born 1986 in Sofia, Bulgaria, is a radiant, cheerful person with dark imaginative mind and crazy twisted
dreams. That, combined with her different interests in various art forms, made her chose the path of the
limitless animation universe as a vehicle of creative, mental and emotional self-expression.
She graduated with master degree in Animation Directing at New Bulgarian University in Sofia. Her
graduation film from 2009 – “The Lighthouse” (“Farat”) has been screened to more than 100 international
film festivals, has been certified with numerous awards and has succeeded to win the attention and the
recognition of renowned film professionals and critics nationally and internationally.
“The Blood” (“Kravta”) – 2012, is her debut film. It is supported by the Bulgarian National film center and
it had recently ended its successful festival run, very well received, with couple of awards and already more
than 30 screenings.
For over 10 years now, Velislava also works commercially in the field of visual effects and 2D compositing.
She is a freelance art director, compositor and animator. 2010 she was selected and participated in the prestigious
Berlinale Talent Campus.
2012 she took part in a prominent Producers’ Masterclass in London, where her interest in film producing arose.
2014 she founded her own production company in Sofia – “Red Stroke Ltd.” and at the moment is in production
of her new short animation film, supported again by the Bulgarian National film center.