Private Project

Shirey Mara

The story is about reconciliation with the loss of a loved one, about waiting for the first snow and about November dreams.
A young wife of Joseph, Mara, dies. She drops off a magic box with her songs as a gift for him.

  • Nata Korneyeva
    Director
  • Nata Korneyeva
    Writer
  • Leonid Kalitenya
    Producer
  • Nata Korneyeva
    Production designer
  • Eldar Musin
    Animation director
  • Daria Pariseyeva
    Animation director
  • Eldar Musin
    Animator
  • Daria Pariseyeva
    Animator
  • Eldar Musin
    Sound designer
  • Eldar Musin
    Composer
  • Daria Pariseyeva
    Character artist
  • Elena Radygina
    Character artist
  • Alexey Luzhin
    Character artist
  • Volodya Berkhin
    Line producer
  • Maxim Perekotin
    Line producer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Belarus
  • Country of Filming:
    Belarus
  • Language:
    Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Near Nazareth IFF 2021
    Afula
    Israel
    June 8, 2021
    World Premiere
    Best Animation
  • The International Animated Film Festival "Banjaluka"
  • International Animation Film Festival TINDIRINDIS
  • Cartoons on the Bay
  • Palm Springs International Animation Festival
  • Paris International Animation Film Festival
  • Miami Jewish Film Festival
  • Jewish Filmfestival Berlin | Brandenburg JFBB
  • Cairo Animation Forum
Distribution Information
  • Qwest Media
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Nata Korneyeva

Born in Minsk, Belarus, Eastern Europe. Based in Israel.
Self-taught film director, writer, artist

2020 — short film "The Bird", director, writer, artist.
Nominee of the International Festival Nefiltrovanoe Kino 2022, Belarus
Official Selection of the International Film Festival Sodruzhestvo 2021, Georgia
Official Selection of the International Festival MosFilmFest 2021, Russia
Finalist of the International Film Festival Near Nazareth Festival 2020, Israel
Finalist of the International Film Festival Košice International Monthly Film Festival 2020, Slovakia
Finalist of the International Film Festival Lift-Off Global Network: First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2020, USA

2021 — short animated film "Shirey Mara", director, writer, artist.
Grassroots Individual Production Grant from funds Genesis and Joint, USA
Winner of the pitching of the International Film Festival "Listapad" 2018, Belarus
Best Animation (Premiere) of the Near Nazareth IFF 2021, Israel, World Premiere
Member of the Belarusian cinema program at European Film Market Berlinale 2022, Germany
Official Selection of the The International Animated Film Festival "Banjaluka" 2021, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Europe Premiere
Official Selection of the International Animation Film Festival TINDIRINDIS 2021, Lithuania
Official Selection of the Cartoons on the Bay 2021, Italy
Official Selection of the Palm Springs International Animation Festival 2021, USA
Official Selection of the Paris International Animation Film Festival 2021, France
Official Selection of the Miami Jewish Film Festival 2021, USA.
Official Selection of the Jewish Filmfestival Berlin | Brandenburg JFBB 2022, Germany
Official Selection of the Cairo Animation Forum 2022, Egypt
Official Selection of The Amarcort Film Festival 2022, Italia
Special Mention of the Northern Lights Nordic-Baltic Film Festival 2022, Scandinavia, Baltic, Belarus
Official Selection of the New York Jewish Film Festival 2023, USA
Official Selection of the ANIMATIBA - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE ANIMAÇÃO DE CURITIBA 2023, Brazilia
Member of Special program of the International animation festival Animix 2023, Israel
Official Selection of the Facade Videofestival Plovdiv 2023, Bulgaria

2023 — short film "The Cat", director, writer, artist.
Member of the Belarusian cinema program at European Film Market Berlinale 2023, Germany
Nominee of the Festival del Cinema di Cefalù 2023, Italy
Official Selection of the Northern Lights Nordic-Baltic Film Festival 2022, Scandinavia, Baltic, Belarus
Official Selection of the Belarusian Films Festival Bulbamovie 2023, Poland

Special prize for the play "Ghosts have nowhere to dance" "For the shortest and highest quality plays" of the International Drama Competition "LitoDrama" 2015, Russia
Special mention for the play "Ghosts have nowhere to dance" III Competition-festival of modern Belarusian drama "WriteBox" 2018, Belarus
Participant of the International Belarusian drama laboratory 2018, Belarus

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Director Statement

Directing poetic fiction and animated films. I research the theme of loneliness, collect stories of human souls, which reflect, as in a mirror, the present time. I am especially interested in the lives of people with mental disorders (bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic).