Аnjela Nedyalkova is a member of the international Jury of the 21-st Sofia Film Fest

The young Bulgarian star who gained worldwide popularity with hard work and talent will join the serious team of the international jury that will have the important task of assessing the first and the second film at the 21-st Sofia Film Fest.  Only five years ago, the film “Ave”, starring Anjela Nedyalkova, was included in the competition program and was awarded with four prizes by various festival juries.  A few days ago the newest Danny Boyle’s picture “T2 Trainspotting” had its premiere at the Berlinale. Anjela acts alongside the well-known characters of the cult rebel movie of the 90s, brought to life by Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan Bremner, Robert Carlyle…   

“Sofia Film Fest has always made my heart leap and when the time for each next festival arrives, it is a joyous celebration for me. I got very excited when I received the invitation to be part of 2017 festival jury. It brought tears of joy in my eyes because it means a lot to me it is one of the best recognitions I’ve ever received!” -  the actress said.   

Anjela Nedyalkova graduated from National School of Applied Arts "Saint Luca", where she specialized in “Toys design”. After that she studied Television and Cinematography at NATFA. She appears on the big screen for the first time in the premiere movie of Kamen Kalev, “Eastern Plays”, shot in 2009.  Then follows her role in Konstantin Bozhanov’s “Äve” (20011) where her partner is Ovanes Torosian. Anjela also takes part in the movies “The Sixth Day” directed by Vladislav Radev, “Bulgarian Rhapsody” („The Road to Costa del Maresme”) directed by Ivan Nichev, which was the Bulgarian proposal for “Oscar” award in 2014, “The Petrov File” directed by Georgi Balabanov, Tv series “Liaisons”. In 2015 Dutch Swedish and Bulgarian c0-production “The Paradise Suite” was shot in Amsterdam directed by Joost van Ginkel. Anjela plays the role of Bulgarian woman Jenya. The jury of the 20-th Sofia Film Fest awarded her with an honorary diploma for her role.  “The Paradise Suite” was the Dutch proposal for a foreign movie “Oscar”. The role of Veronica in Danny Boyle’s “T2” has been a dream of hundreds of young actresses, but it was finally given to… Anjela!  

"My work for “T2 Trainspotting” was a great experience and I still ponder every detail involved. I recall various moments and often discover something new and I enrich my worldview. As the whole euphoria and meetings with those people continue, I would say that it might be early to summarize all the advantages I acquired. The whole thing still happens; I still need to give it a meaning… Over time I will have a clearer and more definite idea about the fruit that was born. At this stage, I am chased by a hurricane of strong and mixed feelings and thoughts. I feel more calm, more confident, more patient and more purpose-driven. It seems like everything falls into place after long years of inner struggle and predominant chaos – typical for a young, self-searching and progress-searching person..."

Anjela  Nedyalkova