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.
Breathe, man (1981)
Documentaries and popular science films:
Chiprovtsi carpets (1963)
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