Tonislav Hristov (Bulgaria)

Tonislav Hristov (b. 1978, Vraca, Bulgaria) moved to Finland in 2001 to shoot his first documentary, Family Fortune (2009), made for Finnish and Bulgarian television. His feature debut Rules of Single Life (2011) found its way into both Finnish and Bulgarian distribution, winning Best Documentary at the Sofia IFF and screening at a variety of other fests (e.g. Jihlava IDFF). Hristov’s next two projects earned him great success and a rich festival career: Soul Food Stories (2013) was selected for the medium-length competition at Amsterdam’s IDFA, while Love and Engineering (2014) screened at New York’s Tribeca and Toronto’s Hot Docs and opened Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland. KVIFF


  • 2015 Once Upon a Dream – A Journey to the Last Spaghetti Western
  • 2014 Love & Engineering
  • 2013 Soul Food Stories
  • 2013 Sielun ruokaa
    TV Movie documentary
  • 2011 Rules of Single Life
  • 2009 Perhe
  • 2005 Hercules
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