Because of Mum

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

  • Antoaneta Chetrafilova
    Director
  • Antoaneta Chetrafilova
    Writer
  • Mina Mileva
    Producer
  • Vesela Kazakova
    Producer
  • Кrikor Sarkisian
    Art Direction
  • Mina Mileva
    Visual Concept and Postproduction
  • Emilian Gatsov
    Original Music
  • Antoaneta Chetrafilova
    Animation
  • Orlin Nikolov
    Animation
  • Orlin Nikolov
    Compositing and Visual effects
  • Stefan Vichev
    Compositing and Visual effects
  • Mina Mileva
    Compositing and Visual effects
  • Donka Ivanova
    Editing
  • Mariana Valkanova
    Sound design
  • Emilian Gatsov
    Sound design
  • Ivan Andreev
    Sound mix
  • Vesela Kazakova
    Voice-over
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Заради мама
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Drawings, Love, Mother, Daughter, Family, Faith, Hope, Peace, Beauty
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 18, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Bulgaria
  • Country of Filming:
    Bulgaria
  • Language:
    Bulgarian
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Sofia International Film Festival
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    March 18, 2013
  • Around The World (Animation night)
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    April 21, 2013
  • Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
    Stuttgart, Germany
    April 27, 2013
    Western European Premiere
  • International Animation Film Festival "Golden Kuker"
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    May 8, 2013
    Eastern European Premiere
  • International Short Film Festival Kharkov Lilac
    Kharkov, Ukraine
    May 19, 2013
  • Phoenix Comicon Film Festival
    Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    May 24, 2013
    North American Premiere
    Best Animation; Best Short Film
  • Zlín Film Festival
    Zlín, Czech Republic
    May 29, 2013
  • Bulgarian Film Academy Awards
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    May 31, 2013
    Best Director; Best Debut
  • IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival
    Balchik, Bulgaria
    July 1, 2013
  • Anibar International Animation Festival
    Peć, Kosovo
    August 12, 2013
  • World Festival of Animated Film Varna
    Varna, Bulgaria
    September 12, 2013
  • Sapporo International Short Film Festival
    Sapporo, Japan
    September 11, 2013
    East Asian Premiere
  • California Independent Film Festival
    Moraga, California, USA
    November 8, 2013
  • Filmini Festival
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    October 20, 2013
  • West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival
    Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
    March 22, 2014
  • The American Online Film Awards (AOFA 2014 Spring Showcase)
    Arizona, United States
    May 1, 2014
  • Animafest Zagreb
    Zagreb, Croatia
    June 4, 2014
  • MashRome Film Festival
    Rome, Italy
    June 5, 2014
  • River Film Festival
    Padova, Italy
    June 6, 2014
  • Picknic Film Festival
    Santander, Spain
    June 24, 2014
  • Cartoon Club
    Rimini, Italy
    July 4, 2014
  • SiciliAmbiente Film Festival
    Sicily, Italy
    July 19, 2014
  • Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival
    Seoul, South Korea
    July 22, 2014
  • Avanca International Film Festival
    Avanca, Portugal
    July 25, 2014
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Contracorriente
    Bogotá, Colombia
    July 28, 2014
  • International animated film festival for children and youth "Constantine’s gold coin"
    Nis, Serbia
    August 8, 2014
  • Imaginaria
    Conversano, Bari, Italy
    August 26, 2014
  • Woodstock Museum Film Festival
    Woodstock, NY, United States
    August 30, 2014
  • Deep Fried Film Festival
    Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
    September 1, 2014
  • WorldKids International Film Festival
    Mumbai, India
    September 2, 2014
  • Balkan Film Food Festoval
    Pogradec, Albania
    September 4, 2014
  • Golden Orchid International Animation Festival
    University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
    September 8, 2014
  • Hollywood Weekly Film Festival
    Beverly Hills, California, United States
    September 20, 2014
  • AniFest ROZAFA 2014
    Shkodra, Albania
    September 24, 2014
  • International Children's Television Festival “Dytiatko”
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    September 25, 2014
    Best Visual Solution
  • Valle d'Itria Film Festival
    Bari, Italy
    September 26, 2014
    Special mention
  • Anim!Arte
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    October 21, 2014
    Best Film: Europe (3rd place)
  • Lahore International Children's Film Festival
    Lahore, Pakistan
    November 10, 2014
  • Short of the Month Festival
    online
    November 30, 2014
  • JUMPTHECUT Next Generation Online Film Festival
    Singapore, Asia
    January 20, 2015
Director Biography - Antoaneta Chetrafilova

EDUCATION:
1989 – Graduates Art College “I. Petrov” in Sofia.
1994 – Graduates MEI (Institute of Machinery and Electro‐Technics) as multimedia technology specialist and computer animator.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1989–1992 ‐ starts as an animator in BOYANA (animated films studio) in Sofia on the following films: “Sorts Miniatures”, “Computer’s fairytales”, “Inspector Ejko”

1993 – works as an animator in Varga Studio, Budapest

1994 – animator on “Sorts Miniatures”, TV series ‐ directed by Lutchezar Ivanov

– animator on “Shock” – TV title sequence.

1994‐1998 – supervisor, storyboard and layout artist on the ZDF TV series “Der Claine Herr Jakob” for Pillion Film, Sofia
1996 – animator on „Miao disappeared” – directed by Yavor Kalachev 1997‐1998 – supervisor and animator on the French‐greek coproduction “The
Last Reservation”

1999 – animator on “Two Clowns” – directed by Yavor Kalachev 1999‐2000 – animator on the TV series “Zoo Lane”/Millimages Production/ 1999‐2000 – supervisor on “Hay man”, feature film ‐ directed by Anri Koulev 2000‐2003 – animator on the French TV series “Old Tom” and “Talis”
– animator and supervisor on “The Children of the Fire” /Millimages
Productions/
– lead animator and supervisor on “Fairytale about the Kingdom of Confusion”, Bulgarian National Television
2005 – animator on “The weeping girl” and “Parrot’s entertainment” in 2008

2006 г. – animator on “Circle of Life” – directed by Ivan Tzonov

Since 2000 – Animation work for Mina Mileva on UK productions:

2000 ‐ „Christmas Carol the Movie” – animated feature film with the support of Miramax USA and Film Council UK

2002 ‐ “Blue Dragon”‐ Chanel 4 TV series, BAFTA and RTS awards 2003 ‐“Bad Company”‐ TV series pilot
2005 – “Miami Vice” – Internet Series

2005 – 2007 – animator for Chase Animation, London on the series “Cineaqua” and “Kid Samurai”

2006‐2007‐ animator on “Tommy Zoom” – children’s series for BBC2 2007 – animator on NSPCC, Nexus Studio – add for NSPCC
2007 ‐ “Telling Tales” – educational animated series for BBC2 at Glasshead Ltd

2008 ‐ „Just so Darwin” ‐ educational animated series for BBC2 at Glasshead Ltd, BAFTA nominated

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