Born in 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria. After graduating from the Bulgarian National Film and Television Academy, Nadejda Koseva directed the short fiction novel THE RITUAL, part of the onmibus film LOST AND FOUND which premiered at FORUM Berlin IFF 2005. In 2005 Nadejda Koseva and Svetla Tsotsorkova founded the production company FRONT FILM and produced the Bulgarian short fiction film WALTZES AND TANGOS FROM THE VILLAGE OF WHITEWATER (dir. Ivan Vladimirov) which premiered at Locarno IFF 2007. Nadejda Koseva’s next short fiction film OMELETTE won a Special mention at Sundance Film Festival ’09 among other awards worldwide.

Currently, her latest short film TAKE TWOВ is traveling around the world after winning a Special mention at its premier at Sarajevo IFF ’11. Front Film is at preparation stage of the feature lenght fiction film THE NOTEBOOK (dir. Svetla Tsotsorkova) and the feature lenght fiction film  BUS 64 (dir. Georgi Djulgerov) and is at shooting stage of the feature lenght documentary film BULGARIA IS ONE BIG MISTAKE TOO (dir. Stoyan Radev).



TAKE TWO PosterTAKE TWO (( special mention SARAJEVO 2011 ))
short fiction film
2011 Bulgaria / Germany, 27 min, 35 mm, colour, Dolby Digital

Starring Svetla Tsotsorkova, Stephan. A Stereff

Written by Georgi Gospodinov
DoP Anton Bakarsky
Edited by Nina Altaparmakova
Production design by Viktor Andreev
Costume design by Elena Zaykova – Grekova
Musik by Valeria Popova
Sound design by Andreas Hildebrandt
Directed by Nadejda Koseva
Produced by Stefan Kitanov, ART FEST / Herbert Schwering, COIN FILM
with the support of Bulgarian National Film Centre, Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany) in co-production with Bulgarian National Television

In a small Bulgarian town, in the unfinished house, Maria is waiting for her husband. This is the day he returns home after several months of hard work abroad. But he is late. Very late. May be too late..


OMELETTE (( special mention SUNDANCE 2009 ))
short fictionВ film
Bulgaria, 2009, 7 min., 35 mm, colour, Dolby SR

Starring Svetla Tsotsorkova

Written by Georgi Gospodinov
DOP Anton Bakarski
Edited by Nina Altaparmakova
Production design by Elena Stoyanova
Sound design by Momchil Bozhkov
Directed by Nadejda Koseva
Produced by Martichka Bozhilova, Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov AGITPROP and Economedia

There’s a country where people wake up poorer and poorer every morning. Inflation grows by the hour… September 1996, Sofia, somewhere in Europe.

The film has been produced within 15 – the first BG omnibus film: 15 short films about the last 15 years of transition period in Bulgaria by 15 acclaimed contemporary Bulgarian filmmakers, theatre and visual artists – Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov, Dragomir Sholev, Stefan Komandarev, Kamen Donev, Valeri Milev, Andrey Paunov, Ivan Moudov, Stoyan Radev, Iglika Triffonova, Dimitar Kotsev, Kasiel Noa Asher, Milena Andonova, Boris Despodov. A project by Martichka Bozhilova, Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov at the invitation of Capital weekly.


The Ritual - Poster

THE RITUAL (( opening film FORUM BERLINALE 2005 ))
short fiction film
Bulgaria / Germany, 2005, 17 min., 35 mm, colour, Dolby

Starring Svetlana Yancheva, Krasimir Dokov, Anna Broquet, Ivan Yurukov

Written by Georgi Gospodinov
DoP Radoslav Spassov
Edited by Nina Altaparmakova
Production design by Georgi Todorov
Costume design by Elena Stoyanova
Sound design by Aleksandar Simeonov
Directed by Nadejda Koseva
Produced by Stefan Kitanov, ART FEST, Bulgaria / Herbert Schwering,В  COIN FILM, Germany

In a small Bulgarian village Georgi’s parents prepare a magnificent party for their son’s wedding. Although the party guests are already celebrating boisterously, the most important persons are yet to arrive – the bride and the groom.

THE RITUAL is a novel part of the omnibus film LOST AND FOUND 2005, 99 min, color. Six filmmakers from six Eastern European countries tell six stories on the topic of Generation: Stefan ArsenijeviД‡ (Serbia-Montenegro), Nadejda Koseva (Bulgaria), Mait Laas (Estonia), KornГ©l MundruczГі (Hungary), Cristian Mungiu (Romania), and Jasmila ЕЅbaniД‡ (Bosnia-Herzegovina). The outcome is a full-length feature film: five short films are tied together visually and dramatically through an independent animation story. The film is a production of ICON FILM in Co-Production with relations – an initiative of the Federal Cultural Foundation; Stefan Kitanov (Art Fest/Sofia), Hanno Hofer (Mobra films/ Bucharest), Damir Ibrahimovic (Deblokada/ Sarajevo), Viktoria Petranyi (Proton Cinema/Budapest), Misha Mogorovich (Art and Popcorn / Serbia) and Arvo Nuut (Nukufilm, Estonia).