Recipient of the special Jury Award at the Moscow International Festival for his lead role in Yo-ho-ho by Zako Heskiya at the age of 9, Viktor combined acting with his studies at the National School for Fine Arts for many years. He then went on to graduate Film Directing at the Bulgarian National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA), and directed numerous music videos, short films,  and TV commercials. In 2003, together with his brother Borislav, they founded the production company Chouchkov Brothers. Since then the company has released more than 15 films as producers an coproducers, such as Western directed by Valeska Griesebach(Festival de Cannes, ‘Un Certain Regard’ 2017), Son of Sofia by Elina Psykou (Best Narrative International Feature at the Tribeca film festival 2017), Why Me by Tudor Giorgiu etc.

 

Viktor’s debut feature film TILT (2011) was selected at over 35 festivals around the globe, including Seattle IFF, Sofia Film Fest, Santa Barbara IFF, Palm Springs IFF, Cottbus IFF, Goteborg IFF, Jerusalem IFF, Glasgow IFF, Montreal WFF and Transylvania IFF. The film won 14 awards, including the Debut Award at the 2011 edition of Raindance IFF and California Independent Film Festival Directing Award. TILT took the first place in the Bulgarian box office for four consecutive weekends and was also the Bulgarian Oscar Entry in 2011.

 

18% Grey (2020) is Viktor Chouchkov’s second feature. The film won Best Actor in section Indieuropea at 66 th Taormina Film Fest. The film is in the selections of Sofia Film Fest. Palic European Film Festival, Transylvania Film Fest and others. From the fall, it will be available on HBO Go and Netflix throughout Europe.

In 2021 Viktor is among the directors of the TV drama series Scars and The Way of Honor for the leading Bulgarian TV channels.

Viktor is also an exhibited photographer. In 2015 made his debut as a photographer, his photos were shown in a photographic exhibition , which took place at the Vivacom Art Hall (Sofia).

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