International Animation: Russian Contemporary Animation

International Animation:
Russian Contemporary Animation

Competition Special

Vadim on a walk

At good last, Vadim ventures out of a tight square space which he is used to sitting in. He embraces the brave new world and his renewed life.

Sasha Svirsky
2021 Russian Federation
2D / 3D / Mixed Media

The Wet Socks of Berta Reyes

In an abandoned rocky region, there is a little village where only few people live. One of them, Big Tommy, finds lost socks near the coast and starts a very funny game.


Alexandra Shadrina
2020 Russian Federation

The Mistress of the Copper Mountain

In the Urals, there is a special culture – mining. And, like any culture, it has its own gods. In the Urals, this is the Mistress of the Copper Mountain. She manages the underground treasures, she is the keeper of the secrets of the mining professions. But she doesn’t open them to everyone, comprehension of secrets may cost lives. Every god requires his sacrifices


Dmitry Geller
2020 Russian Federation

Alexander Mosolov. Three Pieces

The experimental film is dedicated to Alexander Mosolov’s constructivist period, as well as to the architecture and cinema of this direction and consists of three parts I named intuitively: 1. Shadows 2. Movement 3. Volume 
The structure of the film is close to constructivism visually and rhythmically. 
This experimental movie is one episode from “Children’s Album. Film 2. 20th century”


Natalia Ryss
2020 Russian Federation
Mixed Media

10 000 Ugly Inkblots

Two artists who haven’t met for a while are going towards each other.


Dmitry Geller
2020 Russian Federation


Somewhere in Eastern Europe due to an accident in a laboratory, the hero gains superpowers that he does not want. The hero does not want to be a superhero, to save the world from villains, he wants to live as before without changing anything. The situation is complicated by the fact that while he gains the awareness of his power, it causes problems in his everyday life. While he is stuck in the elevator, he meets a girl who likes him and wants to help him.


Kirill Khachaturov
2019 Russian Federation

Dogs Smell Like the Sea

It’s like owning a dog that has decided that “someone” else is its owner.


Anastasiya Lisovets
2020 Russian Federation

Anna, cat-and-mouse

A man is spying on Anna, he breaks into her house, destroys everything that surrounds Anna, trying to take possession of her.


Varya Yakovleva
2021 Russian Federation


A young woman leaves her parental home to see the world. However her parents´world is in danger of collapsing when she departs.


Dina Velikovskaya
2020 German
Stop Motion