Assoc. Prof. Ph.D.
Marin Damyanov

Marin Damyanov

E-mail: marin_damianov@abv.com
IMDB Profile: http://imdb.com/name/nm0199001/


Professional Experience in Film & TV
• [co-writer] “The Judgment” (working title / TBA) feature film directed by Stephan Komandarev
• [writer] “After Season” (TBA), feature film subsidised by National Film Centre of Bulgaria
• [writer] “Refugees at the Shore” (working title) (TBA), TV Novel subsidised by the National Film Centre of Bulgaria, supported by Bulgarian National Television
• [co-writer / “Script Bible” consultant] “Undercover”, (2011) TV Show, episodes 1 & 2 of season 2, consultant on episodes 3-12
• [co-writer] “A Cowboy in Bulgaria” (2010), documentary directed by Mariana Evstatieva-Biolcheva
• [co-writer] “Bratat na Ohliuva” (Snail’s Brother) (2009), feature film directed by Ivan Panev
• [writer / guest host] “Sumatoha” (2002-2006), TV Show at Bulgarian National Television
• [co-writer] “Lady Z” (2005), feature film directed by Georgi Diulgerov (http://www.ladyzmovie.com/);
• [co-writer] “Follow Me” (2003), feature film directed by Docho Bodjakov
• [co-writer] feature film and the TV series “Devil’s Mirror” (2001), directed by Nikolay Volev
• First prize winner at the national round of the international screenwriting contest “Hartley-Merill” with the script “The Corpse Collector” (1999)
• [writer: dialogue]: “The Goat Horn” (1994), feature film directed by Nikolay Volev
• [writer: dialogue] “Margarit and Margarita” (1988), feature film directed by Nikolai Volev
• Studio Executive at “Boyana Film Studios” (1987-1989), member of the project development team

Published Books:
• “Samurai of Nadezhda” / “Samurai of Hope” (2009) – novel
• ‘Psychoanalysis and Dramaturgy” (2008) – monograph
• “The Bad and The Evil” (2008) – short story collection
• ‘Time To Kill” (2005) – novel
• “The Rosie Case” (2002) – novel
• “Goodbye Johnny” (2001) – novel
• “Good Cop, Bad Cop” (2000) – short story collection
• “An Absolutely Unpunished Murder” (1995) – short story collection

Academic
• Associate Professor in Screenwriting at National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krustio Sarafov” (2011-currently)
• Ph.D degree in Screenwriting from National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (2008)
• Screenwriting tutor at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krustio Sarafov” and “Art College”, Sofia – 2003-currently
• Screenwriting tutor at the University of Blagoevgrad “Neofit Rilski” – 2001-2003

Memberships
• President of the Writers’ Guild, at the Union of the Bulgarian Filmmakers
• Member of the Union of the Bulgarian Writers
• Member of the Union of the Bulgarian Film Makers
• Member of The Bulgarian section of the International Union of the Criminal Writers – AIEP
• Member of The Bulgarian Association of Film, Television and Radio Scriptwriters. (associated member of Federation Scenaristes Europe)
• Member of “Academica 21”

Literary awards
• Grand Prize for the short story “Eskimo igloo in the sun” at the literary competition for a short story of AIEP and detective agency “Salamander” in 2006.
• Grand Prize for the short story “Eskimo Igloo In The Sun” at the “Atanas Mandadzhiev” contest - 2006.
• Bulgarian Critics’ award for a best criminal novel for ‘Time to kill” - 2005.
• Second prize for the short story “Liubov, Satanail and Bareta” at the “Atanas Mandadzhiev” contest - 2004.
• Third prize for the short story “The Dull Jackass” at the crime story contest “Atanas Mandadzhiev”, sponsored by AIEP and detective agency “Salamander” – 2003
• Third prize for the short story “The Murder I Solved” at the short story competition “Atanas Mandadzhiev”, sponsored by AIEP - 2002.
• First prize for the short story “Martial Art”, at the crime story contest “Atanas Mandadjiev” - 2001.
• Grand Prize at the unpublished Bulgarian novel contest, sponsored by the “Razvitie” Corporation, for the novel “The Rosie Case” – 2001.
• Second prize for the short story “The Cool Guy and His Wife” at a short story contest, sponsored by AIEP and detective agency “Salamander” - 2000.
• First prize for the short story “Cut” at literary contest, sponsored by “Literary Newspaper” - 1998.
• Second prize (first prize was not awarded) for the short story “To Kill A Mantis” the literary contest “Agata”, sponsored by “Literary Newspaper” - 1997.
• Second prize for the short story “Kranki” at the “Pavel Vejinov” contest, 1993
• Second prize (first prize was voided) for the short story “I Must Crash”, at the criminal short story contest “Pavel Vejinov” – 1992
• Second prize (first prize was not voided) for the short story “Mrunko” and third prize for the short story “VKR” on the “Pavel Vejinov” contest, 1992

Film Awards & Press Coverage:
• Bratat na Ohliuva (Snail’s Brother) (2009), feature film directed by (2010): “Korona Karpat” International Film Fest 2010 Directorial Debut Award
• Lady Zee (2005): Saraevo Film Fest Grand Prize & CICAE Award; Lubovta e Ludost Golden Aphrodite; Montreal Film Fest Audience Award & Toyota Canada Award; National Film Centre of Bulgaria Best Film of 2004/2005 Award; Trieste Film Festival Central European Initiative Award; Sofia Film Fest FIPRESSI award & Kodak Best Bulgarian Movie award; XIII Palic Film Festival: International Critics’ Award for Tolerance; article in “Variety” magazine August 2005
• The Goat Horn (1994): Golden Rose Festival Varna 1994 Grand Prize; Varna Romantic Film Fest Jury Special Award; La Bolle (France) 1994 “Europe” Prize; Bergamo 1995 Silver Rose; Batumi 1995 Grand Prize


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