SOFIA: Bulgaria’s NFC has announced the postponement of the 26th edition of the most important national non-fiction film festival Golden Rhyton, originally scheduled to take place in Plovdiv 3-9 December 2021.

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Ministry of Health has launched the COVID-19 Green Certificate as a mandatory requirement for access to cinemas. The initial version of the decision was to enter into force on 22 October 2021, but due to strong negative public responses, the government gave a grace period until 25 October 2021.

VARNA: Martin Makariev’s period feature film In The Heart of the Machine received the main prize of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23-29 September 2021). The same film was awarded for best script.

VARNA: Dragomir Sholev’s third feature film Fish Bone will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2021). The film is a Bulgarian/Romanian coproduction supported by Eurimages.

VARNA: Ivaylo Penchev’s third feature film Uncle Claus, produced by Cinemaq, will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2021). The film is a romantic tragicomic story taking place during the Christmas holidays.

VARNA: Martin Makariev’s period feature film In the Heart of the Machine, produced by Forward Pictures Entertainment, will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23–29 September 2021). According to the production, In the Heart of the Machine is the first Bulgarian film with 4K and HDR (High Dynamic Range) quality.

VARNA: Kamen Kalev’s fourth feature film February will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23–29 September 2021). This French/Bulgarian coproduction was a participant of the 56th Cannes 2020 and received the Official Selection label. The director’s previous features were screened in different parallel sections of the Cannes Film Festival.

VARNA: Victor Bojinov’s The Naked Truth about Zhiguli Band will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2021). This low budget musical comedy has had a record number of admissions since its theatrical release on 16 April 2021, and despite the reduced capacity of cinemas it has entered the Bulgarian Top 5 of the last 30 years.

VARNA: Borislav Kostov’s sophomore feature I Don’t Like You will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23–29 September 2021).The film focuses on the refugees and the lack of tolerance for their life difficulties and sufferings.

VARNA: Andrey M Paunov’s debut feature January will screen in the main competition of the 39th Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2021). The film is a coproduction between Bulgaria, Portugal and Luxembourg.

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