Because of Mum / short animated film

                         BECAUSE OF MUM

12 min. animated film


A poetic animated reflection about memories, childhood and upbringing. A girl's message to her Mother.

Script and Direction - Аntoaneta Chetrafilova; Art Direction - Кrikor Sarkisian; Supervising Art Direction and Postproduction - Mina Mileva; Original Music - Emilian Gatsov; Animation - Аntoaneta Chetrafilova, Orlin Nikolov; Compositing and Visual effects - Orlin Nikolov, Stefan Vichev, Mina Mileva; Editing - Donka Ivanova; Sound design - Mariana Valkanova, Emilian Gatsov; Sound mix - Ivan Andreev; Text - Jani Kovacheva; Voice over - Vesela Kazakova; Special thanks to: Emil Angelov, Cvetomira Nikolova, Maria Valkanova, Veneta Sotirova

Producers: Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova - Activist38 Ltd.

Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center


Best Animation and Best short film - “Because of Mum” won two categories at the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival 2013, Arizona.

Best Debut and Best Director - The film has other two major аwards at the Bulgarian Film Academy Awards 2013 for Antoaneta Chetrafilova. (Official ceremony)

In an unprecedented gesture in the history of Bulgarian Animation, the director passed her award to the artist Krikor Sarkisian, art director of the film, officially on stage. This created a considerable emotional response in the audience and at the cocktail party afterwards.

Best Visual Solution - The film was awarded at the International Children's Television Festival “Dytiatko”, which takes place in Ukraine.

Best Film: Europe - “Because of Mum” grabbed 3rd place in the “Best Film” category for the European region at the Anim!Arte Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Special mention from Valle d'Itria Film Festival - VIA FF, located in Puglia, a southern province of Italy.

Special mention from Athens Animfest - The film was awarded on its Greek premiere in 2015, two years after its international premiere.

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