PRODUCTION: Acclaimed Theatre Director Galin Stoev in Postproduction With Debut Feature

SOFIA: Acclaimed Bulgarian theatre director Galin Stoev is about to complete the postproduction of his debut feature The Infinite Garden. Shot in Bulgaria and Italy, this poetic love story is…
06-09-2017

FESTIVALS: The Citizen Wins Love Is Folly IFF

VARNA: Hungarian film The Citizen, directed by Roland Vranik, was awarded Golden Aphrodite for best film at the 25th edition of the Love is Folly International Film Festival organised by…
04-09-2017

FESTIVALS: The 2nd DroneUp IFF Ready to Take Off in Plovdiv

PLOVDIV: The second edition of DroneUp IFF, a festival of films shot using drones, will take place in the Roman Stadium Plovdiv and Mall Plovdiv from 25 to 27 August…
25-08-2017

PRODUCTION: Milko Lazarov in Postproduction after Arctic Shoot for Nanook

SOFIA: Bulgarian film director Milko Lazarov is in postproduction with his second feature film Nanook. This Bulgarian / German / French coproduction was shot in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic within the…
03-08-2017

PRODUCTION: Konstantin Bojanov Preps Your Eyes For Indian Shoot

SOFIA: Bulgarian film director Konstantin Bojanov is preparing his third feature film, Your Eyes. It will be a smooth transition from his unfinished documentary In Search of a Miracle, which…
31-07-2017

France’s Memento Films Picks up Ilian Metev’s Debut Feature

SOFIA: Artscope, the new talent arm of Paris based sales outfit Memento Films International, has picked up Ilian Metev’s feature debut Three Quarters / ¾. This Bulgarian/German coproduction will compete…
21-07-2017

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Pro Films, Bulgaria

FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section. In the coming months we will talk with European distributors about their lineup, their…
12-07-2017

PRODUCTION: Theodore Ushev Preps The Spinning Top

SOFIA: Bulgarian-born Canadian animator Theodore Ushev is preparing his first feature film The Spinning Top. Romanian, Macedonian and Serbian coproducers are welcomed. Ushev was nominated at the Oscars 2017 in…
10-07-2017

Glory Sold to More than 30 Territories

SOFIA: Glory / Slava directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov was sold in more than 30 territories including Canada, United States and United Kingdom.
05-07-2017

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces First Production Grants for 2017

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center allotted 1,856,000 EUR / 3,630,000 BGN at its first session on 29 June 2017. Seven projects, including two feature films with higher budgets, one…
03-07-2017

PRODUCTION: Vitkova Preps Second Feature Film

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Maya Vitkova is writing the second draft of her sophomore feature, Afrika, through her production company Viktoria Films.
30-06-2017

Memories of Fear Wins Bulgarian Film Academy Awards

SOFIA: The Bulgarian Film Academy announced its annual awards with Ivan Pavlov’s black and white Memories of Fear (produced by Art 47) winning the Best Film award for 2016. Krassimir…
29-06-2017

FNE at Cannes: Bulgarian Cinema in Cannes

Bulgarian National Film Center in Cannes: Marche du Film, Village International (Riviera Side) SEE PAVILION №134
21-05-2017

Komandarev’s Directions Sold For France

CANNES: Bulgarian director Stefan Komandarev’s Directions / Posoki has been sold to French distributor Rezo Films for France. The film will unspool in the Certain Regard section of Cannes on…
20-05-2017

EFP Producer on the Move: Bulgaria's Mila Voinikova

SOFIA: Mila Voinikova represents Bulgaria as a European Film Promotion 2017 Producer on the Move. For eight years she has been working at Miramar Film founded in 2001 by Ilian…
10-05-2017

New Minister of Culture Appointed in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Former Deputy Minister of Culture Boil Banov was appointed as the new Minister of Culture on 5 May 2017 under Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. He succeeds Rashko Mladenov, Minister…
08-05-2017

FESTIVALS: I Go Back Home – Jimmy Scott Wins MofA Film Festival Top Award

SOFIA: Yoon-Ha Chang’s I Go Back Home – Jimmy Scott, produced by Germany’s Kemper Music Production, grabbed the Best Documentary Film Award of the Master of Art International Documentary Film…
02-05-2017

PRODUCTION: Ilian Djevelekov in Postproduction with Omnipresent

SOFIA: Ilian Djevelekov is in postproduction with his second feature film Omnipresent. The release is planned for October 2017.
18-04-2017

Modern Times Group to Sell Nova TV in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Swedish digital entertainment company Modern Times Group (MTG) is on the point of liquidating its business in Bulgaria. According to several domestic publications, quoting the Swedish business magazine Dagens…
10-04-2017

Bulgarian National TV To Broadcast Animated Films in Prime Time

SOFIA: On 9 April 2017 Bulgaria’s public TV channel BNT starts airing the first segment of a total of 1000 minutes of national animated films. The series is part of…
07-04-2017