Updated: 05-10-2012 15:50 | Artists
Michal Zabka studied animation at the Film school of Zlín and at the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts FAMU in Prague, where he directed short films Baballoon (1997) and Premammals (2001). He is involved with both free and commissioned work. His film Mrs.G (2007) has won several awards abroad. He is currently working as a director and designer on a new series of bedtime stories for Czech television.
cartoon - FAMU Prague .1996
puppet - FAMU Prague . 1997
1th Signor Rossi Award. Cartoon Club Rimini 1998 Italy
Best film lenght 5 minutes . Anifest 2002 Trebon Czech rep.
3rd prize . 4th New York Univerzity student film festival 1999 USA
Student prize . Kontakt 98 Lodz Poland
Prize Zdenek Podskalsky . Hrnec smichu Nove Mesto n. M. 1998 Czech rep.
Prize FITES . Pisek 98 International student film festival
Student prize . 34th Academia film Olomouc 1999 Czech rep.
Special Mention .Trilobit 98 Prague 1998 Czech rep.
2nd prize . Taipei film festival 1999 Taiwan
Selected to category: Best of the World – Hiroshima 1998 Japan
Selected to competition: 52e Festival International du Film Cannes 1999,
Tampere 1999, Bruxelles 1999, Fifnop 99 Tunis, Etiuda 98 Krakow, Bologna
1998... more than 30 festivals.
puppet - FAMU, Czech TV, Bionaut, AP studio, S.A.F. Prague . 2001
- Prize Jose Abel : The Best animation of an European film, Cinanima 2001
- Special International Jury Prize, Hiroshima 2002 Japan
- Public`s Choice Award .1st Sancy film festival for young people 2003 France
- Special Mention . 8th Brazilian student film festival 2003 Rio de Janiero
Selected to competition: Misaf 2002 Melbourne Australia, Palm Springs
2001 USA, Sleepwalkers Tallin, AniMadrid Spain, Rouyn-Noranda Canada,
Stuttgart Germany, Siaf Seoul, Annecy France, Anima Mundi Brasil, Chicago
2002 USA, BAF! Bradford UK, Teheran 2003 Iran, BAM New York City
USA...more than 40 festivals.
Chlupáči Fluffies . 3D comp.animation, pilot tv. serie – ACE . 2005
Paní G. Mrs.G . Puppet – Anifilm . 2007
-The Trebon Town prize, Anifest 2007 Trebon, Czech Republic.
-Award „Trudi“. Best animation shortfilm . Maremetraggio 2008 Trieste Italy
-Golden Cactus trophy . Best International Animation . FIAE 2008 . 3rd International Festival of Erotic Animation in Rio de Janeiro Brazil
-3rd AWARD of the 4th Athens ANIMFEST '09 Greek International Competition of Short Animated Films and a special MENTION by the STUDENTS JURY for the best script.
-Best animation film, 7th international short film festival IN THE PALACE 2009, Balchik, Bulgaria.
- Selected to competition: ETIUDA&ANIMA 2007 Krakov Polsko, Animateka 2007 Ljubljana Slovenia, SICAF Soul Korea, IAFF ReAnimacja 2008 Lodž
Polsko, MONSTRA 08 Lisabon Portugal, ANIMA MUNDI 2008 Brazil,
HIROSHIMA 2008 Japan, CORTOPOTERE 08.Bergamo.Italy,
Tři Prasátka. Three Little Pigs . 3D tv serie - Alkay, Czech TV . 2008-11
- Award Special Mention in animated television film and series category
Three Little Pigs - News from the Forest . Anifest 2010 Teplice Czech Rep.
Autopohádky. Car fairy tales .
Účetní a víla . An Accountant and a Fairy. Puppet-Animation people. 2011.
-Best Adult film, 9th international animation film festival TINDIRINDIS 2011
-Arlecchino Award . Best Book Based Animation Work, Cartoons on the Bay
2012 International Television and Cross-media Animation Festival, Rapallo Italy.
Tofuzi 2011 Tbilisi Georgia – selected for nomination: The Best Film For Children
Semafor 2011 Lodz Poland – selected for nomination: Best Director
Selected to competition:
Golden Kuker 2011 Sofia Bulgaria, 7th Athens ANIMFEST 2012 Greek,
Cootoons 2012 Roma Italy, Be There! 2012 Corfu Animation Festival Greece,
Anifilm 2012 Trebon Czech Republic, Anima Mundi 2012 Rio de Janeiro Brazil.