Olga Poliektova and Tatiana Poliektova, twin sisters were born in St-Petersburg, Russia. Since early years they began to draw and graduated Art and the University of Cinema and Television in animation and computer graphic. They started to work together as film director duo and animators.
During these years they made several short animation films (“Tomato story”, “Inspiration”, “Noise”, “I see you”, “Quagga”, “Warm Liguria”) which took part over then in 100 worldwide festivals and earned over 50 awards. Their animation film “Noise” was first screened at Cannes Film Festival (Short Corner) in May 2012 and also at Moscow International Film Festival in June 2012.
In 2013 they made animation film “Quagga” in production with Tve (television for the environmental) and Bloomberg, London. It was awarded as the Best Environmental film in Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (Malaysia), Ecotopfilm 2013 (Slovak Republic) and got in the list of top 50 best shorts of Russia (Global Russian shorts).
In 2014 they were invited as a jury on Lucania International Film Festival (Pisticci, Italy).
In 2015 their new film “My Grandfather was a cherry tree”, made with the support of Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, won the prize on the biggest children film festival in Italy – Giffoni Film Festival, New York Int'l Children's Film Festival together with 40 more awards and to 170 more festivals.
It was Oscar nominated and was selected to Long list as best short animation film.
Nowadays they are making new film “The swimmer” with co-production with France and Germany.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    My Grandfather was a cherry tree2015
    Animation
    Warm Liguria2013
    Documentary, Web / New Media
  • Director (1 Credit)
    Warm Liguria2013
    Documentary, Web / New Media
Special Jury Mention
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
PLAY- Lisbon’s International Kids film festival
2018
Best Animation Short
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Paris Art and Movie Awards
2017
Best national short film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Green vision film festival
2017
Jury prize and Public prize
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Florence Short Film Festival
2017
Best animation film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Toko film festival
2017
Best international animation film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
NDU International Film Festival
2017
The Honors diploma for the best animation film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
30th Int Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults
2017
Short Excellece award
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
The Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival
2017
Gran Prix
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Ty ne odin film festival
2017
Best Animation, Best Score
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
The LA Shorts awards
2017
Animated short award of jury special mention
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Formosa Festival of international film awards
2017
Audience award for the best film and jury special mention
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Rural Film Festival
2016
Main Prize in Category F - Children and Youth - Prize of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
International Film Festival EKOTOPFILM - ENVIROFILM 2016
2016
Platinum winner for international general category
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Wasaga film festival
2016
Animation award
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Porto 7 International film festival
2016
Best animation film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Kinolikbez film festival
2016
Best animation film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Kinoles festival of live cinema
2016
Audience award
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Festival of short films “CORTOSPLASH”
2016
Best animation
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
SicilianAmbiente film festival
2016
Best animation
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Italian Movie Award
2016
Special jury mention
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Festival International du film pour l’enfance et la jeunesse de Sousse
2016
special mention
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
21° Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños
2016
Best original score
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
The Chandler International Film Festival (CIFF)
2016
Best animation film for children
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
International Children Television Festival “Dytiatko
2016
Best Animation short
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (HIMPFF)
2016
Best Animation Short Film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
2016
Best short film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
BUFF International Film festival
2016
Award in the category Children and Youth
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
the Ecotopfilm festival in Prague
2016
Audience award Best film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Jula festival kinobruch
2016
Jury award Best film for children 7+ years old
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
El Meu Primer festival
2016
Jury award: Animation
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
New York Int'l Children's Film Festival
2016
Best Short Film Award (Animation Category)
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
WOMEN Media Arts and Film Festival
2016
Award for the best animation film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Smile IFF for Children and Youth
2015
Children jury award for the best short film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Ale Kino International Young Audience FF
2015
Best short animation film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Lahore International Children Film Festival
2015
Special jury prize
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
RIFF Russia-Italia Film Festival
2015
Children’s Short Award Golden Gateway
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
2015
Minister foreign affairs award
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
New Chitose International Animation
2015
Best technique and Best Animation
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Lucania Film Festival
2015
2d best animation film (+18)
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Giffoni Film festival
2015
2d Award for Best Children Film
My Grandfather was a cherry tree
Insomnia Animation Festival
2015
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