Tzvetan Dragnev

graduated from Film and Video Faculty of York University Toronto in June 2001 – BFA Worked as editor, camera operator in many short and feature-length documentaries in Bulgaria and Canada.


The Interview, 2001; Nocturnal, 2002; Immigrant Stories, 2003; Esther, 2004; Bulgaria The Kingdom of the Water Lilies, 2008; Impression, 2006; Inclusion, 2008; Jacky, Johnny and Charlie Are Not Dog Names, 2013; Ghosts in the Old Sofia's Houses, 2005; Village People, 2016.

Village People (12+)

Bulgaria, 2016, colour, 66 min.
Director: Tzvetan Dragnev
Observation of life in rural Bulgaria. A small deserted rail station, the station without future and faith. Nobody gets on or off the train. An old retired switchman lives there with his family. In the nearby village, local poet digs graves to make ends meet. A projectionist remembers the once crowded movie theatre. An Old man is looking for a pear tree, where young lovers used to meet. A shepherd dreams of ice cream served in a restaurant. A paramedic and a philosopher care for an elderly single woman. Confessions from little people about not so little things – cows, life, faith, death, the benefits of dogs and mice and the need for blond waitresses, Jean-Paul Sartre and existentialism, river fishing, old fortune tellers and the wind.


Zagreb Dox (Romania, 2017) – Special Mention Award; Sofia International Film Festival, (Bulgaria, 2017) – Special Mention Award; IDFF CRONOGRAF, (Moldova 2017) – Special Jury Award; International Film Festival Golden Knight (Russia, 2017) - Bronze Knight Award in the Student and debut films section.