Ralitza Petrova / Godless

Born in Bulgaria, Ralitza lives and works between England, Bulgaria, and France.

In early life, she studied Fine Art, and later Fiction Directing at the UK’s National Film and Television School. Her films have won acclaim at film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, and Toronto, as well as on numerous art platforms, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris. She was previously awarded the Prix UIP, Best European Short Film at Berlinale, and nominated for an EFA. Her film By the Grace of God, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival, is currently on DVD at the British Film Institute and Tate Modern. Her debut Godless has been awarded production prizes at TorinoFilmLab’s FrameWork 2013, Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink 2015 and the “Women in Film Finishing Fund”, Los Angeles.