Film Category

The Bridge

by Yana Lekarska

Short, Student | 18:33 | Country of Origin: Bulgaria | Country of Filming: Korea, Republic of | January 2016 | Language: Korean

Who said anything about our film being part of the “greater good”? ^^ I just hope we were able to create and capture an unsettling feeling of the unknown, which is, I believe, one of the cores of good suspense and horror films.



About the director

After completing a 2-year Masters program in Film Directing at New Bulgarian University and a 3-month internship at one of the biggest production companies Chouchkov Brothers in her native Bulgaria, in 2014 Yana Lekarska won a full scholarship to continue her studies in film directing at Chung Ang University in South Korea. While studying and living in Korea’s capital Seoul Yana Lekarska shot the current project called The Bridge/솜사탕 같아.

As director
2015 – Domino Effect, in post-production
2013 – Awakening – short, fiction / Best Production Design award at the International Student Film Festival New Wave – Sofia, January 2014, 2nd place award at In The Lens Short Film festival – Asenovgrad, Bulgaria, May 2014. Official competition program: 32nd Golden Rose film festival for Bulgarian movies, Varna, Bulgaria – October 2014, Taos Shortz Film Festival, New Mexico, USA – March 2014,The International Broke Student Film Festival, Southfield, Michigan, USA – April 2014/
2013 – The Other – short, fiction

What was the best experience in making this film?

Working with people from 8 countries together on the same set: Korea, Portugal, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, France, Colombia, UK and Bulgaria.

In what ways did you grow as a filmmaker in making this film?

It is my first film shot abroad so it gave me the confidence for being able to direct in a foreign language..

What does this film contribute to the greater good?

Despite being shot in Korea and in Korean language my film has a universal message about hope and believing in tomorrow’s possibilities..

Screening Info

Date and Time:

Saturday, September 10 | 12 noon – 1:30pm


Deutsche Schule- C2

Screenings / Awards

Sofia International Film Festival | Sofia , Bulgaria

March 14, 2016 | World Premier

LA Cinefest| Los Angeles, U.S.A.

International Premier

34th Golden Rose Film Festival| Varna, Bulgaria

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