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Olga Poliektova

Film director, Animator

Twin sisters Olga and Tatiana Poliektova were born in St-Petersburg, Russia. From their early years they began drawing. They graduated from art school and later in animation and computer graphics from the University of Cinema and Television.

Afterwards, they started working together as a film director duo and animators. Over the years, they have made several short animation films, participating in 300 festivals worldwide and earning over 60 awards, for example at the Giffoni Film Festival and the New York International Children's Film Festival. Their film, My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree, was Oscar nominated and was selected for the long list as Best Short Animation Film. In 2018, they completed the film Listen Papa! and started a new film, Beast Inside, a co-production with Germany and France.

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