I turn ideas into visual stories.
Slav Velkov is a Bulgarian filmmaker born on March 6, 2000. In 2014, his first short script won the award for Best Screenplay at the Nevena Kokanova Film Festival. In 2016, he directed, co-wrote, and produced his first narrative short film, "M," which starred the famous Bulgarian actress Koyna Ruseva. In 2018, Slav co-founded a successful charity t-shirt brand to improve living conditions for animals in Sofia's Zoo. In 2020, he directed the short documentary "Change Bulgaria," which had more than a million views on Facebook. As part of the film's marketing campaign, Slav appeared on Bulgarian National Television and Bulgaria on Air TV, where he advocated for a just and impartial government. Slav has also collaborated with the Ministry of Environment and Waters to create a marketing campaign that encouraged people to use sustainable transportation in Bulgaria's capital city. He is passionate about philosophy and believes in art that encourages critical and constructive action. Currently, Slav studies Film and Television at Fordham University at Lincoln Center and is the recipient of the Fordham Faber Scholarship Award.
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    A New World2021
    Short, Student
    The Thief2020
    Short, Student
    Easy2019
    Short, Student
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    The Thief2020
    Short, Student
    Easy2019
    Short, Student
  • Director (2 Credits)
    The Thief2020
    Short, Student
    Easy2019
    Short, Student
  • Writer and Director (1 Credit)
  • Editor (1 Credit)
    The Thief2020
    Short, Student
  • Editing and Sound Design (1 Credit)
    Easy2019
    Short, Student
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Easy2019
    Short, Student
Honorable Mention
Easy
American Filmatic Arts Awards
New York
2021
Official Selection
Easy
London International Monthly Film Festival
London
2021
Official Selection
Easy
Young Filmmakers
New York
2020
Semi-finalist
Easy
Student Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Finalist
Easy
The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival
New York
2020
Official Selection
Easy
New York Short Film Tuesdays
New York
2019
College
Fordham University at Lincoln Centre
Film and Television
2019Present
High School
American College of Sofia
20142019
Birth Date
March 6, 2000
Birth City
Sofia, Bulgaria
Current City
New York City, USA
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Brown
"But I want no other reward
if one day people shall say:
this poor man died to bring justice,
he died for justice and freedom…"
- Hristo Botev
I turn ideas into visual stories.
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