Project development and production of the movie “The Judgment”

Lector:  Stephan Komandarev – screenwriter, director, producer


STEPHAN KOMANDAREV is a Bulgarian director, producer and scriptwriter, who has a number of award-wining documentaries and feature films such as: The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner, 2008 (It was the first Bulgarian film, shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscar Academy Awards (2010), the most world-wide theatrical released Bulgarian film ever: it was distributed in 93 countries, won 35 awards at international film festivals, one third of which were audiences’ awards); The Town of Badante Women (doc., 2009), Alphabet of Hope (2003, doc), Bread over the Fence (doc., 2002), Dog’s Home (1999). He is 2011 EAVE graduate and Member of the Bulgarian Film Directors’ Association and Bulgarian Film Producers’ Association. Member of the European Film Academy.




Bringing Our Localness to a Global Treatment in Documentary Film

Topic: European Co-production and Ways to Go to the International Film Market

Lector:  Martichka Bozhilova – Producer, AGITPROP / Director, Balkan Documentary Center 


Producer of AGITPROP, Bulgaria since 1999. She co-produced with Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, USA, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania. Her documentaries have been selected and awarded at Cannes, Berlin, IDFA, Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca, Pusan and many others, and broadcast all over the world. Among her films are: Georgi and the Butterflies (Silver Wolf, IDFA 2004), The Mosquito Problem and other stories (Cannes 2007), Corridor #8 (Berlinale 2008), The Boy Who Was a King (Toronto IFF 2011), The Last Black Sea Pirates (Visions du Reel, HotDocs 2013), Love and Engineering (Tribeca 2014). Founder and director of the Balkan Documentary Center for supporting documentary filmmakers from the Balkans. Member of the EDN Executive Committee. Jury member at DokLeipzig 2014 and IDFA 2014. Lecturer at various workshops in the field of documentary cinema.Martichka received the International Trailblazer Award at MIPDOC in Cannes for creativity, innovation, originality and breakthrough in the field of documentary cinema. She was ranked in the prestigious selection “100 Most Influential Women in Bulgaria” and in top 7 of the most influential Bulgarian creative visionaries, according to “Forbes”. In 2013 she was nominated as “Woman of the Year”.     

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