Film expert, animation specialist, teacher, film director, organizer of film festivals.
Member of the Union of Cinematographers and the Union of Journalists of Russia.
Member of the International Association of Animators (ASIFA).
Member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).

Academician of the Russian Academy of Cinematographic Arts “Nika”.
Laureate of international film festivals.

Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism (1979, diploma with honors)
Professional activity
Natalia Lukinykh has been engaged in film journalism for a long time, until she chose animation as the main object of her professional activity. As an expert in animated films, he constantly participates in the work of selection commissions and the jury of many film festivals in Russia and abroad.
Head of the programs of the International Animation Festival “KROK”.
Program Director of the Russian Open Animated Film Festival (Suzdal).
Expert on animation and author of articles of the Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Newest Russian Cinema (St. Petersburg, 2002).
Correspondent in publications
– Literaturnaya Gazeta
– “Soviet Culture”
– “Independent newspaper”
– “Constellation”
Author of publications about contemporary cinema and animation in publications
– “Soviet Culture”
– “Screen and Scene”
– “The Art of Cinema”
– “The Soviet Screen”
– “Musical Life”, etc.
The author of plots for TV programs
– “News”
– “Movie Magic”
– “The state of things”
– “Meanwhile,” and others.
The creator of the original cyclic TV programs about animation
– “Animation” (“RTR”, 1993-97 gg.)
– “The New Animakeka” (NTV +, 1998)
– “Mult-Lesson” (“AST”, the channel “Culture”, 1998-2000).
– “People and dolls”
(Documentary, 20 minutes, 2000, ROC “Soyuzmultfilm”)
– “France – the birthplace of cinema and animation”
(From the documentary cycle Children’s Encyclopedia of World Cultures, 12 minutes, 2001, Tsentrnauchfilm studio and DNT TV channel)
– The documentary cycle “Soyuzmultfilm – fairy tales and were”
(12 films for 26 minutes, the Foundation for Social and Cultural Programs “Gubernia”, 2003-2004).
– Documentary cycle “Dolls in the world of people”
(4 films for 44 minutes, the Foundation for Social and Cultural Programs “Gubernia”, the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography, 2005)
– “Peace in the palm of your hand”
(Documentary, 39 minutes, Foundation for Social and Cultural Programs “Gubernia”, Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography, 2007)
– – “The Sun of Our Childhood”
(Documentary, 2 parts for 26 minutes, Foundation for Social and Cultural Programs “Gubernia”, 2010)
– Documentary cycle “Reckless talents”
(4 films for 30 minutes, the studio “Master-Film”, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, 2009-11).
Pedagogical activity
– School-studio “SHAR”
As a participant of international master classes in various film schools in the world, she taught students in Ukraine, Lithuania, Estonia, Belgium, Portugal, Ireland.