My Happy End

Director: Milen Vitanov

Short film • 2D drawn animation, 3D computer animation • 6:00 min • © Milen Vitanov & Film University Babelsberg 2007

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.

  • Credits

    Writer, director and animator: Milen Vitanov

    Technical director and compositing: Dennis Rettkowski

    Stop-motion DOP: Nikolai Kanow

    Music composed and orchestrated by: Stefan Maria Schneider

    Conducter: Bernd Wefelmeyer

    Music performed by: Filmorchester Babelsberg

    Sounddesign: Thomas Bachmann

    Re-recording mix: Alexej Asckenazi

  • Awards & Festivals


    Annecy 2008 Jury's special award for Graduation Films

    Animafest 2008, Zagreb Croatia Best film for Children

    Holland Animation Film Festival 2008, Utrecht “MovieSquad” Junior Award

    Chicago Int. Children's Festival 2007, USA Children Jury Prize for Animation film

    Hida Int. Animation Festival of Folktales and Fables, Japan Special prize of the Child Jury

    Festival of Central & Eastern European Films 2008 Wiesbaden, Germany 2nd Prize for Animated and Experimental Film in the Students' Competition

    Sprockets Toronto Int.Film Fest.For Children 2008, Canada Honourable Mention

    Flip International Animation Festival 2008, Chile Special Mention

    KLIK! International Animation Festival 2008, Amsterdam Holland Best student film

    Student Film Festival «Beginning» 2007, St.Petersburg Award “For Kindness and Positivism”

    San Joaquin Film Festival 2008, USA Best Animated Short Film

    Golden Knight Film Festival 2008, Moskaw Russia Best student film

    European Youth Film Festival in Antwerp and Bruges 2008, Belgium Best Short

    Formula Mundi 2007, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany Best Animation, 2th Place

    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”

    Tricky Animation Film Festival 2007, Flensburg, Germany Audience Award

    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

    Trieste Film Festival 2009, Trieste Italy Audience Award (Bronze)

    Proyecta University Competition of Audiovisual Creation, Valencia 2008 First Prize

    Animatu International Digital Animation Festival 2008, Beja Portugal 2D Short Film Prize (Bronze) and RTP2-Onda Curta Award

    iSorts Prag 2008, Czech Republic Audience Award

    Cartoon on the Bay 2007, Italy Official Selection for the Pulcinella Award

    AniFest Trebon 2007, Czech Republic Special Jury Mention



    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

    Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007, Scotland

    Toronto World Wide Short Film Festival 2008, Canada

    Spockets International Film Festival for Children 2008, Toronto, Canada

    Odense Film Festival 2007, Denmark

    Shnit Shortfilmfestival 2007, Berne, Switzerland

    Giffoni Film Festival 2007, Italy

    Milano Film Festival, Italy

    PRIX EUROPA 2007, Berlin, Germany

    Hong Kong International Film Festival 2008, Hong Kong

    Animafest World Festival of Animated Films Zagreb 2008, Croatia

    SICAF 2008, Seoul, South Korea

    Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2008, Japan

    Krok 2008, Ukraine

    Holland Animation Film Festival

    ANIMADRID 2007, Spain

    Festival International de Curtas 2007, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil

    Halifax ViewFinders International Film Festival for Youth 2008, Canada

    Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2008, Norway

    London Children's Film Festival, UK

    Les Rencontres Henri Langlois POITIERS, France

    World of Comedy - International Film Festival, Ontario

    San Francisco Bay Area Intnl. Children's Film Festival, USA

    Lucca Animation festival, Italien

    Go East Int. Film Festival, Wiesbaden Germany

    Tehran International Animation Festival, Iran

    Int. Children & Teenagers Film Festival Ciné Junior, France

    Trieste Film Festival, Italy

    Int.Festival for Children - Hamedan City, Iran

    Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards

    Animateka Int. Animation Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

    International Short Film Festival Leuven, Belgium

    San Joaquin Children's Film Festival, USA

    Tampre Film Festival, Finland

    Frescoes of Northin Vologda, Russland

    Filmz, Mainz

    Festival du cinema int. en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, France

    Just For Laughs Film Festival Montreal 2008, Canada

    ANIMACOR Córdoba, Spain

    MergingArts Short Story Film Festival, USA

    Cork Film Festival, Ireland

    FIA Inernational Animation Festival Stockholm, Sweden

    VGIK International Student Film Festival, Moskau Russia

    FILMINI International Short Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Int. Animation Festival Expotoons Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Filmfest Cottbus, Germany

    Children's Film Festival Seattle, USA

    REDCAT International Children’s Film, LA USA

    Festival du Nouveau Cinema, France

    Puchon International Student Animation Festival, South Korea

    IMAGO Portugal, Spain

    Carrousel International Festival du Film of Rimouski Canada

    Matita Film Festival, Italy

    Animatu, Romania

    SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, Singapur

    China Int. Animation and Digital Arts Festival, Changzhou China

    Big cartoon Festival, Moscow Russia

    Filmfest Eberswalde, Germany

    Toofy Film Fest, USA

    Mill Valley Film Festival, USA

    Calgary International Film Festival, Canada

    Bermuda Intl. Kids Children's Film Festival

    Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Australia

    FLIP 4th Festival Internacional de Animación Brazil

    KLIK! Amsterdam Animatie Festival, Holland

    Blue Plum Animation Festival, Lohnson City, TN USA

    U.Frame Internacional Academic Film Festival, Portugal

    MedFilm Festival, Rome Italy

    Alpinale Filmfestival Nenzing, Austria

    Waterfront Film Festival, Saugatuck MT USA

    OpenEyes Kurzfilmfestival Marburg, Germany

    Jackson Hole Film Festival, USA

    CyBorg Film Festival, Anghiari Italy

    Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival, Sheffield UK

    Taipei Film Festival - Golden Lion, Taiwan

    Plein la Bobine - Sancy Film Festival for Young People, France

    Int. Student Film Festival Sehsüchte 2008, Potsdam Germany

    Golden Knight, Moscaw Russia

    IndieLisboa Int. Independent Film Festival, Lisbon Portugal

    Int. Newport Beach Film Festival, CA USA

    ANIMABASAURI Int Animated FF in Basauri, Bizkaia Spain

    Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    Une Nuit Trop Courte in Grenoble, France

    Schermi d'Amore Film Festival, Verona Italy

    SarasotaFilmFestival KidsFest, FL USA

    Cleveland International Film Festival, USA

    48th Krakow Film Festival, Poland

    Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids, Australia

    Festival Internacional de cine para niños, Mexico City

    Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival, Germany

    Zoom Wales Int. Young People's Film Festival UK

    Anima Folioscope Int. Film Festival, Brussels Belgium

    Amiens International Film Festival, France

    Bergen internasjonale filmfestival, Norway

    Flensburg Film Festival, Germany

    Kinofest Lünen, Germany

    CINANIMA Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação, Espinho Portugal

    Starz Denver Film Festival USA

    Umeå International Film Festival, Sweden

    Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, Germany

    ON/OFF Warszawa – European Film Week, Poland

    Bunter Hund Film Festival, München Germany

    Filmfestival Münster, Germany

    Balchik Film Festival „In the Palace“, Bulgaria

    Weiterstadt Film Festival, Germany

    Int. Student Film Festival Fresh Film Fest, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

    LA Shorts Fest, USA

    Interfilm 2007, Berlin, Germany

    International Animation Festival Stuttgart 2009, Germany

    9th International Best Of Short Films Festival 2010, Marseille

    International Animation Festival Stuttgart 2009, Germany