School-Studio “SHAR” was founded in 1993 by leading filmmakers Fyodor Khitruk, Eduard Nazarov, Yuri Norshtein and Andrey Khrzhanovsky.
The main activities of the School-studio are:
– professional training of directors and animators;
– production of animated films;
– consultations of masters on all aspects of animation production.
The studio is focused on the production of author films, as well as films for children.
Our teachers are leading directors and animators with an invaluable experience: Andrey Khrzhanovsky, Alexey Demin, Ivan Maximov, Violetta Kolesnikova, Mikhail Tumelya, Elena Chernova, Vladimir Vyshegorodtsev etc.
In 2018 the School-studio “SHAR” celebrated its 25th anniversary. Over this years, a lot of young directors has been released into professional life and more than 80 films have been created.
Films of the School-studio “SHAR” were repeatedly awarded with prizes of Russian and international festivals, nominated for prestigious prizes.
Most of the graduates of the School-studio “SHAR” are now famous animators, laureates of international and Russian festivals.
For the years of its existence the School-studio “SHAR” has gained respect and authority
among professionals and viewers all over the world , as evidenced by numerous prizes and awards:
1998 – Special prize “Best Animation Studio” (13th International Film Festival in Zagreb)
2006 – Prize “The Best Film School Program” (International Festival of Animated Films “KROK”)
2013 – Special diploma “For preserving the school and the best traditions of Russian animation in the newest period of Russian history” (Open Russian Festival of Animated Films in Suzdal)
2016 – Prize “The Best Film School Program” (XIII International Festival of Film School “KINOPROBA”)