Wiola Sowa

born in 1972 in Gniezno. A graduate of the Graphic Arts Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (2000), where she was a student at the Professor Jerzy Kucia’s Animated Film Studio. She is also a book graphic designer and publishes short stories for children. Her diploma film Between Us (1996) received a special award for visual value at the 9th International Film Festival ‘Etiuda’ in Krakow and an honorary diploma at the 5th Polish Festival of Original Animated Films (OFAFA) in Krakow. Refrains has already been awarded with the Grand Prix Golden Line at the 13th OFAFA festival, people’s choice award and an honorary diploma of the International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima jury, and an honorary diploma at the festival in Ljubljana.