FESTIVALS: MofA Film Festival Ready to Kick Off

SOFIA: The first edition of the Master of Art International Documentary Film Festival, a showcase of documentary films devoted to arts, will be held in Sofia from 15 to 22…

PRODUCTION: Letters from Antarctica in Development

SOFIA: Director/producer Stanislav Donchev is developing his third feature film Letters from Antarctica, a drama following the painful efforts of a single mother to hide from her little boy how…

PRODUCTION: Nikolay Volev in Postproduction with Off-Road

SOFIA: Established director Nikolay Volev is in postproduction with Off-Road, a new feature film after a break of nearly fifteen years. The release is planned for 2017.

FNE TV: Yariv Lerner CEO Nu Boyana Film Studios

FNE asked Yariv Lerner why Nu Boyana is getting involved in local Bulgarian productions after years of bringing Hollywood and European productions to Bulgaria.

Karbala Released in Bulgaria

WARSAW: Krzysztof Łukaszewicz’s war drama Karbala was released in Bulgarian cinemas by the Bulgarian coproducer Miramar Film on 18 March 2016.

FNE TV: Mira Staleva Director Sofia Meetings

FNE asked Mira Staleva how bringing Europe’s most important film organisations together in Sofia was helping to create a better understanding of the challenges facing the film industry in Central…

FNE at Sofia IFF 2016: Prize Winners

SOFIA: The Bulgarian directed German production Zhaleika by Eliza Petkova won the grand prix of the international competition at the 20th Sofia International Film Festival held 10-20 March in Sofia.
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Sofia Meetings Coproduction Market Kicks Off

SOFIA: The 13th Sofia Meetings coproduction market set to take place on 17-20 March 2016 within the Sofia International Film Fest will host 27 projects of first, second and third…

Europa Distribution Organises Workshop at Sofia Meetings

SOFIA: For the sixth year in a row, Europa Distribution is hosting a distribution workshop within the Sofia Meetings of the Sofia International Film Festival on 17-20 March 2016.

Ted Kotcheff Plans a Film on King Boris III

SOFIA: Acclaimed Canadian-Bulgarian director Ted Kotcheff, who was awarded the honorary Golden Age – Star by Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture on 11 March 2016, plans to shoot a film dedicated…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian National Television Wraps Under Cover

SOFIA: Bulgarian National Television announced that the most popular Bulgarian TV series Under Cover, which is currently shooting, will come to an end in 2016. According to the BNT Programming…

FESTIVALS: Sofia IFF Ready to Kick Off

SOFIA: Eighteen films were selected for the International Competition of the 20th Sofia International Film Festival, which will take place from 10 to 20 March 2016.

Bulgaria Pumps More Funding into New Projects in 2016

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s National Film Center revised its initial decision to cut funding available to new film projects applying for support in 2016.

PRODUCTION: Ralitza Petrova in Postproduction with Godless

SOFIA: Ralitza Petrova, an alumna of UK’s National Film and Television School, is in postproduction with her first feature film, the Bulgarian/Danishcoproduction Godless/Bezbog. The release is planned for the second…

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Emil Simeonov, Pro Films

We launch together with Europa Distribution a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section focusing on new trends and challenges of film distribution. In the coming months we…

PRODUCTION: Zornitsa Sophia in Postproduction with Chieftain

SOFIA: Zornitsa Sofia is in postproduction with her third feature film, theBulgarian/Croatian coproduction Chieftain/ Voevoda. The release is planned for 2017.

Bulgarian Film Production Backlog Reduces Funding for New Projects

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s National Film Center has decided to cut by nearly half the total funding available to new film projects applying for support in 2016. The main reason for reduced…

FNE at Berlinale 2016: Bulgaria’s NFC Backs Official Stand at the ЕFM

The Bulgarian National Film Center will be present at the forthcoming European Film Market with an official stand in the Martin Gropius Bau. The country’s participation became possible after a…

Ten Bollywood Films to be Shot in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Ten Bollywood films are set to be shot in Bulgaria in 2016, as Bulgarian officials are heavily promoting Bulgarian tourism in India.
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Bulgaria Celebrates National Cinema Day

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s National Film Center is organising the 12th National Cinema Day on 13 January 2016. A Memorandum will be signed with the National Palace of Culture aimed at turning…