Georgi Djulgerov

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Georgi Djulgerov
Born (1943-09-30) 30 September 1943 (age 74)
Burgas, Bulgaria
Occupation Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Years active 1970 - present

Georgi Djulgerov (Bulgarian: Георги Дюлгеров) is an award-winning Bulgarian film director, screenwriter, producer, and professor at the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts. Born in Burgas, Bulgaria, on September 30, 1943. Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Career

Since graduating the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography [VGIK] 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, Kiev, Vienna, Los Angeles, La Rochelle, Riga, Bratislava, Fujisawa, Genoa.[1]

In 1977, his film Advantage (Avantazh) won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 28th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

In 1990, The Camp [Lagerat] was selected in the "Quinzaine des réalisateurs" program at the Cannes Film Festival.[3]

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.[4] 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."[5] 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.[6]

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,[7] and member of the Jury of the 20th Moscow International Film Festival in 1997[8] and the Molodist International Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, in 2005.[1]

Filmography

Year Title Original title Notes
1970 The Cooper Бондарь Grand Prize, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
1971 The Test Изпит Youth Jury Award, Locarno International Film Festival
1973 And the Day Came И дойде денят
1974 The Wardrobe (TV) Гардеробът (TV)
1977 Advantage Авантаж Laceno d'Oro at the Neorealism Film Festival in Avellino, Italy;

Silver Bear for Best Director, 28th Berlin International Film Festival

1978 The Swap Трампа
1981 Measure for Measure Мера според мера
1975 About Neshka Robeva and Her Girls За Нешка Робева и нейните момичета
1986 About the Girls and Their Neshka Robeva За момичетата и тяхната Нешка Робева Golden Knight, Palermo International Film Festival
1988 AkaDaMuS АкаТаМуС
1990 The Camp Лагерът
1994 Chasing Away the Plague (TV) Прогонване на чумата (TV)
1996 Paid Compassion Платено милосърдие
1996 BG — Unbelievable Stories About a Contemporary Bulgarian (TV) BG - Невероятни разкази за един съвременен българин (TV)
1996 The Miracle (TV) Чудо (TV)
1997 The Black Swallow [EN] / L'hirondelle noire [FR] Черната лястовица Young European Jury Award, Mons International Festival of Love Films
1999 Hour-glass Пясъчен часовник
2000 Ad Libitum Ad Libitum
2003 Monument Паметник
2004 You Are So Pretty, My Dear Хубава си, мила моя
2005 Lady Zee Лейди Зи Jury Prize and C.I.C.A.E. Award, Sarajevo Film Festival;

FIPRESCI Prize and Golden Aphrodite, Love is Folly International Film Festival, Varna, Bulgaria;

FIPRESCI Prize and Best Bulgarian Feature Film, Sofia International Film Fest;

CEI award, Trieste International Film Festival

2006 The Suitcase Куфарът
2007 Recollections of Sea Fishing (four movies) Спомени за океански риболов
2009 The Goat Козелът

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