On 20 November 2004, at the Baltiskii Dom theatre in St. Petersburg, Multivision 2004, the 2nd International Festival of Animation Art, took place to huge public response. – 25.11.2004

On the second year of its existence, the festival had considerably expanded its program including an all night marathon screening and a day time children’s programme. And, for the first time, a competition was held for the best animation films in various categories.

Following are the Prize Winners:

The God
Written, directed and illustrated by Elena Chernova
Produced by Pilot Studios, Moscow, 2003

First Place:

Режиссе, сценарист, художник: Елена Чернова
Московская анимационная студия “Пилот”, 2003 г.

Second Place (Three-way tie):

Second Place and Best Children’s Film
Smeshariki (collection of animated films for children)
Directed by Denis Chernov
Written by Alexey Lebedev
Illustrated by Salavat Shaiginurov, Maria Susidko
Produced by Petersburg Studios, 2004
Second Place and Critics Choice Award
Directed by Steve Whitehouse, Canada
Autumn Rise
Directed by Alexandra Uvarova
Debut work by Aleksandra Uvarova, student at the St. Petersburg University of Cinema and TV

Third Place:

300 Stories About Petersburgers
Concept by Alexander Druzhinin and Andrey Karpushin
Directed and illustrated by Djangir Sulaymanov
Screenplay by Andrey Karpushin, Djangir Sulaymanov, Gosha Shpektrov, Denis Eleonsky
Produced by Show Reel Studios

Best Internet Animation:

Magazinchik BO
Directed by Oleg Kuvayev and Katya Gorelova
Produced by Mult.ru Studios

The Jury:

  • Irina Evteeva is the jury’s chairman. she is a professor in the Faculty of Motion Picture Art at St. Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television. She is also a director for Lenfilm Studios
  • Anastasy Kuryohina – Director of the International Center of Modern
  • Andrey Zonin – Director of the State Institute for Cultural Programs
  • Vasily Konovalov – Professor and Vice-Chancellor of Animation and Graphics at the St. Petersburg State University of Cinema and TV
  • Ivan Savenkov – Artist and animator
  • Olesya Turkina – Senior Curator, Contemporary Art Department of The State Rus-sian Museum
  • Rosana Zelma – Artistic Director for MultTeleFilm Studio and Screen Studio
  • Sergey Debizhev – Film director

The organizers wish to express their gratitude to everyone who participated in the festival. Your works have had a huge impact on the development of and interest in animation art in Russia. We look forward to further cooperation and invite you and your colleagues to take part in Multivision 2005 – the 3rd International Festival of Animation Art.

Yours faithfully,
Svetlana Petrova, Artistic Director
Alexander Druzhinin, Director of Programming
Alla Kladova, Managing Director