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Russia will show three shorts at the International Animation Festival in Ottawa

RAFA newsSeptember 09, 2013 18:08

Three films of Russian directors will be presented at the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF). Organizers selected 106 finalists for competition this year from Canada, USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan and other countries.

Anna Budanova, Russian young director from Ekaterinburg, will present her film Obida (The Wound). The short dwells on the story of a little girl whose wound turns into a big shaggy creature. Budanova`s work has won a special jury award at The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and received favorable reviews at the Open Russian Festival of Animated Film.

Selection committee has also accepted Anna Shepilova`s project Dozhd Idyot (It's Raining). The short is about instability of human happiness. It received awards of many festivals such as the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France), a Corto di Donne festival (Italy) and the Big Cartoon Festival (Russia).

The short Snejinka (Snowflake), directed by the Russian director NataliaChernysheva, has been also selected for the competition program of the festival.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival is one of the largest film event attracting attendees from around the world. The festival will be held in Canada’s capital city from September 18-22. Organizers expect more than 20 thousand people to attend the festival.

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