Georgi Krastev (Bulgaria)

Georgi Krastev

was born in 1986 in Varna, Bulgaria. He studied Psychology at the Varna Free University. In 2012 graduated at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. Participant in Sarajevo Talent Campus 2013, Locarno Summer Academy 2011 (64th Locarno Film Festival), Berlinale Talent Campus 2011, Summer Media Studio 2009. Part from the International Jury of Avanca Film Festival 2013 in Portugal. Now he works as freelance filmmaker. His artistic practice focuses on filmmaking, video art, photography and media art. As an artist, he has presented his works in several exhibitions and festivals in Bulgaria and abroad. Also, he is a co-founder, director of The Quarantine Film Festival. The name of the region “The Quarantine” comes from the past when the sailors from commercial ships entering the harbor with suspicion of some kind of disease were taken ashore at the beach for the quarantine period of 40 days. In case they showed no signs of illness, they were allowed access to town. At present, the young artists who still have not found their realization are in the status of a “Quarantine” – isolated by the film makers’ circles. In analogy to the history of the location, we decided to organize a film festival for short films called “The Quarantine” for young authors (age 16 – 35 years) in the open air – straight on the beach, and to popularize their activity among the professional filmmaking circles. (

He is curator @ The W:OW Project – We Are One World

WOW Bulgaria – consisting of 2 contributions

  • 1. Message in a Bottle, 2016, 44:00
  • 2) a selection of Bulgarian video art – duration: 30 min.
  • 1. Valeri Chakalov “The Way”, Bulgaria 2:24
    2. Valeri Chakalov “Hromel“, Bulgaria 2:01
    3. Georgi Krastev, “The Journey of a melody”, Bulgaria, 2:48
    4. Viktor Petkov “I love Guzlemi”, Bulgaria, 7:06
    5. Cvetan Krastev “The Long Journey of a Snail to the Ocean”, Bulgaria, 9:52
    6. Cvetan Krastev “Digitalization of analogue message to the moon”, Bulgaria, 02:12
    7. Venelin Shurelov, “Je Suis Je”, Bulgaria, 3:09