The Air Ace

School: NATFA – National Academy for Theatre & Film Arts “Krustyo Sarafov”

Director: Svilen Dimitrov

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There are only three necessities in order to fly: Dream, Persistence and… To be a frog!


Duration: 9 min.

Country: Bulgaria

Language: No Dialogue

Year: 2007

Genre: Animation

Topic: Adventurous Person

Cast & Crew

Director: Svilen Dimitrov

Producer: NATFA "Kr.Sarafov"

Writer: Svilen Dimitrov

Actors: Vocal by Ekaterina Ivanova

Festivals & Awards


7th International Youth Film Festival SESILY – Tbilisi, Georgia – Main prize “Sesily” for Best Animation

16th International Film Festival ZOLOTOY VITYAZ – Russia – Best student animation film

International Film Festival “EUROPE IS HERE” – Pazardzhik, Bulgaria – Best student animation film

BFA 6th International Student Film and Video Festival – Beijing, China

11th Ismailia International festival for Documentary & Short films in September

Ismailia, Egypt

8th International Student Animation Festival PISAF – Puchon, South Korea

17th International Animated Film Festival “Les Nuits Magiques” - Begles, France


18th International Student Short Film Festival of Cergy-Pontoise, France – Awarded by a selection to another festival

Film Fest Pisek MFSF 08, Czech Republic – Universal Production Partners Award

28th VGIK International Student Festival, Russia – Diploma and Special International Jury Mention

26th Festival Tous Courts, Aux-en-Provence, France – 2 awards: Award for Best Animation and Award for Best Music

BERLINALE – Berlin, Germany

9th International Short Film Festival MAREMETRAGGIO – Trieste, Italy

ANIMADRID – Madrid, Spain

SCOMRAHI – Skopje, Macedonia

6th International Festival of Animated Film BIMINI – Batumi, Georgia

International Student Film Festival VILNIUS FILM SHORTS - Lithuania

12th International Student Film Festival - Tel Aviv, Israel

11th International Film Festival SHANGHAI - China

15th International Festival of Film and Television Schools MEDIASCHOOL - Lodz, Poland

14th MEDFILMFESTIVAL - Rome, Italy

17th Short Film Festival SEQUENCE – Toulouse, France

International Short Film Festival ART COURT VIDEO - Arles, France

International Festival for Animation and Documentary Films FRESCOES OF NORTH – Moscow, Russia


goEast Film Festival, Wiesbaden, Germany – Best Student Animation Award

5th ANIMABASAURI5-ANIMABASQUE Basauri-Bizkaia International Animated Film Festival - Bilbao, Spain

International Film Festival TIMISHORT – Timishoara, Romania


UNICA, Ruse, Bulgaria – medaille de bronze