13-year-old Nina is feeling trapped in her relation with the bossy Vassil, who is preparing her to be a skilled pickpocket in Spain. There are days when she is almost ready to run away from him.

Director's Biography

Born in 1985, Hristo Simeonov is a film director and writer based in Sofia. Hristo is a Berlinale and Sarajevo Talent Campus alumni. His collaboration with human rights foundations in Bulgaria resulted in the creation of multiple documentaries and videos with social agendas. His short films are shown at international festivals like Clermont-Ferrand, Palm Springs, Tampere, Krakow, Dresden, Molodist, Bilbao, Triest, Thessaloniki, Vienna, Cottbus, Tel Aviv etc. His debut short film THE SON (2015) won the Main Short Film Prize at Cottbus Film Festival (2016) and Best Bulgarian Short Film at the Bulgarian Film Academy Awards (2016) and other 15 awards. Currently Hristo develops his first feature film.

2019 NINA, short
2018 DIMO’S FOREST, short
2015 THE SON, short
2015 ENEMIES, short

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Hristo Simeonov

Written by: Konstantin Bojanov

Produced by: Poli Angelova, Nikolay Todorov

Cinematography: Veselin Hristov

Editing: Hristo Simeonov

Production Design: Ivelina Mineva

Costume Design: Nevena Georgieva

Make-Up & Hair: Mariela Nenova

Original Score: Goran Andrich

Sound: Ivan Andreev, Veselin Zografov

Main Cast: Plamena Stefanova (Nina), Margita Gosheva (Yana), Borislav Rusev (the Kaldarash)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2020