Pencho Kunchev

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Born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduated in Film and TV Graphics from the High School of Applied Arts in Prague with animated film Sonata Facile. During the same period illustrated a book of Bulgarian fables, published by Alba-tros in Prague, and then started as a animator and director at the Sofia Animated Film Studio in Bulgaria. Made “The Little Girl, the Kitten and the Wall Clock”, in 1984 which was presented in Annecy. His illustrations are published in Bulgaria and Switzerland. Exhibitions of his drawings are presented in Serbia and Slovakia. In 2018 he made “Roses in the Night”, entirely made with water colors on paper and awarded with Jameson Short Film Award. Member of Selection Committees and Juries at many festivals in Europe and Asia. Kunchev is a Guest professor at Jilin Animation Institute in China and Lecturer at New Bulgarian University in Sofia. He is President of ASIFA Bulgaria and Board Member of ASIFA International.