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Director / 2010

Graduation film from the National Film and Television School.

Laika is a re-imagining of the true story about the first dog in space and what may have happened to her on her momentous journey.

An intelligent creature, curious and proud she fulfills her duty taught to her by the scientists back on earth. Laika daydreams of her life before space travel and her humble beginnings on the streets of Moscow.

8min40sec / 16:9 / Colour / HD / Dolby Digital / CelAction (Digital Cut-Outs)


Winner of Van d'OR award for Best Animated Film at Cannes in a Van Festival 2011.

-Shanghai International Film Festival (Nominated for the International Student Shorts Award)/China
-Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival/Portugal 
-Cartoon Club Animation Festival/Italy
-International Animation Festival Krok/Russia
-Red Stick Animation Festival/USA
-IX Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning/Russia
-Corona Cork Film festival/Ireland
-Skena Up International Student Film and Theatre Festival/Kosovo
-International Animation Film Festival„ Tindirindis 2010“/Lithuania

-"British Shorts" 4th Lichtspielklub Kurzfilmfestival/Germany
-Open Russian Festival of Animated Film in Suzdal/Russia
-Be there! Animation Festival/Greece
-AniFest/Czech Republic
-BFI Future Film Festival/UK
-Ffresh Student Festival-Nominated for the best UK Graduation Film/UK
-International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh
-International Izmir Animation Festival/Turkey
-Early Melons Student Film Festival/Slovakia
-ANIMABASAURI – ANIMABASQUE International Animation Festival/Spain
-CMS International Children’s Film Festival/India
-Saracosta Film Festival/USA
-IZAF International Izmir Animation Festival/Turkey
-NexT Film Festival/Romania
-Athens Art Video Festival/Greece
-WIZ-ART International Short Film Festival/Ukraine
-Cannes In a Van/UK-France
-Punchon International Fantastic Film Festival/Korea
-SICAF, Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival/Korea
-Animation Block Party/USA
-Naoussa International Film Festival/Greece
-Comic-Con International California and Spike&Mike Twisted Animation Festival/USA
-Sopot International Film Festival/Poland
-Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults/Australia
-Animasyros International Animation Festival/Greece
-International Animated Film Festival Banjaluka/Bosnia and Herzegovina
-WorldKids International Film Festival/India
-Hamptons International Film Festival/USA
-Roshd International Film Festival/Iran
-UP and Coming International Film Festival/Germany
-Virgin Atlantic/NFTS Film Festival in the Sky as part of Virgin Atlantic inflight entertainment/Worldwide
-Short Soup International Short Festival/Australia

© National Film and Television School 2010

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