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Jury 2021

Jan Bosse

Jan Bosse is a documentary filmmaker from Germany and a graduate from the Munich school for television and film (HFF). His short films have been shown at many festivals in Germany and abroad. His film “Himmelreich” was nominated for the German Short Film Award. In recent years, he worked as filmmaker and workshop host for the Goethe-institute in the Gulf Region, Tunisia and the Czech Republic. Currently he is working on a new documentary film in Bulgaria and Germany. (more information:

Svetoslav Draganov

Svetoslav Draganov (born 1976) is a prominent Bulgarian filmmaker.His filmography includes: “Life is wonderful, isn’t it?” (MDR award at Leipzig Dokfilm festival 2001); “The Merry Boys” (IDFA selection 2003); “Young at Heart” (Prix Europa Award 2003); “Amateurs” (Golden Rhyton Award for the best Bulgarian documentary 2005); “Life almost wonderful” (IDFA selection 2013; special mention awards at ZagrebDox 2014 and Sofia Film Fest 2014). His first feature fiction film “Humble” is currently in postproduction.

Diana Ivanova

Diana Ivanova is a journalist, group therapist, documentary filmmaker and curator. She has graduated journalism in Sofia University and specialized in cultural management in Salzburg and group psychotherapy in Bonn. As a journalist she has received several international awards including the 2005 European Award for Journalism “Writing for Central and Eastern Europe” (APA). For her documentary film “LISTEN” (2014) she has received the GOLDEN RYTHON for best documentary debut. Between 2003-2019 she was co-curator of the international festival of memories GOATMILK in the village of Bela Rechka (Bulgaria), an interdisciplinary meeting of artists, filmmakers, cultural workers and local people, where the themes of individual and collective memory and trauma played a major role. (more information: