Ivaylo Minov

Film director & Videographer



About me

I am an award-winning film director, best known for my short films "Lunch Break" (comedy drama, 2012, 19’) and "Parking" (2014, drama, 19’), which was awarded Best Short Film by the Bulgarian Film Academy and Best Bulgarian Short by In The Palace Film Fest, and competed at the major fest in Clermont-Ferrand, Glasgow, Sofia and Vilnius. I'm currently in post-production of my new short "The One You Follow", and developing my feature debut. 
I have worked as a journalist before gaining experience in the film industry as casting director, first and second AD and location manager. I am a graduate the London Film Academy in 2007 and an established commercials director.

Locked Pro Plan feature


  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Digital Content
  • Multi-platform Content
  • Music Videos
  • Editing
  • Commercials
  • Camera Operation
  • Directing
  • Documentaries
  • Short Films
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Work history


    Film Director


    Sep 2007
    • Freelance
    • Freelance film director on TV advert projects for advertising agencies such as DDB, Lowe Swing, Publicis Marc, Ogilvy & Mather, Huts JWT, Demner Merlicek & Bergman, McCann Erickson. Creative work and direction for corporate and event self-shooter videos for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, The Royal College of Art, Quickstep PR.


    Assistant Producer

    MVM International

    Apr 2005 - Sep 2006
    • Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Full Time
    • Management and coordination of production crews; production responsibilities on a number of commercial shoots – Coca-Cola Christmas campaign, Holsten Beer, Renault, etc.


    Editor Design & Architecture

    Edno Magazine

    Oct 2002 - Apr 2005
    • Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Full Time
    • Interviews, writing and editing of articles Story/photo session/layout organization; Co-ordination of special projects and advertising department activities



    One-year Filmmaking Diploma

    London Film Academy

    Aug 2006 - Aug 2007
    • Filmmaking


    Journalism and Mass Comm

    American University in Bulgaria

    Sep 1997 - May 2002
    • Journalism, Fine Arts



    Best Short Film

    Bulgarian Film Academy

    • Award for short film "Parking", written and directed by Ivaylo Minov


    Best Bulgarian Short

    In The Palace International Film Festival

    • Award for short film "Parking", written and directed by Ivaylo Minov