Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation is a Strategic Partner of the Festival.
The best modern animation films from all over the world, video conferences with famous directors and artists, lectures
delivered by acknowledged specialists in the field along with workshops on different animation techniques at the
Cartoon Factory, all these content and events intended for children, teenagers and adults is available to anyone from any
place in Russia and for no fee at all!
What is the BCF online?
- screenings of Russian and foreign animation films,
- video conferences with directors and artists,
- master classes of top professionals,
- famous Cartoon Factory.
The two central blocks of the Festival traditionally are the Premieres and the Winners. The former is a set of Russian
animation films produced within the past year, and the latter consists of foreign animation films that already won prizes
and awards at international festivals all over the world. The Festival program also features several new full-length
animation films, sets of the best Russian and foreign short films for children, a program of documentary animation and
films by students of the British National Film and Television School (NFTS) and the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA).
All viewers vote for their favorite films, and the winner is awarded with an Audience Choice Award aka a figure of girl
Famous Russian and foreign directors, animators and producers, creators of iconic TV series and super-successful full-
length films, experimental artists and winners of world festivals are the guests of our online Festival. Meetings with
them are held in Zoom.
The Cartoon Factory
For ten Festival days, The Cartoon Factory opens its virtual doors to the most beloved for our viewers animation
workshops. A director and an artist Yevgenia Zhirkova teaches us the basics of hand-drawn animation, Vasily Chirkov
turns plain paper into characters, together with Alexandra Kharitonova we learn the secrets of powder animation, with
Yura Boguslavsky we sculpt and fashion, and Alexander Chirkov teaches us how to work with sound in a film. In order
to feel the atmosphere of a real life animation studio, we asked Factory's craftsmen to share their experience and give
lectures on the peculiarities of working in different animation techniques during the first weekend of the Festival.
The Festival is held on our website www.multfest.ru. After passing a simple registration, everyone can watch the entire
program of the Festival, as well as register to participate in video conferences, lectures and The Cartoon Factory. The
number of participants is limited only at The Cartoon Factory workshops, so one needs to choose a convenient date and
time for the event to attend.
The Big Cartoon Festival is the largest annual animation festival in Russia. Since 2007, it has been introducing Russian audience to the best examples of Russian and foreign animation. The Festival program includes screenings of full-length films, thematic programs of short animation for adults and children, meetings with leading artists and directors, and master classes on various animation techniques. During recent years, the Festival has been held in Moscow, Voronezh, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Khabarovsk, Norilsk, Togliatti and Lipetsk, and in July 2020 it is held online for the first time.