Georgi Djulgerov

Bulgarian film director, screenwriter, producer, and professor.

Georgi Djulgerov (born 1943) is a Bulgarian film director, screenwriter, producer, and professor. He teaches at the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts. Born in Burgas, Bulgaria, on 30 September 1943. He lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Since graduating from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow in 1970, Georgi Djulgerov has directed numerous feature films and several documentaries, many of which have been shown in the competition or parallel programs of the international film festivals in Berlin, Locarno, Oberhausen, Avellino, Palermo, Rotterdam, Montreal, San Francisco, Batumi (Georgia), Mons, Mannheim-Heidelberg, and Sarajevo. His movies have also been screened in special programs in Warsaw, Paris, New York (Museum of Modern Art), London, Frankfurt-am-Main, Moscow, Kyiv, Vienna, Los Angeles, La Rochelle, Riga, Bratislava, Fujisawa, Genoa.

In 1977, his film Advantage (Avantazh) won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 28th Berlin International Film Festival.

In 1990, The Camp was selected in the "Quinzaine des réalisateurs" program at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2005 his film Lady Zee received the Audience Award for best film at the Montreal Film Fest, The Best Film Award and the C.I.C.A.E. Award of the International Confederation of European Art Cinemas at the Sarajevo Film Festival, the FIPRESCI Award at the XIII International Film Festival "Love is Folly" in Varna. The film also received in 2006 the first-time Awards of the Bulgarian Executive Agency "National Film Center" for best film of the year (feature, documentary, and animation) and the Award of the Central European Initiative for a film which best represents the reality of contemporary life in Central and Eastern Europe at the 17th edition of the Trieste Film Festival, "for portraying contemporary life in Bulgaria, at the same time realistically and poetically." At the 10th edition of the Sofia International Film Fest, Lady Zee received The FIPRESCI award and The Kodak award for best Bulgarian film. It later received two more awards: Best actor award for Ivan Barnev-Awards of the Bulgarian Film Makers Union; Tolerance Award given by International Jury Of Critics at XIII European Film Festival Palic. Lady Zee was selected among the 49 films competing for the European Film Awards in 2006.

Djulgerov's last film, The Goat (Kozelat, 2009), is based on short stories by Yordan Radichkov.

Djulgerov has also staged theatre productions and directed several TV projects. He is a full-time professor in Film and TV Directing at the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, and a voting member of the European Film Academy.

He was a member of the jury of the 45th Berlin International Film Festival, and a member of the Jury of the 20th Moscow International Film Festival in 1997 and the Molodist International Film Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2005.

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