Several film organizations
had protested the initial amount. NFC acting
director Irina Kanusheva and Minister of Culture Vejdi Rashidov (www.mc.government.bg) responded by
greenlighting a request to increase the funds.
Grants are to be
distributed as follows: feature films will receive 1.8 million euros; documentaries
will receive 250 000 euros; animated films will receive 150,000 euros; and
coproductions will receive 250,000 euros.
larger number of projects are expected to be selected for funding, with results
to be announced at the end of May.Over 80 projects applied for the first
The increase in funding
for the first round does not guarantee an increase of funds available for the
entire year, which is still below the amount required by law.