Theodore Ushev
Art Director



Theodore Ushev was born in 1968 in Kyustendil, Bulgaria. Graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia and began his career as a poster artist in his native country. In 1999 he settled in Montreal, where he quickly acquired a reputation as a prolific and talented animator owed to such films as The man who waited (2006) and Tzaritza (2006). In 2006, he began working on the acclaimed trilogy about the relationship between art and power: Tower Bawher (2006), Drux Flux (2008) and Gloria victoria (2013). His acclaimed shorts include Lipsett Diaries (2010), his best-known film and a 16-time award winner (including the Special Jury Award in Annecy IAFF and the Audience Award in Melbourne IFF), Nightingales in December (2011), Apart (2012) and Gloria Victoria that won the Fipresci Prize in Annecy IAFF and the Best Animation Award in Curtas Vila do Conde. Theodore's works have been official selections and award-winners in all the major international forums for contemporary graphic design and animation festivals, including Ottawa, Annecy, KROK, Anifest, Animasia, Sundance, Avanca, FIFI Paris, FFF New York & San Francisco.


With the support of the Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe

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