ANIMADOCS is an independent film production house based in Brooklyn, NYC and Montmartre, Paris. We specialize in animation, documentary and everything in-between.

ANIMADOCS was founded by Maria Stanisheva in 2016. Maria got hooked on animation nine years earlier when she produced the Media and Diversity campaign while working for the British Council in Bulgaria and realized the power of animation for creating social change. She then co-founded Compote Collective, a Sofia-based animation collective studio and produced FATHER, an animated-documentary featured in over 120 film festivals, awarded 28 times, including the Golden Dove for Animated Film at DOK Leipzig Film Fest. Maria’s passion projects include social issue documentaries, independent animation and experimenting with mixed genres.

ANIMADOCS creates a diverse variety of media content: story-driven feature films, TV and online series, independent and commissioned shorts, music videos, installation art and more. We specialize in educational videos and viral human rights campaigns. Our expertise spans across all stages of animation and documentary production to deliver powerful and visually-unique content within tight deadlines and competitive prices.

ANIMADOCS collaborates with a network of renown directors, producers, cinematographers, designers, illustrators, animators, composers, editors, and writers based in diverse locations around the world.

Only a year after launching ANIMADOCS, our work has been seen by over 20 million people and featured in the New York Times, the Independent, Euronews and more. Waves of local change, created by our work for Human Rights Watch in Saudi Arabia have been featured on CNN and BBC.

Enough talking. Have a look at some of our projects and if you like what you see – give us a shout. Let’s tell a story together!