Yoana Pavlova

Yoana Pavlova is a Bulgarian writer, researcher, and programmer currently based in Paris. Her field of work includes cinema, new media, contemporary visual arts, digital culture, and she covers these topics for various printed and online publications in Bulgarian, English, and French. She is also founder and editor of Festivalists.com — a playform for independent film criticism that has been challenging the common notion of cinema and live events since 2012.

Concrete satire: before High-Rise, these filmmakers brought social critique to the screen

Concrete satire: before High-Rise, these filmmakers brought social critique to the screen

New Bulgarian cinema: the young directors taking up the mantle from the generation of ‘89

New Bulgarian cinema: the young directors taking up the mantle from the generation of ‘89

Screen sirens: why do mermaids keep surfacing in the films of the New East?

Screen sirens: why do mermaids keep surfacing in the films of the New East?

Laughter in the dark: five Eastern Bloc sci-fi comedies you need to see

Laughter in the dark: five Eastern Bloc sci-fi comedies you need to see

Making waves: meet the director whose heartbreaking vision of modern Bulgaria is stunning critics

Making waves: meet the director whose heartbreaking vision of modern Bulgaria is stunning critics

Just for kicks: how a kung-fu fighting female TV detective reshaped gender norms in the Eastern Bloc

Just for kicks: how a kung-fu fighting female TV detective reshaped gender norms in the Eastern Bloc

Unknown pleasures: lifting the lid on a treasure trove of Albanian cinema

Unknown pleasures: lifting the lid on a treasure trove of Albanian cinema

In the zone: Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy on filming inside Chernobyl

In the zone: Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy on filming inside Chernobyl

Alisomania: how a cult 1980s TV series influenced a generation of Russian filmmakers

Alisomania: how a cult 1980s TV series influenced a generation of Russian filmmakers