Vessela Dantcheva is animation director and producer since 2002. She graduates at Rotterdam Art Academy and gains her first professional experience in the Netherlands. In 2008 she co-founds Compote Collective. The last 15 years she is managing the collective and develops, directs and produces artistic animation films, which are screened and awarded worldwide. She is often a jury member at international festivals and pitching events. She is a lecturer in animation studies at NBU and NHA in Sofia.