Winner 2021 / TV / Film / Animation / Social / environmental

War: Kids Drawings in VR Animation

  • Prize
    Winner in Social / environmental / TV / Film / Animation
  • Company
    RT Creative Lab
  • Designer
    Denis Semionov
  • Design Team
    Revaz Todua, Stuart Campbell, Vladimir Ilic, Rosie Summers
  • Credits
    Creative director: Kirill Karnovich-Valua

For decades, the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg has kept 700+ unique children’s pictures drawn during the Leningrad siege, known as the longest siege in human history, which took hundreds of thousands of lives. To mark the 75th anniversary of victory over Germany in World War Two, it was decided to bring these drawings back to life — through virtual reality. A 20-episode video series features works by world's top VR animators reviving cultural heritage through digital art.

We are an Emmy-nominated digital in-house team within the international news network RT available in 6 languages across 100+ countries.At RT Creative Lab we believe in the power of good stories. A good story is the core of every great execution. But when it comes to digital deciding what kind of story you want to tell is inseparable from HOW you are going to tell it. That’s why we always focus not only on exquisite narratives but also on innovative digital craft. We strongly believe that the appropriate combination of these 2 elements can change the world for good.