2019, 14’19’’, animation debut


People would often say: ‘This man has a lion’s heart, and that one, a rabbit’s’. Some hide lions in their chests, others, rabbits and still others, mice. There are also those who wouldn’t dare to face their inner spirit animal. What could happen to someone so very afraid of seeing what they carry within?


MIRA YANKOVA studied at the National Academy of Art, Sofia; MA in Film and TV Directing from NBU. A 2D and 3D animator, she is a visual artist, working in the field of video art. Her video-art works were presented at Venice Biennale 2017, and in a number of international curatorial projects in Lisbon, London, Bogotá, Vienna, etc. Butterfly & Mouse is her short animated debut.


Festivals & Awards:

Best Animated Film, Global India IFF, India;

Best Animated Film, Newlyn IFF, UK; Proyko Proykov Award for Best Animation Film, Golden Kuker IAFF, Sofia, etc.



Script: Mira Yankova

Director: Mira Yankova

Cinematography: Ventsislav Fotev

Animation: Mira Yankova

Music: Mihail Iossifov

Production: Attrakt Film – Roumen Barrosov

Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center, Koulev Film Production

Contact: +359 888258929