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Dragon Sledge (Devochka, drakon y papa)

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Evgenia Zhirkova / Short Narrative / Russian Federation / 2017 / 3 min / Colour / DCP / In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


A little girl is out with her father to go for a toboggan ride on a super-snowy winter’s day. When Papa takes a call on his mobile, the youngster becomes impatient – but soon she finds herself on an exhilarating adventure through a mediæval world of castles and palaces, friendly dragons and knights in shining armour. ‘Dragon Sledge’ is an engaging celebration of the power of the imagination and of a father’s love for his daughter.

About the Director

Evgenia Zhirkova is a Russian animator and director. A graduate of the International Lyceum of Animation in Moscow, she has employed her animation craftsmanship at a number of Moscow animation studios, among them Pilot, Animos and Shar. She has been a collaborator on the animated series ‘The Many Faces of Russia’ (2007–2009) and on numerous animated films. She is the director of the short films ‘The Flying Boy’ (2014) and ‘Go Be Fat Somewhere Else’ ( 2016).


Evgenia Zhirkova
Evgenia Zhirkova, Anton Olenev
Anastasia Lunkova, Nikolai Makovsky
Production Company
Alexey Kuznetsov
Animation: Evgeniya Zhirkova

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