Vesselina Gerinska

Vesselina Gerinska was born in Sofia in 1938. She completed the specialty of "Documentary film" at VGIK, the Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow under Prof. A.M. Zguridi. She worked as a primary school teacher and film director at the Studio for popular and science films “Vreme”, and since 1974 - in the Feature Films Studio Boyana. Her more than 50 popular science and documentary films have been awarded at national and international film festivals. As far as feature films are concerned, she has realized two films: Guilt – an acute socially conscious drama with actors Tsvetana Maneva, Katya Paskaleva and Stefan Danailov and a children’s film Breathe, man.


Feature films:

Guilt (1976)

Breathe, man (1981)

Documentaries and popular science films:

Selected Filmography

Chiprovtsi carpets (1963)

  • Special Award

The International Film Festival "Week of the folklore film", Brussels, 1963

Where to? (1966)

  • Diploma Award , Varna, 1967

Aleko Konstantinov (1968)

  • First prize and the Critic’s Award, Varna, 1968

When thinking of the future (1969)

  • Award for popular science film , Varna, 1969.

  • Best director, Velingrad, 1970

Towards the city (1971).

  • Prize for best documentary film and Critic’s Choice Award, Varna, 1972

  • Second prize , Velingrad, 1971

  • Special award for film directing, Oberhausen, 1972

Tale of the sad land (1972)

  • Special diploma , Oberhausen, 1973

Bloody Song (1973)

  • Award of the Union of Bulgarian Film maker, 1973