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The Blood

An appeal to society against terror and war, against violence in any of its forms. In a dynamic and dramatic way, the story exposes the connection between life, death and their eternal companion – The Blood. Released from the corporeal prison of the dead body, it finds its own way, grows and like a huge monster envelops and conquers the world entire. It spins with Earth itself and triumphs in the name of death.
Yet, so little of this blood can bring back to life.

  • Velislava Gospodinova
  • Velislava Gospodinova
  • Geopoly Film
  • Velislava Gospodinova
  • Peter Tomov
  • Georgi Staykov
  • Dimitar Bajalcaliev
  • Svetoslav Galabov
  • Ivaylo Mitkov
  • Pavel Pehlivanov
  • Smallman
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2012
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  • SEEfest - South East European Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
  • WAR ON SCREEN International Film Festival
    Châlons-en-Champagne - France
  • Athens Digital Arts Festival
  • ANIMEST International Animation Festival
    Bucharest – Romania
  • KROK International Animation Festival
    Moscow/Yaroslavl – Russia
  • AJDE Fest
    Krusevac - Serbia
  • ANIBAR International Animation Festival
    Peja – Kosovo
  • Womanimation film festival
    Providence – USA
  • SEE a Paris – South-East European Film Festival
    Paris – France
  • International Animation Film Festival GOLDEN KUKER
    Sofia – Bulgaria
  • Athens ANIMFEST
    Athens – Greece
  • Lille European Film Festival
    Lille - France
  • 11th ANILOGUE International Animation Festival
    Budapest - Hungary
  • ANIMATEKA International Animated Film Festival
    Ljubljana - Slovenia
  • 29th International Short Film Festival Berlin – Interfilm
    Berlin – Germany
  • International Animation Film Festival “TOFUZI”
    Batumi – Georgia
  • XI Multivision festival
    St. Petersburg – Russia
  • Filmini – International short film festival
    Sofia – Bulgaria
  • International Animation Film Festival “Nikozi”
    Nikozi – Georgia
  • XII St.Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films BEGINNING
    St. Petersburg – Russia
  • World festival of Animated film - Varna
    Varna – Bulgaria
  • Bulgarian National Film Awards
    Sofia - Bulgaria
  • Cartoon Club
    Rimini - Italy
  • Anima Mundi
  • In the Palace - International short film festival
    Balchik - Bulgaria
    Nomination for Best Animation
  • National Doc. and Animation Film Festival -- Golden Rhyton
    Plovdiv - Bulgaria
    Award for Best debut
  • KULTKINO fest
    St. Petersburg
    Russian Federation
  • ANNY Animation Nights
    New York
    United States
  • Night of Museums and Galleries – Cosmos Cinema project
  • Kinematograf.BG – Short films showcase
  • SMALLMAN concert at club Terminal 1
  • Kontra kadar – Bulgarian films showcase
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Short Film Thursdays – ShortEst
Director Biography - Velislava Gospodinova

Velislava Gospodinova - born 1986 in Sofia, Bulgaria, is a radiant, cheerful person with dark imaginative mind and crazy twisted dreams. Her graduation film from 2009 – “The Lighthouse” (“Farat”) has been screened to more than 120 international film festivals and has been certified with numerous awards. “The Blood” (“Kravta”) – 2012, had recently ended its successful festival run, very well received, with couple of awards and already more than 30 international screenings. For over 10 years now, Velislava also works commercially in the field of visual effects and 2D compositing. She is a freelance art director, compositor and animator. 2010 she was selected and participated in the prestigious Berlinale Talent Campus. 2014 she founded her own production company in Sofia – “Red Stroke Ltd.” and just finished the production of her new short animation film - "Firebird" ("Zhar Ptitsa") – 2016.

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Director Statement

Provoked by the reality that surrounds us, I was inspired to make a film which would let me express my personal position regarding violence today, which is exceedingly perceived as a routine and “normal” part of everyday life. Blood is a symbol of life, and yet it seems to be more related to death, since it is spilled in vain, wasted carelessly, since people die and lose it, and while busy with destroying each other,
they forget how precious it really is to them. Blood has its own existence, in which it seems to carry the spark of life, but, given too much freedom, it mutates into something uncontrollable and fatal. In this case it serves as a metaphor for human madness, which is growing more and more each day, turning the Earth and its inhabitants into its victims.
The film aims to shock and attract the audience’s attention through the living depiction of Blood, literal as much as abstract, and thus have a strong artistic impact.