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Weird Market 2022: All Selected Animation Projects
11 Animation Features in the BIAF 2022 Lineup
11 Animation Features in the BIAF 2022 Lineup
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Welcome to the Welcome by Gabriela Sibilska
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'The Golden Age', 'Strange' in Rising of Lusitania Animadoc Awards 2022
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Viborg Animation Festival 2022: A Diverse and Animation-Immersive Program
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18th Seoul Indie AniFest: Programme Highlights
'Bird In the Peninsula', 'The Queen of Foxes' in the Fantoche 2022 Winners
'Bird In the Peninsula', 'The Queen of Foxes' in the Fantoche 2022 Winners
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‘Nayola’ Film Review: When the Animation Is More That the Art of Movement
12 Jury Members for BIAF 2022
12 Jury Members for BIAF 2022
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Money and Happiness by Ana Nedeljkovic and NIkola Majdak Jr: A Happily Rich Trailer
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Conversations With A Whale by Anna Samo
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'A Film Is Like Planning A House Build': Interview with Jonathan Laskar (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
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Perlimps by Alê Abreu: A Forest and A Trailer
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Garbage Man, The Memories of a Family: Interview with Laura Gonçalves
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Telling Stories Is Like Breathing: A Conversation with Signe Baumane
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
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'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov

The latest film by the Russian auteur will have its world premiere at Holland Animation Film Festival.

Otherwise known for his directing credits in the Rugrats series (1992) and  The Rugrats Movie (1998), Ukrainian-born director and animator Igor Kovalyov blends personal sense of guilt and identity questions with more

His new short Before Love is made after a decade after the ominous and captivating Milch [watch it here], an Annie-nominated film, which also won the Ottawa Animation Festival Grand Prix in 2005.

The story starts with a construction worker on a scaffold observing a young woman who is spying on a man. The Russian production Before Love questions solitude, misunderstanding and disunity in our life.

Kovalyov himself has described the short (back in 2010) as a classic love triangle — love meets blood in the thick of the forest. The film has been selected to premiere at the 19th Holland Animation Film Festival (16-20 March 2016) in the shorts competition.

Here's his personal page (updated up to Milch).

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