The 23rd International Animated Film Workshop was held from June 19th to June 26th with participation of twenty children from Banja Luka (Republic of Srpska) and Croatia .
In very nice working atmosphere, children lead by young directors of animated films Natalia Chernysheva (Russia) and Aline Quertain (Belgium), realized two short animated films which were shown at public screening at the last day of workshop.
Natalia used “traditional”, drawing on paper animation for her group, and with her help kids made a three minutes long film SECRET OF GALAXY, while Aline’s group used cut-out animation and created two minutes long film PARTY ANIMALS.
As it is every year, all participants spent one relaxing day at picnic, visiting old mill on river Mura and enjoying in st. Martin spa resort.

  • Natalija ČerniševaBorn in Sverdlovsk, Russia. Graduated from Ural State Academy of Architecture and Art, majoring in graphics anad animation. Worked as animator, character designer and artist on several animated films. SNOWFLAKE from 2012 is her debut as director.

  • Studied in La Poudrière (France) from 2012 to 2014, where she directed the films THE RETURN (2013) and TWO FRIENDS (2014).

  • Aline QuertainAline Quertain was born in Brussel in 1989 and grew up in Belgium.
    She studied at the National School ” La Cambre visual arts ” in animation option. During her studies, she went one year in Hungary, Moholy Nagy university as part of an Erasmus exchange. She graduated from La Cambre in June 2012.

  • In 2014-2015 she co-directed a short film with Sylwia Szkiladz, THE TEENY-WEENY FOX in the context of the public young residence at Folimage studio in France.
    Currently, she lives and works in Brussels.