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Masterclass By Boris Missirkov


PALACE FOR THE PEOPLE tells the stories of the most emblematic five buildings of socialist times – highly representative for the epoch and witnessing the historical turbulence in Eastern Europe in the second half of the XX century. This documentary made by Bulgarian new voices Boris Missirkov/Georgi Bogdanov will have its Dutch premiere at the ENFF and it’s part of Focus program – Europe, 30 Years After the Berlin Wall. After the screening on Thursday 7 November at 14:30 hours in Filmhuis Den Haag, director Boris Missirkov will give a masterclass (duration of 45 minutes).

BORIS MISSIRKOV is internationally acclaimed Bulgarian cinematographer, director, visual artist and photographer. The author of visual campaigns, full-length documentaries, videos and short films. Together with Georgi Bogdanov, he founded Bulgarian Photographic Association and AGITPROP Production Company. DOP of the most successful AGITPROP’s films, among which: “Georgi and the Butterflies” (Silver Wolf, IDFA 2004), “The Mosquito Problem and other stories” (Cannes 2007, Grierson Award for Best Documentary, BFI London FF), “Corridor #8” (Berlinale 2008 – Independent Ecumenical Jury Award), “The Boy, Who Was a King” (Toronto IFF 2011). DOP of the first original Bulgarian productions for HBO, documentaries “Concrete Pharaohs”, “Paradise Hotel” (Golden Magnolia for Best Doc; Thessaloniki 2010 – Best Doc) and “Dad Made Dirty Movies” (Visions du Reel).

He was also the author of the first original Bulgarian content for National Geographic Channel, “Explore Bulgaria” (2014-2019), the coproducer of “15”, the first Bulgarian omnibus film and author of The Ladino Ladies’ Club (Bulgaria/USA, 2015), screened at IDFA and Warsaw FF. A renowned visual artist and photographer who had solo shows as well as major photography and contemporary art exhibitions in Europe and the USA.