Ralitsa Doncheva is a Bulgarian artist - filmmaker based in Tio’tia:ke/ Montréal.
Born and raised near the Black Sea in Bulgaria, Ralitsa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University.
Drawing on experimental film traditions, her Balkan heritage and mythology, her films evoke shimmering worlds on the verge of disappearance.
Between 2013-2018, Ralitsa created a series of short films and writings using images, archives and representations from Eastern Europe. The final project, (almost) impossible worlds, was exhibited at the Dazibao gallery and has recently been presented as a performative lecture during the 2022 Experimental Cinema Symposium held at the Cinémathèque Québécoise.
Her films and video installations have screened worldwide in festivals, galleries and micro-cinemas. In 2016 she received The Eileen Maitland Award at the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival for her film, Baba Dana Talks To The Wolves.
Ralitsa is ardently involved in local film and artistic communities, where she contributes as a director and an editor.
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 recently at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.