Anastasia Raykova

Anastasia Raykova

Director & Producer

Anastasia is a film director and producer based in Lisbon. After gaining an MA in Information Technologies Anastasia studied TV Production and worked on several films and TV projects in Lisbon. 
Constantly looking for professional development, Anastasia enrolled in the MA Filmmaking course at the London Film School. She worked on a feature film in 2018, a tv-series project, “Hidden Track”, where she was a associate producer and a production supervisor. Hidden Track was broadcast on an internet platform okko.tv, Russia. 
Short film “the Womb”, which Anastasia produced in Portugal has been accepted to Palm Springs ShortFest 2021, USA FF and continues its festival circuit. 
Short film “Ela”, which Anastasia directed was supported by Cascais City Hall and pre-screened at museum Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. 
Currently Anastasia is working on the pre-production of her first feature film and is preparing to shoot it in Portugal in 2022. 
Feature film project "A Sua Familia"/"His Family" has been accepted to be part of a pitching program during 50th Kyiv International Film Festival “Molodist".

DIRECTING PROJECTS: 

Feature film "His family" - director, producer, 2021/2022 (pre-production)

Short fashion&dance film "NOSTALGIA" - director, producer, 2021

Short fashion" ELA" - director, producer, 2021

Short fashion&dance film "a Woman" - director, producer, 2019

Short film "Miss" – director, producer, 2018

Short film “Fragile” – director, 2017

Documentary "Please don't leave anything sitting in the sink" - director, 2016

Short film "Away from me" - director, 2015

Short film "Spicy" - director, 2015

Short film "Sera que o cupido sabe nadar?" - director, 2014

FILM FESTIVALS:

Short film "the Womb":

51st USA Film Festival / 2021 / USA

Palm Springs ShortFest / 2021 / USA

Cinebur / 2021 / Cyprus

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival / 2021 / USA (Semi-Finalist)

FEST - New Directors/New Films Festival / 2021 / Portugal

SHORT/AGE - Shortfilms for a New Age / 2021 / Portugal

Himachal Short Film Festival / 2021 / India

Fashion film "Nostalgia":

La Jolla Fashion Film Festival / 2021 / USA

Big Picture Festival / 2021/ Russian Federation

Festival de CineArte en la Frontera / 2021/ Venezuela

The paus Premieres Festival / 2021 / UK

North Hollywood CineFest / 2021 / USA

SHORT to the Point / 2021 / Romania - Winner

Crossroads International Short Film Festival / 2021 / Turkey

Fashion and Dance film "a Woman":

La Jolla Fashion Film Festival / 2020 / USA

LA Fashion Film Festival / 2020 / USA

Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival / 2019 / Bosnia and Herzegovina

Short Film Factory / 2020/ Romania - Winner

Dance film festival "Kino proba" / 2021 / Russian Federation

International Choreographic Festival of Blois - Dance / 2020 / France

Rolling ideas / 2020 / Romania

Bogotá Music Video Festival / 2019 / Colombia 

Phoenix Dance Film Festival / 2020  / USA

Croatia Fashion Film Festival / 2020 / Croatia 

Chelsea Fashion & Film Festival / 2019 / USA

Raksa Dance Film Festival/ Raksa Ciné-Danse du Monde / 2019 / France

SHORT to the Point / 2019 / Romania

Feature film "Poised": 

London Independent Film Festival / 2019 / UK - Winner

13th Outview Athens LGBTQI+ Film Festival / 2019 / Greece 

qFLIX Philadelphia LGBTQ+ Film Festival / 2019 / USA

London Greek Film Festival / 2019 / UK - Best Actress Award, Best Screenplay Award

Tv-series "Hidden Track":

Bilbao Seriesland Web Festival / 2019 / Spain

Short film “Miss”

The Portugal Film Festival / 2018 / Portugal - Jury Special Award

NewarkIFF/ 2018 / USA

Lift-Off International Film Festival  / London / United Kingdom

Short film “A Night in the Life”

the Short Film Corner of the Cannes film festival/2018 / Cannes / France

National Student Film Festival Screenfest/ 2018 / London / UK

Short film “Karavai - Karavai”:

Russian Film Week / 2017 / London / UK, Film

Festival “St. Anna” / 2018, Moscow / Russian Federation 

Short film "Stars":

Provzglyad / Best Cinematography / 2011 / Cherepovets / Russian Federation 

Dortmunder Kurzfilmfestival / 2011 / Dortmund / Germany