Ralitsa Doncheva is an artist-filmmaker working with 16mm film, video and installation.
In her practice, she combines experimental analogue film traditions with ethnographic and poetic approaches. Drawing on tactile and improvisational processes, her Balkan roots and mythology, her films evoke shimmering worlds on the verge of disappearance.
Her work has been presented internationally in film festivals, galleries and alternative spaces. A solo film program, (almost) impossible worlds, has been exhibited at the Dazibao gallery in Montréal. In addition, her film Baba Dana Talks To The Wolves was awarded The Eileen Maitland Award at the 54th Ann Arbor film festival. Her recent film Desert Islands, made with her father, has been presented at the Festival De Nouveau Cinema and at the Images Festival in Toronto.
Originally from a small city near the Black Sea in Bulgaria, Ralitsa moved to Canada at the age of 18. She currently lives in Tio’tia:ke/ Montréal where she is actively involved in film and artistic communities. Her recent collaborations have been shown in galleries and museums such as Musée d'art de Joliette, the Foremen Art Gallery (Sherbrooke), the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal and most presently at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.