Prof. Anri Kulev – head of the jury

Prof. Anri Kulev is a world-renowned animation director. He is the head of the jury this year. He has founded the Animation program in New Bulgarian university 25 years ago. Anri Kulev has directed, painted, written and produced dozens of fiction, documentary and animation movies. Many of his exhibitions are still remembered in Germany, France, USA, and Japan. He has received all the Bulgarian national cinema awards – Golden Rose, Golden Rhyton, Golden Chest, Golden Class and many more international prizes from film festivals in Chicago, Oberhausen, Krakow, Moscow etc. Anri Kulev has been a part of the jury of many international festivals.

Krasimira Kuzmanova – Cochran

Krasimira Kuzmanova – Cochran is a theatre and film actress who has graduated from the Dramatic theatre class of prof. Krikor Azaryan. Later on, she graduated from the Masterclass of the famous Russian director Valery Fokin. In 2016 she received an “Icarus” award for her supporting role in the play “Theatre, my love” by Valeri Petrov. Through the years she has played various roles in the most famous Bulgarian theatres. She has worked with notorious European directors like Sebastian Hovrat, Vasiliy Senin, Andreas Pantzis and Nikolay Sorokin. Krasimira has played in the most successful TV series in Bulgaria. In 2015 she starred in the feature movie “Lazar” – a Croatian – Macedonian – French – Bulgarian co-production. In 2016 she starred in the award-winning movie “While Aya was sleeping”.

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