Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Veljko Popović, Rositsa Raleva, Dmitry Yagodin


year: 2012

format: 35mm
duration: 16'30

production: Compote Collective, Bonobostudio, Eyecatch Productions
distribution: Bonobostudio

countries of production: Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany


More About the Film

script: Ivan Bogdanov, Phil Mulloy
original idea and interviews: Diana Ivanova
film direction and supervision: Ivan Bogdanov
directors of individual stories: Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Rositsa Raleva, Veljko Popović, Dmitry Yagodin
animation: Vessela Dantcheva, Kristijan Dulić, Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Dmitry Yagodin
voices: Harry Anichkin, Ivana Gavrilova, Eltimir Alexandrov, Deliana Hristova, Boris Deliradev, Katrin Toneva
editing: Ivan Bogdanov
music: Petar Dundakov
sound Design: Emil Iliev
producer: Maria Stanisheva, Compote Collective (Bulgaria)
co-producers: Vanja Andrijević, Bonobostudio (Croatia), Christian Müller, Eyecatch Productions (Germany)

When did you last talk with your father? Will you ever ask him about those things that hurt you?
In Father the reality of life is turned upside down to create an impossible dialogue - the dialogue between a child and a father that never happens.

Father is the winner of  2010 Co-Production Prize awarded by the Robert Bosch Foundation.

More about the film: http://father-film.com/


  • Special Jury Mention, Croatian Animated Film Festival 2012
  • Best Animated Film Award, Days of Croatian Film 2012
  • Grand Prix, Golden Kuker 2012
  • Best Animated Film in National Competition, In the Palace 2012
  • Special Mention, Anibar 2012
  • Bulgarian Filmmakers’ Union Award, Varna World Festival of Animated Film 2012
  • Best Short Film Award, Anim'est 2012
  • Best Director Award, Goldfish Children's Animation Festival 2012
  • 2nd Prize in Short Film Category, Expotoons 2012
  • Audience Award, Banja Luka Animated Film Festival 2012
  • Golden Dove Award for Animated Film, DOK Leipzig 2012
  • 1st Prize, Animax Skopje Fest 2012
  • Best Animated Film, Golden Rhyton Film Festival 2012
  • Best Animated Film, 0110 International Digital Film Festival 2013
  • Best Animation Award, Byron Bay International Film Festival 2013
  • CIFEJ Prize for the best film for children, Tehran International Animation Festival 2013
  • 3rd Prize, Athens Animfest 2013
  • Best Animated Film, European Film Festival Lille 2013
  • Audience Award, Be There! Corfu Animation Festival 2013
  • Special Mention, Gulf Film Festival 2013
  • Best Short Film Award, Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films 2013
  • Best Short Film Award in Masterclass Competition, Giffoni International Film Festival 2013
  • Best Animated Film, Tashkent International Film Forum 2013
  • 1st Prize for Animated Documentary Film, Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2013
  • Grand Prix, Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival 2013
  • Best Animated Film, Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People 2013


Festivals +

Sofia International Film Festival (9/3-18/3/2012)
Croatian Animated Film Festival (24/3-25/3/2012)
Days of Croatian Film (16/4-24/4/2012)
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (8/5-13/5/2012)
Animafest Zagreb - World Festival of Animated Film (Croatian Panorama), (29/5-3/6/2012)
Annecy International Animation Film Festival (4/6-9/6/2012)
Golden Kuker International Animation Festival (11/6-17/6/2012)
Fest Anca International Animation Festival (28/6-1/7/2012)
In the Palace International Short Film Festival (29/6-7/7/2012)
Tabor Film Festival (8/7-14/7/2012)
Anibar International Animation Festival (22/8-27/8/2012)
International Animation Festival Hiroshima (23/8-27/8/2012)
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival (23/8-31/8/2012)
Concorto Film Festival (25/8-1/9/2012)
Animanima International Animation Festival (6/9-9/9/2012)
Varna World Festival of Animated Film (10/9-15/9/2012)
Milano Film Festiva (12/9-23/9/2012)
Anifest Rozafa International Festival of Animated Film (25/9-29/9/2012)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (2/10-6/10/2012)
Anim'est International Animation Film Festival (5/10-14/10/2012)
DOCartoon International Animated Documentary Film Festival (6/10-12/10/2012)
3D Wire (10/10-14/10/2012)
London Film Festival (10/10-21/10/2012)
Trick Film Festival (11/10-14/10/2012)
Cineast Film Festival (11/10-28/10/2012)
Warsaw International Film Festival (12/10-21/10/2012)
Goldfish International Children's Animation Films Festival (18/10-22/10/2012)
Mostra CineBH International Film Festival, Belo Horizonte (18/10-23/10/2012)
MedFilm Festival, Rome (19/10-28/10/2012)
Tindirindis International Animated Film Festival (22/10-28/10/2012)
Un festival c'est trop court –Short Film Festival Nice (23/10-28/10/2012)
Expotoons International Animation Festival (23/10-25/10/2012)
Banja Luka International Animated Film Festival (23/10-28/10/2012)
London International Animation Festival (25/10-4/11/2012)
DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (29/10-4/11/2012)
ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival (3/11-9/11/2012)
Alcine International Film Festival (10/11-16/11/2012)
Cinanima International Animated Film Festival (12/11-18/11/2012)
Wissembourg International Film Festival (12/11-20/11/2012)
Bradford Animation Festival (13/11-17/11/2012)
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (13/11-18/11/2012)
Animated Dreams Animation Film Festival (14/11-18/11/2012)
Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Films (16/11-23/11/2012)
Sequence Short Film Festival (16/11-2/12/2012)
exground filmfest (16/11-25/11/2012)
Istanbul Animation Festival (23/11-28/11/2012)
Animax Skopje Fest (28/11-30/11/2012)
SIGGRAPH Asia (29/11-1/12/2012)
Golden Rhyton Film Festival (2/12-8/12/2012)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (3/12-12/12/2012)
International Festival of Latin American Cinema, Havana (4/12-14/12/2012)
Flickerfest International Film Festival (10/1-20/1/2013)
Göteborg International Film Festival (25/1-4/2/2013)
0110 International Digital Film Festival (26/1-8/2/2013)
Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival (1/2-9/2/2013)
Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games (18/2-22/2/2013)
Animac International Animated Film Festival (28/2-3/3/2013)
Byron Bay International Film Festival (1/3-10/3/2013)
Tehran International Animation Festival (3/3-7/3/2013)
Athens Animfest (7/3-13/3/2013)
Roanne Animation Film Festival (19/3-24/3/2013)
European Film Festival of Lille (29/3-5/4/2013)
Be There! Corfu Animation Festival (4/4-7/4/2013)
Mecal International Short Film Festival (4/4-28/4/2013)
Gulf Film Festival (11/4-17/4/2013)
Future Film Festival (12/4-17/4/2013)
Cortoons International Short Animated Film Festival (17/4-21/4/2013)
Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films (3/5-8/5/2013)
River Film Festival (28/5-9/6/2013)
Leiden International Short Film Experience (1/6-8/6/2013)
Mediterranean Film Festival Split (8/6-15/6/2013)
Animix Animation Festival (8/6-17/6/2013)
Cinema Jove International Short Film Festival (21/6-28/6/2013)
Countryside Animafest Cyprus (18/7-21/7/2013)
Giffoni International Film Festival for Young People (19/7-28/7/2013)
Supertoon International Animation Festival (28/7-2/8/2013)
Open Cinema International Short and Animation Festival, St. Petersburg (2/8-8/8/2013)
Anima Mundi International Animation Festival (2/8-18/8/2013)
Alpinale Short Film Festival (6/8-10/8/2013)
Opuzen Film Festival (19/8-24/8/2013)
Baranja Animation Festival (23/08-24/08/2013)
KROK International Animated Film Festival (1/9-10/9/2013)
Festival Ars Electronica (5/9-9/9/2013)
Tuzla Film Festival (18/9-22/9/2013)
Helsinki International Film Festival (19/9-29/9/2013)
Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival (20/9-29/9/2013)
Sedicicorto International Film Festival (5/10-12/10/2013)
ANIMA - Córdoba International Animation Festival (10/10-12/10/2013)
Filmini International Short Film Festival (16/10-21/10/2013)
Tashkent International Film Forum Golden Guepard (19/10-24/10/2013)
Granada International Short Film Festival, Spain (21/10-27/10/2013)
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (25/10-3/11/2013)
International Film Festival Bratislava (6/11-12/11/2013)
Filmets Badalona Film Festival (8/11-17/11/2013)
interfilm – International Short Film Festival Berlin (12/11-17/11/2013)
Best of Short Films Festival, La Ciotat (15/11-17/11/2013)
Unlimited Short Film Festival Cologne (15/11-18/11/2013)
Istanbul International Short Film Festival (20/11-27/11/2013)
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival (22/11-28/11/2013)
Olympia International Film Festival (30/11-7/12/2013)
Landshut Short Film Festival (26/3-31/3/2014)
VAFI International Children and Youth Festival (22/4-27/4/2014)
ShortVisions International Short Film Festival, China (22/9-27/9/2014)
Naqsh Short Film Festival, Bahrain (15/10-19/10/2014)
International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Armenia (8/11-12/11/2014)
Cairo International Cinema and Arts Festival for Children, Egypt (20/3-27/3/2015)
Chilemonos International Animation Festival, Chile (5/5-10/5/2015)