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Dragomir Sholev

Dragomir Sholev


Film Director


ScriptLab - projects Participant 2022
Script&Pitch Participant 2015


Dragomir Sholev was born on 21 July 1977 in Russe, Bulgaria. He graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, NAFTA (animation & film directing).

He worked as assistant director in several films and also has directed over 150 commercials and music videos. After the success of his shorts Family, Habanera, Before Life, after Death and The Go-Between, in 2009 Drago Sholev filmed the documentary Now and Forever about a legendary concert of Bulgarian groups “Control”, “Revue” and ”Hipodil”.

The film was presented with a large audience success at the 14th Sofia IFF. In 2011 Drago Sholev directed his first feature Shelter.

The scenario was co-written with Razvan Radulescu,  Melissa de Raaf and Drago Sholev. Shelter premiered at San Sebastian IFF and up to now has received 21 awards for its appearance at over 70 festivals around the world, among which Tromso IFF, Rotterdam IFF, Goteborg IFF, Sofia IFF, Guadalajara IFF, Buenos Aires IFF, Festroia IFF, Munich IFF, La Rochelle IFF, Haifa IFF, Odessa IFF, etc.