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13 SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
16.03. - 17:00,
Trakia - Burgas

Director:  Stephan Komandarev
Cinematography:  Krassimir Andonov
Screenplay:  Stephan Komandarev , Deyan Enev, based on the short story Galilei by Deyan Enev
Cast:  Malin Krastev , Nikolay Urumov
Production:  AGITPROP and Iconomedia
The War

The War
Bulgaria , 2008, 6 min, color

A short absurd story about two parallel worlds existing simultaneously in one and the same country which clash unexpectedly during a cold winter for the time it takes to smoke a single cigarette.


The film has been produced within 15 the first BG omnibus film. A project by Martichka Bozhilova, Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov at the invitation of Capital weekly.

Stephan Komandarev
Bulgarian director, born in 1966. He graduated from the Medical Academy at Sofia (1993) and the New Bulgarian University (1998), with a degree in film & TV directing. The World is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner is his second full-length feature film.

Films:
ALPHABET OF HOPE (2003, documentary)
Best Bulgarian Documentary Film Award Golden Rython 14th Golden Rython Bulgarian Documentary Film Festival (Plovdiv, 2003)
Documentary Award for Best Documentary film of the Hertie-Foundation GoEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (Wiesbaden, 2004)


BREAD OVER THE FENCE (2002, documentary)
Best East-European Documentary Film Award 45th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Films 2002
Documentary Award of the Hertie-Foundation GoEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (Wiesbaden, 2003)
Special Mention of the International Critic's Prize FIPRESCI GoEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (Wiesbaden, 2003)


THE WAY OF HARMONY (2001, short documentary)
Silver Prize 45th Competition for Films and Videos on Japan (Tokyo, 2001)

PLEASE, SHUT-UP BAND (2001, short music film)

DOGS HOME (2000, feature debut)
Debut Award Golden Rose National Film Festival (Varna, 2000)
Selected at: 51st Berlin Film Festival - International Forum of New Cinema (2001), Montreal World Film Festival (2001)


MONDAY 8/2; (1998 2001, 65 editions) weekly documentary television program, devoted to the history of Bulgarian cinema

CASUAL CUPS (1998, short feature)

THE BALLOON (1997, short feature)
Public Award at the International Film Schools Festival Henri Langois, Poitiers, France (1997)
Best Film Award at the Student Film Festival (Sofia, 1997)

DUEL (1996, short feature)
1997  The Balloon - short
1998  Casual Cups - short
2000  Dogs' Home
2001  Th Way of Harmony - documentary
2002  Bread over the Fence - documentary
2003  Alphabet Of Hope
2008  The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner
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