For director Stanislav Sokolov, Hoffamniada is the culmination of over ten years work on a story about the Prussian literary master of the early 19th…
Nikolai Makovsky is a director, animator and producer, and served as director of Soyuzmultfilm studios from 2011 to 2014. He is a member of the Cinematographers Union of the Russian Federation and one of the founders of the “SHAR” animation school-studio. He graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in 1978, shooting three animated projects on 16mm while a student. In 1995, Nikolai earned a degree in Animated Film Directing from the film school Graduate Courses for Screenwriters and Directors. His thesis film, The Law of Conservation took third place at the Third Annual “Saint Anna” Student Film Competition in Moscow in 1996.
From 1996 to 2003, he worked at Graduate Courses for Screenwriters and Directors, and from 2003 to 2010, was an on-staff director and producer at the National Film Center. While completing his own projects, The Law of Conservation and The Thin Web (2004), Nikolai also worked as a screenwriter, artist and animator on many other projects. He was DP on the animated films The Wanderer (1995), Grandjeter (1998) and Autumn Has Come (1999); and screenwriter for Spot the Pooch (2001), Birthday (2004), The Autumn of Childhood (2005) and The Lawmaker (2005).
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