Pavel G. Vesnakov (member of European Film Academy), born in Sofia in 1987, is an award winning Bulgarian film director & photographer. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts and a Master's Degree in Film Arts. He is known for his highly realistic and provocative films, exploring the collapse of contemporary Bulgarian society.
He is the writer/director of the trilogy of short films INCHES OF SUBURBIA: TRAINS (2011), THE PARAFFIN PRINCE (2012) and PRIDE (2013), which have screened at numerous international film festivals, such as Locarno, Sarajevo, Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, Edinburgh, Trieste, Asiana, Cottbus, Leeds, Sofia, Helsinki and many more. They have won more than 30 prestigious international awards and still continue to travel on the festival circuit. The latest installment of the trilogy, PRIDE, won the Grand Prix in the International Competition of Clermont-Ferrand, and was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2014 European Academy Awards.
Pavel is also an alumnus of the Berlinale and Sarajevo Talent Campuses. In 2014 he received the Robert Bosch Eastern European Co-Production Film Prize for his fourth short film project ZEUS, which premiered in Locarno Film Festival 2015. Recently Pavel started working on his first feature film – DUSTCATCHER.
He is also working on his ongoing documentary photography project "Traces of Democracy".