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Cineast 2019: Compote Collective Animation Jam

Saturday, 5 October, 2019 - 19:00
free entry

Bulgaria 2012-2019, short animation films, 78 min, eng subtitles, 12+

Directed by Vessela Dantcheva & Ivan Bogdanov & others

With directors, preceded by vernissage

Compote Collective Animation Jam is a programme of diverse short animation films produced by the collective in the last 7 years. It includes the award-winning animated documentary film Father, the visual tale Travelling Country and several short films based on contemporary Bulgarian poems from the project Mark & Verse.

Vessela Dantcheva is animation professional since her graduation in animation from Rotterdam Art Academy in 2002. After living and working in the Netherlands for 10 years, she moves back to her home town Sofia to set up the production company Compote Collective, co-founded with her partner Ivan Bogdanov. The last 11 years she develops, directs and produces artistic animation films and she is the main driving force of the collective.

Compote Collective is one of the leading independent animation production companies in Bulgaria with a history of international co-productions. The films produced by Compote Collective are highly respected in the animation industry, they have been selected and screened at more than 400 international film festivals, purchased and broadcast by 3 EU television companies and have received more than 50 festival awards.


ODEON, 2015, dir. Boris Despodov, 3 min.

TASKS OF THE DAY, 2019, dir. Petya Zlateva, 5 min.

NATURAL NOVEL IN 8 CHAPTERS, 2015, dir. Milen Vitanov, 4 min.

FATHER, 2012, dir. Ivan Bogdanov, 16’27” min.

SHALLOW VEIN, 2019, dir. Yoanna Alexandrova, 6 min.

A PETTY MORNING CRIME, 2015, dir. Asparuh Petrov, 4 min.

100% MOOD, 2015, dir. Dmitry Yagodin, 4’05” min.

EXISTENTIAL, 2019, dir. Natalia Atanasova, 5 min.

Travelling Country, 2016, dir. Vessela Dantcheva & Ivan Bogdanov, 14 min.

MILKMAID, 2015, dir. Ivan Bogdanov, 2’35” min.

POSTINDUSTRIAL, 2015, dir. Boris Pramatarov, 3’20” min.

THE LAST DAY, 2019, dir. Dalibor Rajninger, 4’50” min.

ABOVE THINGS, 2019, dir. Ina Nikolova, 4’40” min.

Gaida, Cineast Festival