Mud (1997 film)

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Mud is a 1997 Bulgarian short film directed by Ivaylo Simidchiev. Original title ""Kal"" Short film, 35 mm, 24 min, Drama


A foreign visitor to Bulgaria finds himself accidentally involved in a chase for a stray child. The latter seriously injures him, but will also try in his own way to save him.

Director: Ivaylo P. Simidchiev

Writer: Ivaylo P. Simidchiev

Producer: Ivaylo P. Simidchiev

Genre: Drama | Short

Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival, FRANCE, 1998

Screened at over 20 Festivals worldwide.


1. "A Certain Regard" Award for Cinematography, Popovo, BULGARIA, 1998

2. "Most Surprising Film" Award, Odense Film festival, DENMARK, 1998

3. "Kodak's Best Film" Award, Sofia Intntnl. Student Film Festival, BULGARIA, 1998

4. "Special Mention of the Jury", Festival Premiers Plans, Angers, FRANCE, 1998

5. "Best Director" Award, International Munich Festival, GERMANY, 1997

6. "VFF Young Talent Award", International Munich Festival, GERMANY, 1997

7. "Best Balkan Short Film" Award, Short Film Festival of Drama, GREECE, 1997

8. "All-Russian State Cinematography Institute (VGIK) Honorable Diploma", 1997


Blagoje Nikolic ... Foreigner

Petar Vasilev ... Gipsy kid

Phillip Avramov ... Gipsy gang chief

Dafina Katzarraska

Krasimir Kolev

Traian Borisov

Krasimir Jelev

Stefan Shopov

Asen Vasilev