FNE at Sofia IFF 2015: Sofia Film Festival Prize Winners

SOFIA: The big winner at the 19th Sofia International Film Festival held 5-15 March 2015 was the Bulgarian/Greek coproduction The Lesson directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, who won…
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FNE at Sofia Meetings 2015: Winning Projects Announced

SOFIA: Prizes of the 12th edition of Sofia Meetings, which took place from 12 to 15 March 2015, were handed out for projects from the UK, Turkey, Bulgaria, Georgia and…
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New Head of the Bulgarian National Film Center

SOFIA: Film director and manager Pavel Vasev was appointed as acting director of the Bulgarian Film Center on 10 March 2015. He is replacing acting director Georgy Cholakov, who was…

FESTIVALS: Sofia Meetings 2015 Announces Second Fiction Film Projects

SOFIA: The Sofia Meetings coproduction market this year includes projects from Bulgaria, Lithuania, Georgia, Romania and Latvia. The event, which supports first, second or third feature projects looking for financial…

Bulgarian National Television Opens Public Vote for Best Film

SOFIA: As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bulgarian cinema in 2015, Bulgarian National Television has opened a public vote for Best Bulgarian Film among 100 titles.…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Euro Cinema and G8 Cinema, Sofia

This month we speak with Ina Darova, manager of the Euro Cinema and the Cultural Centre G8. Euro Cinema was founded in 2001 as a single screen Art house cinema,…

Historical Saga Triumphs at the Bulgarian Box Office

SOFIA: The two part 117 minutes historical saga Dyakon Levski, directed by actor Maxim Genchev and produced by Amrita Art, ranked third in the Bulgarian Top 10 this weekend with…

FESTIVALS: Sofia IFF Lineup Announced

SOFIA: The festival programme for the 19th International Sofia Film Festival has been announced. This year Sofia is celebrating 100 years of Bulgarian Cinema. The film festival will gather films,…

FNE at Berlinale 2015: Bulgarian Film in Berlin

Bulgarian coproduction opens the 65th Berlinale

French TV Series Section Zero Shooting in Sofia

SOFIA: The first season of a French futuristic political series Section Zero by the famous TV director Olivier Marchal, has started shooting in Sofia. It is the most expensive French…

Bulgaria Celebrates 100 Years of National Cinema

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s most important governmental institutions and cultural organizations will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bulgarian cinema today, 13 January, which has been designated as the official Day of Bulgarian…

FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Minority Coproduction to Open the 65th Berlinale

SOFIA: Isabel Coixet's Nobody Wants the Night will open the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on February 5. The Spanish-French-Bulgarian coproduction is competing for the Golden Bear.

FNE Country Report 2014: Bulgaria

Political turmoil resulted in the resignation of the country’s cabinet in July, the appointment of a caretaker government in August and early Parliamentary elections in October. Within the year, the…

FNE at Golden Rhyton 2014: The Last Black Sea Pirates Wins the Plovdiv Golden Rhyton

PLOVDIV: The jury of the 21st edition of the Bulgarian national film festival for documentary and animated films Golden Rhyton which ran through 6 December 2014 chose The Last Black…

UNESCO Proclaims Sofia City of Film

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s capital Sofia was officially announced as a City of Film, part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova, personally presented the official certificate…

FNE at Golden Rhyton 2014: Bulgarian Doc and Animated Films Fest Registers Record Number of Entrants

PLOVDIV: The 21st edition of the most important national film festival for documentary and animated films Golden Rhyton, which kicks off on 1 December 2014 in Plovdiv, will screen over…

FNE at Cinemania 2014: Cinemania Expands into New Theatres

SOFIA: The 28th edition of the annual film fest Cinemania, running in the three biggest Bulgarian towns of Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna, is showing 57 new international hits and auteur…

Vezhdi Rashidov Returns to Lead Bulgarian Ministry of Culture

SOFIA: Sculptor Vezhdi Rashidov was officially announced as Minister of Culture on 7 November 2014 in the second cabinet of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. Rashidov was in Borissov’s first cabinet…

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: The Judgment Wins the Top Prize in Varna

VARNA: Stefan Komandarev’s The Judgment was awarded the most prestigious Bulgarian award for a feature film at the 32 edition of the Golden Rose Film Festival. Assen Blatechki also received…

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Viktoria

VARNA: Scriptwriter/director Maya Vitkova’s film portrays the first decade after the communist era through a story of a girl born with no umbilical cord. Viktoria screens at the Varna Golden…