Oksana Leontievna Cherkasova

Oksana Leontievna Cherkasova

Film director, scriptwriter
Professor of the Ural State University of Architecture and Art (USUAA)
Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of culture and art
Laureate of the Government Prize of the Russian Federation
Laureate of the Governor’s Prize of the Russian Federation
Member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation
Member of the Union of Designers
Academician of the Nika Academy of Cinematic Arts
Expert of the Ikar National Animation Awards

Born in Norilsk.
In 1976, Cherkasova graduated from the Design Faculty of the Sverdlovsk Architecture Institute, after which she worked at the Institute of Technical Aesthetics, and then at the Sverdlovsk Film Studio as an artist and assistant director.
As part of a film crew, she visited many parts of the former USSR.
From 1979 to 1981, Cherkasova studied at the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors in Moscow (workshop by F. Khitruk and Y. Norshteyn).
From 1981 to 2002, she worked at the Sverdlovsk Film Studio and at A-FILM Studio as a director and animator.
Since 1991, Cherkasova has been teaching folk theatre at the Art Etude Gymnasium No. 1 in Yekaterinburg.
Since 2002, she has been teaching at the USUAA. In 2004, she became Head of the Graphics and Animation Department at the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Architecture.

• 1986 Kutkh and Mice
• 1987 Wingless Gosling
• 1989 Delo Proshloe (Let Bygones be Bygones)
• 1992 The Cuckoo’s Nephew
• 1995 Nyurka’s Bath
• 1999 Yours Pushkin
• 2002 The Man from the Moon
• 2007 “Antonio Vivaldi” in the Tales of the Old Piano series
• 2012 “Gioachino Rossini. The Gourmet Notes” in the Tales of the Old Piano series
• 2015 Kupava

Jury work at festivals:
(with retrospective screenings of all the films)

• Dresden (Germany) – VII International Short Film Festival (1995)
• Oberhausen (Germany) – 42nd International Short Film Festival (1996)
• Baden (Switzerland) – Fantoche International Animation Film Festival (1997)
• Dresden (Germany) – X International Short Film Festival (1998)
• Krakow (Poland) – Etude International Debut Film Festival (1997).
• Tarusa (Russia) – Open Russian Animation Film Festival (1999)
• Kiev (Ukraine) – KROK International Animation Film Festival (1999).
• Utrecht (Holland) – International Advertising Film Festival (2000)
• Zagreb (Croatia) – International Animation Film Festival (2002)
• Moscow (Russia) – Goldfish IFF (2003)
• Trebon (Czech Republic) – Anifest IFF (2008)
• Stuttgart (Germany) – Stuttgart IFF (2009)
• Bratislava (Slovakia) – Bibiana IFF (2011)
• Krakow (Poland) – Krakow IFF (2012)
• Suzdal (Russia) – IFF (Chair of the Jury), 2018
• Hiroshima (Japan) – Hiroshima IFF(2018)
• Moscow – Kazan (Russia) – KROK IFF (2018)


• Masterclass at the Fantoche Animation Film Festival, Baden (Switzerland), 1997
• Auteur Animation Course at the Faculty of Animation Films, University of Krakow, 1997
• Masterclass as part of the Siberia Film Festival at La Poudrière Animation College, Valence (France), 2000
• Masterclass at Folimage Animation Studio, Lyon (France), 2000
• Masterclass at the International Conference “Animation as a Cultural Phenomenon” at Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, Moscow, 2005
• Masterclass at the Anifest IFF (Czech Republic), 2008
• Masterclass at the Stuttgart International Film Festival (Germany), 2009
• Masterclass at the Academy of Arts (AAAL) in Lucerne (Switzerland), 2010
• Masterclass at the Babiena IFF (Slovakia), 2011
• Masterclass at School-Studio SHAR (Russia), 2013
• Masterclass at School-Studio SHAR (Russia), 2018.
• Masterclass at the Hiroshima IFF (Japan), 2018
• Masterclass at the Nikozi IFF (Georgia), 2018

Methodological works:

• Methodological guide Ot Zimy Do Oseni (From Winter to Autumn) by S.V. Dubovik and O.L. Cherkasova. The manual is certified by the Educational and Methodological Centre for Primary and Secondary Professional Art Education of the Ministry of Culture of Sverdlovsk Region. In 2000, it was awarded a 1st degree Diploma at the regional competition of methodological projects.
• methodological guide Khorovody Rossii (Circle Dances of Russia), 2005