SOFIA: Bulgarian director/producer Dimitar Kotzev is in preproduction with his fourth feature film For You, whose shooting will start on 7 May 2024. The Bulgarian National Film Center is supporting the project.

SOFIA: Admissions to domestic films declined in Bulgaria from 644,238 in 2022 to 410,785 in 2023, even though 28 new titles were released, compared to 25 in 2022. However, general admissions and box office increased.

PLOVDIV: The 27th Golden Rhyton Festival of Bulgarian Documentary and Animated Film, taking place 14 - 21 December 2023 in the city of Plovdiv, is screening a record number of films in its two official competitions.

SOFIA: Bulgarian director/producer Svetoslav Draganov is in postproduction with his new documentary Snescha and Franz, a universal story about the call of freedom vs. the family life, based on the relationship between his aunt and his uncle.

SOFIA: The Bulgarian director Hristo Simeonov is currently in production with his debut feature My Father’s Shoes, which is a Bulgarian/French coproduction supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center.

SOFIA: Bulgarian feature film Dyad by writer/director Yana Titova tops the local box office in its first weekend with 11,651 admissions and 73,626,031 EUR / 144,306 BGN gross. This has been the best domestic opening for a Bulgarian film in 2023.

SOFIA: Bulgarian writer/director Lyubomir Mladenov is in postproduction with his third feature film Facing the Sun, which is produced by Screening Emotions with support from the Bulgarian National Film Center.

VARNA: Stephan Komandarev’s Blaga’s Lessons and Dyad by Yana Titova shared Best Film Award at the 41st Golden Rose National Film Festival, which was held in Varna 20 - 28 September 2023.

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Stanislav Donchev is currently shooting his fourth feature film Before I Forget with support from the Bulgarian National Film Centre. Donchev’s production company Dynamic Arts, which is behind the project, is open to coproducers and sales companies.

VARNA: A total of 12 feature films, 25 short fiction films and three fiction TV series will screen in the three official competitions of the 41st Golden Rose National Film Festival (20 - 28 September 2023).

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