CORRIDOR #8 is a huge EU infrastructural project meant to link the Black and the Adriatic Seas, already a decade in the planning. CORRIDOR #8 is a non-road movie about a road historically known as the European part of the Silk Road upon which St. Peter brought Christianity to Europe. It was also the road used by smugglers during the Yugo Embargo.
Born March 2, 1973 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. Started his career as a painter and poster maker. His paintings and posters have been exhibited in four continents and are included in private collections (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Council of Europe, Strasbourg during the days of Bulgarian culture). Since 1998, member of the Bulgarian Photographic Association. Author and publisher of Kamikaze gazette, a cultural magazine. Multi-award winning animator. During the development of his first feature-length documentary Corridor #8 in 2005 he met the Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth and made a short documentary about him, Schindler’s Lift. Selected filmography: Made in China (2010, short animation); Master and Marguerita (2009, documentary); Corridor #8 (2008, documentary); Three Sisters and Andrey (2007, short animation); E-motion (2006, short animation) Tolibu Dibu Dauchyu (2006, short documentary); Schindler’s Lift (2005, short documentary); Tick Tack (2004, short animation); The Way (2004, short animation); Mythology (2002, short animation).
Corridor #8 - Winner Ecumenical Jury Award, Berlinale 2008, World Premiere, Winner HBO Documentary Films Emerging Artist Award, Hot Docs 2008, Winner Heart of Sarajevo - Best Documentary Sarajevo FF 2008, Winner Special Prize, ХVІІ Festival of Bulgarian Documentary and Animation cinema Golden Rhyton 2009, Winner Bulgarian Film Award for Best Bulgarian Documentary 2008, Winner Bulgarian Film Award for Best Cinematography 2008, Winner URTI International Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary at the Monte Carlo Television Festival 2009. Winner Zolotoi Vityaz (Golden Knight) Grand Prix for best full-length documentary, 18th Zolotoi Vityaz IFF, Russia 2009. E-motion - Prix Europa nomination 2006. Tick Tack - Winner Bulgarian Film Awards - Best Animation 2005, Winner Bulgarian Union of Filmmakers Annual Awards - Best Animation 2005, Winner Audience Prize Shorts Welcome, ISFF Dresden 2005, Winner Special Jury Mention, Golden Rhyton 2005, Best of Ottawa Film Collection 2005, presented in official competitions at more than 20 festivals (first screening at WFF Montreal 2004). The Way - Prix Europa nomination 2005, EdWards - European Short Film Awards nomination 2004. Mythology - Winner Special Jury Mention, Golden Knight IFF, Russia 2003, presented in official competitions at more than 50 festivals (first screening at WFF Montreal 2002).