Boris Despodov (Bulgaria)

Born March 2, 1973 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. Started his career as a painter and poster maker. His paintings and posters have been exhibited in four continents and are included in private collections (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Council of Europe, Strasbourg during the days of Bulgarian culture). Since 1998, member of the Bulgarian Photographic Association. Author and publisher of Kamikaze gazette, a cultural magazine. Multi-award winning animator. During the development of his first feature-length documentary Corridor #8 in 2005 he met the Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth and made a short documentary about him, Schindler’s Lift. Selected filmography: Made in China (2010, short animation); Master and Marguerita (2009, documentary); Corridor #8 (2008, documentary); Three Sisters and Andrey (2007, short animation); E-motion (2006, short animation) Tolibu Dibu Dauchyu (2006, short documentary); Schindler’s Lift (2005, short documentary); Tick Tack (2004, short animation); The Way (2004, short animation); Mythology (2002, short animation).

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