Waterfront Film is a film production company founded in 2007 by Bulgarian director, producer and screenwriter Kamen Kalev (La Fémis, 2002).


His debut feature film Eastern Plays (2009) was selected at the 41st Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and brought Kalev the Best Film and Best Director prise at the 22nd Tokyo International Film Festival, as well as the Grand Prix du Jury of the 22nd Angers Festival, among many other international awards.

His second film The Island (2011 – starring Thure Lindhardt and Laetitia Casta) again premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight and established Kalev as a daring young filmmaker pushing his own boundaries to the point of no return.

His My Dear Night (2014) became the opening short of The Bridges of Sarajevo omnibus (Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, 2014) and was among 12 other European films directed by Jean-Luc Godard, Sergei Loznitsa, Ursula Meier, Cristi Puiu, etc.

Kalev’s third feature film Face Down (2015) is his most socially engaged project reflecting on Bulgaria’s protracted transition from totalitarian regime to democracy.


Presently, Waterfront Film is also producing a number of other filmmakers’ projects