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Theodosia Dobriyanova

Writer, Programming Assistant, Deputy Editor

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Copy Editor - Social Media Coordinator

About me

I am a London-based freelance film critic and programming assistant. As a critic, I have written film reviews, programme notes, and have interviewed artists for Electric Ghost Magazine, New East Cinema, and DMovies. In the capacity of programming assistant, I have helped with the selection of films from the festival circuit, negotiated with distributors, and done film introductions.

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Skills

  • Academic Research
  • Copywriting
  • Project Management
  • Ceative Writing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Premiere/photoshop/indesign
  • Client/customer Interaction
  • Organisational Skills
  • Social Media
  • Film Programming

Work history

Currently

Film Critic

DMovies.org

Apr 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

Currently

Content Writer/ Pogramming Assistant

New East Cinema

Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Producing original content in the form of articles, interviews, and film reviews, as well as programme notes for upcoming events; Selecting relevant film content directly from the festival circuit; Collaborating with filmmakers, distributors, and exhibition venues to deliver new and exciting auteur-driven cinema from the New East region; Introducing films prior to their screenings.

Currently

Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Delivering original content in the form of film reviews, features and interviews with artists; Responsible for the social media presence of the website; Creator of 'The Bechdel Column'.

Currently

Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Editing content - reviews, features; scheduling publications, organising team meetings, arranging interviews with artists, contacting distribution companies.

2017

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Working closely with Head of Programming during the process of UKIJFF selection; Working closely with Head of Marketing to make sure that all events are screenings are well advertised; Responsible for the management of box office both before and during UKIJFF; Editing trailers for the UKIJFF annual awards.

2017

Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Welcoming guests, introducing visitors to the programme of the festival, as well as familiarising them with all exhibition spaces, screenings and art installations. Assisting in the organisation of the Opening party; assisting visitors with technical devices where applicable.

Education

2017

Bachelor of Arts Film Studies

King's College London

Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Specialising in Documentary Cinema, Film History, Italian Neorealism, World Cinema, Film and Architecture, New Media, and Film Theory. Dissertation Title: "Surrealism as a Tool of Ideological Subversion in Post-Stalinist Eastern European Cinemas" with case studies 'WR: Mysteries of the Organism' (Yugoslavia, Dir. Dusan Makavejev, 1971). 'Daisies' (Czechoslovakia, dir. Vera Chytilova, 1966), and 'The Attached Balloon' (Bulgaria, dir. Binka Zhelyazkova, 1967). Marked First Class. Upper Second Class Honours (2:1)

2014

Sep 2009 - Jun 2014
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Intensive study of Latin, Ancient Greek, Literature, Philosophy and Culture Studies. A Levels in Philosophy and Culture Studies. Held Mature Exams in Philosophy and Literature. Dissertation: The Relationship Between Memory and Personality: A Study of Michel Gondry's 'Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind' First Class Diploma.