1 — 7/6/2023
63rd International Film Festival
for Children and Youth

About film


Section: International competition of animated short films for children

Grumpy Does Repairs (2014) 3

Bulgaria | 2014 | 9 min.

In an old attic, inside a rotting wardrobe lives Grumpy, a shapeless ball of dust and lint who hates beauty, joy and light. An annoying sunbeam keeps disturbing his sleep, so he decides to do some renovations to get rid of all the light. His renovations have unexpected results, however.

Duration9 min
SubtitleSimultanneous translation into
Directed by Radostina Neykova and Sofiya Ilieva
Screenplay Georgi Merdzhanov and Radostina Neykova
Director of Photography Vesselin Hristov
Music Petko Manchev
Edited by Radostina Neykova and Sofiya Ilieva
Contact Sofiya Ilieva


Radostina Neykova is a Bulgarian animator, director and illustrator. She graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, specializing in film studies and animation directing. She has co-directed (among others) the short animated film The Trip (Ptuvaňe, 2011). Sofija Ilijeva is a Bulgarian animator and director. She graduated in animation from the NAFTA school in Sofia. Her graduation film Last Autumn (Posledna jesen, 2012) was featured at dozens of festivals.This film is a part of the set Competitive animations 7.

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