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Ion Popescu Gopo


  • Director, Screenwriter
  • Born: 30.04.1923 in Bucharest
  • Died: 29.11.1989 in Bucharest
Having inherited the talent from his father, who was a plastic artist, a sculptor and a caricaturist, Ion Popescu-Gopo manifested at an early age a proclivity for plastic arts as a life path. When he was barely 20 years old, he collaborated with humoristic magazines, doing drawings, caricature work and cartoons. It was also then that he militated for the creation of an animation division within the ONC (National Film Office). In the mid-forties he made a name for himself as a draftsman for the daily paper "România liberă". He attended an intensive course at the "Soiuzmultfilm" Studio in Moscow, after which he became head of the animation department of the Bucharest Film Studio, the nucleus of the future “Animafilm”. 
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1982

1981

1965

Festivals / Awards

  • 1956
Damasc Fetiţa mincinoasă Silver Medal
  • 1956
Edinburgh Fetiţa mincinoasă Merit Diploma
  • 1957
Cannes A Brief History "Palme d'or" for Best Short
  • 1957
Moscova A Brief History Silver Medal
  • 1958
Oberhausen A Brief History The Third Prize
  • 1958
Tours Seven Arts Grand Prize
  • 1959
Oberhausen Seven Arts Mention
  • 1960
Karlovy Vary Homo Sapiens Grand Prix for Animation
  • 1960
San Francisco Homo Sapiens 1st Prize
  • 1960
Edinburgh Homo Sapiens Merit Diploma
  • 1960
Santiago Homo Sapiens Honorary Diploma
  • 1960
Oberhausen Homo Sapiens Mention
  • 1960
Montevideo Homo Sapiens Mention
  • 1962
Viena Homo Sapiens Honorary Diploma
  • 1962
Mar del Plata O poveste ca în basme Award for the Most Recreational Teen Film
  • 1962
Salonic A Bomb Was Stolen The Third Prize
  • 1962
Edinburgh A Bomb Was Stolen Honorary Diploma
  • 1963
Bordighera A Bomb Was Stolen Silver Olive
  • 1963
Gijon De dragul prinţesei Astor de Oro
  • 1964
Mamaia Steps to the Moon Best director
  • 1964
Trieste Steps to the Moon The Diploma and Statuette of Sculptor Mascherini
  • 1964
Teheran Fetiţa mincinoasă 1st Prize
  • 1964
Oberhausen Allo, Hallo! 3rd Prize of the International Jury of Popular Universities and the International Jury’s Prize
  • 1965
Mamaia The White Moor Jury Special Award
  • 1965
Moscova The White Moor Prize for Original Film Directing
  • 1966
Mamaia Honorary Prize for Cinematic Innovation
  • 1971
Teheran Eu+Eu=Eu Golden Medal
  • 1978
ACIN Ecce homo Award for Best Animation Film
  • 1979
ACIN Three Apples Best short animation
  • 1981
ACIN The Effect of Angles Jury Special Award
  • 1982
ACIN Quo vadis Homo Sapiens Grand Prize
  • 1983
ACIN You Grand Prize - Short Film Section
  • 1984
Cracovia You Silver Dragon
  • 1987
ACIN The Print Jury Special Award - Short Film Section

Filmography

Director - Animation Films

Music

1989

The Boat

1987

The Print

1987

Homo Faber

1986

The Apprentice Wizard

1985

Good Manners

1985

Three Elements: Fire, Air, Water

1985

Salva

1984

Tu, tu, tu

1983

Quo vadis homo sapiens

1982

Efectul unghiurilor

1981

Cadru cu cadru

1981

Anima… Magic… Animagic

1980

Energetic

1980

E pur si muove

1979

Three Apples

1979

Ecce Homo

1978

Infinite

1977

Știu să scriu 1,2,3…

1975

Intermezzo for an Eternal Love

1974

Măria-Sa Omul

1974

Clepsidra

1972

Kisses

1969

I + I = I

1969

Sancta simplicitas

1968

Pilule II

1969

The Earth of Mankind

1967

Oraşul meu

1967

Pilule I

1966

Echilibrul

1965

Despre flori (fără morală)

1964

Allo! Hallo!

1962

Homo Sapiens

1960

Seven Arts

1958

Galateea

1957

A Brief History

1957

Ariciul răutăcios

1955

Marinica’s Screw

1955

Peștișorul cel isteț

1955

Ursulețul fricos

1955

Șurubul lui Marinică

O muscă cu bani

1954

Marinică

1954

Doi iepuraşi

1952

Răţoiul neascultător

1951

The Bee and the Dove

1951

Director - Animation Films with Actors

Princess in Love

1959

Musca

1958

Galatheea

1957

Fetiţa mincinoasă

1956

Actor

The Romanian Musketeer

Peter The Great

1975

Cantemir

Peter The Great

1975