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Watch Mykyta Lyskov’s animation created from watercolor drawings

On April 20, animation director Mykyta Lyskov («Deep Love», «The End») released his film «Imaginary Landscapes» on his YouTube channel. The animated short film consists of small 6×2 cm watercolor drawings.

Lyskov created this animation as part of his solo exhibition «Mobility» at the Artsvit Gallery in Dnipro in 2019. The festival premiere of «Imaginary Landscapes» took place at the Linoleum festival in 2020. In 2022 the animation won the grand prize in the abstract animation competition at the Czech Anifilm festival. The film was also nominated for the Film Critics Award «Kinokolo» in the category «Best Animated Film» in 2020.

Mykyta Lyskov has been working in animation for more than 15 years, focusing on the reality of his native city of Dnipro. In addition to creating animated films, Lyskov also runs a Telegram channel about author animation, gathering current news and explaining the context of the work. There the director also held a flash mob among animators, who were encouraged to create short films about the deaths of putin and lukashenko. Lyskov took part in dozens of festivals in China, France and Germany.

Read more about his projects in our guide to Ukrainian animation, and check out a conversation with the director here.

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