Film Sound Association Of Bulgaria


Ivaylo (Ivo) Natzev – Executive Secretary


Phone: +359 888 241-086 (mobile) Email:


o              Dolby-qualified and approved Studio Sound Engineer & Mixer with extensive experience in sound design, recording, editing, and mixing of feature films, music and TV productions. Worked on over 60 feature films and 35 documentaries.

o              Experienced Production Sound Mixer, Recordist and Engineer on location, participated in more than 30 movie productions filmed in Bulgaria or abroad.

o              Comprehensive Electronic Engineering background and excellent skills in research, installation, operation, and maintenance of complex professional studio electronic equipment and devices.

o              Extensive experience with professional audio/video software, hardware, and dedicated electronic and measuring equipment.

o              Operating Systems: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X and applications.

o              Languages: Bulgarian (fluent), English (advanced), Russian (intermediate).



o      Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Certificate in Applied Sound Engineering, March 1995.

o      Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

M.Sc., Electronics and Automation, April 1994.

o      Sofia High School of Mathematics, Sofia, Bulgaria

High-School Diploma and a Computer Programmer Certificate, April 1988.


o Member, Union of the Bulgarian Film Makers 1999–present

o Member, Audio Engineer Society (AES) 2000–present

o Executive Secretary, Film Sound Association of Bulgaria (FSAB) 2010-present



Head of Sound Department and Chief Sound Engineer 01/2007–present

NuBoyana Film Studios (formerly Boyana Film Company), Sofia, Bulgaria

Supervising and performing all audio-related client engagements, consulting, and post-production projects, including sound design and editing, mixing, and print mastering. Completed training at Dolby Labs Inc., U.K., for all Dolby SR and Dolby Digital film mixing and mastering work.

Overseeing and performing equipment installation, alignment, and maintenance, thereby ensuring a highly reliable and uninterrupted service at the Recording and Mixing Sound Studios. The position requires in-depth understanding, administration, and operation of complex audio/video equipment and peripherals, including Digital Audio Workstations.

Lecturer 02/2008-present

New Bulgarian University (NBU), Film and Television Department, Sofia, BG

Teaching elective course “Theory and practice of Sound Technologies for Film and TV”

Head of Post-Production and Chief Sound Engineer 05/1999–01/2007

Boyana Film Company, Kinotsentar, Sofia, Bulgaria

Supervised all audio/video projects in the department and managed four people. Held various roles in the successful production of more than 45 feature films, involving on-location or post-production work, sound design, editing, or mixing.

Oversaw re-wiring, re-architecting, and licensing of the first Dolby SR Licensed (11/99) and the only Dolby Digital Licensed (07/02) Sound Studio in Bulgaria.

Developed and managed customer relations with Bulgarian and foreign clients, and coordinated activities with third parties, including Dolby Labs Inc., Solid State Logic (SSL), Fairlight UK, Digidesign, Disney, JBL, Kinoton, GoldCrest Studio, GFT Entertainment, and others.

Sound Engineer, Mixer and Editor 09/1995–03/1999

Army Audio-Visual Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Operated and maintained the studio’s audio equipment, and performed sound design, recording, editing, and mixing of TV documentaries and training videos. Helped produce more than 35 TV documentaries.

Broadcast Sound Mixer 09/1994–09/1995

Radio Station “7 Days”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Performed mixing and broadcasting of the radio’s program; recording of songs, commercials, and announcements.


Broadcast Sound Mixer and Engineer 10/1993–08/1994

Folk Radio Signal Plus”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Responsible for the selection, editing, and playback of musical pieces; recording and broadcasting of commercials; equipment installation and technical support.

Electronic Engineer 07/1994–06/1995

EcoRang Ltd., Sofia, Bulgaria.

Design, assembly, and testing of node testers for water-heaters.

Research Assistant 10/1992–06/1993

Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Testing and monitoring of microelectronic parts, integrated circuits, and electronic devices.

Computer Programmer 02/1988–05/1988

Institute of Communication Industry, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Practical training as part of a Special Professional Program in Computer Science after High School.