Sevda Shishmanova is a bulgarian journalist and filmmaker based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Journalist with practical experience in Television program-making. Reporter, commentator and international correspondent in Bulgarian National Television /BNT/ and Economedia. Film director and producer. Film directing graduated with significant background in documentary productions.
In 2002 had won “ John Hopkins” University SAIS – Novartis International Journalism Award for year 2001 and documentary “The Unfinished War” had been nominated in top 10 for international journalism achievements.
In 2002 documentary „Pakistan – the shadow of the war” was selected for the main competition of FIPA, Biarritz film festival, France.
In 2009 was awarded the Special prize for outstanding contribution of Bulgarian Book Association.
Member of the Management Board of Bulgarian National Television 2004/2010.
Director of Programming of Bulgarian National Television, present.
Member of the National Counsel of Cinema 2006/2008
Member of the International jury of Sofia Film Fest 2007
Member of the International jury of Filmini / short movie film festival/ 2008
Master Degree, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Slavic Studies
Master Degree , National Academy for Theater and Film Art