World Festival of Animated Film /
short film edition 1 - 6 June 2010
World Festival of Animated Film / short film edition 1 - 6 June 2010
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The Happy Duckling / The Happy Duckling



The Happy Duckling / The Happy Duckling

Gili Dolev

United Kingdom / 2008 / 8' 45''


Tuesday, 01. 06.,
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 13:00 h
Wednesday, 02. 06.,
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 13:00 h
Thursday, 03. 06.,
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 18:00 h
Friday, 04. 06.,
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 15:00 h


The Happy Duckling is a nine-minute animated adventure following the antics of a reluctant young boy and the relentlessly happy duck who trails him. It is set in a delightful and surprising pop-up book world where anything can, and does happen.

Gili Dolev


Gili Dolev – Writer & Director

Gili is a writer/ director and developer of animated content. In 2003 Gili co-founded

Ink Animations Ltd following his successful 'Promise Land, a short animated musical

about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As Ink Animations' creative director Gili had

developed, wrote and directed diverse projects for film, TV and the web.

Gili has recently moved to Israel to become Head of Content Development for Tel

Aviv based company Primus Design Group where he's busy developing a slate of

exciting new projects.

Gili Dolev – filmography


- Wrote an directed 'The Happy Duckling' animated short. Winner Best Children

Animation at Stuttgart International Animation Festival, 2009. Winner Best

Short Film at Cartoons on the Bay, Italy 2009.

Some other festival screenings include: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film

Festival, France; SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, Edinburgh International Film

Festival. Aspen Shortfest, Oxford International film festival, Anima Mundi International

Animation Festival, USA; Kids First! Festival, USA; International Family Film Festival, USA


Directed S1jobs TV ad campaign, 2007

- Winner of Scottish Advertising Awards:Best Integrated Campaign.

Commendations: Best use of Illustration/Animation, Best Use of Typography, and

Most Creative use of Media.s

- Screen at the British Animation Awards and at Hiroshima International Animation

Festival 2008 ('Best of the world')

Directed Smart Materials for BBC Education, winner of 'Science with a Big See' prize.


Directed Greeks micro series commissioned by BBC. Official selection at Annecy

International Animation Festival and nominated for Scottish BAFTA in the best Childrens

Television category.

- Repeat screening of Promise Land at Annecy International Animation Festival as

part of a special programme about conflicts.

- Repeat screening of graduation film Meine Heimstadt at Annecy International

Animation Festival as part of a special programme about the holocaust.


Wrote and directed Kebab Kingdom, a 2d comedy micro series for

BBC Scotland’s Karen Dunbar show, nominated for Golden Rose Montreux.



Wrote and directed Promise Land, Winner Best Animated Film, Clermont-Ferrand

2003 and screened at over 30 festivals and exhibitions including:

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2002, Toronto International Film Festival 2002,

Clermont-Ferrand 2003, Annecy international Animation Festival 2003, Adelaide Film

Festival 2003, Aspen Short Film Festival 2003, , Jerusalem International Film

festival 2003, Cine-Vegas, Tribeca Film Festival, Chicago International Film



Wrote and directed graduation film Meine Heimatstadt, Official selection student category

Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Best Animation and Best 'Overall' Film in the

Reel to Reel Film Festival. Best animated film in Shortcuts student film festival.

Nominated for Scottish Bafta, Festival of Fantastic Films. California Sun Animation

Festival. Art in Motion II, PISAF Puchon International Student Animation festival in Korea



Gili Dolev


no production company, self produced film


Gili Dolev


Andrew Knight


James Scanlan


Mick Cooke


Chris Seed, Paul Boyd, Jere Virta, Jonathan Blair, Janek Vykintas Kazdailis, Kate Kulendikova, Murray Sinclair, Andrew Strachan