Bulgarian talent gets an Academy animation award

Short animated film by Bulgarian artist Kaloyan Atanassov receives the 43rd Student Academy Award®. The Wishgranter is a beautiful piece of animation telling a wonderful story about wishes, dreams and how not to give up on them.The film was created as school project at Ringling College of Art + Design, by Computer Animation students - Kaloyan Atanassov, John McDonald, and Echo Wu.

Receiving the Silver Student Academy Award in Animation of The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.


The story takes place in a beautiful magic world where the apathetic Wishgranter is controlling the wish machine. Being bored to make everybody’s wish come true, he is living under a fountain having no touch with reality. But when two lonely wishers toss their coins into the fountain, something beautiful happens…

Watch Video Here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zON0wDD7VJY

The film received various awards at international film festivals in Rome, Paris and Trinity, not to mention the recognition of the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC), “Best Student Film Award" at the Miami Independent Film Festival and "Best Film by a Student From Outside of Santa Barbara County" at the Santa Barbara Student Film Festival! 

Oscar 2

Oscar 1

Copyright 2016 Echo Wu, Kal Athannassov, John Mcdonald.

Echo Wu: www.echowu.com

Kal Athannassov: www.kalathannassov.com

John Mcdonald www.artofjohnmcdonald.com

Original Score: Corey Wallace

Sound Design: Blake Johnson

Voice Talent: Eric Jimenez, Blake Johnson, Mariah Gonzales

Produced at Ringling College of Art + Design


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