DepartmentMass Communications

Department Chair

Prof. Mihail Meltev, Ph.D.

михаил мелтев


Mihail Meltev graduated specialty ‘Film and TV Director’ from HIDA ‘Kr.Sarafov in 1980, specialized Cinema and TV in the USA in 1993 and Higher Management in Electronic Media at BBC (Cardiff) in 1994). He started teaching at New Bulgarian University in 2000, he is a member of the Mass Communications Department Council. His scientific interests are in the sphere of cinema, electronic media and their management. His professional activity is connected with Films Studios ’Boyana’ where he was a director and a principal director during the period 1980 – 1991, with the Bulgarian Nacional Television (Chief Executive Officer – 1993-1994) , the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers ( Chairman of the Union – 2000-2004). He has taught “Cinema and Film Directing” at SWU “N.Rilski”, ‘Electronic Media Management’ at the University of National and World Economy, ‘Producing and Management in Electronic Media at Journalism Faculty at Sofia University, ‘Financing of Screen Arts’ and ‘Management of Screen Arts’ at HIDA ‘Kr.Sarafov’.


At New Bulgarian University Prof.Meltev leads the following courses: Organization, Management and Programming in Electronic Media’, Directing and Behaviour in front of the Camera’, ‘Directing in Journalistic Audio-visual forms’ and ‘Audio-visual Creativity’. The main point in his creative activity is his work as a director and producer of features and documentaries among which ‘Listen to the Stars’, ‘Wanted Psychic’, ‘Quickly, Accurately, Finally’, ‘Mr.Gladstone and Bulgarians’, ‘Left of London-Calcuta Road’. Prof.Meltev is the author of a number of publications related to cinema and television industry, to electronic media management, cinema and television producing as many of his texts are regularly present in the Year book of Mass Communications Department.


Prof.Meltev has won national and international awards from various film festivals: Festival of TV Feature Film ‘ Umbriafiction’, Perugia(Italy); Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Laiptsig (Germany); Festival of Bulgarian Feature Film ‘Golden Rose’, Varna; Festival of Debut Works ‘Southern Spring’; International Film Forum ‘Golden Vityaz’. His last film ‘Left of London-Calcuta Road’ has five nominations and three awards from the Bulgarian Film Academy for 2012 and an award for the best director at the Festival ‘Golden Rhyton’, Plovdiv, 2012.



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