The beloved Bulgarian actor, storyteller, artist, animator and writer Kliment Denchev died on March 29 at age 69 in Montreal.

Writer/actor/director Ivailo Hristov is mid-way through a six-week spring shooting schedule (along with one week in autumn) on his newest immigration story A Place With No Windows.

Having started principal photography of his World War II film "The Way Back" on February 23, six-time Academy Award nominee Peter Weir intends to work in Sofia for another month.

Viktor Chouchkov Jr.'s ambitious and youthful Tilt, based on a script by Dimitar Kotzev-Shosho and producer Borislav Chouchkov, begins filming on March 13.

Out of 12 feature film projects supported by the National Film Center last year, nine belong to first time directors, with only three films headed by veteran directors.

Three Bulgarian productions and co-productions are on their way to international distribution, following the EFM in Berlin.

One national film and four international co-productions are scheduled at the European Film Market, denoting the highest Bulgarian involvement in the EFM to date.

Petar Popzlatev's Az, Grafinyata(The Countess)was chosen to take part in theBerlinale program named after Helke Misselwitz's East German 1988 documentary After Winter Comes Spring.

Statistical agency TNC TV Plan reports that Bulgarian advertising income registered more than €404 million in 2008, a substantial gain over 2007's €283 million.

The Bulgarian National Film Archive marks its 50th anniversary with a year long programme of selected films.

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