Gueorgui Stoyanov

Gueorgui ‘Mramor‘ Stoyanov is a Bulgarian actor, screenwriter and director. Stoyanov was born in Moscow on July 27th, 1936. There he graduated from the engineering Institute with a subject  “Heating technology”, and in Paris he studied film directing and montage directing. In 1966 he was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize for documentary films from the festival in Varna. Among his most notable awards are the Directing Award and the Critics Award for the film The Penleve Case (Varna, 1968), second prize for the film A Cricket in the Ear (Varna, 1976), Bulgarian Film Makers Award (1978, 1979), awards of Sofia (1978, 1981), first prize and the award of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education for the movie Constantine the Philosopher (1986). One of the most popular Gueorgui Stoyanov’s films is A Cricket in the Ear, which was screened again during the 16th Sofia International Film Festival. Besides a rich creative life, Gueorgui Stoyanov has in his career memorable public appearances as well – he was a Parliament member, Deputy Minister of Culture, cultural attache at the Bulgarian Embassy in the USA. Today, the director Gueorgui Stoyanov for the second time is a President of the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers, which numbers 850 people.

Gueorgui Stoyanov was awarded the Sofia Municipality award for outstanding achievements in world cinema in 2012.