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Alexey Galkin
Vladimir Malyshev, Fyodor Popov
Vadim Kuskov
Alexey Galkin
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Once upon a time there were girls
Жили-были девочки
A small fairy story, almost a parable, about a girl and her mother, about the eternal dream of women of any age and any era.
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Selected festival history
  • International film competition «Progress» (2nd place in the category «Animation»)
  • International Film Festival «Zilant» (Best animated film)
  • International Film Forum «Golden Knight»
  • International Short Film Festival «Vision»
Alexey Galkin
DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY:
Alexey was born in Nizhny Novgorod. Graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod Art College in the Faculty of Easel Painting. Next he entered VGIK, where he graduated from the Faculty of Arts with a degree in Animation (S.M. Sokolov's workshop). Worked on several projects with director A.M. Gorlenko as an artist and production designer. Took part in the making of the film 'Pro Kota' (director R.Sh. Yanov). Currently teaches at VGIK and runs the creative workshop of animation directors.

Director's filmography:
2019 – «What Cats Talk About»
2017 – «Once upon a time there were girls»
2016 – «How the New Year Comes»
2015 – «And now the air elephant floats»
2013 – «Hippo Songs»