Ivan Maximov

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Ivan Maximov
Иван Максимов на кинофестивале во Владивостоке.jpg
Native name Russian: Иван Леонидович Максимов;
Born Ivan Leonidovich Maksimov
(1958-11-19) 19 November 1958 (age 58)
Moscow, USSR
Occupation Artist

Ivan Leonidovich Maximov (born 19 November 1958) is a Russian artist, professional animator and director.


Ivan Maximov was born on 19 November 1958 in Moscow.[1] He studied photography at the Biophysical Institute in Moscow till 1976. From 1976 - 1982 Maximov studied at the Physical-Technical Institute in Moscow. He worked as an illustrator for various magazines and from 1982 to 1986 he was an engineer at the Russian Space Research Institute. Between 1986 and 1989 Maximov took advanced studies in Film Directing and Script writing.

In the early 1990s, Maximov became involved with Russia's first gaming magazine, Video-Ace Dendy (Russian: Видео-Асс Dendy), and the television series, Dendy: The New Reality (Russian: Денди новая реальность, tr. Dendy Novaya Realnost; IPA: [ˈdʲenʲdʲɪ ˈnovəjə rʲɪˈalʲnəsʲtʲ]). Here he was in charge of designing Dendy the Elephant, Dendy's trademark mascot.[2]

Starting in 1995 Maximov worked as "virtual studio IVAN MAXIMOV" where he set up his studio at home to work on film, video and computer animation. He worked as a caricaturist for VREMYA mn and in 2000 and 2001 he worked as a caricaturist for VREMYA NOVOSTEY.

In 2003, Maximov created the computer game Full Pipe[3] at PIPE-STUDIO. The same year, he also began teaching film directing and script writing at school-studio SHAR and VGIK.

Animated films[edit]

Most of these films can be viewed in their entirety on his official website.

  • Sleva Napravo (1989, Russian: Слева направо, lit. 'From Left to Right')
  • 5/4 (1990)
  • Provintsialnaya Shkola (1992, Russian: Провинциальная школа, lit. 'Provincial School')
  • Bolero (1992)
  • N + 2 (1993, Russian: Н + 2)
  • Libido Bendzhamina (1994, Russian: Либидо Бенджамина, lit. 'Libido of Benjamino')
  • Niti (1996, Russian: Нити, lit. 'The Strings')
  • Dva tramvaya (1997, Russian: Два трамвая, lit. 'Two Trams')
  • Eta Meloch Zashchitit Oboikh (2000, Russian: Эта мелочь защитит обоих, lit. 'This Trifle Protects Both')
  • Sotvoreniye Mira za 24 Sekundy (2000, Russian: Сотворение мира за 24 секунды, lit. 'Creation of the World in 24 Seconds')
  • Luba (2001, Russian: Люба)
  • Medlennoye Bistro (2003, Russian: Медленное бистро, lit. 'Slow Bistro')
  • Veter Vdol Berega (2003, Russian: Ветер вдоль берега, lit. 'Wind Along the Coast')
  • Potop (2004, Russian: Потоп, lit. 'Deluge')
  • Tunnelirovaniye (2005, Russian: Туннелирование, lit. 'Tunneling')
  • Dozhd Sverkhu Vniz (2007, Russian: Дождь сверху вниз, lit. 'Rain Down from Above')
  • Dopolnitelnyye Vozmozhnosti Pyatachka (2008, Russian: Дополнительные возможности Пятачка, lit. 'The Additional Capabilities of the Snout')
  • Prilivy Tuda-Syuda (2010, Russian: Приливы туда-сюда, lit. 'Tides To and Fro')
  • Vne Igry (2012, Russian: Вне игры, lit. 'Out of Play')
  • Dlinnyy Most v Nuzhnuyu Storonu (2012, Russian: Длинный мост в нужную сторону, lit. 'Long Bridge In the Right Direction')
  • Doch Rybaka (2013, Russian: Дочь рыбака, lit. 'Fisherman's Daughter')
  • Skameyki (2015, Russian: Скамейки, lit. 'Benches')
  • Khudozhnik i Khuligany (2016, Russian: Художник и хулиганы, lit. 'The Artist and the Hooligans')

Animated computer games[edit]


  • 1991 - Nika Award nominee for 5/4
  • 1993 - Nika Award for Best Film for Bolero
  • 2003 - Nika Award nominee for Slow Bistro
  • 2007 - Golden Eagle nominee for Dozhd Sverkhu Vniz
  • 2008 - Nika Award nominee for Dozhd Sverkhu Vniz
  • 2012 - Golden Eagle nominee for Vne Igry
  • 2013 - Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland"
  • 2013 - Nika Award nominee for Dlinnyy Most v Nuzhnuyu Storonu
  • 2014 - Golden Eagle nominee for Dlinnyy Most v Nuzhnuyu Storonu

FILMOGRAPHY with prizes:

1989 - "FROM LEFT TO RIGHT"[3'42"] (part 2 of "FRU-89") student work. Awards- special prize at national festival of noncomercial films "VITA LONGA"Moscow-1991

1990 - "5/4",diploma-film [7'09"] Awards- Prize for the best animation film at DEBUTE-festival.Moscow-1991, Prize "KROKPRESCI" at festival "KROK"-91, Prize "INFINITY OF COMPREHENDING OF LUMIERS" at Hanzhonkov festival of filmminiatures.Moscow-1993, Prize FIPRESCI in Oberhausen-91, prize for best cartoons in GYOR-94, III prize of "JAZZ IMAGE" in ROMA-96.

1992 - "PROVINCIAL SCHOOL", [5'08"]

1992 - "BOLERO" [5'27"] Prize "Gold Bear" in Berlin-93, Professional prize "NIKA"(Moscow-1993)for the best animation film made in 1992, Cup of Montecatini Terme 1994

1993 - N+2 (1.Waiting for the baloon,2.The perfect hole) [4']

1994 - "LIBIDO OF BENJAMINO" [7'21"] prize of HUMOR-Academy "GOLD OSTAP"(Snt Piterburg-1994)

1996 - "THE STRINGS" [5'33"]

1997 - "2 TRAMS" for Moscow Animation Project [1'04"]

2001 - "Luba" [3'47"] prize for best commerc.animation in KROK-2001,

2003 - "SLOW BISTRO" [7'41"]

2003 - animated computer game "Full Pipe"

2004 - "WIND ALONG THE COAST" [6'50"], prize in CINANIMA (Espinho, Portugal), prize in CHANGZHOU (China), prize in Evora(Portugal), prize in Corto Imola(Italy), prize in Gold Fish (Moscow), Audience prize in Fantoche (Baden,Switzerland), prize in KROK (Ukraina), prize in Zagreb (Croatia),

2004 - “THE SPATE” [4'18"]

2005 - "Tonnellage" [4'50"] prize of AniBOOM Online Animation Competition

2007 - "Rain down from above" [7'44"] prize in KROK (Ukraina), the ESPECIAL AWARD CAMPUS AQUAE of Animacam.tv,

2008 - “the additional capabilities of the snout” [5'14"]

2010 - "Tides to and fro" [9'50"] prize in KROK (Ukraina)

2011 - "Out of play" [6'05"] prize in Varna (Bulgaria)

2012 - "Long bridge of desired direction" [8'49"], prize in Varna, prize in Blackrock (Irland), prize in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina),

2013 - "Bum-Bum, the baby of the fisher" [8'25"], Grand Prix at the 44th annual Tampere Film Festival

2014 "Benches №0458" [6'32"] winner in the category - short films from 1 to 10 min. IAFF Golden kuker -Sofia 2016, 2nd Audience Prize in Wiesbaden - the section "Best of International Animation 2015/2016", Internationales Trickfilm-Wochenende, International Weekend of Animation.

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