Butterfly & Mouse

Butterfly & Mouse | Butterfly & Mouse
Mira Yankova
14:19 | Bulgaria | 2019

People often say: “This one has a lion’s heart, and that one – a rabbit’s”.

Some hide lions in their chests, other ones – rabbits, yet others – mice. There are also those who wouldn’t dare face their inner spirit animal.

What could happen to someone so very afraid of seeing what he carries within.

A short jazzy film about the fears that obstruct man’s way to himself and to others.

Sofia International Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria – premiere 13.03. 2019

DaKINO International Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania

Athens ANIMFEST, Greece

Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Fest, India

Global India International Film Festival, Puna, India

Newlyn PZ Film Festival, Bristol, UK

Rome Independent Prizma Award, Italy

Ismailia International Film Festival, Egipt

International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker – Sofia, Bulgaria

Cefalù Film Festival, Italy

Prokuplje Film Festival ProFiFest, Serbia

Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest, Rome, Italy

Lisbon Film Rendezvous, Portugal

Azores Short & Fringe Festival, Portugal

Kinolikbez International Film Festival, Saint_Petersburg, Russia

Dumbo Film Festival, New York, USA

Cartoon Club, Rimini, Italy

Corto e a capo – Daena anima e imagine, Venticano, Italy

ANIMANIMA, Cacak, Serbia – world panorama

World Festival of Animated Film Varna, Bulgaria

IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria

Madrid Film festival – section New International Filmmakers, Spain

MINIKINO FILM WEEK – Bali International Short Film Festival, Indonesia

SHORTS MEXICO International Shorts Film Festival, Mexico

CINEMAWAY International Film Festival, Lviv, Ukraina

Chania Film Festival and Chania Film Festival Edu, Greece

Linz International Short Film Festival, Austia

TINDIRINDIS International Animation Film Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania

VILLAMMARE Film Festival, Salerno, Italy

Corti in Cortile, il cinema in breve International Film Festival, Catania, Italy

Athens Marathon Film Festival, Greece

Les Nuits Magiques 29ème Festival International du Film d’Animation, Bègles, France

BANJALUKA International Animated Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina

EXGROUND Filmfest, Wiesbaden, Germany

Lublin International Film Festival, Poland

ANIMATTIKON Project International Animation Film Festival, Paphos, Cyprus

CORTODINO Film Festival Dino de Laurentis, Napoli, Italy

Panama Animation Festival, Panama

ALTER-NATIVE International Short Film Festival, Targu-Mures, Romania

PSIAF Palm Springs International Animation Festival & Expo, USA

MUMIA Underground World Animation Festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Animation Marathon, Athens, Greece

ANDIMOTION Bogota International Animation Film Festival, Bogotá, Colombia

ANIMATEKA International Animated Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia – world panorama

Strasburg Film Festival, Strasburg, United States

CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival, Querétaro, Mexico

Lobo Fest – International Film Festival, Brazilia, Brazil

VERSI DI LUCE, Modica, Italy

PICASSO EINSTEIN BUDDHA International Film Festival, India

Kinofilm 16th Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival, Manchester, UK

ICONA 2019 Animation Festival, Corfu, Greece

International Film Festival of Larissa, Greece

PIERROT International Puppet Theatre for Adults Festival, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

GOLDEN RHYTON Bulgarian Documentary and Animated Film Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The BeBop Channel Content Festival, New York. USA

Chennai International Short Film Festival, India

EUROPANORAMA 2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Arch1 Festival of Film, London, UK

Asia South East-Short Film Festival, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Vertigo Film Festival, Milano, Italy

Spectral Film Festival, Stevens Point, USA

Festival of Nations, Lenzing, Austria

Tlanchana Fest – Digital Art and Film Festival, Mexico

MEDIAWAVE – On the Road FF, Hungary


Indie for You Film Festival



Near Nazareth Festival, Afula, Israel

EMAP 2020: Ewha Media Art Presentation, Korea, Republic of

Flipbook Film Festival, Skopje, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of

Cut & Clap – Indie Short Fest

XIX Macabro Horror Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico

Sax International Film Festival, Alicante, Spain

International Short Film Festival Cine a la Calle, Barranquilla, Colombia

Cheongju International Short Film Festival, Cheongju, Korea, Republic of

Best Animated Film – Global India International Film Festival

Best Animation – Newlyn International Film Festival

Special Mention – London X4 – Seasonal Short Film Festival


Special Mention – IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

Best Director Award – Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival

Best Screenplay for December 2019 – Vertigo Film Festival

Best Animation Film for December 2019 – Vertigo Film Festival

Best Experimental Animation – Indie For You Film Festival

Fan Award for Best Animation – MovieScreenPro Film Festival

Award of Merit: Best On The Road Animation

Mira Yankova

Mira Yankova

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