Veselka Kuncheva

EMPLOYMENT:

2017 – AS YET

State director in the National Theatre, Sofia

2010 – 2011

Script-writer of the television show “Natives” for TV7, produced by No Frame Media

2009 – 2014

Co-founder and Director in Contrast Films Ltd.

2008 – 2009

Script-writer of the television puppet show “Speaking Heads” in the TV7

2003 – 2007

State director in the State Puppet Theatre, Vidin

GRADUATED:

2008

Film and Television Director, specialization, in the class of Professor Georgi Djulgerov in the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts

1996 -2001

Puppet Theatre Director, Master degree, in the class of Professor Slavcho Malenov in the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts

1995 -1997

Fashion and Advertisement Director, specialization, in the class of Professor Hristo Rukov in the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Division in Veliko Turnovo

1994 – 1995

New Bulgarian University,  specialization, оpera singing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

FILMS AND VIDEO

Director

2017

“I, Charleston” – music video, prod. Lindy Hop Bulgaria – 5’48 min.

2011

Mona Lisa – short fiction film, 16 mm, prod. Contrast Films Ltd. and Bourough Film Ltd. – in post-production;

 Tzvetanka – short fiction film, 3’40” min, prod. Contrast Films Ltd.

2010

Nasekomix – “Definitely Song” (music video) – 6’12” min. 

2008

Short fiction film “Reflections” 

2007

Bluba Lu – ‘Hold back’ (music video) – 5’08” min.

Multimedia performance “Behind the curtain” with brass band “Bluba Lu” in the Theatre of Youth, Sofia

Concert of brass band “Bluba Lu” in the Bulgarian National Radio, Sofia

Assistant Director

2008

“The Goat” – feature fiction film of Georgi Djulgerov 

THEATER

2017
Director of the stage production “Rage as a life” in State Puppet Theatre, Stara Zagora

2016

Director and script writer of the stage production “The last temptation” in the National Theater, Sofia

Director of 9th International Art Laboratory – Atelier “Alone with yourself” in State Puppet Theatre – Stara Zagora

Director and script writer of the stage production “Queen of spades” in the State Puppet Theatre, Plovdiv

2015

Director and script writer of the stage production “Escapes” in Theater “Azaryan”, Sofia

2014

Director of 8th International Art Laboratory – Atelier “Fear” in State Puppet Theatre, Stara Zagora

Director and scriptwriter of the stage production „Fear” in the State Puppet Theatre, Stara Zagora

Director and scriptwriter of the stage production „Momo” in the Youth Theater „Nikolay Binev”, Sofia

2013

Script writer and director of the stage production „I Sisyphus” – independent performance of production company “Puppet’s Lab”

2012

Script writer and director of the stage production „Immured” in the State Puppet Theatre, Plovdiv

Script writer and director of the stage production “Breath”, Theatre of Youth, Subotica, Serbia

2011

Script writer and director of the stage production “On the edge of the sky” in the State Puppet Theatre, Plovdiv

2010

Director of “Forever Yours” – independent Theatrical Production, Sofia, Bulgaria – prod. Contrast Films Ltd, with the financial support of the Cultural Programme of Sofia Municipality

2009

Director of the theatrical play “In the Dark”, Theatre of Youth, Subotica, Serbia

2008

Director of “The Big Quixotic Jungle”, Sofia Puppet Theater

2007

Director of “Lady Fantast” in the State Puppet Theatre, Vidin

2006

Dramatization and directing of “Dreams” in State Puppet Theatre, Vidin

Director of “King Marko” in the Theatre of Youth, Kragujevac, Serbia

Director of “The Most Beautiful Flower” from Maxim Asenov in State Puppet Theatre, Vidin

Director of “Pinocchio – Forbidden for Children” in Sofia Puppet Theater

2005

Director of “Karlsson” based on “Karlsson on the roof” by Astrid Lindgren in State Puppet Theatre, Vidin

Dramatization and directing of “Old Wives’ Tales” in State Puppet Theatre, Vidin

2004

Participation in professional workshop for puppet directors “Balkan Legends” in the State Puppet Theatre, Stara Zagora

2003

Dramatization and directing of “Charlie”, based on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” from Roald Dahl, in State Puppet Theatre, Vidin

2002

Dramatization and directing of “The Little Zaches Called Cinnabar”, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann, in State Puppet Theatre, Plovdiv

2000

Directing of “The Most Beautiful Flower” from Maxim Asenov in Educational Puppet Theatre, Sofia

1998

Directing of moving performance “Dead Voices” from Stilian Petrov, in the Youth House, Pleven

1996

Script writer and director of show – revue “The Drug-addict’s Ghost” in Drama Theatre “Ivan Radoev”, Pleven

AWARDS:

2017

Grand Prix for best performance at the 10th International Puppet Festival for Adults “Pierot”, 2017

Award for best director at the 10th International Puppet Festival for Adults “Pierot”, 2017

Award for best director at the 17th International Puppet Festival “The Golden Dolphin”, Varna, 2017

Award “Plovdiv” for the performance “Queen of Spades”.

2016

Award “Ikar” of Union of Bulgarian Actors for best puppet director

Gran Prix for the performance “I, Sisyphus” at the International festival “Puppet is a human, too”, Warsaw, Poland

Nominations for the best performance, the special award of jury, for stage design, for directing and for choreography in the international festival “Atelier”, Baia Mare, Romania

The award of UNIMA for best director

2015

“Ikar” from the Union of Bulgarian Actors for the performance „Fear”

“Ikar” from the Union of Bulgarian Actors for the best technical implementation „Fear”

Gran prix for the performance “Immurement” in the International puppet festival “Pierrot”, Stara Zagora

Award for the best director in the International puppet festival “Pierrot”, Stara Zagora

Award for Experimental and New Forms Award for the performance „I, Sisyphus”

2014

The special award of the jury for the performance “I, Sisyphus” at the International festival “BGMOT” – Gabrovo

Nomination UAB “Ikar”2014 for best puppet performance for “I Sisyphus”

2013

“Ikar” from the Union of Bulgarian Actors for the performance „Immured”

Award “Plovdiv” for the performance “Immurement”

Award “Ivana Mirkov Vlachich” at the 63th festival of Serbian professional theatres for the best visual identity for the performance “Breath”

2012

“Ikar” from the Union of Bulgarian Actors for the performance “On the edge of the sky”

Second prize for best performance of 14th international puppet festival “Golden Flash” for performance “Breath”

Award for best director for the performance “In the Dark” at the first International Festival of Puppet Art, Podgorica

Grand Prix for “In the Dark” at the first International Festival of Puppet Art, Podgorica

2011

Grand Prix for “In the Dark” at the 61th National Festival of the Professional Theaters, Vojvodina, Serbia

2010

Award best director for the performance “In the Dark” at the 20th International Puppet Festival “Golden Spark”, Kragujevac, Serbia

Grand Prix for the performance “In the Dark” at the 20th International Puppet Festival “Golden Spark”, Kragujevac, Serbia

Special UNIMA award for the performance “In the Dark” at the 20th International Puppet Festival “Golden Spark”, Kragujevac, Serbia

Award for best performance of 2010 from the Unit of the Puppet Artists in Serbia for the performance “In the Dark”

Award for best creative team for the performance “In the Dark” at the 12th International Puppet Festival “Golden Spark, Kragujevac, Serbia

2009

Award of Ministry of Culture for contribution to Bulgarian art

Award for best performance of “The Big Quixotic Jungle” at the 6th International Puppet Festival for Adults “Pierrot”

2008

Grand Prix for the performance “Pinocchio – Forbidden for Children” in the 7th International Festival, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Grand Prix for the performance “The Big Quixotic Jungle” in the 14th International Puppet Festival “The Golden Dolphin”, Varna

Award best director for the performance “The Big Quixotic Jungle” in the 14th International Puppet Festival “The Golden Dolphin”, Varna

2007

Grand Prix for the performance “King Marko” in the Serbian Annual Council of the puppet theatre, Novi Sad, Serbia

Grand Prix for the performance “King Marko” in the international festival “Golden Spark”, Kragujevac, Serbia

2003

Award “Ikar” of Union of Bulgarian Actors for the performance “Little Zaches called Cinnabar”

MEMBERSHIP:

2007 – Member of the Society for the Author Rights “Film Author”

2003 – Member of the Director’s guild of the Union of Bulgarian Artists

2003 – Member of the Society for the Author Rights “Theatre Author”