Ralitza Petrova



Born in Bulgaria, Ralitza lives and works between England, Bulgaria, and France. In early life, she studied Fine Art, and later Fiction Directing at the UK’s National Film and Television School. Her films have won acclaim at film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, San Sebastian and Karlovy Vary, as well as on numerous art platforms, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris. She was previously awarded the Prix UIP, Best European Short Film at the Berlin IFF, and nominated for the European Film Awards. Her film By the Grace of God, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival, is currently on DVD release at the bookstores of the British Film Institute, Tate Modern, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Ralitza is an alumna of Creative England’s Elevator Programme 2013, Le Groupe Ouest 2013, and TorinoFilmLab’s FrameWork 2013, where her debut feature project Godless was awarded one of the main production prizes. Recently Ralitza received the Restart Award in the Work in Progress section of Sarajevo Film Festival 2015 for her film Godless. Her debut has also recently received completion funding from the Women in Film Los Angeles Fund.

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