Elena Walf was born in Moscow, Russia and received her first degree at Moscow State University of Printing Arts in 2004. In the recent years Elena has illustrated several children’s books, mainly for publishing houses from Taiwan, South Korea, Germany and Russia. In 2011 Elena entered Baden-Württemberg Film Academy to study at the Animation Institute and graduated in 2015. Now she works as an independent animation director, art director and animator in Stuttgart, Germany.



2013 - Ottawa International Animation Festival - Best Undergraduate Animation Award

2015 - Primanima World Festival, Hungary, Budaörs - Children Audience Award

2016 - Roshd International Film Festival, Iran - Children Audience Award

2015 - Filmschau Baden-Württemberg - Best Animation

2016 - Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival - Best Animated Shortfilm

2017 - 7th Singapore International Children's Film Festival - Special Jury Price

2017 - PLAY Lisbon's Children and Youth Film Festival - Best PLAY Shortfilm



3D World Magazine - Issue 224