FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: CINÉ GRAND, Sofia, Bulgaria

This month we speak with Milena Modeva, the General Manager of CINÉ GRAND from Sofia, Bulgaria. CINÉ GRAND operates two multiplexes located in two shopping malls in different areas of…
08-03-2018

Bulgarian Coproduction Ága Racks Up International Sales After Berlinale

SOFIA: Beta Cinema sold Milko Lazarov’s Bulgarian/German/French coproduction Ága to Benelux, Switzerland, the Baltic states and China.
06-03-2018

FESTIVALS: The 22nd Sofia Film Festival Announces Lineup

SOFIA: Twelve debut and sophomore films were selected for the international competition of the 22nd Sofia International Film Fest. The festival will run in Sofia from 7 to 18 March…
05-03-2018

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Review: Out of Competition: Aga (Bulgaria, Germany, France)

BERLIN: Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov offers a poignant view on a vanishing way of life with his Berlin competition entry Aga. 
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FNE Country Report 2017: BULGARIA

SOFIA: The year 2017 started with the appointment of a caretaker government by the Bulgarian president, General Rumen Radev, designated to act in a limited time. Centre-right GERB party won…
09-02-2018

Admissions for Domestic Films in Bulgaria Triple in 2017

SOFIA: Admissions to domestic films almost tripled in Bulgaria from 176,395 in 2016 to 512,521 in 2017, while the domestic films cashed in over 2 m EUR in 2017 compared…
19-01-2018

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces Second Production Grants for 2017

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center allotted 1,856,000 EUR / 3,630,000 BGN in its second session at the end of November 2017. Nine projects, including three feature films with higher…
04-12-2017

Bulgaria Moves Forward With New Draft of Film Industry Act

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers adopted a draft of an amended Film Industry Act, which must align film industry to the latest European Union rules.
24-11-2017

Bulgarian/Macedonian Heights Opens in Top Spot in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Victor Bojinov’s debut feature, the historical drama Heights, based on Milen Ruskov’s eponymous epic bestseller, opened in first place at the domestic box office with nearly 30,000 admissions on…
20-11-2017

New Head of the Bulgarian National Film Centre

SOFIA: Actress/producer Jana Karaivanova has been appointed as executive director of the Bulgarian National Film Centre on 27 October 2017. She took the post after an election call including three…
30-10-2017

Poland and Bulgaria Get EFA Nominations

BERLIN: The Polish/UK coproduction Loving Vincent by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchmanand the Belgian/Dutch/Bulgarian film King of the Belgians by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens have been nominated for European…
25-10-2017

Godless Nominated for European Discovery Prix FIPRESCI

SOFIA: The Bulgarian/Danish/French coproduction Godless directed by Ralitza Petrova has been nominated for the European Film Academy’s European Discovery 2017 – Prix FIPRESCI.
20-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National FF 2017: Omnipresent Takes Five Awards

VARNA: Ilian Djevelekov’s sophomore feature Omnipresent won the Golden Rose Award of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September - 7 October 2017).
09-10-2017

FNE at the Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: Directions

VARNA: Stephan Komandarev’s low budget film Directions (aka Compatibility) will screen in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September - 7 October 2017).…
05-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: Radiogram

VARNA: Rouzie Hassanova’s first feature and low budget film Radiogram screens in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival, which wraps on 7 October 2017.…
05-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: Bubblegum

VARNA: Stanislav Todorov – Rogi’s first feature film Bubblegum will screen in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival currently running through 7 October 2017.…
04-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: Light Thereafter

VARNA: Konstantin Bojanov’s first English-language film Light Thereafter (aka I Want to be Like You) screens in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30…
04-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: Broken Road

VARNA: Katerina Goranova’s and Asen Blatechky’s first feature film Broken Road screens in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival, which runs through 7 October…
03-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: 3 / 4

VARNA: Ilian Metev’s feature debut 3 / 4 (Three Quarters) screens in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival, running through 7 October 2017. The…
03-10-2017