contact: info「@」irarufilms「dot」com

Irina Rubina is an animation director, producer, and animator, based in Stuttgart, Germany.

With her company iraru.films she produces and realizes short films, music videos as well as hybrid & collaborative projects that explore the borderland between animation, film, stage-performances, music and dance.

She studied animation and documentary film at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and GOBELINS, l'ecole de l’image. 2022 she obtained a German equivalent of a PhD-in-practice degree in animation directing at Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg.

Irina’s films have been screened and awarded at international film festivals, including The Annecy International Animation Film Festival, ITFS Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Monstra Lisboa Animation Film Festival, Ars Electronica, London International Animation Festival, interfilm Berlin.

She also works as a mentor, lecturer and curator at various institutions. Since 2021, she has been a board member of the Animation Association Germany (ASIFA Germany).

Depending on the project, she works with a broad and experienced network of creative collaborators.



SUPERTOON - International Animation Festival - SUPERTUNE Award|Best Animated Music Video     
2024 Athens International Film + Video Festival - 1st Prize Music Video
LOS ANGELES ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2023 - Best International Music Video
Berlin Commercial -

Athens ANIMFEST 2023 - Special Mention in the Experimental category
ANIMAYO 2023 - Special Mention of the commissioned jury for Best Art

CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival - Special Mention 


MISTER VORKY - Award for the Best Foreign One-Minute Film

T-Short festival 2021- Jury Diploma for Original Visual Solution
CINEMINUTO CORDOBA 2021 - Special Mention
Unified Filmmakers Festival 2021 - Genre Award: Best Animation
Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW) - Prädikat ‘Besonders Wertvoll’


12th. International Animated Film Festival Animator 2019 - Best Music Film
Retro Avant Garde Film Festival Cairo 2020 - Best Retro Avant Garde Short Film


Ottawa International Animation Festival - Prize for Best Commissioned Animation

Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival - Audience Award for best short fiction film
IAFF Golden Kuker Sofia - Best Super short animated film award
60 Seconds or Less Video Festival - 2nd place Open Category
Melbourne International Animation Festival - Audience Award
Animex Awards Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art - Experimental Animation Award
Festival of European Student Animation - Diploma in Advertising film or Musical clip category
Karl-Miescher-Preis 2016 "Color in the short film"- Special Mention
14º AROUCA FILM FESTIVAL - Best Experimental Film
7th International Animated Movies Festival Animocje - The Third Prize For Visual Consciousness
The Unprecedented Cinema - Best Experimental Film
2017 Nola Edge Film & Live Art Festival - Best Under One Minute
BEAST - International Film Festival - Best Experimental Award
ANIMA 2017, IX Cordoba International Animation Festival - Special Mention

International Animation Film Festival "Tindirindis" - Special Mention
Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW) - Prädikat ‘Besonders Wertvoll’