FNE at 40th Anniversary Golden Rose FF: The Tesla Case

VARNA: Andrey Hadjivasilev’s children’s film The Tesla Case, produced by Incomes Project, will screen in the main competition of the 40th Anniversary Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29…

FNE at 40th Anniversary Golden Rose NFF: Darkling

VARNA: Dušan Milić’s Serbian/Danish/Bulgarian/Italian/Greek coproduction Darkling will screen in the main competition of the 40th Anniversary Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2022).

FESTIVALS: The 40th Anniversary Golden Rose FF Announces Lineup

VARNA: A total of 15 feature films and 16 short films will screen in the two official competitions of the 40th Anniversary Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29…

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Bulgaria Selects Mother as Oscar Bid

SOFIA: Mother by Zornitsa Sophia has been selected as Bulgaria’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

PRODUCTION: Kristina Grozeva and Peter Valchanov Shoot Bulgarian/Greek Triumph Starring Maria Bakalova

SOFIA: The award-winning Bulgarian directorial duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov have started shooting their darkish tragicomedy Triumph, coproduced by Bulgaria’s Abraxas Film and Greece’s Graal Films. Oscar nominee Maria…

GRANTS: Bulgarian National Film Center Announces First Drama Series Grants

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center (BNFC) has announced the results of its drama series public support for the first time since its foundation in 1991 and after the amendments…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Georgi Djulgerov in Postproduction with Memoir of a Betrayal

SOFIA: The Veteran Bulgarian director Georgi Djulgerov is currently in postproduction with his period drama Memoir of a Betrayal, dedicated to the legendary 19th century anti-Ottoman revolutionary Georgi Benkovski. Known…

American Film Red Sonja Shoots in Bulgaria

SOFIA: American production Red Sonja directed by M.J. Bassett and starring Matilda Lutz, Wallis Day and Robert Sheehan is currently shooting at the Nu Boyana Studios in Sofia.

Caretaker Minister of Culture Reappointed in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Velislav Minekov, professor at the National Academy of Art, was reappointed as Caretaker Minister of Culture in Bulgaria. After holding the same position from May to December 2021, he…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Ivan Vladimirov Shoots Period Drama Plague

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Ivan Vladimirov has started shooting his third feature film Plague, a period drama about an early 19th century plague epidemic in the Balkans. Inspired by a short…

Sofia Meetings 2022 Announces Awards

SOFIA: The 19th edition of Sofia Meetings, which took place as an exception this year on 6-12 June 2022, announced its awards. From the total number of eight awards, five…

Sofia Meetings 2022 Ready to Kick Off

SOFIA: The 19th edition of the Sofia Meetings coproduction market will take place as a physical and online event from 6 to 12 June 2022. The event was due to…

FNE at Cannes 2022: Bulgarian Cinema in Cannes

Bulgaria is waiting for you! For many years, Bulgaria has been one of the most popular international filming locations in the Balkans. In order to stimulate its growth a 25%…

PRODUCTION: Ralitza Petrova Preps Bulgarian/Danish/Swedish Coproduction Lust

SOFIA: Award-winning director Ralitza Petrova is currently in preparation with her sophomore feature, Lust. A coming-of-middle-age story and a mystery psychological drama, the film follows a flawed prison officer, who …

FNE Q&A: Peter Todorov, Executive Director of Bulgarian National Film Center

SOFIA: Peter Todorov, the newly appointed Director of the Bulgarian National Film Center, spoke with Film New Europe about what he has accomplished in over a month in the office…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Viktor Chouchkov Jr. Develops War of the Letters TV Series

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Viktor Chouchkov Jr. is currently in development with War of the Letters, an ambitious 12-part period series set in the 10th century. The Bulgarian National Television (BNT)…

FNE Podcast: Nu Boyana Studios CEO Yariv Lerner

SOFIA: FNE spoke to Nu Boyana Studios CEO Yariv Lerner about the Job Fair the Sofia based studios has been hosting to help Ukrainian refugees and the kind of jobs…
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FESTIVALS: Moving Body Festival 2022 Opens Call for Applications for International Competition

VARNA: Short films experimenting with the video medium, dance and movement, with a strong choreographic sensibility and original concept, are welcome in the international competition of the 7th edition of…

FNE at Sofia FF 2022: Prize Winners: Sonata Takes Top Prize

SOFIA: The 26th Sofia International Film Festival gave its top prize for best first and second feature films to the Polish film Sonata directed by Bartosz Blaschke, which also was…
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FESTIVALS: Sofia Film Festival 2022 Ready to Kick Off with Sofia Meetings Postponed

SOFIA: The 26th Sofia International Film Fest will take place from 10 to 31 March 2022, going back to its traditional form of a physical event. A total of 80…