Dessy Tenekedjieva


Dessy Tenekedjieva 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.

Since 2000 her production company NOVA Film and later Black Sea film have produced over 200 art projects for the international market including Feature Films, Documentaries, Shorts, TV Shows, Commercials, Music Videos & Albums. Dessy’s multi- awarded movies were represented at the most critical world cinema forums and festivals. As Maria Medici in Il Mеstiere Delle Armi, directed by Ermanno Olmi, she is the only Bulgarian actress representing Bulgaria at the Cannes Film Festival, with a lead role in a movie from the Official competition / Golden Palm. 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 is Saving my Pig when she starred opposite Gerard Depardieu. She has just finished shooting The Wheels Of Heaven (directed by Ben Charles Edwards) as a producer and one of the lead opposite Mickey Rourke and Gary Stretch. Since 2008, Dessy is the Founder and Chairman of the Stoyan Kambarev Art Foundation. She established THE 355 FILM AWARD in 2019 to support young
filmmakers and has produced numerous short movies.

Dessy was the official spokesperson of Jean- Paul Gaultier and Suzuki. She speaks five languages - English, Russian, French, Italian and Bulgarian. Since 2016 Dessy is based in London.