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Olga Poliektova (born 1985) is a Russian animator, illustrator and film director, mostly working together with her twin sister Tatiana Poliektova.
|Born||1985 (age 33–34)|
|Residence||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Alma mater||Saint Petersburg State University of Film and Television|
|Occupation||Director, animator, illustrator|
|Known for||Short animation films: Tomato story, Noise, Quagga, Warm Liguria, Chiripajas, My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree|
Olga Poliektova and her twin sister Tatiana were born in St. Petersburg, Russia. After graduation from the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television with major in animation and computer graphics, Olga and Tatiana started working together as film directors and animators duo. They also organized several workshops on animation in Russia, Germany, Italy, China and UAE.
During their early career they created several short animation films (Tomato story, Inspiration, Noise, I see you, Quagga, Warm Liguria, Chiripajas, My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree), presented at 150 festivals worldwide and received over 50 awards.
In 2013 Olga and Tatiana were invited to join the cantforget.it Digital Liguria Diary project (Italy), where together with eight other film directors they created a film about Liguria region (Warm Liguria).
In 2014 Olga and Tatiana were on the jury of the Lucania Film Festival (Pisticci, Italy).
In 2017 Olga was on the jury of the KINOLIKBEZ Author's Cinema International Festival (St. Petersburg, Russia).
They also work on new animation film The swimmer in co-production with France and Germany.
The 2015 animation film My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree, created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, was selected for 170 festivals and won the Animated Short 2nd Place Award at the Giffoni Film Festival (2015)  and the Best Animated Short Jury Award at the New York International Children's Film Festival (2016) together 40 other awards. In 2017 it was included into the long list for Oscars nomination.
|2017 (Dec)||Formosa Festival of international film awards (Taiwan)||Animated short award of jury special mention|
|2017 (Nov)||Green Vision film festival (Russia)||Best national short film|
|2017 (Nov)||NDU International Film Festival (Lebanon)||Best international animation film|
|2017 (Oct)||Florence short film festival (Italy)||Jury prize and Public prize|
|2017 (Jul)||Toko film festival (Italy)||Best animation film|
|2017 (Jun)||30th Int Festival of Films for children and young adults (Iran)||The Honors diploma for the best animation film|
|2017 (Jun)||Paris Art and Movie Awards (France)||Best Animation Short|
|2017 (May)||Ty ne odin film festival (Russia)||Gran Prix|
|2017 (May)||The Seoul Guro International kids film festival (S.Korea)||Short Excellence award|
|2017 (Mar)||The LA Shorts awards (USA)||Best Animation: Diamond Award, Best Score: Gold Award|
|2017 (Feb)||PLAY- Lisbon’s International Kids film festival (Portugal)||Special Jury Mention|
|2016 (Nov)||Jula festival kinobruch (Germany)||Audience award Best film|
|2016 (Nov)||El Meu Primer festival (Spain)||Jury award Best film for children 7+ years old|
|2016 (Oct)||Women Media Arts and film festival (Australia)||Best Short Film Award (Animation Category)|
|2016 (Oct)||Ecotopfilm festival in Prague (Czech)||Award in the category Children and Youth|
|2016 (Sep)||International Children Television festival “Dytiatko (Ukraine)||Best animation film for children|
|2016 (Sep)||Hollywood International Moving Pictures film festival (USA)||Best Animation short|
|2016 (Sep)||Barcelona Planet film festival (Spain)||Best Animation Short Film|
|2016 (Aug)||Hollywood International Moving Pictures film festival (USA)||Best Music Score Short|
|2016 (Aug)||21° Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (Mexico)||Special mention|
|2016 (Aug)||The Chandler International film festival (USA)||Best original score|
|2016 (Jul)||Kinoles festival of live cinema (Russia)||Best animation film|
|2016 (Jul)||Festival of short films “CORTOSPLASH” (Italy)||Audience award|
|2016 (Jul)||SicilianAmbiente film festival (Italy)||Best animation|
|2016 (Jul)||Italian Movie Award (Italy)||Best animation|
|2016 (Jul)||Rural film festival (Spain)||Audience award for the best film and jury special mention|
|2016 (Jun)||Porto 7 International film festival (Portugal)||Animation award|
|2016 (Jun)||Kinolikbez film festival (Russia)||Best animation film|
|2016 (May)||International film festival Ekotopfilm - Envirofilm 2016 (Slovak Republic)||Main Prize in Category F - Children and Youth - Prize of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic|
|2016 (May)||Wasaga film festival (Canada)||Platinum winner for international general category|
|2016 (Mar)||BUFF international film festival (Sweden)||Best short film|
|2016 (Mar)||New York Int'l Children's film festival (USA)||Jury award Animation|
|2016 (Mar)||Festival International du film pour l’enfance et la jeunesse de Sousse (Tunisia)||Special jury mention|
|2015 (Dec)||Lahore International children film festival (Pakistan)||Best short animation film|
|2015 (Dec)||Ale Kino International young audience film festival (Poland)||Children jury award for the best short film|
|2015 (Dec)||Smile IFF for children and youth (India)||Award for the best animation film|
|2015 (Nov)||New Chitose International animation festival (Japan)||Minister foreign affairs award|
|2015 (Nov)||Jio MAMI Mumbai film festival (India)||Children’s Short Award Golden Gateway|
|2015 (Nov)||RIFF Russia-Italia film festival (Russia)||Special jury prize|
|2015 (Aug)||Lucania film festival (Italy)||Best technique and Best Animation|
|2015 (Jul)||Insomnia animation festival (Russia)||2d Award for Best Children Film|
|2015 (Jul)||Giffoni film festival (Italy)||2d best animation film (+18)|
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