Bulgarian animator Svilen Dimitrov was born 1980 in Varna, Bulgaria. He started drawing at the tender age of 5 and completed his first animated short at 11.
In 1998 his obsession with the moving image led him to the Bulgarian National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Krustyo Sarafov". He started studying Direction of animated films and soon became known for his offbeat short films, influenced by directors as diverse as Tim Burton, Walt Disney Pictures and David Lynch.
In 2004 Svilen Dimitrov created several minutes of animation for the Oscar-nominated documentary "Super Size Me". He also starred in and directed many commercials for clients like "Nestle", "Bulgarian Telecom Company", and many others.
"The Air Ace"(2007), Svilen Dimitrov's graduation film, has been shown on many festivals around the world and became a critical darling, garnering eleven awards. This touching short tells the story of a lovable frog that fell in love with flying. "The Air Ace" has been selected in the "Generation" section of Berlinale 2008.
Today Svilen Dimitrov divides his time between his films and his beautiful daughter Alice, named after the eponymous heroine of the Lewis Carroll novels.
2018 – Shell in Love (animation, short) / director, scriptwriter, animation
2014 – The Magical Cake of Auntie Bantie (animation, short) / co-director, animation
2011 – REW DAY (animation, short) / director, scriptwriter, animation
2011 – Dad Made Dirty Movies (documentary) / animation
2011 – LOVE.NET (feature) / visual effects
2008 – Zift / special effects
2007 – the AIR ACE / direction
2004 - Super size me- nomination “Oscar” / animation
2004 – Motivation / direction
2004 – Deranged / direction
2003 – Vascular / direction
2002 - The long walk / direction
2002 – Badinerie / animation
2000 - Malkoto Anche / animation
1999 - the HEDGEHOG a Svilen Dimitrov series / direction
1999 – Bezumie /direction, cast
1999 - Teoria na otnositelnostta / direction
1998 – Klopka / direction
1991 - Pupy the dog / direction