The swing (2009)

  • Director Elena Kurkova
  • Script Elena Kurkova
  • Art-director Elena Kurkova
  • Producer Liubov Gaydukova
  • Technique cut-outs animation
  • Duration 8 min 42 sec
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Language no dialogue
  • Color color
  • Audience any
  • Date of completion 2009


A story that tells how an old woman and a crow that couldn`t fly, both acquired wings.

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




  • Hiroshima International Animation Festival (Japan, 2010)
  • Giffoni Film Festival (Italy, 2011)
  • Tricky Women Film Festival (Austria, 2011)
  • Cairo International Cinema and Art Festival for Children (Egipt, 2010)
  • Basauri-Bizkaia International Animated Film Festival AnimaBasauri – AnimaBasque (Spain, 2011)


    • Prize «The Best Animation Film», Moscow Short Film Festival Debuts (Russia, 2009)
    • Prize «The Best Experimental Film», Moscow Short Film Festival (Russia, 2009)
    • Diploma «The Best Design Solution», Festival of Students and Debut Films «St. Anna» (Russia, 2010)


Elena Kurkova
Liubov Gaydukova
cut-outs animation

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