SOFIA: Emil Christov’s The Color of the Chameleon received thirteen nominations for the Bulgarian Film Academy awards, with ten films eligible to compete.
The film which grabbed the Golden Rose Grand prix at the 31st Varna Film Festival in October 2012 is nominated for best film, best director, best debut, best script, best sets and eight more categories including editing, sound, costumes and performances by Ruscen Vidinliev, Irena Milyankova, Kasiel Noa Asher, Svetlana Yancheva and Rousy Chanev.
The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival Discovery Programme and was selected to screen at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, following Milena Andonova’s Monkeys in Winter and Konstantin Bojanov’s Ave.. A simultaneous seventeen towns national theatrical distribution started on 5 April 2013.
Petar Popzlatev’s I Am You received nine nomination, for best film, best director, best script, best DoP (Emil Christov), best sets and costumes and best performances by Jeanette Spassova, Deyan Donkov and Jana Stoianovich. The film won the best director and national critics’s guild awards at the 2012 Golden Rose film festival. I Am You had its international premiere in the competition program of the 29th Mons Festival International du Film d'Amour in February 2013.
Also nominated for best film is Ludmil Todorov’s Migration of the Belted Bonito for which popular star Hristo Mutafchiev already holds the Golden Rose best actor award.
Five films will compete in the short film section, along with 23 documentaries and nine animated films.
The winnerss will be announced on 31 May in the House of Cinema.