Animatika Is Gathering Friends Again

The IV International Festival of Children’s Animated Films “Animatika” will be held at the MCD “Artek” from the 4th to the 10th of August 2021.

Animatika is an international competition and festival of children’s animation films, which is annually held by the Animated Film Association with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Artek summer camp for children. According to the results of the competition, which brought together almost 100 cartoons from 29 regions of Russia, as well as from Belarus, Estonia, Great Britain and other countries, the best authors were selected. 25 winners from different regions of Russia received vouchers for the ninth shift of Artek.


“Animation is a truly magical art that is close to both children and adults. It is magical because, with amazing possibilities, it revives not only the characters of fairy tales and modern superheroes, but, above all, revives the imagination and the hearts of the children. We follow with interest the creative successes of domestic and foreign animators and will be happy to share with them new works with Artek residents, ”says Konstantin Fedorenko, director of the Artek International Children’s Center.

Participants will attend master classes and lectures by well-known industry professionals, including the leading director of the Petersburg studio and the Smeshariki project Denis Chernov, the general producer of the Soyuzmultfilm studio Yulia Osetinskaya, animation director, screenwriter and production designer Tatyana Ilyina, director, animator and screenwriter Natalya Nilova, creative producer of Riki Group Tatyana Belova, director of the KinoAtis studio Inna Evlannikova, chief modeler and director of the animation school of the Wizart studio Aleksey Bogatyrev. The program will be curated by Irina Mastusova, executive director of the Animated Film Association and founder of the festival, and Irina Belova, CEO of Yenisei Kino.


One of the important parts of the Animatica festival is film screenings. Young viewers will see the novelties of the film distribution: “Hansel, Gretel and the Agency of Magic”, “Belka and Strelka. Caribbean Secret “,” Ogonyok-Ognivo “, other full-length films and serials, as well as programs of author’s short cartoons of the Soyuzmultfilm studio, the SHAR studio school, the Pchela animation studio, the SNEGA film company, the A-film studios “And” Ural-Cinema “.


The main distinguishing quality of the festival is its orientation to practice. There will be workshops will  where the children, guided by the animators, will design their own cartoon. Children who are winners of the competition will play the role of tutors – assistants to the masters in practical classes. The works created within the framework of the festival will be shown on the big screen, and the best will receive prizes. Foresight sessions with a professional analysis of the works of the children-winners of the cartoon competition are also planned.

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