Ajyal Film Festival 2022

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My Friend Tiger (Мой друг тигр)

Ajyal Competition, Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Tatiana Kiseleva / Short Narrative / Russian Federation / 2021 / 7 min / Colour / Apple Pro Res 422 / In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles / International Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


A tiger cub and little girl grow up together in a busy city. Inseparable, they do everything as a pair on an increasingly cramped bike. But as the tiger grows, their once big city doesn’t seem so big anymore! A short animation with a colossal heart, ‘My Friend Tiger’ deals with the subjects of companionship, personal growth, and self-actualisation.

About the Director

Tatiana Kiseleva graduated from VGIK (Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography) as an animation and computer graphic artist under A. Gorlenko. Since 1998 she has been working as an animator with various Moscow studios, on more than 40 animated films, including such animated features as ‘New Bremen’, ‘Prince Vladimir’, ‘Ku! Kin-Dza-Dza’, and ‘The Tale of Peter and Fevronia’. She is a multiple award winner of the Suzdal Festival / Animation competition (2011-2014), and winner of the Icarus national award in the Animator category (2016).


Tatiana Kiseleva
Tatiana Kiseleva, Tatiana Pankratova
Production Designer
Valentina Barabash
Artem Vassiliev
Production Company
Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio
Margarita Basenko
Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio

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