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VARNA: Zornitsa Sophia's third feature film Voevoda aka Chieftain will screen in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September - 7 October 2017). The film is a Bulgarian/Croatian coproduction. For the first time the director plays the main character in her own film, while her daughter plays her younger self.

VARNA: Ilian Djevelekov’s sophomore feature Omnipresent will screen in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September - 7 October 2017). His debut feature Love.net (2011, produced by Miramar film) ranked in the top 10 all-time box office in Bulgaria after 1989.

VARNA: Georgi Kostov’s sophomore feature Sex Academy – Men will screen in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September - 7 October 2017). The film is a low budget independent comedy.

VARNA: Yassen Grigorov’s third feature film Lilly The Little Fish will screen in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September-7 October 2017). This children's fairy tale was announced Best European Film at the European Cinematography Awards for the month of August 2017.

VARNA: Magdalena Ralcheva’s sophomore feature 12A will screen in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September - 7 October 2017). It is the first Bulgarian privately financed film produced by former Chief Executive Director of Nu Boyana David Varod after his departure from the studios.

SOFIA: Bulgarian film director Lyubomir Mladenov is completing postproduction of his second feature film Ship in a Room. It is another title from the group of successful films shot mainly by younger film directors after the Bulgarian National Film Center introduced its low-budget format in 2014.

VARNA: A total of 16 feature films will be screened in the national official competition of the 35th Golden Rose National Film Festival (30 September-7 October 2017). Five feature films and two short films with Bulgarian minority participation will be screened in the new programme Minority Coproductions Focus.

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 expected to become the first Bulgarian urban romance to combine sad elegance with a refined aesthetic style.

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 the Congress and Festival Centre-Varna from 25 August to 3 September 2017.

SARAJEVO: Bulgarian film director Milko Lazarov presented his new project Nanook at CineLink Work-in-Progress, that took place from 14 to 16 August 2017 in the framework of Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Industry Days.