Pavel Vasev - the former head of the National Theatre, was appointed for Acting Director of the Bulgarian National Film Center ,untill the next election. Before him NFC also headed by Acting Director - George Cholakov who was leading the national institution for the last year and was among the candidates for regular director of the contest, held two weeks ago. The appointment of a new temporary head came after it emerged that none of the four candidates - Alexander Donev, Georgi Cholakov, Vladimir Gurov and Lubomir Yanakiev, has not accumulated the required number of points by the Commission. In total, in 3 of the last five years, the National Film Centre is headed by the interim administration appointed by the Minister.
The director Pavel Vasev was regular director of the National Theatre, but retired last fall and then became advisor in the new cabinet of Minister of Culture Vejdi Rashidov.