The Director of the Bulgarian Film to Compete for “Oscar” Awards is Professor at NATFA


The film “Fear” by Prof. Dr. Ivaylo Hristov is the Bulgarian proposal for an international film for the Oscar Academy Awards. The film was selected by the commission at the National Film Center, chaired by Prof. Bozhidar Manov.

Since its premiere in 2020, the film “Fear” has been selected and presented at various international festivals and has won numerous awards, including: the grand prize for best feature film at the international festival Golden Rose international festival in Varna, the grand prize of the Black Nights Festival in Tallinn, the grand prize of the Golden Linden International European Film Festival – Stara Zagora, the prize of the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers and the prize of the accredited journalists.

The set designer of the film is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mira Kalanova, who is also one of our lecturers at NATFA, dedicating part of her creative energy to education of students.