Andrey Paounov (Bulgaria)

Andrey Paounov was born in 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has worked as a bartender in Prague, a cook in Washington DC, a gardener in Toronto, a boom operator in New York and an accounting clerk in San Francisco. He graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2000. His first documentary feature, Georgi and the Butterflies, won the Silver Wolf at IDFA in 2004. The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories is his second feature-length film.


  • Kratki film za Jurij Gagarin
    Bulharsko, 1995
  • Lucy Tsak Tsak
    2´, Bulgaria, 2000
  • Georgi i peperudite/ Georgi and the Butterflies
    60´, Bulgaria, 2004
  • Problemat s komarite i drugi istorii/ The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories
    100´, Bulgaria, 2007
  • 2000: Dokumentalna fantastika/ 2000: A Documentary Science Fiction
    7´, Bulgaria, 2008
  • Tri sestri i Andrey/ Three Sisters and Andrey - together with Boris Despodov
    14´, Bulgaria, 2009
  • The Boy Who Was a King
    90', Bulgaria/Germany, 2011

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