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.