EFP Producer on the Move: Borislav Chouchkov

Chouchkov Brothers (www.ch-bros.com), producer of the feature debut Tilt, is the second company that European Film Promotion Producer on the Move Borislav Chouchkov (35) and director Viktor Chouchkov Jr (40)…
01-05-2011

FESTIVALS: Kalev Tapped for Directors Fortnight

Rising Bulgarian star director Kamen Kalev won one of two CEE spot in the Cannes 2011 Directors Fortnight, 12-22 May, with his Bulgarian/Swedish coproduction The Island. Hungarian producer Ferenc Pusztai…
19-04-2011

FESTIVALS: Bojanov Heads to Critics Week

Konstantin Bojanov's Bulgarian-French coproduction Ave is the lone CEE film selected for the Cannes 2011 Critics Week, 12-20 May.
18-04-2011

Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court Declares Controversial Film Law Amendment Illegal

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court has struck down a controversial amendment to the Film Industry Act that would have reduced the government’s obligations to fund the film industry and opened the…
11-04-2011

PRODUCTION: The Island Completes Postproduction

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Kamen Kalev announced that the postproduction of his second feature The Island is now completed. He told FNE that the edit of the film, which was shot…
06-04-2011

OBITUARY: Bulgaria Actor Georgi Rusev

Local news reports that Bulgarian actor Georgi Rusev died at age 82.
04-04-2011

Bulgarian Ad Market Declines in 2010

Bulgaria's ad market fell by 13.9% in 2010, nearly twice as much as the advertising industry had predicted. However, the decline can be seen as the beginning of a leveling…
27-03-2011

FERA Helmer Istvan Szabo Appeals to Bulgaria’s PM to Support Bulgarian Film Industry

SOFIA: Federation of European Film Directors (FERA) has thrown its weight behind Bulgarian filmmakers' struggle to stop the watering down of key legislation that guarantees the level of annual support…
22-03-2011

FESTIVALS: Sofia Meetings Award Best Film Projects

SOFIA: Two film projects dominated the awards of the 8th annual Sofia Meetings which brought industry professionals together to pitch their projects and network in the Bulgarian capitol of Sofia…
13-03-2011

FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Shelter Grabs Top Sofia IFF Award

(SOFIA): Bulgarian director Dragomir Sholev and producer Rossitsa Valkanova accepted the Grand Prix of the 15th Sofia International Film Festival (4-13 March, www.siff.bg) for the debut feature film Shelter. Sholev…
13-03-2011

The World is Big... Sells to North America

Berlin-based world sales company m-appeal (www.m-appeal.com) announced that it has closed a deal with Olive Film for the North American distribution rights of Stephan Komandarev's Bulgarian film The World is…
07-03-2011

FESTIVALS: 12 Films Compete for Sofia Festival Grand Prix

Twelve films are competing in the main competition of the Sofia International Film Festival which runs 4-13 March 2011. For ninth consecutive year the Grand Prix Award will be handed…
03-03-2011

Bulgarian Cable TV Fined

Bulgarian cable operator Blizoo received a fine from the Commission for Protection of Competition, the Bulgarian office responsible for monopoly oversight. Blizoo is the country's leading cable company.
02-03-2011

PRODUCTION: Sofianites Too Much in Production

Production is underway on the new Bulgarian TV series Sofianites Too Much which is set to air in March 2011. The series, about two neighboring families, is is produced by…
21-02-2011

Tilt Tops Bulgarian Box Office

SOFIA: Viktor Chouchkov Jr.'s debut film Tilt (www.tilt.bg) rose to the top spot on the Bulgarian box office on its opening weekend 11-13 February 2011), with 14,200 admissions and box…
20-02-2011

Bulgaria Buys Turkish Soaps

Bulgaria has become the largest European buyer of Turkish soap operas, according to a Bulgarian National Radio report. Bulgaria acquired 27 Turkish soaps, followed by Macedonia with 17.
09-02-2011

Mission London Tops Bulgarian 2010 Admissions

With 376,843 admissions Dimitar Mitovski's Mission London (www.mission-london.com) outperformed James Cameron's Avatar which ended the year with 300,205 admissions. However, Avatar earned €1,743,807 in box office, putting it in first…
06-02-2011

Music Channel to Launch in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Telemaniac Media Group (www.telemaniac.net), a Bulgarian media group, will launch T-Rock TV, a music TV channel, on 10 February 2011.
01-02-2011

Gardev Withdraws from Zinkograf

Bulgarian film and theatre director Javor Gardev (Zift) announced he will no longer direct Zinkograf, the futuristic psycho-thriller based on Vladislav Todorov's novel of the same name.
30-01-2011

CME Ceases Broadcasts of Pro.BG

SOFIA: Central European Media Enterprises (www.cetv-net.com) is ending terrestrial broadcast of its Pro.BG station (www.probg.bg), the second most important channel of the group after bTV (www.btv.bg). Replacing it is entertainment…
27-01-2011