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Pavlina Jeleva

Pavlina Jeleva is a Bulgarian film critic and producer. Graduated in Film Studies from the National Theatre and Film Academy in Sofia she worked as editor in: Bulgarian Films, a four languages magazine by the Bulgarian National Cinematography and Kinoizkustvo, a monthly by the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers. Since 1980 she has over 1,000 publications in Bulgaria and Europe.

In 1993–1994 Pavlina Jeleva was both Bulgaria’s National representative at Eurimages and President of the Bulgarian Film Critics Association within FIPRESCI. In 1995 she co-founded Geopoly, a production company that produced over 10 features (most of them supported by Eurimages), nearly 50 documentaries and several animated films. In 1999 she became the Bulgarian correspondent for Variety International Film Guide; since 2007 she is Bulgaria’s correspondent for the English online publication Film New Europe. In 2014 she founded her second company, Geopoly Film producing creative documentaries, animated films and European feature co-productions. One of Geopoly’s latest successful co-production is Egle Vertelyte’s Miracle (Lithuania/Bulgaria/Poland) and Geopoly Film’s – Bojan Vuletic’s Requiem For Mrs. J (Serbia/Bulgaria/Macedonia/France/Russia), both supported by Eurimages.