Sevda Shishmanova

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Sevda Shishmanova is a Bulgarian producer, director and journalist.


She is the producer of the best-selling Bulgarian series Undercover.[1] She is the author of more than 15 documentaries. She is a journalist with practical experience in television and radio. She is an international correspondent for Bulgarian National Television and Economedia Press Group in Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern Iraq, Macedonia and Turkey.


  • Member of Management Board, Programing director and Head of Film Production of Bulgarian National Television (2006–2010).
  • "Johns Hopkins University SAIS – Novartis International Journalism Award" for year 2001.
  • Unfinished War was nominated in top 10 for international journalism achievements.
  • Director of Programme BNT1 and Head of Film Production (2010–2017)
  • Member of the National Counsel of Cinema (2006–2008)
  • Member of the International jury of Sofia Film Festival 2007
  • Member of the International jury of Filmini / short movie film festival 2008
  • Member of the Jury of National Film Festival "Golden Rose" 2010
  • Member of the Jury of International Students Film Festival "Early Bird" 2016
  • Member of the International Jury of Master of Art Film Festival (2016–2017)
  • Member of International Jury of Sofia Independent Film Festival


  1. ^ Jürgens, Frank (8 July 2015). "Hohes Suchtpotenzial: Bulgarische Serie 'Undercover'" [High addictive potential: Bulgarian series 'Undercover']. NOZ.