VARNA: Ilian Djevelekov’s sophomore feature Omnipresent won the Golden Rose Award of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September - 7 October 2017).
The award is offered by Nu Boyana and consists of providing services equal to the amount of 50,000 EUR along with 5,000 EUR in cash for the development of the director’s next feature project. The film received also the award of the Bulgarian Critics Guild and the Audience award. For their roles in the same film Velisilav Pavlov won best actor and Teodora Duhovnikova won best actress (ex aequo with Irini Jambonas for her role in Directions).
The Jury gave an Honourable Mention to Stefan Komandarev’s Directions, which also received the Award of the accredited Journalists.
The Special Award of the City of Varna went to Svetoslav Ovcharov’s Enemies, while Ilian Metev won best director with his film ¾.
Teodora Markova, Georgi Ivanov, Nevena Kertova and Teo Chepilov were awarded for their script of Bubblegum. Nenad Boroevich received the best DoP award for his work on Konstantin Bojanov’s Light Thereafter.
Rouzie Hassanova’s Radiogram was awarded Best Feature Film Debut, and Yassen Grigorov and his creative team received a special mention of the Jury for their work in Lilly The Little Fish.
Eminent actress Tatiana Lolova received the Golden Rose Award for lifetime achievement. The Golden rose award for best short film went to Vasil Goranov’s Sunflower Spaceship 1.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Grand Prix for Best Feature Film: Omnipresent (Bulgaria)Directed by Ilian DjevelekovProduced by Miramar filmSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
Honourable Mention of the Jury: Directions (Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia)Directed by Stephan KomandarevProduced by Argo Film (Bulgaria)Coproduced by Bulgarian National Television, Aktis Film Production (Germany), Sektor Film (Macedonia)Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, German Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Macedonian Film Agency, Eurimages
Grand Prix for Best Short Fiction Film: Sunflower Spaceship 1Directed by Vasil Goranov
City of Varna Special Award: Enemies (Bulgaria)Directed by Svetoslav OvcharovProduced by Omega FilmsSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
Best Director Award: Ilian Metev for ¾ (Bulgaria, Germany)Produced by Chaconna Films (Bulgaria)Coproduced by Sutor Kolonko (Germany), ZDF/ARTE, ZDF-Kleines FernsehspielSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Media Creative Europe
Best Debut Feature: Radiogram (Bulgaria, Poland, Turkey)Directed by Rouzie HassanovaProduced by Menclips Ltd (Bulgaria), Film Produkcja (Poland), Solis Film (Turkey)Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Polish Film Institute, Media programme
Honourable Mention of the Jury: Lilly The Little Fish (Bulgaria)Directed by Yassen GrigorovProduced by TFA – The Flying AgencySupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
Best Script Award: Teodora Markova, Georgi Ivanov, Nevena Kertova and Teo ChepilovBubblegum (Bulgaria)Directed by Stanislav Todorov – RogiProduced by Dynamic Arts, supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
Best Cinematography Award: Nenad Boroevich for Light Thereafter (Bulgaria, Belgium, UK)Directed by Konstantin BojanovProduced by Multfilm (Bulgaria)Coproduced by the Bulgarian National Television, Left Field Ventures (Belgium), Film & Music Entertainment (UK)Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
Best Actress AwardTeodora Duhovnikova for her role in OmnipresentandIrini Jambonas for her role in Directions
Best Actor AwardVelisilav Pavlov for his role in Omnipresent
The Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers Award: Sunflower Spaceship 1Directed by Vasil Goranov
The Critics Guild AwardOmnipresentDirected by Ilian Djevelekov
SnailsDirected by Albena Puneva
Special Mentions to Short Films HoleDirected by Jonathan Heidelbergerand Nights of a Lonely Messenger Directed by Andrey Koulev
Audience Award: OmnipresentDirected by Djevelekov
Accredited Journalists’ Award: DirectionsDirected by Stefan Komandarev
Honourable Special Prize to actress Tatiana Lolova for life achievement