Maya Vaptzarova

Maya Vaptzarova was born in 1944 in the town of Bansko. She graduated from film directing under Istvan Szabo in Budapest in 1969. She was assistant in some of the films of Miklós Jancsó, Zoltan Fabry, Carol Mack. She worked as a film director at the Studio for popular science and documentary films "Time". She has published seven books - poetry, novels, memoirs and documents. She has made more than 100 documentaries, popular science and TV films, as well as three feature films. Her films have won awards at national and international festivals. False stories (1976), composed of the novels 5 +1 and Duel 77, won two awards at the prestigious film festival in Mannheim, Germany.



Feature films:

False stories (1976)

Film Festival in Mannheim, Germany, 1976

  • "Golden ducat" Award

  • First Prize of the Catholic Jury

  • Award at the Film Festival in Gabrovo - Bulgaria, 1977

Detention (1983)

Do you remember... (2009).

Documentaries and TV films

Selected Filmography

Einstein (1973)

  • Award in Padua, 1973

The Beginning (1974)

  • Award of the Dimitrov Communist Youth Union, 1974

Nuances (1978)

  • Award of the Bulgarian National Television, 1978

The Earth of Mexico (1978)

  • Award of the Bulgarian National Television, 1978

A Girl Narrates (1978)

  • Award of the Bulgarian National Television, 1978

Vietnam Sings

  • First Prize , International Documentary Film Festival, Oberhausen

Balkan Legends (1997)