October 28 is World Animation Day. Here is a clip from Theodore Ushev's Tower Bawher
. To see the entire film (which may only be available for two weeks), go to World Animation Day
at the National Film Board of Canada.
Born in Bulgaria, Ushev earned a 1995 Master's degree in graphic and poster design at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, and he taught there before moving to Canada in 1999. Working mainly in electronic graphic design, he was an art director for INPIX Media and now has his own design studio. Ushev has exhibited posters in Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Japan, Denmark and Russia. His digital animation has been seen at festivals, including Annecy (Dissociation
in 2002 and Well-Tempered Heads
in 2003), Ottawa (Early in Fall, Late in Winter
in 2002 and Vertical
in 2004), Sundance, Rio de Janeiro and Leipzig. In 2003, BOF
won the public's choice award at the Seoul and Barbizon festivals. Last year, Ushev co-directed OIAF's Signal Film.