Atanas Atanasov - Minister of Culture

Graduated from a language high school in Haskovo as a cum laude.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Theater, Whitman College, the USA, where he was a fully grant-supported student and ranked among the top 3% among his alumnae.


Apart from performing for cameras and on the stage, Atanas Atanasov is a documentary films producer. His film “Unlock the Stage” was released on the screens of five international festivals and ranked first in the Audience Choice in Georgia, the USA. The film tells the story of the Unlock the Stage Project that started in Los Angeles to become an online fund-raising campaign for the reconstruction of the community center in Tatarevo, the native village of his grandparents. For a sixth year now he has been organizing the UNLOCKED Fest to keep the community center’s stage alive.


Atanas Atanasov has resided in Hollywood, Berlin and London.


Minister of Culture in the cabinet elected by the 47th National Assembly on 13 December 2021.