Logo
Header text

ARTICLE BY NANCY DENNEY-PHELPS FOR AWN.COM

 

 

ARTICLE BY NANCY DENNEY-PHELPS FOR AWN.COM

 

 

In the 7 years since its inception the Golden Kuker International Animation Festival has become an important event in Sofia.  Under the guidance of founder Nadezhda Slavova, the festival continues to grow.  This year 935 short films and 15 feature films were submitted to the selection committee...   ARTICLE

AWARDED FILMS FOR 2016

VII IAFF

“GOLDEN KUKER SOFIA”

09.05.2015 – 15.05.2016

 

AWARDS

GRATITUDES FROM THE WINNERS 2016

Irina Rubina - "Jazz Orgie'  VIDEO
Pedro Rivero -  "Psiconautas, the forgotten children'' VIDEO
Mikey Hill -  "The Orchestra''  VIDEO
Stefan Wernik -  "SGCH - Morgan's Story'' VIDEO
Yanlai Chen -  "My seashell memory''  VIDEO
Tatiana Koublitskaja -  "Spring in autumn'' VIDEO
Lenka Ivancikova -  "First snow'' 
VIDEO
Ema Vakarelova - "I have dreamed of you so much'' VIDEO
Monika Manganelli - "The Ballad of the homeless'' VIDEO

 

free entry!

Quality Certificate

 

 

 

 

The prize is part of the project "Europe for the festivals - Festivals in Europe", initiated by the European Commission, developed jointly with the European Festival Association (EFA)     

MORE...

ARTICLE BY CHAIRMAN OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE

 

 

This year, with great pride and enjoyment for the Festival's organizers was the presence of one of the most respected film critic in the world - Nancy Denney-Phelps, as a member of the Selection Committee. 
Here you can find a link to the Nancy's article about "Golden Kuker - Sofia, '' 2015, which she published in Brussels edition for Art & Culture and in your blog monitored with interest by the film circles worldwide.  ARTICLE

ARTICLE BY PROFESSOR DR NADEZHDA MARINCHEVSKA ABOUT GOLDEN KUKER- SOFIA 2015

ANIMATION in SOFIA

THE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN KUKER- SOFIA 2015

 

The sixth International Animation Film Festival "Golden Kuker" - Sofia was held in a new location - the Museum of Sofia (in the building of the former Central bath) and the Cinema House. In those seven days  were included competitive and information programs, retrospectives, tributes and  the traditional for the festival Children's Day. There were also meetings between students from the UK and Taiwan with students from the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov” , who have given promise of bilateral cooperation between educational institutions. Meanwhile there were workshops, exhibitions, presentation of the project for the new Bulgarian animated series "The Golden Apple" etc.

REPORT INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (IAFF) GOLDEN KUKER- SOFIA 2015
AWARDED FILMS FOR 2015

 VI IAFF

“GOLDEN KUKER SOFIA”

4.05.2015 – 10.05.2015

 

AWARDS

Opening "Golden Kuker-Sofia" 2015
Report International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker- Sofia 2014
100 YEARS BULGARIAN CINEMA

 

This was a special year for Bulgarian animation at the 6th INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (IAFF) GOLDEN KUKER- SOFIA 2015, because Bulgarian cinema celebrates 100 years!

RESULTS OF COMPETITION ON THE OCCASION OF 80 YEARS OF NATURAL PARK ''VITOSHA"

 

 

THE WINNERS :

 

First prize:          Vitosha [Yuri Sekoulov and Evgenia Spassova]
Second prize:    80 years Vitosha [Mikhail Popov]
Third prize:        Inaestimabilis [Valentin Tonev Atanasov]

 

WWW.PARK-VITOSHA.ORG

ABOUT COURSE : DIGITAL 2D ANIMATION

 

Dear colleagues

 

The course will begin a week later, from 04.10.2014.

COURSE FOR DIGITAL 2D ANIMATION

 

We have the honor  to announce you that due the great interest and desire to be useful and to help your training and professional development, we are pleased to present you that within the yearly events of "Golden Kuker -Sofia" we organize a course for basic and professional knowledge of the specialized software for digital 2D animation ANIME STUDIO.  This course will help you to congest basic skills in animation, building characters / character riging / and creation of digital scenes.

The course consists of two modules for beginners and for advanced.

The advanced modules will reveal many of the secrets of working with the program. For professionals who are familiar with the principles of the work of this or similar programs the course will reveal many tricks and tips that make the realization of your own project quickly and easily.

All the participants who pass the two modules of the course will receive a certificate-diploma, which will certify their knowledge.

We provide the opportunity for a minimum period of time to gain maximum knowledge that will be of great benefit and use.

Invest in yourself - an investment that is really worth!

Full information about the course, program of the course, timetable and prices you can find at:  http://2015.animationfest-bg.eu/bg/about-festival/highlights/

We are expecting you!

The partnership between IAFF "Golden Kuker-Sofia" and "RABBIT Fest" - Perugia

 

The International Animation Film Festival "Golden Kuker Sofia" started a partnership with the Italian Animation Film Festival "RABBIT Fest" - Perugia.

During the fifth anniversary edition of "Golden Kuker Sofia", which was held from 12 to 18 May 2014 in Sofia it was included a special selection of best Italian animation films. Within "RABBIT Fest" (from 11 to 16 May 2014) the best of IAFF "Golden Kuker Sofia" will be screened.

 

MORE INFORMATION partnership and program can be found on the website of "RABBIT FEST".

FILM COMPETITION FOR NATURE PARK VITOSHA

 

We have the please to invite you to join an amazing contest that is arranged on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Nature Park Vitosha from the International Animation Film Festival "Golden Kuker Sofia."

The challenge is to create a short animated film (to one minute) on the theme "80 years Nature Park Vitosha".
The deadline for the contest is August 25, 2014
Everyone can send their movies at: FILM@ANIMATIONFEST-BG.EU


Prizes for the winners are:
- First Prize: 1 500 lv
- Second Prize: 1 000 lv
- Third Prize: 700 lv

 

More information about Nature Park Vitosha you can find on adress: www.park-vitosha.org 

We are expecting your films!

GRATITUDES FROM THE WINNERS 2014

 

  • BEST ANIMATED MUSIC FILM - Giving me a chance / Nacho Rodríguez / Spain  VIDEO
  • BEST ANIMATED STUDENT FILM - My strange Grandfather / Dina Velikovskaya / Russia    VIDEO
  • BEST ANIMATED KIDS’ FILM - L’ami / Christophe Defaye, Olivier Defaye/  Japan   VIDEO
  • BEST ANIMATED ECO FILM - Vigia / Marcel Barelli / Switzerland   VIDEO
  • SPECIAL АWARD “PROIKO PROIKOV”   for Best Comedy film - Frabbits / Charlie Kothe / United States   VIDEO
AWARDED FILMS FOR 2014

 

  • GRAND PRIX GOLDEN KUKER -  Crulic - The Path to Beyond / Anca Damian / Romania     MORE...
  • SPECIAL АWARD “PROIKO PROIKOV”   for Best Comedy film - Frabbits / Charlie Kothe / United States   MORE...
  • BEST ANIMATED SUPER SHORT FILM (about 1 min) - What’s your secret of long life? / Eszter Jánka / Hungary   MORE...
  • BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM (up to 10 min)  - Fallin’ Floyd / Albert ‘t Hooft; Paco Vink / Netherlands  MORE...
  • BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM (10 – 45 min)  - Toto /  Zbigniew Czapla / Poland     MORE...

                                                                                                            

THE PARTICIPATION OF ‘’GOLDEN KUKER – SOFIA” IN GEORGIA

 

 THE PARTICIPATION OF ‘’GOLDEN KUKER – SOFIA” IN GEORGIA

The International Animation Festival "GOLDEN KUKER-Sofia" has shown the awarded films and the best of it's 4 editions during the International Animation Festival "Nikozi" in Georgia.

AWARDED FILMS FOR 2013

WINNERS OF 4-TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN KUKER- SOFIA

  • GRAND PRIX GOLDEN KUKER – SNOWFLAKE (NATALIA CHERNYSHEVA, RUSSIA) VIDEO
  • SPECIAL АWARD “PROIKO PROIKOV” – for best Music Video – The Jury did not grand awards for the best film. However the Jury gives two Special Mention Certificate to ANDREI TOKIDANG (BELORUSSIA) and his video CITY VIDEO and SONJA ROHLEDER (GERMANY) and her video KOLUMBUS VIDEO
Gratitudes from the winners

  

 

Natalliya Chernisheva and “Snowflake” VIDEO

 

Edmunds Jansons and “International Father’s Day” VIDEO

 

Emma De Swaef, Andreas De Ridder, Alice Tambellini, Steven De Beul and “Oh Willy ...“ VIDEO

 

Simone Massi and “Softly, flows” VIDEO

 

Liran Kapel and “Nyosha” VIDEO

 

"GOLDEN KUKER-SOFIA" IN PLOVDIV

 

 

"GOLDEN KUKER-SOFIA" GUEST OF CULTURAL CENTER "TRAKART" - PLOVDIV OF 25, 26 AND 27 OCTOBER

 

In three consecutive days was shown the best of the International Animation Film Festival "Golden Kuker" for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 - "Animation laughter", "Love and more."

Cartoons for all ages!

On 26 and 27 of October, from 11am / weekends / :

the "Kids Morning" Club screenings the cartoons from the kids favorite songs and karaoke!