VARNA: Kristina Nikolova’s debut film Faith, Love and Whisky is an emotional and personal film about a young woman whose life is divided between the US, where she emigrated, and Bulgaria, where she spent her youth.

VARNA: The 91-minute comedy Rapid Reaction Corps directed by Stanislav Donchevshot on HD is appearing in the Bulgarian national competition of the Golden Rose Film Festival, running through 11 October 2012.

VARNA: The Color of the Chameleon, Vladislav Todorov's film adaptation of Zincograph based on his novel, competes in the Bulgarian national competition of the Golden Rose Film Festival, taking place in Varna 5-11 October 2012.

VARNA: July (previously known under the working title Three), fresh from its participation in competition at the Moscow International Film Festival is screening in the Bulgarian national competition of the Golden Rose Film Festival (5-12 October 2012) is a debut filmwritten and directed by Kiril Stankov.

VARNA: I Am You directed by Petar Popzlatev is one of 13 films screening in the national competition of the Golden Rose Film Festival, running through 11 October 2012.

VARNA: Iliya Kostov’s film Sunny Side, which premiered at the 20th International Film Festival“Love is Folly” (www.loveisfolly.ida.bg) where it won the jury’s Special Prize, is screening in the Bulgarian national competition of the Golden Rose Film Festival running through 11 October 2012.

VARNA: Georgi Kostov’s debut film Pistol, Briefcase and Three Stinking Barrels, competing in the Bulgarian national competition at the Golden Rose FF 2012, is a low budget film financed by private sources and bank loans.

VARNA: State of Shock, a coproduction between Slovenia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina by Slovenian director Andrej Kosak, opens the 31st "Golden Rose" Bulgarian film festival, 5-11 October 2012.

After almost two years of a funding crisis, the second half of 2011 marked the restoration of the government's financial support for Bulgarian film.

The Association of Bulgarian Advertising Agencies (http://www.arabulgaria.org/) reports that the Bulgarian media market fell 20% during the first quarter of 2009.

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