SOFIA: Emil Christov’s The Color of the Chameleon received thirteen nominations for the Bulgarian Film Academy awards, with ten films eligible to compete.

SOFIA: One of Bulgaria's most respected film directors Rangel Valtchanov is the new holder of the national Film Academy Lifetime Achievement award for 2012. 

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s leading commercial TV channel bTV began broadcasting the first two episodes of its new 12 parts series The Family on 7 April 2013. The premiere comes soon after the launch of The Ungiven by public broadcaster BNT.

SOFIA: On 21 March 2013 Bulgarian National Television begins broadcasting The Ungiven, a new 12 part historical series about the rescue of 48,000 Bulgarian Jews from death camps during World War II. 

SOFIA: The Grand Prix for best film in the International Competition for first and second films of the 17th Sofia IFF went to the black and white film Oh Boy by Jan Ole Gerster.

SOFIA: Actor Vladimir Penev was appointed Minister of Culture in the interim government by President Rosen Plevneliev on 12 March 2013.

 SOFIA: Bulgarian director Stefan Komadarev (The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner, shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 2010) will show ten minutes from his new film The Judgment at the Sofia Meetings Works in Progress section.

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s TV7 will launch an HD information channel, News 7, on 7 March 2013.

SOFIA: Just in time for the 17th edition of the Sofia International Film Festival which opens on 7 March 2013, the Cinema House has been fitted with new digital equipment.

SOFIA: The Bulgarian Parliament has put film tax incentives on hold indefinitely, following the veto of the Investment Encouragement Act by President Rosen Plevneliev.

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