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Professor (2023) – full-time academic position, filled after a competition
Docent/Associate Professor (2012) – full-time academic position, held after a competition
Senior Assistant, Research Associate 1st degree – 2009
Assistant, Research Associate II degree – 2006
PhD – 2006, Doctoral topic: ‘Cinema of the Far East: genre-narrative structures and cultural-aesthetic interactions (end of XX and beginning of XXI century)’ with supervisor Prof. D.Sc. Alexander Yanakiev
2008 – Master Degree (MA) – East and Southeast Asian Cultures, Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, Centre for Eastern Languages and Studies. Subject: Asian Studies and Culturology. MA Thesis: ‘Interpretations of Ancient Theatrical Tractate ‘Nāṭyaśāstra’ and the Traditional Indian Poetics in the Hindi Movie ‘Devdas’. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Galina Rousseva-Sokoliva.
2001 – Master Degree (MA) – Film Studies, National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) ‘Krastyo Sarafov’, Faculty of Screen Arts, Department – Screenwriting, Film and TV Critical Studies. Subject: Theory and History of Film Art. MA Thesis: ‘The Screen adaptations of Akira Kurosawa. Interpretation`s principles.’ Supervisor: Prof. D.Sc. Vera Naydenova.
Year of admission to IAS
Since 2006, she has held a full-time position in the Screen Arts Dept., after conducting and passing a competition for the position of assistant (research associate 1st degree). Before that, since 2001, she was a full-time doctoral student at the sector.
Publications – author of more than 170 scientific and popular science articles in the field of cinema studies.
Martonova, A. Between Migration and Sedentariness: The Exotic Otherness and the New Bulgarian Cinema. (Towards the culturological areas of identity, difference and the ‘Us’/‘Them’ discourse). Sofia: Institute of Art Studies, 2021, 230 pages, ISBN 978-619-7619-08-9 (in Bulgarian)
Martonova, A. The hieroglyph of cinema. Aesthetics and meaning in East Asia movies. Sofia: Panorama Publishing House, 2007, 242 pages, ISBN 978 954 9655 31 5 (in Bulgarian)
Representative presentations at conferences
Participation with reports in over 80 conferences at home and abroad – Romania, Turkiye, Greece, Serbia, China, Kazakhstan, Georgia.
Main areas of guided lecture courses in higher education institutions
Guest lecturer at NATFA (since 2001), at SU ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ (since 2007) and New Bulgarian University (since 2019). Her main courses are ‘Aesthetics and History of Asian Cinema’, ‘Documentary Cinema and Asia’, ‘Visual Culture of East Asia’ and ‘Visual Culture of India and Iran’. In 2014 and 2022, Prof. Màrtonova led master classes on Asian and Bulgarian cinema in Kazakhstan.
Awards and nominations
2022 – Nomination by the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers – after the name of ‘Vasil Gendov’ for the book ‘Between Migration and Sedentariness: The Exotic Otherness and the New Bulgarian Cinema’ – in the category of theory and history of cinema.
2015, 2016 – Nomination by the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers and Bulgarian Film Academy for Best Film Critic, Category – Cinema operative criticism, for annual publications in electronic media Glasove (www.glasove.com).
2011 – special merit award given by the Ikuo Hirayama Centre (part of Silk Road – Ikuo Hirayama Museum, Japan), the Japanese Embassy in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for presentation of scientific work by a young scientist, entitled ‘Archives reveal – Japan and the Japanese cinema in Bulgarian movie theatres’ (from the beginning of XX century to 1930).
2009 – ‘Prof. Marin Drinov’ Higher National award for young scientists given by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
2008 – Best Book Award given by the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers for the book ‘The Hieroglyph of Cinema’, category – Theory and History of Cinema.
2007 – Award for High Academic Achievements of PhD students who completed their studies in 2006, given by the Scientists Union in Bulgaria.
Accompanying and expert activities
Membership of professional organizations: FIPRESCI – The International Federation of Film Critics (short for Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique); NETPAC – International network for Promotion of Asian Cinema; Union of Bulgaria Filmmakers – Cinema critics guild.
Jury member in international film festivals in Serbia, Russia, India, North Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Australia, Thailand, Poland, France, Belgium.