SOFIA: Producers/directors Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova from Activist 38 have accused the Union of the Bulgarian Film Makers - Film Academy (consisting of over 900 members) and the Bulgarian Society for collective management of authors` and producers` rights in audiovisual works Filmautor of organizing deliberate actions against their controversial documentary “Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service”.

SOFIA: Maya Vitkova will represent Bulgaria at European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move in Cannes.

SOFIA: The Bulgarian Association of Communication Agencies reported that in 2013 the country’s advertising market amounted to 303 m BGN, a decrease of 0.62%, and has a possibility of 2% growth in 2014.

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center will distribute 12.7 m BGN (6.5 m EUR) in film funding in 2014.

SOFIA: Sofia Meetings hosted a number of events that emphasized the development of new audiences for European cinema during the three day event (13-16 March 2014). 

SOFIA: Levan Koguashvili’s Blind Dates produced by Millimetr Film won the Sofia IFF Grand Prix in the International competition for first and second films.

SOFIA: Sofia Meetings, 13-16 March 2014, will host the Europa Cinemas workshop "New approaches and audiences in the digital age."

During their participation in the 18th Sofia IFF famed Eastern European directors will be awarded with honorary distinctions: Czech Jirí Menzel will receive the title Doctor Honoris Causa of the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Krastyo Sarafov" (NATFA) and Serbian Goran Paskaljevic will receive the Sofia award.

SOFIA: The 18th Sofia International Film Fest will screen 34 Bulgarian films including ten supported by the Bulgarian NFC and the rest of the production mostly privately financed.

SOFIA: The Bulgarian branch of the Mumbai based Ciné Grand exhibitor chain Ciné Grand Bulgaria launched commercial activities in Sofia on 13 January 2014 with the renovation of a six hall multiplex and the announcement that the company plans more multiplex investment.

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