Bulgarian Jury

Simeon Bonchev

Simeon Bonchev is part of the troupe of the small city theater "Behind the Canal". From a young age, he dreams of traveling the world, but the magic of theater captures him. He graduated from NATFA in 2003. and began rehearsing and playing at the Stara Zagora Theater. After a few years, Simeon Bonchev returned to Sofia and started working at the "Sofia" Theater. Since 2009, she has been part of the "Behind the Channel" MGT team.

Ivo Todorov

Bulgarian journalist and writer. An author of 10 books – poetry, short stories and novels. Script writer and director of short movies and book trailers. Currently he is working as a producer in NOVA Television, Sofia.

Ludmil Hristov

Chair of the Department of Cinema, Advertising and Show Business in 1994-2000 and since 2006 to date. He is the author of the one-year Advertising Agent and Sales Traveller Program (1994) and of Cinema and Television Program (1993). He headed the team that prepared the joined program in Visual Arts (2007). Director of the BA Program in Film and Television Arts and of the NBU Film Center between 2000 and 2007. He was the chair of the Council of Directors of Sofia Film EAD between 1997 and 2002. He has been frequently a member of juries and casting committees at cinema and television festivals. His films have been awarded national and international prizes. He was the chair of the Council of Directors of Sofia Film EAD between 1997 and 2002. He has been frequently a member of juries and casting committees at cinema and television festivals. His films have been awarded national and international prizes. Professor Christov is a member of the Union of Film Producers, the Union of Bulgarian Journalists, the permanent Committee for Liberal Arts at the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency, the chair of the council board of “Film-author” and a co-founder of the Association of Academically Ranked lecturers in the field of cinema “Academica 21” (2003). His scientific interests are in the sphere of higher education, cinema and television, photography and arts.

Ruslan Dragostinov

Director of thr profiled High school of Fine Arts "Prof. Nikolay Raynov "and a lecturer in "Computer Graphics and Multimedia". He is a part-time lecturer at the New Bulgarian University, Department of Design, in the Bachelor's program of "Interior Design" and in the Master's program of "Spatial Design". He teaches two-dimensional computer graphics. Works author and joint projects in the advertising industry.

Daria Karapetkova

Daria Karapetkova è professoressa associata presso la Cattedra di studi romanzi della Facoltà di lettere classiche e moderne dell’Università di Sofia. Traduttrice e critica letteraria, insegna teoria, pratica e critica della traduzione, ricezione letteraria, nonché materie collegate allo sviluppo e le problematiche della lingua italiana contemporanea. Autrice dei volumi Ботуша в българската литературна мода (Ciela, 2012), La letteratura italiana in Bulgaria. Traduzioni, mode, censura (Carocci editore, Roma, 2016), За PRЕВОДА (Colibri, 2016). Ha tradotto autori come Giuseppe Modrich, Isabella Albrizzi, Tiziano Terzani, Elena Ferrante, Beppe Severgnini, Papa Francesco. Collabora con le testate Literaturen vestnik, Kultura, la rivista Literaturata ecc. Per il suo primo libro ha ricevuto nel 2013 il Premio annuale dell’Unione traduttori e interpreti della Bulgaria nel campo della Teoria, storia e critica della traduzione e il Premio per esordio nel campo della critica letteraria della Facoltà di slavistica dell’Università di Sofia. Nel 2016 il suo libro За PRЕВОДА ha ricevuto il Premio speciale dell’Unione traduttori e interpreti della Bulgaria. Nel 2017 le è stato conferito l’Ordine della stella d’Italia col grado di Cavaliere per i suoi meriti nello sviluppo dei rapporti bilaterali e la divulgazione della cultura italiana nel mondo. Membro dell’Unione traduttori e interpreti della Bulgaria.