13. International animated film workshop was held this year from June 4th to 11th.
This time the workshop leaders were Andrey Koulev from Bulgaria and Jean-Luc Slock from Belgium. They worked with near to twenty children from Russian town Yaroslavl and several places in Croatia and realized two short animated films: STRUDLSAFt, made in technique of drawings on paper and computer and TOONS IN TOWN made as a combination of video, photographs and cut-out characters.
Both films were very successfully presented at the special screening on the last day of the workshop (and as a part of programs at 44th Croatian Children Film Festival, which was held from June 8th to 11th, whit participation of over 200 young filmmakers from all parts of Croatia).
The workshop leaders also presented their films at the screening which was held straight after opening program of Children Film Festival, on Thursday, June 8th.
During whole week all participants and guests could enjoy in artworks, drawings from films and story boards of famous hungarian animator and illustrator Péter Szoboslay. The exhibition was also later presented at Zagreb World Festival of animated films (June 12th to 18th), where two kids from Yaroslavl and two members of ŠAF were members of international children jury.

making of cut-outs for TOONS IN TOWN

shooting background photos for TOONS IN TOWN

Vladimir Ischuk plays music for STRUDLSAFt


Andrey Koulev was born on June 16th 1973 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
He graduated the National Art School specializing in illustration in 1991 and TV and Film Directing major at the National Academy for Theatre and Film in the course of prof. Vladislav Ikonomov.
Among his works from these studies are: "The Lovers" '92; "Some Important Stories Told Around A Table" (TV) '95; "The Locksmith" '97 and others. He also directed and animated "Reflection", which won the Debut Prize at the National Film Festival in Varna '96. In 1997 he is among the winners in the MTV "Minute Cinema" Competition. He wrote and directed "Full Moon". In 2003 he produced and direct the animated film "Poet and Pegasus", written by Hristo Ganev (2003).
He participated in caricature exhibitions in Bulgaria, Turkey, Norway, Canada, Italy and Japan, designed posters for the many stage plays and films and created TVCs and TV spots. His works were published in many Bulgarian newspapers. He illustrated more than 30 books. Since 1990 he has been designing and illustrating the literary magazine "Ah, Maria".
Andrey Koulev directed the stage play "The night of Helver" from Ingmar Wilkist and created the animation for the stage play "The Cuckoo" from Elin Rahnev, both in National Theater "Ivan Vazov".
He directed the TV film "The House" (27 min) which won the Galya Batchvarova Prize at the Golden Chest Festival in 2004.

   andrey   jeanluc
 ANDREY KOULEV                  JEAN - LUC SLOCK


Jasna and Andrey in serious thinking about finalizing of

on the stage, after the screening


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