Viktor Chouchkov’s first steps into cinema were when he was just 10–years old with a role in the feature film “Yo-Ho-Ho”, directed by Zako Heskiya for which Viktor was awarded Special diploma for a child in the main role at the Moscow International Film Festival 1981.

 

From an early age he started to pursue his dream to be a part of the film industry only this time as a director on the other side of the camera.

 

Viktor Chouchkov graduated the National High School for Fine Arts “Iliya Petrov”, Sofia and afterwards he got his Masters degree in Film Directing at the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts “Kr. Sarafov”, Sofia.

 

At the age of 16 he started practicing photography and thanks to the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts he acquired all the professional skills in this field. At the Academy, along with the film directing course, he attended classes in Photography and Cinematography.

 

Viktor Chouchkov Jr. has directed short films, music videos for some of the most famous Bulgarian performers and many commercials.

 

In 2003 he founded the film production company Chouchkov Brothers together with his brother Borislav Chouchkov.

 

The movie “TILT” was his feature film debut. It won the Award for Best Debut at the Raindance IFF (London, UK), Jaime Lyons’ Best Editing Award for a feature film at the Woordstock IFF (USA) 2011, Best Director’s Award at the California Independent Film Festival (USA), 2nd place in the audience vote at the Seattle IFF (USA). “TILT” has gone on to win another 14 awards and was part of many other film festivals.

 

“TILT” was in the selection programmes of a total of 34 international film festivals, including Santa Barbara IFF, Palm Springs IFF, Goteborg IFF, Montreal WFF, Transylvania IFF and Sofia IFF. This feature film spent four consecutive weekends at the top of the Bulgarian box office and was the Bulgarian entry for the Oscars in 2011.

 

At the moment as a director Viktor works on his next feature film titled “18% Grey”, based on the novel by Zachary Karabashliev.

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