Mining for animated stories

Program of the Documentary Animation School of the Rudnik film festival

The program is presented by Elizaveta Vorobyova (Russia)

For three years now, in the summer, in the city of Sviyazhsk near Kazan, the International Festival of the Debut Documentary Film Rudnik has been held. All three years, in parallel with the festival, two schools open their doors: Documentary Film School and Documentary Animation School. At the Kinoproba, Elizaveta Vorobyova presents films that were made as part of the festival. The school of documentary animation is led by Dina Goder, Aleksandr Rodionov and Evgenia Zhirkova. For a week of intensive study, each of the groups of school participants manage to shoot their short animation documentary draft and most often these are personal stories. Natasha Polyakova, a participant of the Documentary Animation School, will join the meeting. Her film is also included in the Kinoproba competition program. Elizaveta Vorobyova and Natasha Polyakova will present films made at the school in 2018 and 2019 and tell how they were created.

Elizaveta Vorobyova – film production manager, producer. Since 2009, curator of the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Cinema and Theater. She is also engaged in the distribution and festival promotion of documentaries.