Turkish Biopic of Boxer Naim Süleymanoğlu Shooting in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Turkish biopic Pocket Hercules: Naim Süleymanoğlu / Cep Herkülü: Naim Süleymanoğlu is currently shooting in Bulgaria. The film directed by Özer Feyzioğlu will also be shot in Turkey and…

PRODUCTION: Stefan Komandarev Completes Bulgarian/Serbian Coproduction Rounds

SOFIA: Stefan Komandarev has finished his fifth feature film Rounds, a Bulgarian/Serbian coproduction supported by Eurimages. It is a sequel to the director’s previous Bulgarian/German/Macedonian film Directions (Argo Film, Aktis…

PRODUCTION: Bulgaria Joins Armenian Film and TV Project Remission

SOFIA: The Bulgarian company JelFilm teams up with Armenia’s Parallels Film Production and Germany’s Clever Production on the feature film Remission. The project, which was on hold, has now restarted…

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces First Production Grants for 2019

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center decided to allot 2,393,250 EUR / 4,786,500 BGN at its first session in 2019. Nine films, including two with high budgets, three with low…

Mariya Gabriel and Wim Wenders Discuss Digital Single Market Initiatives in Sofia

SOFIA: European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel and world-famous director Wim Wenders, Ambassador of the SaferInternet4EU campaign, participated in a public debate on the improvement of the…

PRODUCTION: Svetoslav Draganov Films Bulgarian/Romanian Coproduction

SOFIA: Mostly known for his documentaries, the Bulgarian director Svetoslav Draganov started shooting his debut feature Waterfall CEO on 23 March 2019. The film is a Bulgarian/Romanian coproduction supported by…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kino Lumiere, Sofia, Bulgaria

This month we speak with Hermina Azarian, the programmer (together with Vladimir Trifonov) of Cinema Lumiere from Sofia, Bulgaria.

FNE at Sofia IFF: Romania's Monsters. Wins 23rd Sofia IFF

SOFIA: Marius Olteanu’s debut feature Monsters. won the Grand Prix in the international competition of the 23rd Sofia International Film Festival, held from 7 to 17 March 2019.

Sofia Meetings Ready to Kick Off With Record Number of Projects

SOFIA: The 16th edition of the Sofia Meetings coproduction market, set to take place from 13 to 17 March 2019 within the 23rd Sofia International Film Fest will host 34…

FESTIVALS: The 23rd Sofia IFF Announces Lineup

SOFIA: Twelve films have been selected for the International Competition of the 23rd edition of Sofia International Film Festival and will compete for the Grand Prix Sofia – City of…

FNE at Berlinale 2019: Bulgarian Film in Berlin


Bulgaria Boosts Public Funding For Film

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center will increase the annual amount of film funding by 12.19 percent from 6,411,600 EUR in 2018 to 7,192,854 EUR in 2019. The support for…

FNE Market Analysis 2018: BULGARIA

The year 2018 turned out to be extremely complex for the Bulgarian film industrу. Public support for film was blocked and the Bulgarian National Film Center was forbidden to allot…

Bulgaria Celebrates National Cinema Day

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s National Film Center is organising the celebration of the National Cinema Day on 13 January 2019. The official event will be once again performed in close collaboration with…

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces Second Production Grants for 2018

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center distributed 1,804,860 EUR / 3,530,000 BGN to 10 feature films including two feature films with higher budgets, two feature films with lower budgets, two…

Bulgaria Adopts Final Amendments to Film Industry Act

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Parliament voted on 15 November 2018 to adopt the definitive amendments to the Film Industry Act, proposed by the Council of Ministers in August 2018. The new changes…

Bulgaria to Sign Cooperation Agreement with Kosovo

SOFIA: The Bulgarian government has approved a coproduction agreement with Kosovo, Bulgarian news source Transmedium News reported.

Sylvester Stallone Starts Filming Rambo 5 in Bulgaria

SOFIA: The Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone returns to Bulgaria to begin shooting his highly-anticipated sequel Rambo 5 aka Rambo V: Last Blood. The fifth installment of the action sequence famously…

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2018: Ága Grabs Six Awards in Varna

VARNA: Milko Lazarov’s drama Ága won six awards, including the Golden Rose award, at the 36th Golden Rose National Film Festival (27 September - 4 October 2018).

FNE at Golden Rose National Film Festival 2018: Miracle

VARNA: Egle Vertelyte’s debut film Miracle will screen in the main competition of the 36th Golden Rose National Film Festival (27 September - 4 October 2018). The film is a…