Slava (b.1988, Sofia) began her journey in cinema as a teenage actor with lauded performances in Bulgarian features.
Soon after, she did a MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School and delved straight into her own stories.
Slava’s work is an intimate search of spirituality lost and family bonds severed, navigating the crossroads of queer life in Bulgaria. Her last two shorts have received numerous awards and screened in over 60 festivals such as Sarajevo, Uppsala, Glasgow, Riga and Huesca.
Alumna of the Berlinale Short Film Station, Sarajevo Talents, Locarno Filmmaker’s Academy and winner of the European Short Pitch 2019.