Born in Sofia, in 1947. In 1970, graduated in Electronics from the Higher Institute of Engineer Studies, Sofia. In 1974 started a regular practice as a film critic and reporter for the press, radio, television. In 1978 graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Art, Cinema Studies Department. During 1978 - 1990 worked at Vreme Film Production Studio as script editor, producer and Studio manager. Scriptwriter of 12 documentaries and script editor (producer) of 124 short films. Member of the Union of Journalists in Bulgaria (1980). Member of the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers (1982). Lecturer at National Academy for Theatre and Film Art, Cinema Studies Department, courses in Film Criticism, Theory of the Screen Image (1980), lecturer in Audiovisual Script Writing and Theory of the Screen Image at New Bulgarian University (1994). Ph.D in Film Theory (1995), Associate professor in Film Criticism (1997), D. Sc. in Film Studies (2003), Professor in Film Criticism (2005). During 1994 – 2000 was the Chairman of Film Criticism Guild at the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers and representative for FIPRESCI. Head of Cinema Studies Department at National Academy for Theatre and Film Art (2000). During 2001 - 2005 was the Vice-President of FIPRESCI. During 2004 – 2007 and 2008 – 2010 was the member of the National Film Board (Bulgaria). Member of International Juries at film festivals in Venice, Berlin, Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Pusan, Sochi, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, Valladolid, Palm Springs, Toulouse, Gothenburg, Wiesbaden, Antalya, etc. Author of several books (Theory of the Cinema Image (1996), Digital Audiovision (2000), The Digital Element (2003), Evolution of the Screen Image (2004), Non-Fictional Child (2004), Festival Meetings (2007), Cinema and Other Temptations (2008).