Boris Kazakov is a Russian artist and director. He was born on 13 November 1964 in Leningrad. He graduated from the Institute of Machine Building LMZ-VTUZ. In 1988-1990 he began to paint and exhibited with the group “Old Town” In 1990 he worked with the artist Inal Savchenkov as part of the “Engineers of Art” school. In 1996, he made his first film “Nestlings of the Sea”, using the technique of drawing on film which is traditional for parallel cinema. The film was shown at festivals in Tampere and Stuttgart and received a jury award at Oberhausen-98. In 1999, with his second film “Stakes”, he was invited to the Berlin festival competition, and to festivals in Leipzig and Jerusalem, and won the Grand Prix at the “Kinoshok” festival. In 2000, “Nestlings of the Sea” and “Stakes” were shown in the program of the Rotterdam festival, and afterwards were acquired by the Cinema Museum in Amsterdam. Boris Kozakov also experiments with different methods of animation without a camera, and invented a way to shoot movies with a photo camera. He also works in traditional animation. His other films include “The Eye” (2001), “The Dog” (2001) “Petrograz” (2003), “News” (2003), “Stone Garden” (2004) and “Alphabet” (2004).