Brutus (2014)

  • Director Svetlana Filippova
  • Script Svetlana Filippova, Ludvik Askenazy
  • Art-director Svetlana Filippova
  • Producer Lyubov Gaidukova
  • Technique archived video, coal animation
  • Duration 12 min 49 sec
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Language Russian
  • Subtitles English
  • Сolor color, black&white
  • Audience adult
  • Date of completion 2014


After a short story by Ludvik Askenazy

The harrowing story of a dog and its owner, who were dwellers of the Jewish ghetto, and later of the death camp, during World War II.

Film was shot with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation.



  • Film was the participant of 30 international festivals, including::
  • International Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner (France, 2014)
  • Annecy Animation Film Festival (France, 2014)
  • Stuttgart’s Inteational Festival of Animated Film (Germany, 2014)
  • Zagreb Animation Film Festival Animafest (Croatia, 2014)
  • Hiroshima International Animation Festival (Japan, 2014)


9 awards, including:

  • Grand Prix «The Best Animation Film», Etiuda&Anima Film Festival (Poland, 2014)
  • Diploma «Special Mention» in the «Best Short Film» category, World Festival of Animated film Varna (Bulgary, 2014)
  • Prize «The Best Animation Film», Kaohsiung Film Festival (Taiwan, 2014)
  • Grand Prix, International Festival of Animated Film Tofuzi (Georgia, 2014)

Svetlana Filippova
Lyubov Gaidukova
archived video, coal animation

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