The 18th International Animated Film Workshop was held from June 19th to 26th in the premises of SAF studio and Cakovec Cultural center.
The workshop leaders were Oxana Cherkasova from Russia and Ana Hušman from Croatia, who worked with twenty young participants from different part of Croatia. During a week, they created two short animated films. Group who worked with Ana Husman made film named PAPERWORK, realized as an object animation, and group with Oxana Cherkasova created nine short animations in techniques of drawings on paper and cut-out. Both films are over seven minutes in duration.
Films were shown at the last day of the workshop, together with new SAF films and films made by workshop leaders.
Rainy weather partly spoiled planed picnic at river Mura, but still young participants were able to enjoy time in well known St. Martin spa.
This year we were also happy to welcome in Cakovec Vesna Dovnikovic, Borivoj Dovniković, Danijel Suljic from Croatia, and Marina Feodoroff and Emmanuel Hee (workshop leader from year 1990.), both from France.
Oxana Cherkasova was born in Norilsk. In 1976 she graduated at the design department of the Sverdlovsk Institute of Architecture. From 1979 -1981 she studied at the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Film Directors in Moscow (workshop Fedor Khitruk., Yuri Norstein). From 1981-2002 she worked at the Sverdlovsk Film Studio, animation studio A – FILM as a director and artist-animator.
Since 2002 is professor and head of USAAA specialization of “Animation Design”. Since 2005 became head of the department “of graphics and animation” of the Institute of Fine Arts at Academy of Architecture. Winner of many international film festivals.
Winner of State Prize of Russia in the field of culture and art. Winner of the Governor’s Award in the arts and culture. Member of the Union of Cinematographers and the Academy Award “Nika”.
Member of ASIFA since 2006.
KUTKH AND MICE (1986), GOOSE-CHILD WITHOUT WINGS (1987), THE PAST AFFAIR (1989), CUCKOO’S NEPHEW (1992), NIURKA’S BATHOUSE (1995), YOUR PUSHKIN (1999), THE MAN FROM THE MOON (2002), ANTONIO VIVALDI (2007), GIOACHINO ROSSINI (2011).
Born in Zagreb in 1977. Studied multimedia and art education department and graduated in 2002 from the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb, Croatia. Attended number of Croatian and International festivals and shows.
At the moment working on Academy of fine Arts – Department of animated film and new media. For her last film she recived several international awards.
Her last works are published under EGOBOO.bits label, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 licence.
HOME (2003), MERŠPAJZ (2003), COMMUNITA (2004),
THE MARKET (2006), THE LUNCH (2008).