Bulgarians are celebrating native son Anthony Christov, Art Director of the Disney owned Pixar Animation Studio, following the Golden Globe award and the six Oscar nominations for Wall E.

Nadezhda Koseva's short Omelette (http://festival.sundance.org/2009/film_events/films/omelette) was chosen for the International Short Films program of the Utah based Sundance Film Festival.

Dimitar Manchev, one of Bulgaria's most popular stage, film and tv actors passed away January 14 in Sofia.

Bulgarian scriptwriter and film and documentary director Svetoslav Ovcharov (A Farewell to Hemingway, Bulgaria, That's Me!) has begun shooting his new feature Voice Over.

Australian director Peter Weir plans a two month shoot on The Way Back in Bulgaria beginning in March, 2009.

In just over 10 weeks, and in less than 10 cinema halls, Javor Gardev's Dzift surpassed the expectations of both the Alexandra distribution group and production company Miramar Film.

Stefan Komandarev (1966), whose film The World is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner is making an extraordinary tour of international film festivals, didn't intend to become a filmmaker.

Known as the beautiful muse of her extravagant film director husband Andrei Slabakov, Ernestina Shinova visibly advanced her career with portrayals of two characters in his long-awaited Hindemith.

The recent 49th Thessaloniki IFF (http://www.filmfestival.gr/) turned out to be most profitable for Bulgarian filmmakers.

Thessaloniki IFF (www.filmfestival.gr) has selected a number of Bulgarian projects and films for the forthcoming Agora Film Market and the Balkan Survey program.

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