Hristo Simeonov is a film director and writer based in Sofia. He is a Berlinale and Sarajevo Talents Campus alumni. His collaboration with human rights foundations in Bulgaria resulted in the creation of multiple documentaries and videos with social agendas. His short fiction films are shown at international festivals like Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, Dresden, Cottbus, Molodist, Bilbao, Triest, Thessaloniki, Vienna, Tel Aviv etc. His debut short film THE SON (2015) won the Main Short Film Prize at Cottbus Film Festival (2016) and Best Bulgarian Short Film at the Bulgarian Film Academy Awards (2016) and other 15 awards. Currently, Hristo develops his first feature film.