Stefan Kitanov



Stefan Kitanov was born on October 31, 1961 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Holds degrees in economics from the University for Bulgarian and World Economics, Sofia (1984), and in film criticism from the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts, Sofia (1991). In 1993-1994 he lived and studied in Britain arts management at the De Monfort University, Leicester. From 1992 through 1999, Kitanov was director and programmer of Cinema House, the most important art house cinema in Bulgaria. After establishing his production companies RFF International (1994) and Art Fest (2001), he began to organize annual film festivals in Bulgaria. He organized as director and producer Music Film Fest (1997 and 1998), Sofia Music & Film Fest (1999 and 2000), and Sofia International Film Festival (since 2001), as well as several smaller film events. Sofia International Film Festival is the only Bulgarian film festival member of the European Coordination of Film Festivals and is considered as the biggest and most successful film festival in Bulgaria. In 2003 Kitanov was invited as member of the Opera Prima Jury in Venice. In 2004 he was president of the Europa Cinemas Jury at the Director's Fortnight in Cannes and member of the Main Jury in Wiesbaden. He is a member of the European Film Academy. Stefan Kitanov is also involved in distribution. Since November 2003 he has being managing a Cinema House.


With the support of the Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe

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