People's Artist of Soviet Union, 1969
Hero of Work, 1990
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi : Jury’s Prize at the International Children’s Film Festival FEST-82 in Yugoslavia.
Balerina : Prix spécial du jury au Festival des films pour enfants, Chicago, 1995
Born in 1904 Alexandre Zguridi was at first a lawyer before becoming a screenplay writer, nature documentary maker and then fiction film director. He was also a teacher at VGIK, the prestigious Russian cinema school. He died in 1998 in Moscow.