An Address to a President

Just my very spontaneous and non-official address to the US president

  • Nэno Bэlchэv
    "My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea"
  • Nэno Bэlchэv
    "My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea"
  • Nэno Bэlchэv
    "My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea"
  • Nэno Bэlchэv
    Key Cast
  • Nэno Bэlchэv
    camera and edit
    "My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea"
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    comedy, video-art
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2018
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  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 13th Broadway International Film Festival Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 23, 2020
  • MoziMotion International Film Festival
    October 13, 2019
  • OGA VideoArt Exhibitions 2019/2020
    October 12, 2019
  • zeitimpuls shortfilm
    June 20, 2019
    Nomination for the "time in the puls Award 2019"
  • 12th Fest Anca International Animation Festival
    June 27, 2019
  • XXIV-th International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art
    May 17, 2019
  • Côte d’Azur WebFest
    May 19, 2019
  • MedFF
    February 8, 2019
    European Premiere
  • Anti-Hero Production Genre Fest
    Burbank, Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 20, 2019
  • Open Studio during AiR program at ESMoA (El Segungo Museum of Art)
    El Segundo, Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 8, 2018
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Nэno Bэlchэv

Neno Belchev graduated in Mural Painting from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. He works as video artist and filmmaker as well as in the fields of performance, installation, sculpture and new media. Neno has made one full-length movie, four medium-length documentaries and numerous short narrative films and video art works, which won prizes, awards and nominations from international video and film festivals in the United States, Russia, the Netherlands, Spain, India, Malaysia, Romania and Austria, as well as residency-grants in the United States, Russia, China, Japan, France and Portugal. His works are possession of Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen, China), SAMSA (Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria); private collections in the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Spain, Ukraine and others. Mr. Belchev is one of the founders of the International Video Art Festival Videoholica, Varna

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Director Statement

In my art works, I work in my own direction. My task as an artist is to look through the cover of things in their real essence. To provoke the people to see how of front of their own eyes their own world is changing. For me the art is a form of communication with other people and the artists has in their hands the art as a tool, in which the opportunity to provoke and change the thinking of the others is hidden.

I “say” seemingly well-known truths and facts, but by matching them with contradictory but very strong visual elements, which if considered at one level, seem to be in conflict with one another both ideologically and visually, but the appearance of these contradictory elements change the meaning deep in its roots and make it multileveled. As a result of it, I achieve multilevel message with strong irrational impact, which does not have to be considered by using logical thinking. The art is beyond the direct message. In my work, I use very often humour, beside that in the other hand I take my art very seriously.

The art is my way to be free