Team

The two implementing organizations of the project are AGITPROP and the Bulgarian Photographic Association, both with solid experience in the documentary sector. AGITPROP is on the international documentary market for 7 years now, with some of the most successful co-productions in the region working with the leading broadcasters and funds in Europe and worldwide.

The Bulgarian Photographic Association was established back in 1996 with the aim of developing a more diversified and creative socio-cultural scene. Over the years the association has provided extensive technical and logistical grants to over 60 personal and group projects, offered smaller-scale support to more than 300 projects, and realized numerous presentations of local authors in Bulgaria and abroad.

AGITPROP is an independent documentary production company established to promote strong authors’ opinions and create documentaries reflecting the inspiring and controversial reality of the modern Balkans. AGITPROP works with young authors guiding them to successful films, and is established on the European market, having worked with such major players as broadcasters ZDF Arte, Channel 4, YLE, HOS, Sundance Channel and European production companies Filmtank Hamburg, ZeroOne Film Berlin, TigerLilly UK, Making Movies Finland, and others.

Martichka Bozhilova

Martichka Bozhilova 01_W_150pxDirector of the Balkan Documentary Center. Jurist, theologist, art manager, curator, former bar owner. Graduate in European Documentary Production from EURODOC Master Class, and holder of European Diploma in Cultural Project Management. Her films are mainly creative documentaries with an international potential and a strong author’s style. Producer of multi award-winning Georgi and the Butterflies, The Mosquito Problem and other stories and Corridor#8 and winner of the International Trailblazer Award at MIPDOC 2006, Cannes.

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Boris Missirkov

Co-ideologist, manager and founder of the Balkan Documentary Center. “Half” of the artistic duo Missirkov/Bogdanov. Cinematographer, photographer, graphic designer, author of visual campaigns. Author and/or DOP together with Georgi Bogdanov of a number of creative documentaries, one full-length feature film, videos and shorts. Their photographs are published in numerous international magazines and are property of prestigious museums and private collections worldwide. Polyglot, aesthete and extreme winter sports fan. His dog Badeff is a famous film star and AGITPROP office resident.

Georgi Bogdanov

Co-ideologist, manager and founder of BDC. The other “half” of the artistic duo Missirkov/Bogdanov. Cinematographer, photographer, producer, author of visual campaigns. Author and/or DOP together with Boris Missirkov of a number of creative documentaries, one full-length feature film, videos and shorts. Their photographs are published in numerous international magazines and are property of prestigious museum and private collections worldwide. Strict yet just. А romanticist with a dark sense of humor.

Ana Alexieva

Project manager of Balkan Documentary Center, Ana joined BDC team in 2011. She has her BA degree in Media and Social Science and her MA in Media and Gender Studies from the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. In 2010/11 Ana took a MA in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. A fellow of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation.  Parallel to her work at BDC, since 2011 Ana is a junior producer at AGITPROP.  In 2012 she graduated in documentary production at EURODOC and in 2013 the EAVE European Producers Workshop.