Ivan Bogdanov (1973) was born in Sofia and holds a BFA degree in Media & Animation from the Willem de Kooning Academy of Art and Design, Rotterdam (2002). Since then he has been working as a freelance animation director, illustrator and comix artist. He is a co-founder of FinFilm animation studio and Compote Collective. During the last year he has created award-winning animation films. His filmography includes Travelling Country (2016), Milkmaid (2015), Father (2012), Anna Blume (2009), Stupid boy (2008), Media & Diversity clips (2008), Easy (2004), 24h (2003), War (2002), The man with the spread hands (2002), Piss off (2001), De Ceremonie (2000).