Ralitza Petrova studied Film and Video art at the University of the Arts London (UAL), and later Fiction Directing at the British National Film and Television School (NFTS). Her films have won acclaim at major film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Berlin, and Locarno. In 2016, her debut feature GODLESS premiered at Locarno Film Festival, where it won four awards, amongst them the Golden Leopard for Best Film. The film has received a total of twenty-seven major awards, and was nominated for an European Discovery 2017 – Prix FIPRESCI award by the European Film Academy.
Petrova is a 2019 fellow of the DAAD Aritist-in-Berlin Program, where she is developing her next two feature film projects.