In the observational documentary film No Place for You in Our Town director Nikolay Stefanov takes the audience in the football gang from the roughest city in Bulgaria — Pernik. A once flourishing industrial center that used to provide energy to the whole country, today Pernik is mostly known with the jokes about its citizens’ roughness. Having exclusive access, Nikolay Stefanov’s camera follows the communal and personal crises to show life beyond the tough image and the clichéd jokes. Tsetso, Mimeto, Dado and the whole gang are devoted to their team’s success, carrying the fighting spirit of their ancestors, the miners. The director explores the characters’ lives with openness and genuine human curiosity, showing that there’s never only black and white and that everyone, regardless of their environment, seeks a better life for themselves and their children.
No Place for You in Our Town (2022), 81 min, Bulgaria 
Director: Nikolay Stefanov
Producer: Ralitsa Golemanova
Writers: Mariana Sabeva, Nikolay Stefanov, Ralitsa Golemanova
DoP: Nikolay Stefanov
Edited by: Stoyan Velinov
Production company: Smarty Pants Shooter
Co-production: HBO Max 
Executive producers: HBO Max Hanka Kastelicová & Tereza Keilová
Sound Design: Ivan Andreev [SONUS STUDIO] 
Post-Production: CONCEPT STUDIO 

- Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers's Awards 2023 - Best Documentary, Best Documentary Director, Best Documentary Editing; 
- Special achievement in the Documentary section at XX-th International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films 2023;
- Best Documentary Award at Rhodope International Film Festival 2023

2022 CPH:DOX – Next:Wave Competition (World Premiere) 
2022 Visions du Réel 
2022 Movies that Matter 
2022 DOK.fest Munich
2022 Doc Cevennes 
2022 Krakow Film Festival 
2022 Sheffield DocFest 
2022 Sarajevo Film Festival
2022 Sofia Documental 
2022 Bergen International Film Festival
2022 Astra Film Festival 
2022 Nepatogus Kinas / Inconvenient Films 

2022 DocsMX 

2022 Cinemed
2022 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 
2022 Solidarity Human Rights Film Festival 
2023 DocPoint Helsinki
2023 Bergamo Film Meeting 
2023 DocsValencia
2023 Ethnocineca
2023 Beldocs 
2023 National Festival of Bulgarian Cinema — Awards of the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers
2023 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
2023 DOCUMENTARIST - 16th Istanbul Documentary Days
2023 XX-th International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films
2023 Rhodope International Film Festival