Dimitar Kutmanov is a freelance filmmaker currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 1988, Dimitar showed interest in art from an early age. In 2012 Dimitar earned a BA(Hons) First Class degree in Film Studies at Anglia Ruskin University. There he started experimenting with 16mm film – a format that he favours ever since. His graduation film Taste of Water was the highest-rated project in the history of the course.
In 2014 Dimitar completed a Masters course in Film Directing at Screen Academy Scotland where he wrote and directed a series of short films. His graduation film ECCE HOMO has been screened at more than 20 international film festivals and has won awards in Bulgaria, Germany, South Korea and UK.
Dimitar is currently working on the postproduction of his film BREAD, which is supported by from The Bulgarian National Film Centre and the National Culture Fund. He is also working on the pre-production of a short film, which will be part of an film omnibus dedicated to the city of Plovdiv.
Alongside his film projects, Dimitar has been involved in various cultural and educational initiatives. He has lead master-classes and given lectures in Bulgaria and abroad. Dimitar was a member of the international jury at the 4th Kyiv International Short Film Festival in 2015 and a jury member for 'The Noncomformist Alternative' script competition in 2017. In March 2018 he gave a lecture titled "Showing the invisible in cinema" as part of Kinoplovdiv project. Dimitar is a co-founder of cine-feel film academy - an educational initiative aimed at introducing the basics of filmmaking to high-school students in Bulgaria.