TRACE

Bulgaria
| 2022
| 6.42 min.
| Animation

Script: Asparuh Petrov
Director: Asparuh Petrov
Animation: Asparuh Petrov
Music: Andrea Martignoni

Production: Compote Collective – Vessela Dantcheva

Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

А young writer dedicates his nights to hunting down tangled phrases with his pen. The moment he is confronted with his wife’s pregnancy, his world collapses. Lingering fears and painful memories overwhelm him and he needs to trace the missing pieces.

ASPARUH PETROV graduated from the National School of Applied Arts in Troyan, developing a strong passion for animation. He worked as a motion designer, creating idents for several Bulgarian television stations and, in 2007, he became a freelance director producing his own animation projects.

Festivals & Awards: Best International Animation, 2023 CINELEBU Lebu International Film Festival, Chile; Best Bulgarian Short Film, 2023 Sofia International Film Festival; Jury Award for Animated Film, 2023 Vasil Gendov National Festival of of the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers; Special Award for the Best Bulgarian Film in the name of Proiko Proikov; 2023 Golden Kuker International Animation Film Festival; Special Mention, 2023 Balkanima European Animated Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia