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Ani Antonova was born in Chirpan in 1986.
She graduated Portuguese philology at Sofia University, Multimedia at “die Graphische” and Master in Experimental Media at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.
She works as producer and director of animation films.
Her first documentary animation film “The Outlander” was screened at many international film festivals and received several awards, among them: best animation film at the International Fine Arts Film Festival in Santa Barbara (2021, USA), the jury’s award for best narrative animation in Vienna and three audience awards at different festivals in Austria.
Her second animation film “Cornucopia” has received the Jury’s Stellar Award for animation at Thomas Edison Film Festival 2023.
As an active member of the association “KOPFKINO”, she creates animation films, animation sculptures and interactive installations. Her work embraces the animation in its different states of matter.



“Cornucopia”, 7’49” (2022)

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

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


“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