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Kumjana Novakova

Kumjana Novakova is a filmmaker, working also as a film curator and lecturer. Originally born in Yugoslavia, Kumjana has worked in the field of film and arts since 2006. Her formal education combines international relations, cultural and social research studies in Sofia, Sarajevo, Bologna and Amsterdam. In 2006 she co-founded the Pravo Ljudski Film Festival in Sarajevo, and acts as its chief curator. She was leading the Film Department of the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Skopje from 2018 to 2021. Her film Disturbed Earth (co-directed with G.C. Candi) has been shortlisted for the Academy Awards.