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Magdalena Osinska is an award-winning director who’s most recently directed Lucas Film’s eagerly anticipated second instalment of ‘Star Wars: Visions’ series, filmed at Aardman HQ in Bristol. Launched May 4th, 2023, on Disney+, the animated film is titled ‘I Am Your Mother’.


She has been with Aardman for the past 12 years. She has directed stop-motion, CGI, 2D and live-action commercials including Wallace & Gromit’s “The Great Sofa Caper” and “Share the Orange.” Osinska directed development of the children’s series Joyets and has also directed films including Spirits of the Piano and Zbigniev’s Cupboard. A graduate of the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK, as well as the Polish Film School in Lodz and Art College in Warsaw, Osinska is currently developing two feature films Ro and Jasia.


Full Awards List:

Awards for Share the Orange 3:

- Brand Film Festival, London - Winner

- Charity Film Awards - Winner

- The Drum Roses Awards - Nominee


Awards for Pass on Something Legendary
- DoDifferent Award

Awards for Share the Orange 1:

- PR week Award for Best Non-Profit Film

Stories of Postnatal Depression

- British Animation Award


Awards for Spirits of the Piano:

- Best of the Fest 3D Short Film at 3D Film & Music Festival (3DFF), Los Angeles

- Best Musical Animation, ReAnimania IAFFY, Armenia


- Longlisted for Academy Awards


Awards for Zbigniev’s Cupboard:

- London International Animation Festival 2010 - Audience Award 

- Best Animation Award at the International Iasi Film Festival, Romania

- Best Student Film at BALKANIMA, Belgrade

- Best Animated Film at REGIOFUN, Katowice, Poland


- Nomination to the Best Animation Award at Grand Off, Warsaw

- Nomination to the MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Los Angeles


Awards for Joyets film:

- OFAFA(Polish Festival of Animated Films) – Cracow, Poland 2009 - Distinction

- Solothurn, Switzerland 2009 – 2nd prize of the public 

- Babiana, Slovakia 2008 - An Award of Saint Wojciech

- Reanimation, Poland 2008 – Distinction

- Era New Horizons, Poland 2008 – Distinction

- Animation now! Festival, Poland


Award for Here and here:

- Opolskie Lamy Festival, Opole, Poland - Second prize 


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