Without leaving the room

A young artist draws paintings to order and is in a stressful state. At the same time, she tries to find inspiration by taking antidepressants and fighting with her inner "monster".

  • Amina Taziatova
  • Amina Taziatova
  • Amina Taziatova
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Не выходя из комнаты
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantasy, Author's movies
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 2D
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Kazakh National University of Arts
Director Biography - Amina Taziatova

Amina Taziatova was born in 1999 in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and started drawing from an early age. During her school years, she participated in various competitions and festivals dedicated to drawing.

From 2016 to 2021, she studied at the Kazakh National University of Arts with a degree in Animation Film Director, graduated with honors.

During the years of training, she created two short animated films. Her graduation cartoon "Without leaving the room" took first place in the category "Best Cartoon" at the Baikonur Festival (2021) in Almaty.

Her cartoon "Sharp Objects" took 3rd place in the International film Competition "Freedom" in Rostov-on-Don (2019), also took part in the festivals "Not just cinema" (2019), "ATAU" (2020).

In future works, she wants to raise the themes of her culture and show the national color of her country to the whole world.

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Director Statement

"Without leaving the room" is my graduation project. While studying at the university, I was depressed, I was worried about my future. In Kazakhstan, the artist's work is poorly paid, and animation art is almost not developed. I was shackled by fear and doubt, but my love of drawing and animation helped me to keep myself in hand. In my cartoon, I showed the experience of working as an artist when you depend on money, the opinions of your audience and your "inner monster", which inspires, but at the same time, is capable of destroying you.