Illuminator 2021
digital 2d and cut-out animation, 7'29"
Direction, design: Olesya Shchukina
Script: Anastasia Patlay
Music: OH MU
Sound design: Andrey Guryanov
Animation: Olesya Shchukina, Iulia Voitova, Arman Avdalyan
A documentary animation based on the real story of Lada, a transgender woman from Russia. She tells her and her brother Ivan’s secret.
The film can be seen at the following festivals around the world:
+ OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival (USA, July 2022)
+ Out & Loud - Pune International Queer Film Festival (India, 2022)
+ Festival du Film d'Animation de Savigny (Switzerland, June 2022)
+ Anibar Animation Festival (Human Rights Competition, Kosovo, July 13-19th, 2022)
+ 21st Korea Queer Film Festival (South Korea, July 23-24th, 2022)
+ Fest Anca (Slovakia, June 30th - July 3rd, 2022)
+ Animatricks (Helsinki Finland, May 19th-22nd, 2022)
+ TAAFI (Canada, online screenings March 24-26th, 2022)
+ Athens ANIMFEST (Greece, online screenings, March 17-20th, 2022)

+ Special Mention for authentic/personal story at the IV RISING OF LUSITANIA AnimaDoc Film Festival (2022, Lodz, Poland)
+ Special Mention for the Human Right Competition at the 13th edition of Anibar Animation Festival (2022, Peja, Kosovo)

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