Room with a Sea View

Leonid Shmelkov | 11:55 | 2020 | Estonia | Student


Herbert arrives in the seaside city on a long working trip. Accidentally he falls in love with a very strange beautiful saleswoman in a flower shop. He suffers from insomnia, which he treats by watching billiards on TV. But now it doesn’t help anymore. His obsessive passion keeps him awake…

Leonid Shmelkov

Leonid Shmelkov

Born July 5, 1982 in Moscow.

I worked on various animation and film projects in Russia and Europe as a director, artist and animator. I have made several short animated films that were selected to many international festivals and awarded prizes, including Prize at Berlinale Film Festival in 2014 and NIKA in 2015 (Russian Film Academy Award).

As an illustrator made about 10 books with my pictures and design and in 2015 I published my own books for children YBA.

Since 2019, I have been teaching at School-studio SHAR and supervised student animation projects at HSE (High School of Economics, Moscow).