FESTIVALS: MofA Film Festival Ready to Kick Off


SOFIA: The first edition of the Master of Art International Documentary Film Festival, a showcase of documentary films devoted to arts, will be held in Sofia from 15 to 22 April 2016.

Initiated by the journalist/director/producer Nayo Titzin, the festival is organised by his company Spotlight, the National Palace of Culture and the Master of Art Foundation.

A total of 24 films from 11 countries, produced after 1 January 2014, will compete in the following categories: Music and Dance, Theatre and Cinema, Fine Art and Photography, Architecture and Design, Literature. An additional Video Art and Advertising section will attract professionals in the area.

Henrik von Sydow (Sweden), Marie-Odile Demay (Canada), Phil Grabsky (UK), Sevda Shishmanova and Nayo Titzin (Bulgaria) are the members of the international jury.

“The idea for the festival came to me as a result of my numerous participations in similar international events. After a lot of observation I decided to create an isle of spirituality in my own country, that would focus both on documentaries and art. Furthermore, I am proud that this festival, which will bring together high quality productions on art, is the first in the Balkans”, artistic director Titzin told FNE.

Line Up:


Written by Mrs Bach (UK)
Directed by Alex McCall & Irini Vachlioti

Rumba Tres, There & Back Again (Spain)
Directed by Juan Capdevila Garcia &David Casademunt Izquierdo

Maiko: Dancing Child (Norway)
Directed by Ase Svenheim Drivenes

What Would Beethoven Do? (USA)
Directed by Jonathan Keijser

Alive Inside (USA)
Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett


Fellini vs. Visconti: Italian Standoff (France)
Directed by Marie Dominique Montel & Christopher Jones

Leslie’s Journey (Spain)
Directed by Marcos Nine Bua

Sebastian Barrio - The Fabulous Destiny of a Porn Star (Bulgaria)
Directed by Aglika Delahaye

Animata Resistenza (Italy)
Directed by Francesco Montagner &Alberto Girotto

Cinema: a Public Affair (Germany)
Directed by Tatiana Brandrup


Beltracchi - The Art of Forgery (Germany)
Directed by Arne Birkenstock

The Man Who Saved the Louvre (France)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Devillers &Pierre Pochard

Frame by Frame (USA)
Directed by Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli

Flâneur (Bulgaria)
Directed by Antoaneta Bachurova andVladimir Lyutskanov

David La Chapelle - Revolution (Bulgaria)
Directed by Georgi Toshev, Yavor Vesselinov

Dalí's Last Masterpiece (Spain)
Directed by David Pujol


Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture (USA)
Directed by Ultan Guilfoyles

Saving Mes Aynak (USA)
Directed by Brent E. Huffman

Neon (Poland)
Directed by Eric Bednarski

The New Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)
Directed by Oeke Hoogendijk


The Alphabet of Fear (Netherlands)
Directed by John Albert Jansen

Gabo - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (Spain)
Directed by Justin Webster

Bird in the Room (Israel)
Directed by Ari Davidovich

Innocence of Memory (UK)
Directed by Grant Gee