Tatiana Poliektova

Tatiana Poliektova (born 1985) is a Russian animator, illustrator and film director, mostly working together with her twin sister Olga Poliektova.

Tatiana Poliektova
Татьяна Полиектова
Born1985 (age 36–37)
Alma materSaint Petersburg State University of Film and Television
OccupationDirector, animator, illustrator
Known forShort animation films: Tomato story, Noise, Quagga, Warm Liguria, Cinema Dehors, Crab story, My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree
Notable work
  • My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree


Tatiana Poliektova and her twin sister Olga 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, Tatiana and Olga 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, Cinema Dehors, Crab story, My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree), presented at 150 festivals worldwide and received over 50 awards.

In 2013 Tatiana and Olga 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 Tatiana and Olga were on the jury of the Lucania Film Festival (Pisticci, Italy).

In 2017 Tatiana was on the jury of the Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival (Poznań, Poland).

Currently Tatiana and Olga work at Petersburg Animation Studio as directors for the kid’s animated series Babiriki (over a billion views on YouTube[1]).

They also work on new animation film The swimmer in co-production with France and Germany.

Selected awardsEdit

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) [2] 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.[3]

Year Festival Award
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)


  1. ^ "Babyriki Channel". YouTube. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Winners and Prizes". 2015 Giffoni Film Festival. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ "89th Annual Academy Award Qualifying Animated Short Films". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 10 February 2018.

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