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Animation Nights New York Animator Interview with Natalia Mirzoyan


Animator Interview #32 featuring Independent Animator Natalia Mirzoyan


Evan Vernon interviews Natalia Mirzoyan, director of FIVE MINUTES TO SEA. Natalia Mirzoyan was born in 1982 in Yerevan. She graduated from the Arts school named after H. Danielyan and the Department of Philosophy in Yerevan State University. Natalia attended the faculty of easel graphics in Saint Petersburg Institute of Decorative-Applied Arts. In 2004 she began working in “Petersburg as an animator and director. Her films “My Childhood Mystery Tree” and “Chinti” have participated in many festivals and received prizes from all over the world. FIVE MINUTES TO SEA was recently selected as a Winner in the Animation Nights New York 5th ANNY Best of Fest in 2021.




The mother issues her decree: before you get back in the water, you have to take a break and sit quietly for five minutes. For the little girl, these five minutes are an ocean of boredom that stretches on forever and ever. She starts to watch the other bathers and how they spend their five minutes.

Film: https://vimeo.com/468976307 






Animation Nights New York in partnership with Alamo on Demand presented the “5th ANNY Best of Fest” (Program #66 | Season 5 & 6 | Winners) on Saturday, Nov 13 - Saturday Nov 20, 2021


5th ANNY Best of Fest Film Winners Programs 1 & 2: https://www.animationnights.com/screening66-5th-anny-best-of-fest/  







https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0017415/ (Mikhail Aldashin)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuzmultfilm (Soyuzmultfilm)




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Leaf (Caroline Leaf)



https://michaelamuller.com/ (MICHAELA MÜLLER)



NYC Sketches


Social Media Links

https://vimeo.com/nataliamirzoyan (Vimeo)

https://www.instagram.com/nataliamir22/?hl=en (Instagram)


Interview by Evan Vernon

Theme music by Joe Lazenby


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About ANNY: Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening event and annual festival first established in NYC in 2015. The event showcases animated short films and virtual reality animation experiences from all around the world and both project submission and admission to monthly screenings of in-competition films are free to the general public. If you would like to submit a VR/AR/Game or short film project, you can find Animation Nights New York on Film Freeway.

ANNY Exchange is our talent connect initiative. We connect animation talent to opportunity using our festival as a vehicle.

ANNY Best of Fest is our annual festival held in mid November.