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He is part of the masses. Still he wants something to change. But he is scared. And then chance for a change arises. Will he grab it? And what is the outcome going to be?

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FILMOGRAPHY by Yana Lekarska
AWAKENING is the debut short film by Yana Lekarska. The film is made within the Master Class of prof. Georgi Dyulgerov \one of the most renowned Bulgarian directors\. The Master Class is part of a 2-year masters program in Film Directing and Screenwriting at New Bulgarian University \Sofia, Bulgaria\. Currently Yana Lekarska is working on her graduation 20 minute film project which has been selected for the Filmer Forge Pitching at the International Short Film Festival In The Palace \Balchik, Bulgaria\. She has interned at one of the biggest production companies in Bulgaria CHOUCHKOV BROTHERS and currently continues her education in film making in South Korea with a governmental scholarship.
As director
2013 – Awakening – short, fiction
2013 – The Other – short, fiction

As actor
2013 – The Elevator – short, fiction \Official selection - New Wave International Student Film Festival and “В обектива” Short Film festival\
2013 – Military base – in production, short, fiction

As assistant director
2013 – Summer in Finland – short, fiction \Official selection - В обектива Short Film festival\
2013 – Extra Safe – short, fiction \Official Selection – 32nd Golden Rose film festival, Early bird International Film Festival and New Wave International Student Film Festival\
2013 – Military base – in production, short, fiction
2014 – Adriana – in production, short, fiction

As scripter and 2nd assistant director
2013 – Paris – short, fiction, Official Selection In The Palace International Film Festival

Film Participations Awards

AWAKENING was awarded Best Production Design award at the International Student Film Festival New Wave – Sofia, January 2014 and received the 2nd place award at In The Lens Short Film festival – Asenovgrad, Bulgaria, May 2014. The film has been also selected for the competition program at the 32nd Golden Rose film festival for Bulgarian movies, Varna, Bulgaria – October 2014, Taos Shortz Film Festival, New Mexico, USA – March 2014,The International Broke Student Film Festival, Southfield, Michigan, USA – April 2014. The film is also selected to be screened at the international non-competition program of the 31th Tehran Short Film Festival, Iran – October 2014.

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Color: BW
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Sound Format: Stereo


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