Bulgaria |
2023 |
30 мин.

Script: Dilyana Daneva
Director: Dilyana Daneva
Cinematography: Svetoslav Mikov, Momchil Alexandrov
Music: Samuel Eftimov

Cast: Assen Karanikolov, Ralitsa Tudzharo, Maria Ilieva, Iva Karamаncheva, Anton Trendafilov, Christian Makarov, Prof. Stanimir Trifonov, Vasil Grancharov, Chef Petar Mihalchev, Zornica Spirova, Lubov Ivanova, July Slavchev

Production: Yellow Brick – Dilyana Daneva; Boj-Bog – Blagoi Bankov, Dimitar Triffonov, Grigor Bankov, Momchil Alexandrov

Supported by the Debuts Programme of the National Culture Fund of Bulgaria, Bohowave, Vreme Film Studio

Alex is a bus driver who has to transport a group of mentally ill people to the local psychiatric hospital. Midway, he stops at a roadside bar for a short break. When he returns, he finds the bus completely empty with all the passengers gone. Alex is supposed, at all costs, to deliver the exact number of patients to the hospital, or else he is risking much more than just his job.

Festivals & Awards: competitions: Silver Princess for Best National Category (OSCAR® Qualifying) at the 2023 In the Palace ISFF; Grand Prix for Best Short Film at Brno Film Festival/European Short Awards 2023; Best Short Film, 2023 Cannes Film Awards; Best Short Film, 2023 Burgas IFF

Dilyana Daneva studied Drama Theatre Acting at the Lyuben Groys Theatre College, Sofia. She is currently a student of Film and TV Directing at the Neofit Rilski Southwest University, Blagoevgrad. Daneva is part of the team of several Bulgarian and international film productions. Party Bus is her directorial debut.