Sleda / Trace

Asparuh Petrov | Bulgaria / 2022 / 7' | animacija / animation
director, scriptwriter, animator ASPARUH PETROV / 
music and sound design ANDREA MARTIGNONI / 
editing IVA KRALJEVIĆ / 

А young writer dedicates his nights to hunting entangled phrases with his pen. The moment he is confronted with the pregnancy of his wife his world collapses. Lingering fears and painful memories overwhelm him and he needs to trace the missing piece.

Best International Animation, CINELEBU Lebu International Film Festival, 2023
Best Bulgarian Short Film, Sofia International Film Festival 2023
Special Mention, Go Short International Short Film Festival 2023
Jury Award for Animated Film, The National Festival of Bulgarian Cinema – SBFD Awards Vasil Gendov 2023
Special Award for the Best Bulgarian Film Proiko Proikov, Golden Kuker International Animation Film Festival 2023
Special Mention, Balkanima European Animated Film Festival 2023
Honorable Mention, KuanDu International Animation Festival 2023
Highly Commended in Animation Section, Canberra Short Film Festival 2023
Grand Prix for Best Animated Film, Golden Rhyton Documentary and Animated Film Festival 2023

Piccolo Festival dell’Animazione, Pordenone, Italy (12/11-20/11/2022)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia (28/11-4/12/2022)
CINELEBU Lebu International Film Festival, Chile (11/2-17/2/2023)
Anima – Brussels International Animation Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium (17/2-26/2/2023)
Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal (15/3-26/3/2023)
Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria (16/3-30/3/2023)
Landshut Short Film Festival, Landshut, Germany (22/3-27/3/2023)
Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (31/3-10/4/2023)
Filmfest Dresden, Germany (18/4-23/4/2023)
Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia (7/5-14/5/2023)
Animatricks International Animation Festival, Helsinki, Finland (18/5-20/5/2023)
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film, Croatia (5/6-10/6/2023)
Golden Kuker International Animation Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria (7/6-11/6/2023)
Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival, Isola, Slovenia (7/6-11/6/2023)
FEST New Directors, New Films Festival, Espinho, Portugal (19/6-25/6/2023)
Fest Anča International Animation Festival, Zilina, Slovakia (29/6-2/7/2023)
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival, Russia (12/7-17/7/2023)
Anibar International Animation Festival, Peja, Kosovo (17/7-23/7/2023)
Supertoon International Animation Festival, Šibenik, Croatia (24/7-28/7/2023)
Countryside Animafest Cyprus, Salamiou, Cyprus (9/8-12/8/2023)
Flipbook Film Festival, Skopje, North Macedonia (10/8-13/8/2023)
FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival, Slovenia (14/8-19/8/2023)
Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival, Conversano, Italy (21/8-26/8/2023)
Turku Animated Film Festival, Turku, Finland (23/8-27/8/2023)
Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece (4/9-10/9/2023)
Varna World Festival of Animated Film, Varna, Bulgaria (6/9-10/9/2023)
Minikino Film Week, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia (15/9-23/9/2023)
Animanima International Animation Festival, Čačak, Serbia (19/9-23/9/2023)
Animasyros International Animation Festival, Greece (26/9-1/10/2023)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia (3/10-8/10/2023)
LINOLEUM International Festival of Contemporary Animation and Media-art, Kyiv, Ukraine (4/10-8/10/2023)
Bolton International Film Festival, UK (4/10-8/10/2023)
Animatou International Animation Film Festival, Geneve, Switzerland (5/10-14/10/2023)
CinEast – Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxembourg (5/10-22/10/2023)
Animest International Animation Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania (6/10-15/10/2023)
Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Budaörs, Hungary (11/10-14/10/2023)
Videomedeja International Video Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia (12/10-14/10/2023)
Canlandıranlar Animation Film Festival, Turkey (16/10-22/10/2023)
KuanDu International Animation Festival, Taipei, Taiwan (22/10-28/10/2023)
CRAFT International Animation Festival, Malang, Indonesia (23/10-28/10/2023)
Raindance Film Festival, London, UK (25/10-4/11/2023)
Rex Animation Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden (27/10-2/11/2023)
Squeaky Wheel Animation Festival, Buffalo, USA (3/11/2023)
20minmax International Short Film Festival, Ingolstadt, Germany (3/11-12/11/2023)
Mieres Under-60′ Film Festival, Mieres, Spain (9/11-12/11/2023)
Canberra Short Film Festival, Australia (10/11-26/11/2023)
Cinanima International Animated Film Festival, Espinho, Portugal (13/11-19/11/2023)
Amarcort Film Festival, Rimini, Italy (14/11-19/11/2023)
Future Film Festival, Bologna, Italy (15/11-19/11/2023)
CutOut International Animation and Digital Art Festival, Querétaro, Mexico (16/11-19/11/2023)
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival, Krakow, Poland (21/11-26/11/2023)
Tindirindis International Animation Film Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania (30/11-3/12/2023)
Golden Rhyton Bulgarian Documentary and Animated Film Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (14/12-21/12/2023)
Manipulate Festival, Edinburgh, UK (10/2/2024)
ZOOM Zblizenia International Film Festival, Jelenia Gora, Poland (4/3-10/3/2024)