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Anri Koulev

1949    Born in Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Education

1974    Institute of Filmmaking – VGIK, Moscow

 

Professional title

Professor of animation directing
Director of animation, feature and documentary films

 

 

Carrier

1974 -1992     Animation film Production Studio “Boyana” as a director, art director and scriptwriter.
Since 1992      Owner of “Koulev Film Production Ltd.” (KFP)

Since the foundation of New Bulgarian University – lecturer and first director of “Animation cinema” program.

Membership
Member of UBFM, UBA, ASIFA

 

Feature films

2010      “Zaches” – KFP, NFC, Camera – 130 min.
2007      “The Sparrows In October” – KFP, NFC, BNT – 117 min.
2002      “Mrs. Dinosaur” - KFP, NFC
1994      “Musketeer Word of Honour” – KFP, NFC, BNT
1991      “The Father Of The Egg” – Bulgaria, Algeria
1980      “The Death Of The Rabbit” – SAF “Boyana”

Animation films

2010      “Pop!” – Frame production, NFC – in production
2007      “The Rag” – KFP, NFC
2002      “The Straw Man” - KFP, DREFA, Germany
1994      “The Gorgon” - KFP, Channel 4, UK and ARTE
1987      “The Merry Man” – SAF “Boyana”
1985      “A Tale About The Road” – SAF “Boyana”
1983      “Who Sees Farthest” – SAF “Boyana”
1980      “Bachelor Rooms” – SAF “Boyana”
1980      “Sunday” – SAF “Boyana”
1979      “Cavalcade” – SAF “Boyana”
1977      “Staging” – SAF “Boyana”
1976      “Hypothesis” – SAF “Boyana”

Documentary

2010      “Veda Slovena„ – script Boris Hristov – in production
2007      “Soulful“ – script Boris Hristov
2000      “Duduna“ – script Boris Hristov
2000      “The Newspaper“ – script Hristo Ganev
1994      “The Tender Monster“ – script Hristo Ganev
1994      “Cat In The Net“ – script Hristo Ganev
1994      “The Names Of The Eternity” – script Hristo Ganev
1983      “I Dream Music“ – script Boris Hristov
1984      “Labyrinths“ – script Boris Hristov
1984      “Players“ – script Boris Hristov
1981      “Heavy Bread“ – script Boris Hristov

 

TV

2006      “The Sparrows In October“ – script Stanislav Stratiev – TV series, 8 х 30 min. - KFP
1991      “The Father Of The Egg“ - script Boris Hristov - TV series, 4 х 56 min.
1995      New Year’s Show BNT’95 - KFP

Since 1992 Creates a series of TV spots, advertizing clips -
“Observer“, “Shock”, Mineral Water “Hisar“, “Format TV“

 

Awards

2008      „Golden Vityaz„ 2008 - Moscow - “The Rag“
2007      “Golden Rython”, Plovdiv 2007 - Special Prize – “The Rag”
2007      NFC Award - Best Animation - “The Rag“
2007      UBFM Award - “The Rag“
2007      „Golden Vityaz„ 2007 - “The Sparrows In October“
2006      UBFM Award - “The Sparrows In October“
2006      Varna 2006 – Special Jury’s Prize and Best Actor Award - “The Sparrows In October“
2006      „Golden Chest” 2006 – Award Best Original Music – “The Sparrows In October“ (TV series)
2003      “Listopad“, Minsk 2003 – Grand Prix - “Mrs. Dinosaur“
2003      „Golden Amphora” 2003 - “Mrs. Dinosaur“
2003      Sofia Award 2003 - “Mrs. Dinosaur“
2002      Varna 2002 – Special Prize – “Mrs. Dinosaur“
2000      Bratislava 2000 – The Biennial of Illustration – Special Albin Brunowsky Prize
1995      „Gold Plate”, Chicago’95 - “The Gorgon“
1994      Berlinale’94 – Official selection – “The Gorgon“
1992      Berlinale’92 – Official Selection - “The Father Of The Egg“
1988      Ottawa’88 – First Prize – “The Merry Man“
1988      Oberhausen ’88 - Honorary Diploma by the Catholic Jury - “The Merry Man“

1986      World Animation Festival, Varna’86 – First Prize – “A Tale About The Road”
1986      Oberhausen ’86 - Special Jury Prize - “A Tale About The Road”
1983      World Animation Festival, Varna’83 – First Prize - “Who Sees Farthest”
1980      MOMA, New York - “Bachelor Rooms” and “Sunday”
1980      “Golden Dragon”, Krakow’80, Poland - Grand Prix - “Cavalcade”
1979      World Animation Festival, Varna ‘79 - Third Prize - “Staging”
1978      Ottawa ’78 - Second Prize - “Staging”
1977      Ottawa’77 - First Prize - “Hypothesis”
1977      Oberhausen ’77 - First Prize - “Hypothesis” 

 

Activities

2010      Jury at the International Animation Festival Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
2010      Jury at the XX Message to Man International Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
1987      Jury at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Annecy, France

Theatre scenic design

2008      “Bure Barut” – Dejan Dukovski - Deutsches Theater, Berlin, Germany
2003      “Death of a Salesman” – Arthur Miller - Deutsches Theater, Berlin, Germany
2000      “Bure Barut” – Dejan Dukovski - Graz, Austria
1999      “Don Quixote” – Cervantes – Bochum, Germany
1998      “Ashes to Ashes” – Harold Pinter – Bochum, Germany
1997      “Happy Days” – Samuel Beckett – Bochum, Germany

 

Illustrations

Since 1996 Weekly drawings - newspaper “24 Hours“
1991/96 Weekly drawings - newspaper “Culture“

 

One man exhibitions

2010      Hiroshima, Japan
2009      NDK – Sofia, Bulgaria
2003      Plovdiv and Sofia, Bulgaria
1999      Bratislava, Slovakia
1999      Krakow, Poland
1997      Berlin, Germany
1995      Annecy, France
1994      Sofia, Bulgaria
1991      MOMA - New York, USA
1987      Annecy, France
1980      Oberhausen, Germany

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