Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

Under the Clouds

Ajyal Competition, Ajyal at Katara

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Vasilisa Tikunova / Short Narrative / Russian Federation / 2021 / 4 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Sports, Crime, Documentary, Animation
MENA Premiere


On an island in the middle of the ocean, Walter the Lamb dreams of one day becoming a cloud. He’s certainly got the fluffiness to achieve his ambition, but it won’t be an easy journey! When his ravenous flock devours the whole island’s natural food supply, things look bleak for Walter. But suddenly, he is swept away in a storm and drenched in water. It’s not all bad though, as wherever he goes now, he brings rain to help the grass grow!

About the Directors

Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
The Zimbalists are Emmy®nominated writers, directors, and editors whose films have been broadcast on several TV networks including HBO, MTV and PBS, in addition to getting theatrical distribution across five continents, Jeff's film "Favela Rising" (co-directed with Matt Mochary) has won prestigious international awards, including the Best Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005.

Vasilisa Tikunova was born in Belgorod, Russia in 1998. She was a student at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). ‘Under the Clouds’ is her first studio film created at Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio.


Vasilisa Tikunova
Vasilisa Tikunova
Boris Mashkovtsev
Jeff Zimbalist, Greg O'Toole
Ion Furjanic
Maria Leonova
Jeff Zimbalist
Production Company
Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio
Vladimir Derevyanko
Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio
Voice: Vasilisa Tikunova

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