Stanislav Sokolov is a Russian stop-motion animation director, an artist, and a screenwriter. He has graduated from The Gerasimov All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in 1971, where he was studying under the prominent director, Ivan Ivanov-Vano. Since then, he has worked at different film studios, such as Soyuzmultfilm, DEFA, Christmasfilms, and S4C. He is currently teaching at VGIK, where he also chairs the Department of Computer Graphics and Animation. Sokolov is an Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1995), a member of The Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, the Russian Artists' Union, the Association Internationale du
Film d’Animation (ASIFA), as well as an academic of The Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences "Nika." He has received a number of awards for his work with animation, including the 1996 Emmy award for Best Animated Feature for his The Winter’s Tale.