AWARDS – 2022

  • МASTER OF АRT – AURUBIS AWARD – AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY – bestow by AURUBIS BULGARIA
„ТHE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD“
Sweeden (2021), 93 min.
Directed by Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri
  • BEST BULGARIAN DOCUMENTARY– Award by STATE CULTURAL INSTITUTE TO THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
„ODYSSEY“
Bulgaria (2020) 60 min.
Directed by Dessislava Shishmanova and Noncho Nonchev
  • BEST DEBUT– Award by the Youth Jury
„THE MAN WITH THE PIPE“
Bulgaria (2020) 60 min.
Directed by Andrey Koulev
  • BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
„GLASS NEGATIVES“
Poland (2020) 39 min.
Directed by Jan Borowiec
  • AUDIENCE AWARD FOR SHORT DOCUMENTARY
“VERROCCHIO: SCULPTOR AND PAINTER OF RENAISSANCE FLORENCE”
Italy (2019) 30 min.
Directed by David Hammer
  • AUDIENCE AWARD FOR LONG DOCUMENTARY
“ELIOTT ERWITT, SILENCE SOUNDS GOOD”
Spain, France (2019) 62 min.
Directed by Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu
  • SPECIAL JURY MENTION
“WARSAW: A CITY DIVIDED”
Poland (2019), 70 min.
Directed by Eric Bednarski
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN ARCHITECTURE
„INSIDE PRORA“
Germany (2019) 100 min.
Directed by Nico Weber
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN ART AND POWERThe category is supported by OVERGAS
„GIANNI BERENGO GARDIN’S TALE OF TWO CITIES“
USA (2019), 67 min.
Directed by Donna Serbe-Davis
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN ART and CHILDREN
„PAPCIO CHMIEL“
Poland (2020), 50 min.
Directed by Petro Aleksowski
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN CONTEMPORARY ART
„HOMECOMING — MARINA ABRAMOVIC AND HER CHILDREN“
Serbia (2020) 83 min.
Directed by Boris Miljkovic
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN DESIGN and FASHION
„KUBOTA’S KIMONOS. HISTORY ON SILK“
Russian Federation (2020), 52 min.
Directed by Radik Kudoyarov
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN CULINARY ART – NOT GIVEN
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN FINE ART
„CARRACCI – THE SILENT REVOLUTION“
Italy (2019) 52 min.
Directed by Giulia Giapponesi
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN LITERATURE
„HERMANN HESSE. BLAZING SUMMER“
Switzerland (2020) 83 min.
Directed by Heinz Bütler
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN MUSIC AND DANCE
„UPROOTED – THE JOURNEY OF JAZZ DANCE“
USA (2019) 94 min.
Directed by Khadifa Wong
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN PHOTOGRAPHY
“ELIOTT ERWITT, SILENCE SOUNDS GOOD”
Spain, France (2019) 62 min.
Directed by Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN THEATER AND CINEMA
“THE MAN WITH THE PIPE”
Bulgaria (2020) 60 min.
Directed by Andrey Koulev
  • BEST VIDEO ART AND ART ADVERTISING
„BOOKANIMA: Andy Warhol“
USA, South Korea (2020), 5 min.
Directed by Shon Kim

JURY – 2022

Milko LazarovMilko Lazarov
Milko Lazarov is a Bulgarian film director born in 1967. He graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he studied in the class of Prof. Vladislav Ikonomov. He was a lecturer in NATFA’s film department. His feature debut ALIENATION premiered and was awarded at Venice 70’ in the official selection of Venice Days. His second movie ÁGA premiered at Berlinale competition (out of competition) and was awarded with Best movie at Fajr Film Festival, Cabourg Film Festival and Sarajevo Film Festival. Milko Lazarov was awarded with Best director at Filmkunstfest, Shwerin and Eurasia Film Festival. Milko Lazarov has also occupied the post of head of the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers for three years already.


Desislava ShishmanovaDesislava Shishmanova
TV journalist, reporter, screenwriter and director of documentaries and programs in the field of cultural journalism. Desislava Shishmanova is a winner of the Award for best Bulgarian documentary on Art on “Master of Art” Film festival in 2021. She is the regional director of Bulgarian National Television – Plovdiv.

Dimitar KotzevDimitar Kotzev
Shosho is a novelist, translator, producer, script writer and director. He has directed the documentary TV series “The Other Bulgaria” and “Open Dossiers”. He’s the author of the short films “Voodoo Calendar” and “Shopping”. He was awarded the Debut Prize at the Bulgarian National Film Festival in Varna in 1995 for the short film “Reflection”. He has produced, written and directed the feature films “Lora from Morning till Evening” and “Monkey” (Audience Prize, Sofia Film Fest 2016), as well as the TV series “Fourth Estate” (Awards for Best screenplay and Best TV series of the Bulgarian Film Academy). Author of the novels “Lora from Morning till Evening” and “Shrimp”. He teaches creative writing for cinema and TV

David BickerstaffDavid Bickerstaff
David Bickerstaff is an artist and filmmaker who started Atomictv in 1997 as a platform for developing projects that explored the creative use of code and time based media. He has been a creative director at the digital media agency New Angle for 18 years where he works with producers, writers, architects, software developers, and musicians to devise audio-visual experiences for museums. Clients have included The British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Historic Royal Palaces, Wellcome Collection, The National Trust and the National Maritime Museum. His artist films and documentaries such as Making War Horse and Heavy Water: a film for Chernobyl have been broadcast in Britain and shown at many international festivals such as onedotzero, Tate Modern, Sheffield Doc Fest and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Most recently, David has been working closely with producer Phil Grabsky at Seventh Art Productions, directing and co-writing a series of feature length films for the innovative event cinema brand EXHIBITION ON SCREEN.

Maria GanchevaMaria Gancheva
My name is Maria Gancheva, 17 years old. I have been involved in the performing arts since I was a child, and I am currently part of the Alma Alter Theater-Laboratory troupe. Resently I started doing cinema, but of course it has always been a part of my life in one way or another. I like to play on stage and in front of a camera, I hope to have the opportunity to do it for a long time.

Dean EnicherovDean Enicherov
My name is Deyan Enicherov, I am seventeen years old. My first step in the field of visual art was photography, and all the time, while shooting, I was eager to turn the camera button on video mode and experiment. In 2021, in addition to the numerous experiments and experiments I did with the videos, we participated in the youth “Pravets Film Festival”. I was a director and in addition to the emotion of seeing your film on the big screen, we left town with two awards. I am currently working on two new projects, and I hope to see them soon.

Pavel SimeonovPavel Simeonov
My name is Pavel Simeonov, 16 years old. My interest in cinema began at an early age due to my father’s enthusiasm and his collection of films on various physical media. It is a pleasure for me to be part of the youth jury.




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