My Happy End | A Short Film by Milen Vitanov

All dogs chase their tails. A dog once succeeds in catching his own tail. That changes his life as he finds his best friend in it.

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My Happy End won the following awards:

Annecy 2008 – Jury’s special award for Graduation Films
Animafest 2008, Zagreb Croatia – Best film for children
KLIK! International Animation Festival 2008, Amsterdam Holland Best student film
Flip International Animation Festival 2008, Chile Special Mention
GOLDEN TOOF AWARD for Best Animated Short, Toofy Film Fest, USA
Golden Knight Film Festival 2008, Moskaw Russia – Best student film
San Joaquin Film Festival 2008, USA – Best Animated Short Film
Sprockets Toronto Int.Film Festival For Children 2008, Canada – Honourable Mention
European Youth Film Festival in Antwerp and Bruges 2008, Belgium – Best Short
Holland Animation Film Festival 2008, Utrecht – MovieSquad Junior Award
Formula Mundi 2007, Schwaebisch Hall, Germany – Best Animation 2th
Barcelona International TV Festival 2007, Spain – «Creative Prize»
Animago 2007, Karlsruhe, Germany – The Jury Prize
«2D OR NOT 2D» Int. Animation Festival 2007, Everet USA – «Golden Pencil Award»
Chicago Int. Children’s Festival 2007, USA – Children Jury Prize, 2th Best Short Animated Film
Tricky Animation Film Festival 2007, Flensburg, Germany – Audience Award
Animatu Int. Digital Animation Festival 2008, Beja Spain Best 2D Short 2’nd Prize
Student Film Festival «Beginning» 2007, Sankt Petersburg, Russia – Award «For Kindness and Positivism»
Cartoon Club 2007, Rimini, Italy – First Prize
Anima Mundi 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia – Best Debut
Hamburg Animation Award 2007, Germany – First Prize and the Audience Award
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2007, Czech Republic – The Hermina Tyrlova Award
Cartoon on the Bay 2007, Italy – Official Selection Pulcinella Award
AniFest Trebon 2007, Czech Republic – Special Jury Mention


My Happy End has been shown at numerous festivals, including:

Cartoon on the Bay, Salerno, 2007, Italy
54th Sydney Film Festival 2007, Australia
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2007, Czech Republic
Anima Mundi 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia
Annecy 2008, France
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2007, USA
DOK Leipzig 2007, Germany
San Francisco International Film Festival 2008, USA
Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films 2007, USA
SIGGRAPH 2008, Los Angeles, USA


Director: Milen Vitanov
Screenplay: Milen Vitanov
Music: Stefan Maria Schneider