Zbgnjev Zmudski

Film Producer

Born on 17th January, 1950 in Lodz, Poland.

Film producer. Founder of Se-ma-for Film Production company, a follower of a liquidated state-owned Film Studio Se-ma-for.

Graduate of economics at the University of Lodz and Studies in Film and Television Production Management in the Polish National Film School in Lodz. Since 1976 until 1992 production manager of feature films  in Polish Film Studios “Zespoly Filmowe”.

Since 1993 connected with Polish animation, first as the Head of Production Department in Film Studio Se-ma-for then, since December 1999 to February 2015, as the President of Se-ma-for Film Production company.

Since 2008 to 2015 also the Head of Se-ma-for Film Foundation. Initiator of Se-Ma-For Film Festival in Lodz (international festival of puppet animation and other three-dimensional stop-motion animation techniques).

Lead of the Film Working Group of the Program Committee of the Polish Tourfilm Academy.

He has participated as a juror at festivals DOK Leipzig Film Festival (2012); Krakow Film Festival (2014); Tindirindis – Vilnius (2010, 2011); Silafest – 2015 – Serbia;  Animaevka 2015 Mogilev – Belarus;  FilmAT Festival – Warsaw (2011 – 2017); Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards (2013 – 2016); Offeliada – Gniezno (2013); Art & Tur – Villa Nova de Gaia- Portugal (2016); Golden Kuker – Sofia- Bulgaria (2016), Finisterra Arrabida Film Festival – Portugal (2017).

Animated films which he produced won many Polish and international prizes at film festivals. The most important is the Oscar (2008) for the short puppet animation film “Peter and the Wolf” (dir. By Suzie Templeton).

Producer of such puppet animation films  like “Maska” dir. Quay Brothers, “Ichthys” and “Danny Boy” dir. Marek Skrobecki , 3D animation – “The lost Town of Switez” – dir. Kamil Polak and puppet series for children “Flapper And Friends”.