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Ani Antonova (born in Chirpan, Bulgaria) is animation director, living and working in Vienna, Austria. She graduated Portuguese philology at Sofia University, Multimedia at “die Graphische” and Master in Experimental Media at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.
Her first documentary animation film “The Outlander” was screened at many international film festivals and received several awards, among them “The audience award of the Austrian Panorama” at Tricky Women/ Tricky Realities 2019.
She is co-founder and active memeber of “Kopfkino – Verein für alte und neue Medien”.  Her work embraces the animation in its different states of matter.


“The Outlander”, 5’16” (2018)

Jury’s Citation Award
The Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival (USA, 2020)

Honorable Mention
ethnocineca International Documentary Film Festival (Vienna, Austria, 2020)

Audience Award
Under_The_Radar (Vienna, Austria, 2019)

Honorable Mention / Frame by Frame / Traditional Animation
Florida Animation Festival (USA, 2019)

Audience Award Austrian Panorama
Tricky Women (Vienna, Austria, 2019)

Best narrative animation &
Audience Award
2 Days Animation Festival (Vienna, Austria, 2018)


“The Outlander”, 5’16” (2018)

Under the radar (AT), 2019

FEST-News Directors / New Films (PT), 2019

VIS Vienna Shorts (AT), 2019

Athens Animfest (GR), 2019

Ogeechee International History Film Festival (USA), 2019

Silk Road International Film Festival (Dublin, Irland), 2019

Rising of Lusitania – AnimaDoc Film Festival (Liverpool, UK), 2019

2 Days Animation Festival (Vienna, AT), 2018

“Ground”, 1’30” (2018)

Screening Cinema São Jorge, (Lisbon, PT) 2018



2018 – Group exhibition “Over and Out”, Galeria do Museu de São Roque, (Lisbon, PT)
2016 – Opposites, Gallery Sofia Press, (Sofia, BG)
2016 – Opposites, Gallery Hall G. Danchov Zografina, (Chirpan, BG)
2016 – Opposites, City Art Gallery- (Plovdiv, BG)


PUBLICATIONS: Der Standard, Die Presse, Falter, Kurier, Wiener Zeitung, EUROPEAN Cultural News etc.


People I enjoy working with:

Ina Hristova
Dimiter Ovtcharov