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.
In 2004 Svilen Dimitrov created several minutes of animation for the Oscar-nominated documentary "Super Size Me". He also starred in and directed many commercials for clients like "Nestle", "Bulgarian Telecom Company", and many others.
"The Air Ace"(2007), Svilen Dimitrov's graduation film, has been shown on many festivals around the world and became a critical darling, garnering eleven awards. This touching short tells the story of a lovable frog that fell in love with flying. "The Air Ace" has been selected in the "Generation" section of Berlinale 2008.
Today Svilen Dimitrov divides his time between his films and his beautiful daughter Alisa, named after the eponymous heroine of the Lewis Carroll novels.