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Andrey Koulev

1973               Born in Sofia, Bulgaria

1991/96         National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Krastyo Sarafov", Sofia, Bulgaria, Master Degree - Cinema and TV film director 

1986/91         Special Art School "Iliya Petrov", Sofia, Bulgaria, High School degree  

Member of the  Union of Bulgarian Film Makers (UBFM), Union of Bulgarian Artists


Since 1992   Owner of  „Koulev Film Production" LTD

 

 

Feature films

2005   “The House” (27 min.) – scriptwriter Vladislav Ikonomov-  National Film Center (NFC),  Bulgarian National Television (BNT),  Koulev Film Production, Boyana Film

 

Animated cartoons

2010   “The Piano - Player” (7 min.)  - in cooperation with Asya Kovanova - (under production) - NFC, Koulev Film Production
2009   “The Line” (4 min.) – scriptwriter Rumen Barosov - NFC, Atrakt Film
2006   “Poet and Pegasus 3” (4 min.) - scriptwriter Hristo Ganev - NFC, Koulev Film Production
2005  “Poet and Pegasus 2” (4 min.) - scriptwriter Hristo Ganev - NFC, Koulev Film Production
2004   “Autumn” (1 min.) - scriptwriter Andrey Koulev -  Koulev Film Production
“Time” (1 min.) - scriptwriter Andrey Koulev -  Koulev Film Production
“Compass” (1 min.) - scriptwriter Andrey Koulev -  Koulev Film Production
2003   “Poet and Pegasus 1” (4 min.) - scriptwriter Hristo Ganev - NFC, Koulev Film Production
1997   “Full Moon” (1 min.) - scriptwriter Andrey Koulev - MTV "Minute Cinema" - the film was broadcasted daily for a period of one year on  MTV Europe - Pirate Production, Koulev Film Production
1996   “Reflection” (5 min.) - co-author with Dimitar Kotsev (Shosho) - NFC, Koulev Film Production

 

TV

2008   “The River” - season 2 (7 episodes x 4 min.) - scriptwriter Petar Marinkov - animated series  - BNT, Atrakt Film, Koulev Film Production
2007   “The River” - season 1 (7 episodes x 4 min.) - scriptwriter Petar Marinkov - animated series  - BNT, Atrakt Film, Koulev Film Production
1999   „Tasty Stories” – scriptwriter Luben Chatalov - TV program - Nova TV 
1993   „The Cock” - Anti- AIDS campaign - scriptwriter Anri Koulev -animated film (3 min.) - BNT - Boyana Film, Koulev Film Production

 

Since  1992    Author of TV commercial and introductory clips:
Nestle, clips for the coalition “Forward”, TS Bank AD;
"Evropa Insurance Company”; Deaf Olympic Games – Sofia 1991,  Lakprom;  TB Varna;  TV programs "Monitor", "Shok", "Orient Express", advertising campaign for "Kontinent" newspaper.

Scripts

2010   „The Bear Man from the Dark Place” (60 min.) - documentary
2010   “The Polar Men” (10 min.) - animation
2009   “The Piano - Player” – in cooperation with Asya Kovanova (7 min.) - animation
2008   “Suddenly and Reversed” (10 min.) – director Boris Despodov  - animation
2006   “Tik - Tack” (8 min.) - director Boris Despodov - animation
2004   “Autumn” (1 min.) - animation “Time” (1 min.) - animation “Compass” (1 min.) - animation
1997   “Full Moon” (1 min.) - MTV "Minute Cinema" - animation
1996   “Reflection” (5 min.) co-author with Dimitar Kotsev - animation


Since 2001     Scripts for commercial and TV clips

 

Participations in festivals

2010    SICAF - Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival, Seoul, South Korea
2010    Hiroshima International Animation Festival - Best Of The World - Hiroshima, Japan
2009   “Golden Rhyton” – National Film Festival – Plovdiv, Bulgaria- “The Line” – Diploma of honor
2009   “Jameson” – Sofia Film Fest – Sofia, Bulgaria- “The Line”
2008   “Golden Fish” Panorama – Moscow, Russia - “The River”
2007   “Golden Rhyton” - National film festival– Plovdiv, Bulgaria- “The River”
2006   Participation in Perspectives for Animated Films 2006 – Dresden, Germany
2005   “International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults” – Iran - “Autumn”
2004   “Jameson” - Sofia Film Fest  - Sofia, Bulgaria- “Autumn”
2004   “Golden Fish” – Moscow, Russia - “Autumn”
2004   “Best of the World” – Hiroshima, Japan - “Poet and Pegasus  1”
2004   “Golden Chest”– International TV festival - Plovdiv, Bulgaria- “The House”
2003   “Golden Rhyton” – National Film Festival  – Plovdiv, Bulgaria- “Poet and Pegasus 1”
2003   “Golden Fish” – Moscow, Russia - “Poet and Pegasus 1”
1998    “Montecatini Filmvideo short Film Festival” – Montecatini, Italy – „Reflection”
1997   “Drama Film Festival” – Drama, Greece - “Reflection”
1996   “National Film Festival  Varna” - Varna, Bulgaria– “Reflection”

 

Roles in the Cinema

1977   Participation in the film "The Pool" – scriptwriter Hristo Ganev, director Binka Zhelyazkova

 

Other Participations

2008   Master class in animation - Golden Fish" Festival - Yaroslavl, Russia  
2002/3/5/6/8  Jury in  Golden Fish"  International Film Festival for Children – Moscow, Russia
2006   Master class in animation for children – Chakovitsa, Croatia
2006   Participation in Perspectives for Animated Films 2006 – Dresden, Germany
2005   Participation in Berlinale Talent Campus – Berlin, Germany

 

Awards

2009   “Golden Rhyton” – National Film Festival– Plovdiv, Bulgaria– Diploma of honor - “The Line”
2007   “Golden Rhyton” - National Film Festival – Plovdiv, Bulgaria – award for animation by the Plovdiv municipality - “The River”
2004   “Golden Fish” – Moscow, Russia – Jury award - “Autumn”
2004   “Best of the World” – Hiroshima, Japan - “Poet and Pegasus  1”
2004   “Golden Chest”– International TV festival - Plovdiv, Bulgaria- “Galya Bachvarova Award” – The House”
1997   MTV "Minute Cinema" – short animated cartoon competition - “Full Moon”
1996   “National Film Festival  Varna” - Varna, Bulgaria– Debut award - “Reflection”

 

Theatre

2006   Animation to the play  “The Cuckoo” by Elin Rahnev - National Theatre  „Ivan Vazov”
2005   Director of the play “The Night of Helver” by Ingmar Vilkist – National Theatre  „Ivan Vazov”, Sofia, Bulgaria– National Theatre Awards "Asker" nomination for best actor for Stoyan Aleksiev.

 

Exhibitions

Since 1990     Participation in caricature exhibitions in Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Japan, Turkey, Norway, Canada, etc.

Applied graphics and illustrations

Since 1990     Book illustrations and design, e.g.:
„Gabriel's report” by D'Ormesson
“Huiku” by Luben Dilov - son
“Tales” by O'Henry
"Edvarda" by Boiko Lambovski
"Selected Epitaphs from the Fall of the Roman Empire” by Kiril Merdzanski
"The stories of Olga D." by Andrey Paunov
“Holter” by Boyan Biolchev
“Contemporary Greek Literature” – a series of five books, subsidized by the EU "Culture 2000" Program

2008/10         One of the founders and designer of "Vlast i Vino" (Power and Wine) magazine -  lifestyle
1997/98         One of the founders and designer of “Kamikaze” magazine - lifestyle
1992   Drawings for  „The Insiders” magazine
1991/92         Weekly drawings for  – newspaper “Kontinent“
1990   Illustrations for „Leteraturna Akademia”  (Literature Academy) magazine
Since 1989     One of the founders and illustrator of the "Ah Maria" literature magazine
Since 1987     Texts and illustrations for newspapers:
„Capital”, “Kultura”, „Kontinent”, “Starshel”, “Puls”, “1000 Dni”, “Debati” etc.

 

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