CASE STUDY: Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service


Case study on a film about one of Bulgaria’s most treasured animation directors and his relationship with the former Bulgarian secret service that has been a major audience success but also caused a great controversy in Bulgaria. The directors and producers Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova (Activist 38) share their experience with the author’s responsibility to openly speaking out and the pressure directors must count with when doing so.

Activist 38 is founded by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova in 2008. Mina has serious work experience in advertising, film and TV mainly in the UK as an animation director and line producer. Vesela is a numerous award-winning actress and has been a theatre and film producer for years. The company was established after their teamwork on the documentary Because of Her. Activist 38 focuses on films with mix between the genres: documentaries with animation; strong fiction stories with social and political position, including documentary elements; and animation films with live-action elements.

Organized by Institute of Documentary Film

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Festival edition: 2014
Event type Ex Oriente Film
22.10Hotel Gustav Mahler 15:00


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