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enlarge Animation Festivals 2016

Over the past few months Studio M.I.R.’s cartoons "Johann Strauss", "Mikhail Glinka", "Frederic Chopin" and "Claude Debussy" from the series "Tales of the Old Piano" took part in numerous international festivals, such as Tricky Women (Austria), Go Short (Netherlands), MIAF (Australia), ReAnimania (Armenia), Cinanima and Monstra (Portugal), The International Children's Film Festival (USA), Annecy (France), national competitions "Nika" and "Golden Eagle", as well as many others. Special attention has been paid to the films "Johann Strauss", directed by Elena Petkevich and "Marco Polo", directed by Alexander Guriev at the prestigious animation festival HIROSHIMA (Japan). The film "Johann Strauss" was shown in a special section of children's animation.

«The Tales of the Old Piano. Chopin» directed by Irina Kodyukova and produced by Studio M. I. R. has been awarded for the Best Animated Series at the 11TH WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILMS IN VARNA (WFAFilm)
enlarge ‘Attention! KOAPP is speaking and showing!’ exhibition in the State Darwin Museum in Moscow. 29.04­–26.07

On April 29 the State Darwin Museum presented a new exhibiton dedicated to children’s radio and television show ‘KOAPP’ created by famous writer Mailen Konstantinovsky.

Visitors of the exhibition could hear familiar voices of the Soviet actors (Olga Ostroumova, Vsevolod Abdulov, Semen Farada and many others), who created brilliant animal characters, as well as 70 original dolls used for creating the cartoon (provided by the Moscow’s Museum of CInema). Also visitors could discover real prototypes of the characters from the wildlife, take a fresh look at the ironic quotes and colorful illustrations from the books of Mailen Konstantinovsky and read dozens of genuine letters addressed KOAPP by children.

The exhibition ‘Attention! KOAPP is speaking and showing!’ will be held in Moscow in the main building of the State Darwin Museum at Vavilova, 57 until 26 July 2015
enlarge ‘Golden Eagle’ national award.

‘Chopin’ animation film directed by Irina Kodyukova and produced by Studio M.I.R. was nominated for the ‘Golden Eagle’ national award.
enlarge ‘Marco Polo’ Show In Rimini

On September 21, 11.00, at the Teatro Novelli of Rimini ‘Marco Polo’ will be staged — a musical journey, led by Ara Malikian (violin), Luis Gallo (guitar), Flavio Albanian (narrator). It’s the first event of ‘Harmoniously’ section of the Malatesta Music Festival devoted to children. The cartoon playing on the background of the stage was made by Studio M.I.R. based on George Lyahovetsky drawings (directed by Alexandr Guriev and Dmitry Naumov). Music by Paganini, Vivaldi, Dvořák, Khačaturjan and Ara Malikian is played.

The show is dedicated to the great Italian poet and screenwriter Tonino Guerra who, like Marco Polo, has looked at the world through the eyes of a child.

Website of the festival: www.sagramusicalemalatestiana.it
enlarge ‘Tchaikovsky’ coming back home.

The tremendous event took place on July 12th in Klin, State House-Museum of P. I. Tchaikovsky.

‘Tchaikovsky’ puppet — the hero of the animation film ‘Tchaikovsky. An Elegy’, from the series ‘Tales Of The Old Piano’ was given forever to the museum by the director of the film Barry JC Purves, well known puppet animator from Great Britain. As Barry Purves said, ‘“Tchaikovsky” coming back home!’

On the day before, 11.07, Barry and other creators of the film met with Russian animators in the British Embassy. Barry shared his view on Tchaikovsky’s music, history of the film’s creation and how he interacted with the doll. The event was attended by Irina Margolina, Nataliya Dabizha, Stanislav Sokolov, Elena Chernova, Alexey Demin, Andrey Khrzhanovskiy, Aida Zyablikova and others.

The events were organized by: Studio M.I.R., the State House-Museum of P. I. Tchaikovsky, Embassy of Great Britain in Russia, Business Traveller Magazine and Russian Animated Film Association.
enlarge Diploma for animation film «Marco Polo’s travel»

Open Russian Animation Film Festival in Suzdal( 19 – 24 of March).
Film «Marco Polo’s travel, or how America was discovered» received the diploma ( category «Graphic features»). Film director: Alexander Guriev, artists: Georgy Lyahovetsky and Alexander Guriev.
enlarge Show «Marco Polo. Musical voyage for children» in Modena

In the ancient Italian town of Modena was held a musical show based on pictures by Gosha Lyakhovetsky and on animated films – «The journey of Marco Polo or, how America was discovered» directed by Alexandr Guriev and «Gosha’s tales» directed by Dmitry Naumov. The theatre of Modena attracted hundreds of young children and their parents who would interrupt the show with rapturous ovation several times. The video after Gosha’s pictures was accompanied by Spanish violin virtuoso Ara Melikana and guitarist Luis Gallo who were playing pieces from Nikolo Paganini, Antonio Vivaldi, Aram Khachaturian. The event was organized by one of the major theatrical producers in Italy - A.T.E.R. (Associazione Teatrale Emilia Romagna).
enlarge Russian Federation Government Prize presentation

On February, 5 in 2014 Russian Federation Government Prize in the field of culture was officially presented to its laureates in the White House in Moscow. For «The tales of the old piano» by Studio M.I.R. the Diplomas of Laureate and decorations were given to playwright, director and producer Irina Margolina, musicologist Elena Dolinskaya, and in absentia – to director Oxana Cherkasova. The Prize was presented by Olga Golodets – Deputy Prime Minister. Dmitry Medvedev, Russian Federation Prime Minister, also delivered a greeting speech to the Prize laureates.
enlarge «Tales of the old piano» presentation in New-York

On February, 4 in School of Visual Arts (SVA) theatre the presentation of «Tales of the old piano» took place. Six films from the project were shown – «Ludvig van Beethoven», «Antonio Vivaldi», «Giaochino Rossini. Notes of a gourmet», «Fourth orange. Sergei Prokofiev», «Tchaikovsky. An elegy», «J. S. Bach». The project was introduced by Reeves Lehmann – Chair of Animation and video department in SVA and Catherine Branscome – Studio’s M.I.R. distributor in America.

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