25-09-2015

FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Golden Rose Film Festival Announces Line up

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VARNA: Thirteen films will be screened in the national official competition of the 33rd Golden Rose Film Festival from 6 to 11 of October 2015. The most important film festival in Bulgaria sees also a record number of short film, 18, in the second official competition programme. 

The two main juries will be composed of only Bulgarian members this year. The president of the feature films jury will be Stephan Komandarev whose film The Judgment produced by Argo Film, Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion, Sektor Film, Propeler Film) received the Golden Rose Award in 2014. The president of the short feature films competition will be the director Georgy Stoyanov, former president of the Union of the Bulgarian Filmmakers.

A retrospective will be dedicated to the most important films made during the last century by the film director Dimitar Petrov. A second retrospective will remind the audience some of the most popular Bulgarian comedies. Two exhibitions will be devoted to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bulgarian cinema.

A round table will be dedicated to the strategies, prospects and possible solutions for the development of the film industry in Bulgaria. A second debate will focus on the role of the state, municipalities and the business environment in the development of film festivals in Bulgaria. The digitalisation of the Bulgarian film heritage will be also discussed during the festival.

Programme Line Up:

Feature Film Competition

11th a Grade (Bulgaria)
Directed by Michaela Komitova
Produced by Korund X
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

Barter (Bulgaria)
Directed by Atanas Kiryakov
Produced by Bulgarian National Television 
Coproduced by ARS Digital
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

Corpse Collector (Bulgaria)
Directed by Dimitar Dimitrov
Produced by Magic Shop
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

Face Down (Bulgaria, France, Belgium)
Directed by Kamen Kalev
Produced by Waterfrontfilm
Coproduced by Le Pacte, Left Field Ventures
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

Family Relics (Bulgaria)
Directed by Ivan Cherkelov
Produced by Gala Film
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

Losers (Bulgaria)
Directed by Ivaylo Hristov
Produced by Pro Film
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

Snow (Bulgaria, Ukraine)
Directed by Ventsislav Vasilev
Produced by 100 Film111
Coproduced by National Cinematheque of Ukraine
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

The Petrov File (Bulgaria, Germany)
Directed by Gueorgui Balabanov
Produced by Camera (Bulgaria)
Coproduced by Ostlicht Filmproduktion (Germany)
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, MDM Germany, Eurimages

The Woman of My Life (Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Iraq)
Directed by Antoniy Donchev
Produced by ARS Digital
Coproduced by KT Film&Media, Peter Film Production, Hawena Films and the Kurdistan Regional Government
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

Thirst (Bulgaria)
Directed by Svetla Tsotsorkova
Produced by Front Film
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

Twice Upon a Time in the West (Bulgaria)
Directed by Boris Despodov
Produced by Arthouse Blockbusters
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

Viktoria (Bulgaria, Romania)
Directed by Maya Vitkova
Produced by Viktoria Films
Coproduced by Mandragora
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

While Aya Was Sleeping (Bulgaria)
Directed by Tsvetodar Markov
Produced by Filmarc
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center