The goal of the festival "A Movie in Hand" is popularising the independent film work by using contemporary mobile technologies.
Alexander Donev Angelov was born on June 6th, 1961. He graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in 1988. He was the editor of the Cinema magazine, published by the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers and later as a director of „National Culture“ Publishing house.
From 1997 to 2001 he was a director of Sofia Film Ltd that managed state cinemas in Sofia until they were privatised. He also worked as a Deputy Programme Director of BNT and as an Executive director of the National Cinema Centre.
At present, he is the Executive director of Audiovideo Orpheus Ltd. He has experience as a producer in Camera Ltd (2005-2007) and Audiovideo Orpheus Ltd (2012-2015) and film distributor in Sofia Film (1998-2001), Alexandra Groupholding LTD (2002-2003) and Bulgarian Distribution Company Ltd (2006-2008). He has many publications as a film critic from 1984 till present. He is having his Doctor’s degree at the Institute for Arts Studies at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is a lecturer at New Bulgarian University and serves as a member of the European Film Academy from 2010.
Actor, lecturer at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA)
"Yuriy Dachev was born on January 11-th, 1963 in Shumen. He finished theatre studies in the class of prof. Dimitar Kanushev at NATFA in 1986. He specialised history of performance and theatre criticism with prof. Cesare Molinari at the University of Florence (1993-1994)."
He performed in the theatre school of Royal Court Theatre (1999) and won a scholarship for Culture Contact (Austria) in 2008. For two years (1999-2000) he was a consultant of the Biennale of Dramaturgy in Bon. He is a playwright, script-writer, a lecturer at Kr. Sarafov NATFA from 1992; a critic, a journalist and an author of more than 2000 publications in the area of theatre. His literary texts have over 60 theatre performances. They are translated in English, German, Hungarian, Russian, French, Polish, Finnish, etc. He is an associate professor and lecturer at Drama Science at Kr. Sarafov NATFA (2003). From 2005 he has been the author of the weekly show A Recipe for Culture in BNT-SAT. From 2007 he is also the author of Films and Documents programme, dedicated to Bulgarian documentary cinema.
Lecturer at Episkop Konstantin Preslavski Shumen University, an artist
"He was born in 1957 in Devnya. In 1984 he graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Drawing major. In 2006 he specialised in Paris. In 2008 he became a professor. From 2009 he teaches the art of painting at the Faculty of Arts at St. St. Cyril and Methodius Veliko Tarnovo University. ".
He participated in numerous individual and group exhibitions, plein air paintings and art projects. He won multiple prizes among which are: Varna prize given by the Municipality of Varna for art and culture in 2007; Drawing Award from the International Triennial of Drawing, Sofia in 2007.
|1.||The Grand prize of the mayor of Shumen Mr Lubomir Hristov|
|2.||Feature Film Award|
|3.||Documentary Feature Award|
|5.||Award for a film of social importance|
|6.||Telenor – 5 tablets|
|7.||Award of the Community Centres Union|
|8.||Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts Award|
|9.||Award of the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies|
|10.||Episkop Konstantin Preslavski Shumen University Award|
|11.||Award of the Audience|
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