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EXPECTATION / TASTE / TIMMY / LOAD / DIMO’S FOREST
Year: 2018
Production: Bulgarian

COMPETITION PROGRAMME SHORT FILMSМ
"EXPECTATION" - 
Bulgaria, 2018, 5 min
Script: Ivan Abadjiev
Director: Ivan Abadjiev
Cinematography: Ivan Abadjiev
Cast: Vasil Vitanov
 
What happens when a young man struggles against his own expectation?
 
Ivan Abadjiev studied Film and TV Directing at NBU. Filmography: Frozen (2015), Memories in Silence (2014), Living in a Basement (2013), The Gifts of the Magi(2013), Migratory Thoughts (2011), A ‘Blind’ Love(2010), The Letter (2010), Sofia North (2009), A Short Film about Sadness (2008), Chicken’s Life (2007).

COMPETITION PROGRAMME SHORT FILMSМ
"TASTE" - Bulgaria, 2017, 8.8 min, debut
Script:Robert J. Lee & Deyan Tsvyatkov 
Director:Deyan Tsvyatkov 
Cinematography:Dimitar Tenev
Music:Hristo Namliev
Cast:Simona Halacheva, Plamen Petkov, Deyan Georgiev, Krassimir Mitov, Aleksey Kojuharov, Krassimir Nedev, Vesselina Konakchiiska, Ekaterina Georgieva, Lyudmil Tsvyatkov, Veneta Nikolova, Kalin Tsvyatkov
 
In a mysterious patisserie, pastry chef Simona sells quick fixes and solutions to an array of problems.
 
Deyan Tsvyatkov is an actor/ director. Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Acting from NATFA in Prof. Stefan Danailov’s classes and MA in Film and TV in Prof. Georgi Djulgerov’s masterclasses. Taste is his directorial debut. 

COMPETITION PROGRAMME SHORT FILMSМ
"TIMMY" - Bulgaria/Germany/Belgium, 2018, 15 min
Script: Lyubo Yonchev
Director: Lyubo Yonchev
Cinematography: Rosen Savkov
Music: Alexander Kostov
Cast: Silvia Petkova, Konstantin Gerginov – Timmy, Stoyan Tsvetkov
Production: Crystal Frame – Lyubo Yonchev
 
An alienated mother returns to Bulgaria to abduct her own 12-year-old son only to find it uneasy to avoid repeating the same mistakes. She is determined not be parted from her son again. Is it possible to leave your child twice?
 
Lyubo Yonchev is а director/writer/producer. He studied Film Directing at NBU. His short feature debut, Shooting Star was nominated for the European Film Awards 2016;selected and awarded at many international festivals. A member of the European Film Academy. 

COMPETITION PROGRAMME SHORT FILMSМ
"LOAD" - Bulgaria, 2018, 28.55 min
Script: Vanya Rainova, Svetoslav Stoyanov
Director: Svetoslav Stoyanov
Cinematography: Orlin Ruevski
Cast: Deyan Donkov, Mihail Moutafov
 
Trapped in a web of lies, bureaucracy and destitute, Dima steals the corpse of his estranged father and heads back to Bulgariaon a trip of a father, who has experienced his share of regret, and a son still needing to forgive.
 
Svetoslav Stoyanov’s award-winning The Last Black Sea Pirates (three BFA Awards) was in competition atmore than 30 international festivals, including the most prestigious HotDocs, DOK Leipzig and Visions du Reel. He is a cofounder of Portokal, a production company supporting emerging talent and established filmmakers in the development, production and distribution of their author-driven work. Load is his fiction directorial debut.
 
Festivals & Awards: Nomination for Best Bulgarian Short, Sofia
IFF

COMPETITION PROGRAMME SHORT FILMSМ
"DIMO’S FOREST" - Bulgaria/France, 2018, 28.27 min
Script: Konstantin Tsonev, Hristo Simoenov
Director: Hristo Simeonov
Cinematography: Vesselin Hristov
Music: Georgi Atanasov
Cast: Alexander Trifonov, Stefan Denoliubov, Borislav Russev, Zoia Shopova
Production: Trivium Films - Kostadin Bonev, Baton Rouge – Pierre Andre Bellin
Co-production: ENSAV, Marta Studio, Nu Boyana, Audiovideo Orpheus
Supported by BulgarianNational Film Center, American Foundation for Bulgaria
Contact: +359895787368, icosimeonov@gmail.com, bonevkost@abv.bg
 
Dimo is a forest ranger in a small village in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. He is the one who runs the show in ‘his’ forest. Dimo and the village mayor make money on illegal lumbering. Their latest shady deal makes him see the forest in a different way.
 
Hristo Simeonov is the director/writer of shorts, screened at international festivals in Tampere, Dresden, Cottbus, Kiev, Bilbao, Triest, Thessalonica, Vienna, Tel Aviv, etc. MA in Film Directing at SWU, Blagoevgrad.
His debut short The Son won the Main Short Film Prize (Cottbus
IFF, 2016), Best Bulgarian Short (Bulgarian Film Academy Awards, 2016) and 15 international awards.
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