Andrey M Paounov graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2000, and started working on what would become an award-winning creative nonfiction trilogy on the absurdities of the post-communist transition.
His first documentary feature, Georgi and the Butterflies, won the Silver Wolf at IDFA in 2004. THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES (2008) - his second documentary feature was included in the 46th International Critics' Week of the Cannes Film Festival 2007. THE BOY WHO WAS A KING (2011), Andrey's third full-length documentary, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival.
Andrey’s latest documentary, WALKING ON WATER (2018) had its world premiere at Locarno International Film Festival in August 2018. It has been distributed in cinemas in Germany, United States, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands and others.
JANUARY (2020) is Andrey’s fiction feature directorial debut.