This year’s Golden Umbrellas feature more than 40 series from 15 countries, and it will be a tough battle.
As one of the esteemed jury members of this year’s competition, Sevda Shishmanova, shares:
“The “Drama Series” category in particular is impressive. Not only because it includes various productions from many countries that are developing in the industry. But also because of the extraordinary production value of content. When you have series like “Babilon Berlin” for example, production with the value of feature film, the competition goes to another level.”
About Sevda Shishmanova
Sevda Shishmanova is a journalist with practical experience in Television program-making. Reporter, commentator and international correspondent in Bulgarian National Television (BNT) and Economedia. Film director and producer. Film directing graduated with significant background in documentary productions. In 2002 had won “ John Hopkins” University SAIS – Novartis International Journalism Award for year 2001 and documentary “The Unfinished War” had been nominated in top 10 for international journalism achievements. In 2002 documentary „Pakistan – the shadow of the war” was selected for the main competition of FIPA, Biarritz film festival, France. In 2009 was awarded the Special prize for outstanding contribution of Bulgarian Book Association. In 2012 was awarded the prize of Bulgarian Union of Film Makers for Best Producer for the TV Series Undercover In 2013 was awarded the prize of Bulgarian Union of Film Makers for Best Producer for the TV Series The Fourth Estate. Member of the Management Board of Bulgarian National Television 2004/2010. Director of Programming of Bulgarian National Television 2010/2017. Member of the National Counsel of Cinema 2006/2008. Member of the International jury of Sofia Film Fest 2007. Member of the International jury of Filmini / short movie film festival/ 2008. Master Degree, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Slavic Studies. Master Degree, National Academy for Theater and Film Art.