FESTIVALS: Golden Rose Film Festival 2023 Kicks Off in Bulgaria

VARNA: A total of 12 feature films, 25 short fiction films and three fiction TV series will screen in the three official competitions of the 41st Golden Rose National Film…

FNE Oscar Watch 2024: Bulgaria Selects Blaga’s Lessons as Oscar Candidate

ZAGREB: The Bulgarian/German coproduction Blaga's Lessons / Urotcite na Blaga directed by Stephan Komandarev has been selected as Bulgaria’s candidate for the 96th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…

Sofia Animation Lab Announces Call for Bulgarian Projects

SOFIA: Sofia Animation Lab has announced a call for Bulgarian projects for the second edition of the Annecy-Bulgaria Animation Pitching Workshop 2023, which will be held in Sofia 30 October…

PRODUCTION: Boris Despodov in Postproduction with Documentary The Sinner and the Saint

SOFIA: Bulgarian director/producer Boris Despodov is in postproduction with his new documentary The Sinner and the Saint. This Bulgarian/German/Serbian coproduction has been selected for the CineLink Work in Progress 2023,…

PRODUCTION: Indiegogo Campaign for Dimitar Kotzev’s Feature Film The Answer to All Questions

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Dimitar Kotzev is in postproduction with his third feature film The Answer to All Questions, which he is independently producing through Kontraplan. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign launched…

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces Production Grants

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center has allocated 2,435,000 EUR to six feature film projects in the first production call of 2023. The grants have not been distributed because of…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Yana Lekarska Wraps Shooting Debut Feature Because I Love Bad Weather

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Yana Lekarska has just finished shooting her first feature film Because I Love Bad Weather, for which the production company Invictus Ltd is open to coproducers.

PRODUCTION: Boyko Boyanov Shoots Bulgarian Feature Film Class 90

SOFIA: Boyko Boyanov is currently in production with his debut feature Class 90, supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center. The production company Miramar Film is open to coproducers at…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Feature Film Wild Strawberries Starts Shooting in July

SOFIA: Tatyana Pandurska will start shooting her debut feature Wild Strawberries on 7 July 2023. The film is inspired by Ekaterina Tomova’s book Forgotten by the Heavens, which is a…

The Art of Falling Receives Best Film Award at Vasil Gendov Awards

SOFIA: The Art of Falling by Оrlin Milchev received the Best Feature Film Award at the closing ceremony of the second edition of the National Film Festival “Vasil Gendov” -…

FNE at Cannes 2023: Bulgarian Cinema in Cannes

Bulgarian Film Center will represent the country at Cannes Film Market - We are pleased to inform you that again this year Bulgaria will have its place on the film…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Eliza Petkova Shoots Documentary Silent Observers

SOFIA: Eliza Petkova is currently in production with her new documentary Silent Observers, which is a Bulgarian/German coproduction between Red Carpet and Wood Water Films. The film explores life in…

FESTIVALS: Anniversary Sofia Meetings Announces Awards

SOFIA: The 20th edition of Sofia Meetings, which was held within the 27th Sofia IFF 23 -26 March 2023, announced its awards. Six prizes were decided after the event, and…

FNE at Sofia IFF: Mexican/Italian Red Shoes Wins Grand Prix at 2023 Sofia IFF

SOFIA: Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser’s debut feature Red Shoes received the Sofia City of Film Grand Prix of the 27th Sofia IFF. The same film also won the FIPRESCI Award as…

FESTIVALS: The 20th Anniversary Sofia Meetings Announces Selected Projects

SOFIA: The 20th anniversary edition of the Sofia Meetings coproduction market has announced its selected projects. Bulgaria‘s most important film industry event will be held entirely onsite 22 – 26…

FESTIVALS: Sofia Film Festival 2023 Announces Lineup

SOFIA: The 27th Sofia International Film Fest will take place entirely onsite from 16 to 31 March 2023 under the motto Reconnect. The festival will also screen numerous of its…

New Caretaker Minister of Culture Appointed in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Nayden Todorov, the famous conductor and director of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, is the new Caretaker Minister of Culture in Bulgaria. Taking over from Prof. Velislav Minekov, he is…

Sofia Meetings 2023 Extends Deadline for Works in Progress Applications

SOFIA: Projects in different stages of postproduction and completed films looking for a premiere can apply to the Works in Progress segment of the 20th Sofia Meetings till 31 January…

BOX OFFICE: Bulgaria Gets Back to Pre-COVID Admissions and BO Rates

SOFIA: Total admissions in Bulgaria in 2022 were 3,957,349 and total gross was 26,883,358 EUR, compared to 2,553,845 admissions and 12,616,137 EUR gross in 2021, according to the Bulgarian National…

Andrey M Paunov’s January to Be Released in UK

SOFIA: Andrey M Paunov’s debut feature January will be released in cinemas and on demand in the UK on 27 January 2023 by New East Cinema.