Winners of Rhodope International Documentary Film Fest 2024

SOFIA: The Austrian/Argentinian coproduction The Klezmer Project by Leandro Koch and Paloma Schachmann received the award for best international long documentary at the 4th edition of the Rhodope International Documentary…

Bulgarian/German Lessons Win 2024 Sveti Vlas Film Fest

SOFIA: The Bulgarian/German coproduction German Lessons by Pavel Vesnakov received the award for Best Feature Film at the 3rd edition of the Sveti Vlas Film Fest. Stephan Komandarev won Best…

Jessica Lange Opens Photo Exhibition in Sofia

SOFIA: American actress Jessica Lange attended the opening of her photo exhibition at the National Gallery in Sofia on 4 July 2024. This is the 16th exhibition in the programme…

FESTIVALS: IN THE PALACE International Short FF 2024 Kicks Off in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Thirteen Bulgarian films will vie in the various competitions of the 21st IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, the only festival in Bulgaria certified to nominate professional short…

Alpha Violet Acquires Pavel G. Vesnakov’s Windless Ahead of Its World Premiere at Karlovy Vary IFF

SOFIA: Pavel G. Vesnakov’s sophomore feature Windless has been picked up by Alpha Violet ahead of its world premiere in the Proxima Competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival…

Nadejda Koseva’s Bulgarian/German The Trap to Be Released in Bulgaria in October 2024

SOFIA: Nadejda Koseva’s sophomore feature The Trap will be released in Bulgarian cinemas in October 2024 by Purple Rain. The Bulgarian/German film has recently received the Outstanding Performance by a…

Bulgarian/German Coproductions Win Awards at Vasil Gendov Awards 2024

SOFIA: The Bulgarian/German coproduction Blaga’s Lessons by Stephan Komandarev received the Best Feature Film Award at the closing ceremony of the third edition of the National Film Festival “Vasil Gendov”…

FNE at Cannes 2024: Bulgarian Cinema in Cannes

Bulgaria is waiting for you at Cannes! The Bulgarian National Film Center will be representing the country’s policies and opportunities in the film industry. Meet talented Bulgarian filmmakers and producers…

FESTIVALS: National Festival of Bulgarian Cinema to Screen Over 90 Films

SOFIA: More than 90 feature, documentary and animated films from 2023 will be screened free of charge at the National Festival of Bulgarian Cinema organised by the Union of Bulgarian…

Bulgarian Minority Coproduction The Shameless by Konstantin Bojanov in Official Selection of 77th Cannes Film Festival

PARIS: Konstantin Bojanov’s third feature The Shameless has been selected for the Un Certain Regard competition of the 77th Cannes Film Festival, which will be held from 14 to 25…

Bulgarian Series Reach HBO Max

SOFIA: Bulgarian series are starting to be featured on HBO Max as three acclaimed productions of the Bulgarian National Television will be broadcast on the global streaming platform starting April…

PRODUCTION: Stephan Komandarev Shoots Made in EU

SOFIA: The acclaimed Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev is currently in production with his seventh feature film Made in EU, which is a coproduction between Bulgaria, Germany and the Czech Republic.

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Artist Kamen Stoyanov in Postproduction with Zvezda Abramovich

SOFIA: Bulgarian contemporary artist Kamen Stoyanov is currently in postproduction with his directorial debut Zvezda Abramovich, which is produced by Zornitsa Sophia and supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center.

FESTIVALS: Winners of 28th Sofia IFF and 21st Sofia Meetings

SOFIA: Sujo (Mexico, France, USA) directеd by Astrid Rondero and Fernanda Valadez received the Sofia City Film Award in the International Competition for First and Second Films at the 28th …

FESTIVALS: Sofia IFF and Sofia Meetings 2024 Ready to Kick Off

SOFIA: Twelve titles including films produced in Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Romania have been selected for the International Competition of the 28th Sofia International Film Festival, which will be held…

FNE at Berlinale 2024: Bulgarian Cinema in Berlin

Dear colleagues and friends,Bulgaria is waiting for you at EFM 2024!Berlinale gives you an opportunity to meet talented Bulgarian filmmakers and producers while also catching up with our coproduction and…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director/Producer Dimitar Kotzev Preps Feature Film For You

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…

BOX OFFICE: Admissions to Domestic Films Declined in Bulgaria in 2023

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…

Apply to Balkan Watchers – Media Programme for Documentary Films and Podcasts

SOFIA: The Balkan Documentary Center has launched a new initiative: Balkan Watchers – Media Programme for Documentary Films and Podcasts. Submission deadline is 1 March 2024.

FNE at Berlinale 2024: Bulgarian Minority Coproduction Arcadia Selected for 2024 Berlinale’s Encounters

BERLIN: Arcadia, the second feature film by Greek director Yorgos Zois, will have its world premiere in the Encounters competition section of the 74th Berlin IFF (15 – 25 February…