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Shooting Star

DirectorLyubo Yonchev
ProducerLyubo Yonchev, Lyubo Kirov – CRYSTAL FRAME; Carola Jessica De Lucia – Mito Production
WriterLyubo Yonchev, Yassen Genadiev
CastStefka Yanorova, Stefan Popov, Kalia Kamenova
EditorLyubo Kirov
CameraDamian Dimitrov
Screening27 October 2017 | 15:00 hours | Het Nutshuis
2 November 2017 | 17:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
4 November 2017 | 13:15 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Length28 min
SectionSHORT FILMS – discovering great Eastern European talents

A new voice from Bulgaria – Yonchev – was nominated for the prestigious European Film Academy award in 2016 for this short, compelling film.


Lilly is a divorced mother of two – Martin, who has recently come of age, and the little Alexandra. One cold winter evening Martin takes Alexandra from kindergarten. In the dark streets of the neighbourhood they become a part of a tragic accident that hardly can be forgotten or erased. Lilly and her kids have to make tough decisions, the consequences of which will change their life for good. A short fiction debut by Bulgarian award-winning director, writer and producer which has been selected for more than 100 international film festivals and won over 30 awards.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

European Film Awards, Poland 2016 – Nominated for Best European Short Film | International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece 2016 – Prix EFA, Best Female Acting | The Monthly Film Festival, UK 2015 – Best Actress (Stefka Yanorova) | International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films, Bulgaria 2015 – The Mayor of Varna Award | WorldFest-Houston, 2016 – Best Dramatic Original | Jaipur International Film Festival, India 2016 – Best Women Issue Short Film