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CORNUCOPIA (2022) 7’49”

Short animation film written and directed by Ani Antonova and Dimiter Ovtcharov
hand-drawn animation | indian ink on paper | 3D Rendering
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: 5.1 Multichannel Surround Sound


A man wanders in constant search and pursuit, driven by the longing for a magical cornucopia. His vicissitudes are brought to life on an ancient vase’s surface, continually rotating on a pottery wheel.


Screenwriter and director: Ani Antonova and Dimiter Ovtcharov
Animation: Ani Antonova and Dimiter Ovtcharov
Director of photography: Simon Todorov
Music and sound design: Valeria Popova
Vocals: Miglena Tzenova
Title design: Kostadin Kokalanov
Recording studio and sound postproduction: Studio Omega Films
Mixing studio: Sonus LTD.
Producers: Kopfkino Verein für alte und neue Medien (AT), Omega Films (BG)
With the financial support of:
Federal Ministry Republic of Austria for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport,
ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen,
City of Vienna – Cultural Department MA7,
Bulgarian National Film Center


Film Review Zippy Frames:
Man (male here) and nature have their fight in the suggestive, step-after-step battle in ‘Cornucopia’ (in which, not incidentally, women have to be absent from ‘action’). Starting from a simple premise and moving to animate the figures in a classical vase, the film tells in a direct way the story of a human folly repeated time after time. Its soothing vocalizing stops when hunting is conducted and becomes a series of short breaths -before destruction occurs. ‘Cornucopia’ is simple in its conception, and quick and evocative in its aesthetic treatment, building a recognizable bittersweet picture of a society driven by individual gain rather than co-existence.
(Vassilis Kroustallis)



Jury’s Stellar Award
The Thomas Edison Film Festival (USA, 2023)

Audience Award Austrian Panorama
Tricky Women (Vienna, Austria, 2023)

Best narrative film
SHORT to the Point – International Short Film Festival (May, 2023)


National Gallery of Art (Washington, 2023)
Animare – LAFF – Licata Animation Film Festival (Italy, 2023)
La Guarimba International Film Festival (Amantea, 2023)
AniMate – Australia Animation Film Festival (King St Newtown, 2023)
Sofia International Film Festival (Sofia, 2023)
Animateka (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2022) – World Premiere