SPI International Expands Offering in Bulgaria

WARSAW: SPI International has announced that its lifestyle channel FunBox UHD will be available on NetWorx in Bulgaria.

Till Death Starring Megan Fox Shoots in Bulgaria Under Covid-19 Safety Protocols

SOFIA: The long-awaited shooting of the thriller Till Death by Australian director Scott Dale, starring Megan Fox and produced by Millennium Media, started on 6 August 2020 in Bulgaria. The…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Zornitsa Sophia Preps Duology on Unconventional Motherhood

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Zornitsa Sophia is working simultaneously on two projects united by the theme of motherhood. Mother is in the final stage of financing and its sequel, Three Kilograms…

Sofia Meetings Coproduction Market 2020 Announces Awards

SOFIA: The Sofia Meetings Coproduction Market, which this year took place online 3-8 July 2020 and consisted of 37 projects for first, second and third films, unveiled its winners. Six…

FNE at Sofia IFF 2020: Bulgarian Sister Wins Grand Prix of Sofia IFF Summer Edition

SOFIA: Svetla Tsotsorkova’s second feature Sister (Omega Films / Doha Film Institute) won the Grand Prix in the international competition of the 24th Sofia IFF, which was split into a…

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces First Production Grants for 2020

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center decided to allot 1,987,397 EUR / 3,877,000 BGN at its first session for Bulgarian feature films in 2020. Nine films, including two with higher…

Sofia Meetings Coproduction Market Restarts Online

SOFIA: The Coproduction Market which takes place within the 17th edition of the Sofia Meetings, postponed from its initial dates (18-22 March 2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is restarting…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Dimitar Kutmanov In Postproduction with Lament for the Silent Fool

SOFIA: The director/writer Dimitar Kutmanov is in postproduction with his feature debut Lament for the Silent Fool. The film was screened during the 17th Sofia Meetings Works in Progress, held…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Victor Bojinov Preps Chamla

SOFIA: Victor Bojinov is preparing his second feature Chamla (aka Kingdom Chamla). The film was to start shooting on 27 April 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the director…

FESTIVALS: Sofia Film Festival 2020 Announces Restart

SOFIA: The 24th Sofia International Film Fest, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic three days before its official opening on 12 March, will restart earlier than initially announced.…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Ivaylo Penchev in Postproduction With Last Call

SOFIA: The Bulgarian director/producer Ivaylo Penchev is in the final postproduction stage of his comedy Last Call. The film was screened during the 17th Sofia Meetings’Works in Progress, held online…

France’s Memento Films Picks up Kamen Kalev’s February

SOFIA: Memento Film International has picked up Kamen Kalev’s fourth feature February, one of the 56 titles from the Cannes 2020 Official selection. The French/Bulgarian coproduction between Koro Films and…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Ivailo Hristov In Postproduction with Fear

SOFIA: Bulgarian actor/director/writer Ivailo Hristov is completing the postproduction of his newest black and white feature Fear. The film screened during the 17th Sofia Meetings’ Works in Progress held online…

Sofia Meetings Works in Progress Goes Online

SOFIA: The 17th Sofia Meetings’ Works in Progress will be held online 27 – 31 May 2020.

Nu Boyana Film Studios to Restart Production in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Nu Boyana Film Studios are restarting production work after a break of nearly two months due to the COVID pandemic. Bulgaria lifted most of its confinement restrictions on 13…

FNE Podcast: Bulgarian Producer Pavlina Jeleva

SOFIA: Bulgarian producer and FNE correspondent Pavlina Jeleva shares her experiences when the COVID crisis forced her to go online as a producer. She tells us about her participation in…

Bulgaria Releases More Funds for Culture and Reopens Cinemas

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s government has announced its decision to strengthen the independent cultural sector by supporting its needs with nearly 2.5 m EUR. The eagerly awaited financial measures were announced by…

FNE Podcast: Film Festivals in Crisis: Sofia IFF Director Stefan Kitanov

The COVID crisis has thrown film festivals all over Europe into crisis. In the series of podcasts FNE asks festival directors to share with us how they are coping with…

Bulgaria Announces Financial Support for Culture

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Minister of Culture Boil Banov announced on 10 April 2020 a package of emergency financial measures aimed at the cultural sector. The beneficiaries of the aid include both…

Film Industry in Crisis as Bulgaria Extends State of Emergency

SOFIA: The Bulgarian Parliament voted on 3 April 2020 to extend by one month the State of Emergency declared on 13 March over the coronavirus pandemic. All cultural and entertainment…