My Tired Father

Director:  Maya Vitkova

Title in English:  My Tired Father
Original title:  My Tired Father

2011/ Bulgaria/ HD/ 14’/ Fiction/ Colour

Script: Radu Jude, Maya Vitkova; Photography:  Krum Rodriguez; Editing:  Kevork Aslanyan; Sound:  Ivan Andreev; Leading actors:  Daria Vitkova, Anna Vitkova, Emil Vitkov; Producer:  Emil Vitkov, Maya Vitkova

8-year-old Daria thinks she hears a mouse in the middle of the night. But when she wakes up her father for help, bigger family problems come to light.

Maya Vitkova is a writer/director and producer who was born in Sofia in 1978. She graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts with MA in film directing in 2001. In 2008 Maya Vitkova executive produced the independent feature EASTERN PLAYS by Kamen Kalev. The film premiered at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight and was nominated for the Camera d’Or. EASTERN PLAYS was among the three films nominated for the LUX award of the European Parliament, in the official selection of the 2009 European Film Awards and Bulgaria’s candidate in the nominations race for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2011.

- 20th Cabbagetown Short Fim & Video Festival в Торонто, Grand Prize - 3rd International Film Festival Ahmedabad - Un Festival C’est Trop Court, Nice - 29th Festival International de Cinéma Jeunesse de Rimouski, Canada - 14th Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults, Australia - finalist for the Tadgell's Blubell Honor Award - 35th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt - 13th Mo&Friese Children's ShortFilmFestival (27th Hamburg International Short Film Festival) - 17th CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto


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