Stop-motion animation director from Russia. He graduated from VGIK and has since then worked with the studios Soyuzmultfilm, DEFA, Christmas Films and S4C. He received an Emmy for his contribution to The Animated Shakespeare series shown on BBC2 and HBO. Sokolov is teaching at VGIK, where he is Professor for Animation and Computer Graphics. He is working on finishing “Hoffmaniada”, his biggest project to date.