The Best of Russian Animation for Children
The Big Сartoon Festival (BCF) is the largest audience festival in Russia founded in 2007. Every year the program directors of the festival, journalists and cinema critics Maria Tereshchenko and Dina Goder, carefully choose new animation films from all over the world.

BFM presents two programs of the latest Russian animation films for kids. The programs are composed of the works of the three best known animation studios that specialize on shorts.

Funny, bright, contemporary, dynamic and touching, these works give space for soft experimenting and follow the global trends combined with the Russian traditions. We are sure that the new Russian animation films will be of interest for general release in cinemas, demonstration at festivals and as part of kids TV channels' feed.
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My Mom is an Aeroplane
11 animation films (62 min, 59 seс)
Programme 1, with dialogues
Unwashed Penguin
Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" | Director Isabelle Favez | 5 min 40 sec | Stop motion | Language Russian | 2015

The lyric story about the small penguin who was afraid of water and couldn't swim with other penguins. However, his desire to have friends was much more stronger than all the fears and barriers.
The Little Star
Studio "Pchela" | Director Svetlana Andrianova | 5 min 30 sec | Stop motion | Language Russian | 2015

The adventure story of a small asterisk on New Year's Eve.

Prize, Moscow Children's Film Festival Kot (Russia 2014) | Nomination, The Golden Eagle Award
Dasha and the Cannibal
Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" | Director Nataliya Surinovich | 5 min 25 sec | Drawing technique | Language Russian | 2015

This film is about Cannibal who starts a new life with a help of a little girl Dasha. He has stopped eating humans and found himself in a new profession - composer.

Diploma, The Big Cartoon Festival (Russia 2016) | Special prize, National Animation Award "IKAR" (Russia 2016)
The Brave Mother
School-studio "Pchela" | Director Alexandra Lukina | 5 min 30 sec | Technique Stop motion | Language Russian | 2014

A young mother fears rats to death. Can she overcome her fear?


Special Jury Prize, Suzdal Animation Film Festival (Russia) | Prize, Animated Film Festival Insomnia (Russia) | Prize «The Best Film for Children», Moscow Children's Film Festival Kot (Russia 2014)
Hamlet. Comedy
School-studio "SHAR" | Director Eugeniy Fadeyev | 5 min | Technique drawing, cut-outs computer | Language Russian | 2016

Children with their strict teacher came to the theater, where a play "Hamlet" was performed. They got bored and started laughing and vandalizing…

Diploma at the "Student film" section "for conversion of the tragedy into a farce" at All Russian Animation Film Festival "Suzdal-2016" (Russia 2016) | Bronze Prize in Animation competition at 25th International Film Forum "Zolotoy Vityaz" (Russia 2016) | Diploma in "Graduation film" section at KROK International Animation Film Festival (Russia-Ukraine 2016) | Diploma at All Russian Film Festival "Budem Zhit'!" (Russia 2016) | 2nd Prize in "Young Russian Animation" section at Big Cartoon Festival (Russia 2016) | Prize For the Best Student Film at Tindirindis International Animation Film Festival (Lithuania 2016) | Children's jury award in KIDS 9+ section at 11th International Short Film Festival Zubroffka (Poland 2016)

Evil Wizart
Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" | Director Alexandra Lukina | 3 min 16 sec | Technique Stop motion | Language Russian | 2016

Ironic fairytale about evil, envious, and greedy wizard who helped by chance two people to become happy.

On the Wing
Studio "Pchela" | Director Vera Myakisheva | 5 min 44 sec | Drawing technique | Language Russian | 2012

One small hen dreamed she could fly. She asked a bug, a butterfly, and birds how to fly, but nobody could help her. But once in autumn a very strong wind rose and picked up the small hen to the sky. Here is a happiness of the fly!

Prize «Тhe Best Short Animation Film», ART-kino festival (Russia 2012) | Prize «The Best Debut», International Film Festival «Golden Fish» (Russia, 2012) | Diploma, Suzdal Animation Film Festival (Russia 2013) | Spezial prize, Supertoon International Animation Festival (Croatia 2013) | Diploma, Tindirindis Festival (Lithuania 2013)

Simpleton Jack
Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" | Director Alexander Chernogorov | 4 min | Drawing technique | Language Russian | 2015

One day Jack's mom got ill and he had to go work instead of her. Meanwhile, the squire's daughter was suffering from never ending hiccups.


Mama Heron
Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" | Director Marina Karpova | 11 min 11 sec | Drawing technique | Language Russian | 2015

The Heron has her own life on the bog. She doesn't think to be a mother. But life has its own plans about that...

Prize «Тhe Best Short Animation Film», Suzdal Animation Film Festival (Russia 2016) | Diploma, The Big Cartoon Festival (Russia 2016) | CIFEJ Prize, Tehran International Animation Festival (Iran 2017)




The Day Off
Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" | Director Andrey Bakhurin | 3 min 14 sec | drawing technique | Language Russian | 2016

Every hundred years houses take the day off and start to have fun. They go to dance, meet, drink tea, roller-skating, and admire the sunsets. Residents of homes have to hold fasten themselves and their belongings, as in the apartments everything goes up and down. But this day off helps them to get acquainted with their neighbors.


My Mom is an Aerplane
Studio "Pchela" | Director Yulya Aronova | 6 min 30 sec | Drawing technique | Language Russian | 2012

Animation show about relationships between a mother and her son.


Jury Prize «The Best Animation Film for Children», XVIII Open Russian Film Festival in Suzdal (Russia) | Diploma at the XVI Film Festival Animaevka (Belarus) | Prize «The Best Animation Film for Children», Animage 2013 | Prize after Alexander Tatarsky, International Festival of Animation Films KROK (Russia-Ukraine 2013) | Prize «The Best Animation Film for Children», Banjalucka (Serbia 2013) | Prize «The Best Animation Film for Children», Chikago INTL Film Festival (USA 2013) | 2 Prize, Baltic Herring Short Film Competition 2013 | Nomination for Prize, National Film Award Nika for Best Film, Russian Film Maker`s Academy (Russia 2013)

Pik Pik Pik
13 animation films (61 min 26 sec)
Programme 2, no dialogue
Moroshka
Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" | Director Polina Minchenok | 7 min 46 sec
Technique drawing | No dialogue | 2015


The whole village is scared of big grey and toothed wolf. But one small girl was brave enough to help him and than to make a friend of this scary creature. While she was caring about wolf's wound paw he became a lover of pancakes and cloudberry. The sheeps were happy!

Prize «The Best Film for Children", Open Russian Film Festival in Suzdal (Russia 2016) | Prize Mar Shopping - Honorable Mention (M/3), Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival (Portugal 2016) | Bariq Best Short Film Award, Ajyal Youth Film Festival (Qatar 2016) | 1 Prize "Youg audience", Animated Film Festival of Wissembourg (France 2016) | Audience Award for Best Movie in the + 4 years category, Barcelona Children's Film Festival (Spain 2016) | Best Movie in the + 5 category, International Short Film Festival Zubroffka (Poland 2016) | Special prize and diploma, The Big Cartoon Festival (Russia 2016) | Grand prix, Lisbon Animated Film Monstra (Portugal 2016) | The best young audience award, International Animation short film Festival of Roanne (France 2017) | The Hermina Tyrlova Award for the Artist Under 35 Years of Age, Zlin Film Festival - International Film Festival for Children and Youth (The Czech Republic 2017)
The Sled
Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" | Director Olesya Shchukina | 4 min 15 sec | Technique Stop motion | No dialogue | 2016

A little squirrel finds something he has never seen before.

Children's Jury Special Jury Prize for Best Storytelling for Ages 5+, Children's Film Festival Seattle (USA 2017) | Trina Audience Award, IndieLisboa Lisbon International Independent Film Festival (Portugal 2017) | Prize for The Best Film for Children, Open Russian Film Festival in Suzdal (Russia 2017) | Audience Award — Best Family Film, Durango Independent Film Festival (USA 2017) | Prize Children's Choice Award for All Ages, Bay Area International Children's FIlm Festival – BAICFF (USA 2017)

The Birdie
School-studio "SHAR" | Director Yekaterina Filippova | 2 min 40 sec | Technique drawing | No dialogue | 2015

Once the birdie met a hippo. They became friends and have built a lovely house together.

The Snowflake
Studio "Pchela" | Director Natalia Chernysheva | 5 min 40 sec | Technique drawing | No dialogue | 2012

An African boy gets a snowflake in a letter from his friend. And miracles begin in Africa…

Prize «The Best Animation Film», Festival of the Students and debut films "Saint Anna" (Russia) | Prize after Alexander Tatarsky, XVIII Suzdal Animation Film Festival (Russia) | Prize by the Guild of Russian Film Experts and Film Critics, XVIII Suzdal Animation Film Festival (Russia,) | Diloma, International Festival of Animation Films KROK (Russia-Ukraine 2012)
| The Best Debut Animation Film, IX International Festival of Cinema Schools Kinoproba (Russia) | First prize, FIKAM Morocco-13 | Grand Prix, International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker (Bulgaria 2013) | Special Jury Prize , Festival of Russian Films «Window into Europe» (Russia 2013) | The Best Debut Prize, Chicago International Children's Film Festival (USA) | 2 Prize, Berlin International Children's Film Festival (Germany 2013) | Best short film prize, Geneve (Switzerland 2014) | Grand Prix, Angers (France 2014)

The Cossamer
Studio "Pchela" | Director Natalia Chernysheva | 4 min | Technique drawing | No dialogue | 2015

The old lady is living in a small house. She is a lace-maker. She makes beautiful lace shawls-gossamers. Once a curious spider admired her lace-working. The lady noticed him, frightened, and tried to catch him with a vacuum cleaner. But after, she rescued him and taught him how to lace light magnificent gossamers.


Special mention Prize, Suzdal (Russia 2016) | Audience Prize, Hiroshima (Japan 2016) | The best children animation film, Banjaluka (Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016) | Sapporo Breweries Special Award, New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival (Japan 2016)


The Tin Can
School-studio "SHAR" | Director Tatiana Kiseleva | 5 min 41 sec | Technique drawing | No dialogue | 2013

A funny musical film telling us that life may always have in store for us some small miracles and joyful surprises. Even such simple thing as an empty can that once contained condensed milk may produce them, an empty can left by a Soviet cosmonaut while Earth-orbiting, that incidentally fell on Earth.

8 awards, including: International Special Jury's Short Film Award, Tokyo Kinder Film Festival (Japan, 2014)

Aport
Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" | Director Denis Voronin | 1 min | Technique drawing | No dialogue | 2016

Funny story about three dogs who play ball. Aport!

Diploma in category I, Student film, International Festival of Animation Films KROK (Russia-Ukraine 2016), Diploma in category «The best student film», Open Russian Film Festival in Suzdal (Russia 2017)

Pik Pik Pik
Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" | Director Dmitry Vysotskiy | 3 min 40 sec | Technique Stop motion | No dialogue | 2014

There is a tree in the woods. Ants and a birdie are living there. They always fall over one another. But one day a wood-cutter comes to cut their own tree.

AWARDS : Kid's Jury Prize, Fantoche International animation film festival (Switzerland 2014) | Special Jury Prize, International Animation Festival Hirosima (Japan 2014) | Prize The Best Animation Film for Children, International Festival of Animation Arts "Multivision" (Russia 2014) | Prize in the category of "Short film made for kids", The International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker- Sofia (Bulgaria 2015) | Special prize, Open Russian Film Festival in Suzdal (Russia 2015) | Bronze Prize for the third animation - For simplicity and brightness idea and graphic style, perfect timing. Tehran International Animation Festival (Iran 2017)
Dragon Sledge
Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" | Director Evgeniya Jirkova | 2 min 30 sec | Technique drawing | No dialogue | 2017

For every littl girl her father is a knight and for every father his daughter is a princess.




Two Trams
Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" | Director Svetlana Andrianova | 10 min | Technique Puppet animation | No dialogue | 2016

Klick and Tram - two city trams every morning leave their camp.

Special prize, Open Russian Film Festival in Suzdal (Russia 2017) | The Golden Slipper for Best Animated Film for Children, Zlin Film Festival - International Film Festival for Children and Youth (The Czech Republic 2017) | Special prize, National Animation Award "IKAR" (Russia 2017)

About a Mother
School-studio "SHAR" | Director Dina Velikovskaya | 7 min 20 sec | Technique drawing | No dialogue | 2015

A touching story about a mother who has already given to her children so much, that it seems that she just cannot possibly have anything left for herself. Yet life suddenly offers her new opportunities…

Prize «The Best Animation Film», Lucas International Children's Film Festival (Germany, 2015) | Prize «The Best Animation Film 18+», Giffoni Film Festival (Italy, 2015)
The Mole at the Sea
School-studio "SHAR" | Director Anna Kadykova | 5 min | Technique drawing | No dialogue | 2012

The story of a Mole who went to the seaside to spend his vacations, but instead of the dream beach he found only a multitude of buttocks and not a single vacant place.

Prize of Argentina Animation Association «The Best Animation Film», International Film Festival for Children and Youth Nueva Mirada (Argentina, 2013) | Diploma «For the Bright Sadness», Short Films Festival ProVzglyad (Russia, 2013) | Diploma, Moscow Short Films Festival Debutes (Russia, 2012) | Prize, Animated Film Festival Insomnia (Russia, 2013) | Prize «The Best Animation Film», International Student Festival VGIK (Russia, 2012)



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