Lina Kalcheva is a Bulgarian animation director currently based in England. Coming from a painting background, Lina came to the UK in 2013 to start her BA in Art, Film and Theatre in the University of Reading. She quickly turned to animation as a combination of these disciplines, and continued onto an MA in Animation at the London College of Communication, which she completed in 2018, followed by another MA in Directing Animation in the National Film and Television School, which she graduated from in 2021.
Lina mainly works in 2D, stop-motion and inbetween, using drawing, painting, clay and found natural materials. She is interested in experimenting and mixing techniques, and her latest film Other Half combines plasticine, oil paint and model sets on a multiplane. Her films are inspired by mythology, nature, the occult, identity and human relationships.