIE MIESIĘCY
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 Children’s Aaudiences Award for the best short film, 29th Polish Film Festival, Gdynia, Poland, 2004

OF THE QUARREL OF ALL QUARRELS | O NAJWIĘKSZEJ KŁÓTNI
Children’s Jury Award from the best animated film, 22nd International Young Audience Film Festival Ale kino! Poznań, Poland, 2004
High Commendation for the film, 10th Cairo International Children Film Festival, Cairo, Egypt, 2000
Second Prize to the director of the film, First Meeting with Documentary and Animation Films “DAF 2000”, Szczecin, Poland, 2000
Silver Poznań Goats Award for the best animated film, National Competition, 18th International Festival of Films for Children Ale kino! Poznan, Poland, 2000
Poznań Goats Award to the author of the best design in animation film, National Competition, 18th International Festival of Films for Children Ale kino! Poznan, Poland, 2000
Poznań Goats Award to the author of the best design in animation film, International Competition, 18th International Festival of Films for Children Ale kino! Poznan, Poland, 2000
Poznań Goats Award for the music, National Competition, 18th International Festival of Films for Children Ale kino! Poznan, Poland, 2000
Poznań Goats Award for the animation, National Competition, 18th International Festival of Films for Children Ale kino! Poznan, Poland, 2000
Marcinek Childrens’ Jury Award for the film, International Competition, 18th International Festival of Films for Children Ale kino! Poznan, Poland, 2000
Marcinek Childrens’ Jury Award for the directing, National Competition, 18th International Festival of Films for Children Ale kino! Poznan, Poland, 2000
Marcinek Childrens’ Jury Award for the best design, National Competition, 18th International Festival of Films for Children Ale kino! Poznan, Poland, 2000
Second Prize for the best animation film, Millenium Film Festival of Fine Arts, Szolnok, Hungary, 2000
Best Animated Film Award, 5th International Short Film Festival, Siena, Italy, 2000
Silver Line for remarkable artistic values, VI National Festival of Auteur Animation Films OFAFA’2000, Cracow, Poland, 2000
Press Award – „My Oscars” granted by Professor Marek Hendrykowski: To Jan Zamojski (scriptwriter), 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., Poznań, Poland, 1999

DIVERTIMENTO PRESTO
Prize For Animation for 1991 awarded by the Association of Polish Filmmakers, Warszawa, 1991

For the film A BRUSH-PAINTED COLLAGE | COLLAGE PĘDZLEM MALOWANY
Distinction, Huesca International Festival of Animated Films, Huesca, Portugal, 1990

AN EPISODE | EPIZOD
Award, President of the Committee of Cinematography to the author of the best photography in animation film, Warszawa, Poland, 1989

AN EVENT | ZDARZENIE
Award to the authors of the best design in animation film (with director), National Short Film Festival, Kraków, Poland 1988
Award President of the Committee of Cinematography to the author of the best photography in animation film, Warszawa, Poland, 1987

IN THE WARDROBE | W SZAFIE
Award for Photography, National Short Film Festival, Kraków, Poland 1985

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