Se-ma-for Film Studio was established in 1947 and is the oldest producer of animated films in Poland. It specialises in puppet animation, cut-out techniques, cartoons, combined techniques and live-action films. Such famous directors as Roman Polanski, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Janusz Majewski, Daniel Szczechura, Andrzej Baranski, Piotr Dumala, Tadeusz Wilkosz amongst others have made their films at Se-ma-for Studios.
The Studio’s output consists of 1400 films, mainly for children and young people. It has won over 300 awards among which there are numerous grand prix and main prizes from such famous film festivals as Oberhausen, Mannheim, San Francisco, Annecy, Tampere and Paris. The crowning achievement was winning an Oscar® in 1983 to their animated film Tango. The studio’s special expertise is in stop-frame animated techniques.