(2015, duration 01:47)
Animation and postproduction: Marina Belikova
Voice acting: Ian Bowden, Brandon H’Arezzo, Jeni Fulton, Patrick Littlewood, Ludwig Müller, Rachel Rits-Volloch, Becca Sparkes

This work was created in 2015 for the BALAGAN!!! Contemporary Art from the Former Soviet Union and Other Mythical Places exhibition by Momentum and was displayed at Kühlhaus Berlin alongside the other works. It is a visualisation of a poem by David Elliott BALAGAN!!! (the full text may be found on the website of the exhibition).


  • Screening at the BlackBox Shortfilm Festival, Switzerland (2017)
  • Participation in the “Beyond BALAGAN!!! HERO MOTHER: Contemporary Art by Post-Communist Women Rethinking Heroism” show at MOMENTUM gallery, Berlin (2016)

Astronaut’s journal
(2015, duration 05:19)
Animation, story and production: Marina Belikova
Music: Bert Liebold
Voice acting: Becca Sparkes

A Master Thesis animation. Bauhaus University, 2016.
“Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed.”

― Stanisław Lem, Solaris
  • Screenings & Awards:
  • 2018
  • Screening at The Backup festival, Germany
  • Screening at Capital City Film Festival, USA
  • Screening at LifeArt Festival, Greece
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  • Screening at Los Angeles Short Film Festival, USA
  • Screening at Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival, Brazil
  • Screening at Days of German and Russian short films VKRATZE!, Russia
  • Screening at the Independent Days International Filmfestival, Germany
  • Screening at iChill Manila film fest, Philippines
  • Finalist of the European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA), Poland
  • Semi-finalist of the Hollywood Screenings Film Festival, USA
  • Semi-finalist of the Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival
  • Semi-finalist of the Euregion Film Festival, Netherlands
  • 2017
  • The finalist of the Near Nazareth Festival
  • Nomination for the Short Film Festival Beveren, Belgium
  • The best screen play award at The Great Message International Film Festival, India
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  • Screening at the Cinema Sotterraneo at the Bauhaus University Summaery
  • Screening at the Sommernachtstape at Bauhaus University Summaery (2017)
  • The prize winner of “Barcelona Planet Film Festival” (Best Animation Short Film)
  • Finalist of European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA)
  • Semi-finalist of the Eurasian International Monthly Film Festival
  • Semi-finalist of “AniMazSpot International Animation Feedback Festival”
  • Nomination for the “Move Me Productions” Film Festival
  • Screening at “The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival”, USA
  • Screening at “Gold Reel Student Film Festival”
  • Screening at “SHORT to the Point” film festival, Romania

My first day in Weimar
(2014, duration 01:48)
Animation and postproduction: Marina Belikova
Story & voice acting: Ludwig Müller

A documentary animation, based on the story by Ludwig Müller, who also did the voice acting. The work was created in 2014 during the Bauhaus University course “Animated memories”.


  • Screening at The Actual Animation Film Fuss 2017, UK

Kukeri explanation video
(2017, duration 00:52)
Animation: Marina Belikova
Voice: Mihail Mihaylov

A short explanation video about a bulgarian annual festival Kukeri.
Every year in January and February in towns and villages around Bulgaria people gather to celebrate a special kind of festival – Kukeri.
Kukeri are elaborately costumed Bulgarian men who perform traditional rituals intended to chase away the evil spirits.
These kukeri wear carved wooden masks made of fur, leather and wood, with the faces of beasts and birds, which connects them with the ancient Dionysius’s games. Some of the masks are double-faced. One of the sides is smiling and amiable, the other side is vicious, with a hooked nose. Those masks symbolize the good and the bad which inevitably exist in our world side by side.

Nordwind Festival Trailer
(2015, duration 00:50)
Video extract from: AES+F, Inverso Mundus, People and Donkeys, 2015
Concept and creative direction: Marina Belikova, Bureau N

A trailer for the Nordwind Festival. The 6th edition of the Nordwind Festival with its focus on exploring the North European and Baltic performing arts scene this time also throws a spotlight on Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union. It run under the title “BALAGAN!!! – Zones of Resistance” and took place in Berlin, Hamburg, Dresden and – for the first time – in Bern between 14 November and 23 December 2015.

CHA(hOpe)TIK Collection showreel
(2013, duration 00:57)
Animation & postproduction: Marina Belikova
Photos used: Livio Morabito

A showreel, presenting the works by a fashion designer Lucie Veyries, CHA(hOpe)TIK Collection.

(2013, duration 01:06)
Concept and postproduction: Marina Belikova
Model: Elahe Rostami

This is a short stopmotion, answering the question “What is fashion for you?”

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