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    Cornstalk / Dylda

    Russia / Color / 8' / 2020 6+

    International Jury Award for Best Short Animation Film Best animated short film

    This is a story about a princess, whose life is not so easy because of her giant height. The King arranges a ball in an attempt to marry off his daughter. But all the suitors run away in horror. Despair and a coincidence lead the Cornstalk to where she finds her happiness.

    Anastasiia Zhakulina

    She was born in Balakovo, Russia, in 1982. She studied design at the Saratov School of Fine Arts and then scenography at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). She worked as a scene painter in the theatre and since 2005 she has been involved in animation.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Anastasiia Zhakulina
    • Screenplay: Maria Chernitsina
    • Cinematography: Anastasiia Zhakulina
    • Editing: Anastasiia Zhakulina
    • music: Sofia Petkevich
    • Sound Design: Elena Nikolaeva
    • producer:: Nikolay Makovsky


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