About us

Vitanov Productions is a young production company founded by Milen Vitanov, based in Sofia.
We focus on creating exciting high quality animation films. The field of our animation techniques covers traditional drawn animation, 3D and all mixtures inbetween. We believe in the strong narratives with fine characterisation and visual finesse.

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Our work



BANGO VASSIL

Animation Short, 9:00 min, to be relesed in 2017
Directed by Milen Vitanov and Vera Trajanova
Writen by Vera Trajanova and Milen Vitanov






BANGO VASSIL
On the afternoon of January 14th a girl claims, that it is the New Year’s eve! Is it true? This is the story of one unexpected and different New Year’s Eve, the journey of two kids on the shoulder of a giant and the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

About the production
Co-production: Vitanov Productions and Talking Animals Animation Studio
with the kind support of Robert Bosch Stiftung // BKM Germany // Mediaboard Berlin Brandenburg // Bulgarian National Film Center














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RISING HOPE
Animation Short, 10:00 min, © 2012
Directed by Milen Vitanov



RISING HOPE
Rising Hope has been a champion on the race tracks all of his life. After getting spooked during a race he can’t seem to find the courage to start racing again. Will his fear of the finish line keep him from doing something he loves, or will it allow him to discover his true passion?

AWARDS:
Special Pulcinella Award "Cartoons & Sport" on the Cartoons on the Bay 2012, in Rapallo, Italy
Best Animated Film, Award of the Youth Jury at Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2012, USA
Audience Award for Best Film at The 24 hours of Nuremberg International short film festival 2012, Germany
Award of the Junior Jury at the Capalbio Cinema International Film Festival 2012, Italy
Best Film at the Animateca, International Online Animation Festival 2013, in Ourense, Spain

FESTIVALS (selection):
Berlin International Film Festival 2012, Germany
Atlanta Film Festival 2012, USA
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) 2012, Germany
Palm Springs ShortFest 2012, Palm Springs CA, USA
SICAF Seoul Int. Cartoon and Animation Festival 2012, South Korea
Hamburg Animation Award 2012, Germany
Anima Mundi 2012, Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Curtas Vila do Conde 2012, Vila do Conde, Portugal
Encounters Film Festival 2012, Bristol, UK
KROK Int. Animation Film Festival 2012, Ukraine
DOK-Leipzig 2012, Germany
Clermont-Ferrand 2012, France Film Festival
Max Ophüls Preis 2013, Germany

About the production
Co-production: Vitanov Productions, ZDF, HFF Potsdam and Talking Animals Animation Studio
with the kind support of Mediaboard Berlin Brandenburg // BKM Germany // FFA Germany
Homepage: www.rising-hope.com








 

 


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MY HAPPY END

Animation Short, 5:00 min, © 2007
Directed by Milen Vitanov



MY HAPPY END
All dogs chase their tails. A dog once succeeds in catching his own tail. That changes his life as he finds his best friend in it.

AWARDS:
Annecy 2008 Jury's special award for Graduation Films
Animafest 2008, Zagreb Croatia Best film for Children
Holland Animation Film Festival 2008, Utrecht“MovieSquad” Junior Award
Chicago Int. Children's Festival 2007, USA Children Jury Prize for Animation film
Hida Int. Animation Festival of Folktales and Fables, Japan Special prize of the Child Jury
Festival of Central & Eastern European Films 2008 Wiesbaden, Germany
2nd Prize for Animated and Experimental Film in the Students' Competition
Cine-Jeune Int.Film Festival For Children 2009, France Children's Choice for Best Anim. Short Film
Sprockets Toronto Int.Film Festival For Children 2008, Canada Honourable Mention
Flip International Animation Festival 2008, Chile Special Mention
KLIK! International Animation Festival 2008, Amsterdam Holland Best student film
Student Film Festival «Beginning» 2007, St.Petersburg Award “For Kindness and Positivism”
San Joaquin Film Festival 2008, USA Best Animated Short Film
Golden Knight Film Festival 2008, Moskaw Russia Best student film
European Youth Film Festival in Antwerp and Bruges 2008, Belgium Best Short
Formula Mundi 2007, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany Best Animation, 2th Place
Barcelona International TV Festival 2007, Spain “Creative Prize”
Animago 2007, Karlsruhe, Germany The Jury Prize
”2D OR NOT 2D” Int. Animation Festival 2007, Everet USA “Golden Pencil Award”
Tricky Animation Film Festival 2007, Flensburg, Germany Audience Award
Cartoon Club 2007, Rimini, Italy First Prize
Anima Mundi 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia Best Debut
Hamburg Animation Award 2007, Germany First Prize and the Audience Award
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children and Youth 2007,Czech Republic The Hermina Tyrlova Award
Trieste Film Festival 2009, Trieste Italy Audience Award (Bronze)
Proyecta University Competition of Audiovisual Creation, Valencia 2008 First Prize
Animatu International Digital Animation Festival 2008, Beja Portugal 2D Short Film Prize (Bronze) and RTP2-Onda Curta Award
iSorts Prag 2008, Czech Republic Audience Award
AniFest Trebon 2007, Czech Republic Special Jury Mention

FESTIVALS (selected):
Cartoon on the Bay, Salerno, 2007, Italy
54th Sydney Film Festival 2007, Australia
Anima Mundi 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia
Annecy 2008, France
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2007, USA
DOK Leipzig 2007, Germany
San Francisco International Film Festival 2008, USA
Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films 2007, USA
SIGGRAPH 2008, Los Angeles, USA
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007, Scotland
Toronto World Wide Short Film Festival 2008, Canada
Odense Film Festival 2007, Denmark
Shnit Shortfilmfestival 2007, Berne, Switzerland
Giffoni Film Festival 2007, Italy
Milano Film Festival, Italy
PRIX EUROPA 2007, Berlin, Germany
Animafest World Festival of Animated Films Zagreb 2008, Croatia
SICAF 2008, Seoul, South Korea
Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2008, Japan
Krok 2008, Ukraine
Holland Animation Film Festival
ANIMADRID 2007, Spain
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2008, Norway
London Children's Film Festival, UK
Les Rencontres Henri Langlois POITIERS, France
Animateka Int. Animation Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tampre Film Festival, Finland
VGIK International Student Film Festival, Moskau Russia
FILMINI International Short Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
Int. Animation Festival Expotoons Buenos Aires, Argentina
Animatu, Romania
SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, Singapur
Taipei Film Festival - Golden Lion, Taiwan
Golden Knight, Moscaw Russia
48th Krakow Film Festival, Poland
CINANIMA Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação, Espinho Portugal
Umeå International Film Festival, Sweden
Balchik Film Festival „In the Palace“, Bulgaria
Int. Student Film Festival Fresh Film Fest, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
LA Shorts Fest, USA
Interfilm 2007, Berlin, Germany
International Animation Festival Stuttgart 2009, Germany
 

About the production
Co-production: Vitanov Productions, ZDF and HFF Potsdam
Homepage: www.my-happy-end.com/







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