In the “Premieres” are collected the most fresh Russian cartoons made in the last years. About 20 animated films shot in different genres and techniques, which the Directors present in person.
the Cartoons are laureates of international festivals and awards, see the section “Winners”.
Also in the program of the festival will see several new feature-length cartoons, collections of the best Russian and foreign short films for children. A separate section is devoted to documentary and animation films of students of the British national film and television school (NFTS) and the Estonian Academy of arts (ESA).
Among the full – length shows- which became the first puppet cartoon in the history of the Irish animatograf picture “Captain Morten and the spider Queen” Kaspar Antica about a boy who was reduced to a tiny size. ANCA Damian immerse yourself in the world of dogs, which goes in turn to different owners, in the cartoon “the Amazing story of the Maroons”. The film Gints Zilberdik “Away!” talks about the journey of a boy on an unusual island after a plane crash.
Organizers remind that the audience can vote for their favourite cartoons. The winner of the popular vote will receive the Grand prize of the festival – the girl Animasi.
Meetings with guests of the festival – the famous Russian and foreign Directors, animators and producers – are held in the zoom conferences. Among the guests of the Romanian Director of feature films and winner of numerous international festivals ANCA Damian (Anca Damian), the legends of the world author Estonian animation filmmakers Priit and Olga Parny (Priit Pärn, Olga Pärn), Estonian-Croatian animation Director of Chintis Lundgren (Chintis Lundgren) and producer Draco Ivezic (Draško Ivezić) and many others. The Russian school will present the Director Dmitry Geller.
the head of the Department of animation of the British national film and television school Robert Bradbrook will make a story about teaching one of the oldest and most famous schools in the field of animation. The theme of education will continue meeting with Russian filmmakers, educated in the legendary schools of the world, which will be the program Director of the festival Dina Goder and Maria Tereshchenko.
In the master classes of the “factory of the cartoon” the Director Yevgeny Zhirkov will teach the basics of hand drawn animation, Vasily Chirkov will turn plain paper into characters, Alexander Kharitonov will reveal the secrets of free-flowing animation, and Alexander Chirkov will learn to work with sound.