Advertising fuels Bulgarian media growth

Never mind the relatively high number of TV channels in Bulgaria (195): two more are to start regular broadcasts. The first is the satellite channel of Nova TV, Nova+, aiming…
15-06-2008

Open Class Cinema Forum celebrates 10th anniversary in Sofia

The newest installment of Patrick Sandrin's film conference initiative "Regards sur le monde" (started in 2005), Impressions of Africa, attracted researchers and film lovers this weekend at the Sfumato Theatre…
04-06-2008

Festival of European Co-productions opens May 30 in Bulgaria

The 13th Festival of European Co-productions opens May 30 in Sofia and runs until June 8. Organized by the Bulgarian National Film Center, this year's festival runs concurrently with a…
28-05-2008

Bulgaria to get second HDTV service

Cable provider CableTEL is to launch a new four-channel HDTV service within the month. The announcement follows rival Eurocom's plan to launch three HDTV channels.
22-05-2008

Warner Bros Dubs Moonlight at Graffitti Studio

Sofia's Graffitti Studio has completed dubbing for the Warner Bros TV series Moonlight. It was the first U.S. studio contract for the Bulgarian sound studio.
21-05-2008

Bulgarian director wins HBO prize at Hot Docs

Bulgarian director Boris Despodov won HBO's first Emerging Artist Award for his film Corridor #8 at Canada's Hot Docs festival.
28-04-2008

Open Class discusses industry changes

The latest of the Open Class seminars has wound up in Sofia after playing host to a number of Bulgarian filmmakers, researchers and students. The two-day seminars are organized by…
24-04-2008

Festival time in Bulgaria

Three mini film festivals are playing in Bulgaria this week, with Czech and Nordic films featured in Sofia and a week of Moroccan cinema in Varna.
13-04-2008

Nu Boyana unveils expansion plan

The board of directors of Nu Boyana Film Studios has unveiled plans to construct 10 new ultramodern stages, one of them larger than 5,000 square metres, as part of a…
10-04-2008

Nu Boyana to finance Bulgarian student films

Bulgaria's Nu Boyana Studios has signed a cooperation agreement with the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) under which it will provide €35,000 to finance student films made…
03-04-2008

Depardieu planning film in Bulgaria

French actor and director Gerard Depardieu will arrive in Bulgaria later this year to shoot a film, according to media reports citing producer Gianfranco Pierantoni from Nimar Studios Ltd.
01-04-2008

The Mermaid takes top prize in Sofia

The Mermaid by Russian director Anna Melikian won the Best Film Award at the 12th edition of the international Sofia Film Festival, according to the Bulgarian news agency BTA. The…
16-03-2008

Sofia IFF features Russia, Holland (update)

The 12th Sofia International Film Festival, to be held March 6-12, will focus on the cinemas of two nations - Russia and the Netherlands, the organizers announced on Feb. 27.…
04-03-2008

Bulgaria back in Berlinale

Corridor #8 directed by Boris Despodov is the first Bulgarian film in six years to enter the official selection of the Berlin International Film Festival. The film will have its…
08-02-2008

International talent agency sets up in Bulgaria

Four film professionals have established an international talent agency to meet a growing demand for representation in the Bulgarian film industry, and they have plans to unite talent throughout Central…
06-12-2007

David Lynch does his TM bit in Bulgaria

Award-winning cult director David Lynch came to Bulgaria this week to open a transcendental meditation university - with time out to attend Cinemania 2007, Sofia's biggest autumn film festival.
13-11-2007

Nu Boyana expansion program under way as Banderas films

Hollywood heartthrob Antonio Banderas is in Sofia this month shooting the $25 million crime thriller The Code directed by Mimi Leder at Nu Boyana Film Studios, which itself is in…
12-11-2007

Bulgarian film wins international documentary award

A Bulgarian film, A Movie Buff at the Turn of the Century by director Petar Odadjiev, was named best international documentary at the New York Independent Film and Video festival,…
08-11-2007

Bulgaria sets aside funds to preserve film archive

Bulgaria's government is earmarking an additional 440,000 leva (€226,000) to finance restoration of films in the Bulgarian National Film Archive. The money will be used to restore and transfer the…
05-11-2007

Bulgarian Oscar pick is second accolade for young filmmakers

Warden of the Dead, Bulgaria's candidate for an Oscar nomination by Iliyan Simeonov, is the second serious recognition of a young Bulgarian filmmaker in the last year.
25-10-2007