SHELL IN LOVE
Short film [10 to 45 min]
A timid snail, scarred by a childhood trauma, spends his time hiding away in his shell where he has created an imaginary version of the outside world. After a chance encounter with love he will have to face his fears and discover the wonders of reality.
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.