Lora Musheva flies between the set and the studio, between the constantly changing roles of photographer, cinematographer, assistant camerawoman and director.
When the Iron Curtain fell in 1989, Bojina Panayotova was just eight years old. Shortly after, her family moved to Paris, where she discovered cinema. It brought her back to Bulgaria and her own past in her first feature film I See Red People, which had its world premiere as part of the Berlinale documentary program this year.
Slava Doycheva has enough energy to power several people – she is one of our most promising young directors and screenwriters, a the tireless activists for the rights of women and LGBTI + people, and her work addresses these topics in a direct manner that's unusual for Bulgarian cinema.
Her two feature films Thirst (2015) and Sister (2019) won a number of awards at international festivals. She says that making movies can be tiring, thankless, annoying, ruinous, hysterical, draining, it can consign you to poverty and ruin all your illusions.
In late February, hundreds of Russian animators joined their Ukrainian counterparts in condemning the war in a collective statement. Just a few days later, "Animators Against War" appeared in Russia – a collective of more than a hundred artists who created a series of short videos whose main message was "No to war."