Dr. Svetlozar Vassilev is a psychoanalyst and lecturer at New Bulgarian University. His doctoral dissertation examines the links between childhood misfortunes and the occurrence of adult psychiatric disorders. He specializes in psychoanalysis in the Netherlands and the UK. He is a co-founder of the Bulgarian Psychoanalytic Society. His publications in Bulgarian and foreign editions are in the field of emotional development, social work, psychoanalysis and art. He is the founder of the Bulgarian initiative "Psychoanalysis and Cinema", which co-operates with Sofia Film Fest, House of Cinema, Sofia and NBU.