Sofia Meetings Kicks Off With 25 Projects

SOFIA: The 14th edition of the Sofia Meetings coproduction market will host 25 project of first, second and third films. The event is set to take place within the 21st…
09-03-2017

FESTIVALS: Sofia IFF 2017 Ready to Kick Off

SOFIA: Twelve debut and sophomore features were selected for the international competition of the 21st Sofia International Film Fest. Six of them were initiated by writers and film directors from…
08-03-2017

BULGARIA: Country Report 2016

The year 2016 was relatively stable until 14 November, when suddenly, after the defeat of his party’s nominee in the presidential elections, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov resigned. The event was…
13-02-2017

Hausen Selected for EFM CoPro Series Pitch

SOFIA: The German/Bulgarian TV series project Hausen will participate in the third edition of the CoPro Series pitching forum, the prestigious networking event of the Drama Series Days, which for…
09-02-2017

Bulgaria Approves New Minister of Culture

SOFIA: Rashko Mladenov has been approved Minister of Culture in the caretaker government of Ognyan Gerdzhikov, appointed by the country’s newly elected president Rumen Radev on 26 January 2017. Mladenov…
30-01-2017

Spectacular Increase for Bulgarian Films in the Local Chart

SOFIA: Admissions and box office for domestic films increased in Bulgaria in 2016 for the first time in the last six years. Admissions to domestic films increased by 94.72 percent…
24-01-2017

Bulgaria Celebrates National Cinema Day

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s National Film Center is celebrating the 13th National Cinema Day on 13 January 2017. The official celebration will be performed in close collaboration with the National Palace of…
12-01-2017

PRODUCTION: Stephan Komandarev’s Directions Wraps Shooting

SOFIA: Acclaimed director, scriptwriter and producer Stephan Komandarev completed the shooting of his low budget feature film Directions aka Compatibility on 5 December 2016. The film is a Bulgarian /German/…
12-12-2016

PRODUCTION: Brody, Malkovich and Banderas Shoot Unchained in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Paul Solet’s American thriller Unchained, starring Adrien Brody, John Malkovich and Antonio Banderas, started shooting in Bulgaria at the end of November 2016. Nu Boyana Film Studios is servicing.
08-12-2016

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces Second Production Grants in 2016

SOFIA: Bulgarian National Film Center allotted slightly above 2m EUR / 4 m BGN at its second session on 2 December 2016. Six feature films and four short films received…
05-12-2016

FNE at Cinemania 2016: Cinemania Celebrates 30th Anniversary

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s most important autumn film celebration Cinemania, which opened at the National Palace of Culture on 17 November 2016 with Peter Valchanov’s and Kristina Grozeva’s Glory coproduced by Bulgaria’s…
02-12-2016

PRODUCTION: Low Budget Debut Wraps Shooting

SOFIA: Bubblegum, the first feature film by well-known Bulgarian TV serials director Stanislav Todorov – Rogi, has entered postproduction.
01-12-2016

PRODUCTION: Fernando Leon de Aranoa Preps Spanish/Bulgarian Coproduction Starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz

SOFIA: Escobar, a Spanish/Bulgarian European coproduction starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, and directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa, will start shooting in Columbia on 24 October 2016.
28-09-2016

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2016: Prize Winners

VARNA: Ralitza Petrova’s debut feature Godless won the Golden Rose Award of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival (19 to 25 of September 2016). Ralitza Petrova was also awarded…
26-09-2016

FNE at the 2016 Golden Rose National Film Festival: Godless

VARNA: Godless by Ralitza Petrova will screen in the main competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival (19-25 September 2016). The Bulgarian/Danish coproduction has recently won the Golden…
23-09-2016

FNE at the 2016 Golden Rose National Film Festival: The Prosecutor, the Defender, the Father and His Son

VARNA: Iglika Triffonova’s The Prosecutor, the Defender, the Father and His Son aka False Witness will screen in the main competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival (19-25…
23-09-2016

FNE at the 2016 Golden Rose National Film Festival: Monkey

VARNA: Dimitar Kozev-Shosho’s second feature Monkey aka My Father, My Mother, My Sister will screen in the main competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival (19-25 September 2016).
22-09-2016

FNE at the Golden Rose National Film Festival: Memories of Fear

VARNA: Ivan Pavlov’s Memories of Fear will screen in the main competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival (19-25 September 2016). The script was written by Krassimir Kroumov-Gretz,…
22-09-2016

FNE at the Golden Rose National Film Festival: The Paradise Suite

VARNA: Joost van Ginkel’s second feature film The Paradise Suite will screen in the main competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival (19-25 September 2016). The film is…
22-09-2016