- awarded films
Short film [10 to 45 min]
Alexey Bondar, Irina Fomchenko, Elena Malenkina
«Before Love» questions solitude, misunderstanding and disunity in our life. The title suggests that everything happening to the characters is not a true love yet. Human shortcomings tie the dramatic knot of the story. Everybody finds his way to be unhappy. Everybody is looking for love.
Igor Kovalyov is the internationally acclaimed filmmaker, designer, animator, and director. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Igor Kovalyov was the co-founder of Moscow's legendary Pilot School of Animation. In 1991, Kovalyov accepted an invitation to work at Klasky Csupo's studio in Hollywood. His short films Andrei Svislotski, Hen, His wife, Bird in the Window, Flying Nansen and Milch have received numerous awards and accolades throughout the animation and film community.