Russian contender for an Oscar

Konstantin Bronzit, Oscar nominee, Animated Short Film category, Russian animator and animation film director

1965 - Born in St. Petersburg
1983 - Graduates, St. Petersburg Repin Institute of Fine Art
1983 - Artist-animator, Lennauchfilm (studio of popular science films) animated film studio
1988 - Debut as artist-animator, The Round-About
1992 - Graduates, V. Mukhina Leningrad Higher Art and Industrial Academy
1993 - Scriptwriter, director and animator, Moscow animation studio Pilot
1994 - Graduates, scriptwriting and directing under tutorship of Fyodor Khitruk, Moscow
1996 - Joins Pozitiv TV studio
1999 - Art director, Adventures in Emerald City project, Melnitsa animation studio
2003 - Art director, Little Longnose project, Melnitsa animation studio
2004 - Director, Alosha animated feature film
2007 - Short film, Lavatory Lovestory, wins best scenario award, 12th Open Russian fEstival of Animated Film
2009 - Nominated for an academy award, animated short film category

The Academy Award ceremony is held on 22 February. Only one Russian film has been nominated for an award at the 81st Oscars. ‘Lavatory Love story’ by Konstantin Bronzit will compete with five other movies for the best animated short film of the year.