Movie Official Competition 1

The witch and the baby

Director: Evgenia Golubeva • Country: Russia • Production year: 2020 • Duration: 4’45” • Language (subtitles): no dialogue • Production: Soyuzmultfilm • Distributor: Soyuzmultfilm • Age rating: all ages

An ageing witch needs a baby for a spell to make her young again but when she brings home an infant princess things don’t go to plan…

Evgenia Golubeva is an award winning animation director, character designer and screenwriter of Russian origin living in the UK. She studied at the Film and TV University in St. Petersburg. Since graduating Evgenia has written and directed a number of award-winning short films which have been screened internationally at film festivals. Evgenia writes screenplays for kids TV shows like “Hey Duggee”, “Digby Dragon” and “Becca’s Bunch”. Also she illustrates books for children.