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Section: International Competition of Animated Films for Children

Five Sheep (2016) 6

Russia | 2016 | 8 min.

Once upon a time there was once a king and he had everything he wished. The only thing he missed was a child. After fighting in a war, he drinks from the dragon well. Hhe has to pay his price – give the dragon the thing he does not know he has at home.

Duration8 min
Directed by Maria Stepanova
Screenplay Kalin Anna
Director of Photography ---------
Music original
Edited by Borisov Sergey
Contact Maria Stepanova


A Russian animator and director, she graduated from Andrei Tarkovsky Film Lyceum and the Russian State Film Institute VGIK. She also gained inspiration at a Munich film academy. Her rich animation filmography includes, e.g. The Holy (Svyato, 2002), Vasana (2006), Two Princesses (Dvye princessy, 2009), One Hundred Birds (Sto ptitz, 2013) and Holly & Dolly (Ovechki Kholli i Dolli, 2009).This film is a part of the set Short Animations 8.