Dessy Tenekedjieva


Dessy is an internationally acclaimed actress and producer. She was only fourteen years old when she made her film debut. Since then she has more than 35 movies, including major international productions. Since 2000 Dessy’s production company NOVA Film has produced over 200 art projects for the Bulgarian and international market including Feature Films, Documentaries, TV Shows, Commercials, Music Videos & Albums.

Her multi-awarded movies, as actress and producer, were represented at the most critical world cinema forums and festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, Moscow, Kairo, Warsaw, Sarajevo, New York, Madrid, Rotterdam, Torino, Florida, Mexico.

As Maria Medici in the film Il Mеstiere Delle Armi, directed by the legendary Italian Ermanno Olmi, Dessy is the only one Bulgarian actress to represent her country at the Cannes Film Fest, with a lead role in a movie from the official competition. This multiawarded film receives 9 David di Donatello Awards, 3 Nastro d’Argento Prizes, a nomination for Palme d’Or, 3 European Film Awards, 2 Golden Globes Awards. One of Dessy’s latest film ‘Saving my Pig’ starring opposite Gerard Depardieu. Dessy can be seen in the lead in The Homecoming by Harold Pinter, Rats, directed by Tibor Takach opposite Ron Perlman, Eyes of Crystal, directed by Eros Puglielli- Official Selection at Venice Film Festival; The Conscience Case, directed by Luigi Perelli. Dessy was the official spokesperson of Jean-Paul Gaultier and Suzuki. She speaks five languagesEnglish, Russian, French, Italian and Bulgarian.

Dessy Tenekedjieva is the Founder and Chairman of the Stoyan Kambarev Art Foundation in 2008. She established THE 355 FILM AWARD in 2019 to support young filmmakers and has produced numerous short movies . Based in London for the past 6 years where she established MOON FOX Ltd.