VARNA: Twelve feature films will be screened in the national official competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival from 19 to 25 of September 2016. Three of them are majority coproductions and two are minority coproductions.
Four more minority coproductions will be screened in the parallel programme Open Horizons. While most of the feature films from the competition are supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, only six out of over 30 short films which will be screened in the festival are supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center.
One jury will decide the awards for both feature film and short film competition. The jury will be presided by Kamen Kalev, who was awarded Best Director for Face Down (produced by Bulgaria’s Waterfront Film, France’s Le Pacte and Belgium’s Left Field Ventures) at the 33rd Golden Rose in 2015. The other members of the jury are Stefan Ivanov, Peter Dundakov, Teodora Duhovnikova and Borislav Kolev.
The festival will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Bulgarian National Film Center and its collaboration with Creative Europe Media. “Since 1991 the BNFC has supported 138 feature films, 236 documentaries and 124 animated films with a total amount of nearly 80 m EUR. Since 2003 Creative Europe Media is allotting almost 500,000 EUR per year to Bulgarian producers, distributors and festivals. This is a considerable support for our national cinema”, NFC acting director Kamen Balkanski and Head of the Media office Creative Europe Desk Bulgaria told the local media.
The festival will also organise a round table dedicated to coproductions between Balkan countries. Official representatives from the Greek Film Center, Film Center Serbia and the Macedonian Film Fund are invited to share their experience.
FEATURE FILM COMPETITION:
Eighteen (Bulgaria) Directed by Atanas HristoskovProduced by Incoms Project Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
Glory (Bulgaria, Greece) Directed by Petar Valchanov, Kristina GrozevaProduced by Abraxas Coproduced by Graal Film, Screening Emotions, Aporia Filmworks, Red CarpetSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Greek Film Centre
Godless (Bulgaria, Denmark)Directed by Ralitza PetrovaProduced by Klas FilmCoproduced by Snow GlobeSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Danish Film Institute, Eurimages
Holiday Makers (Bulgaria) Directed by Ivaylo PenchevProduced by Urban MediaSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
Hristo (Bulgaria, Italy) Directed by Grigor Lefterov, Todor MatsanovProduced by Lema FilmCoproduced by IdeaCinemaSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
Inches Above the Ground (Bulgaria)Directed by Maxim Genchev Produced by Amrita Art
Labyrinths of Love (Bulgaria, Russia) Directed by Vladimir ShterianovProduced by Beta Lenta Coproduced by Karo Production Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
Memories of Fear (Bulgaria) Directed by Ivan Pavlov Produced by Art 47 Coproduced by Audiovisual Orpheus, Doli Media StudioSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
Monkey (Bulgaria) Directed by Dimitar Kozev-ShoshoProduced by SpotlightSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
The Paradise Suite (Bulgaria, Netherlands, Sweden)Directed by Joost van GinkelProduced by KaBoAlCoproduced by PRPL, Bastide Films, Göta Film, Film i Väst Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Netherland‘s Film Fund, the Netherlands Production Incentive, the Swedish Film Institute, Eurimages
The Prosecutor, the Defender, the Father and His Son (Bulgaria, Netherlands, Sweden)Directed by Iglika TriffonovaProduced by Klas FilmCoproduced by Phanta Vision, Filmlance InternationalSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Bulgarian National Television, the Netherland‘s Film Fund, the Swedish Film Institute, Swedish Television
The Singing Shoes (Bulgaria) Directed by Radoslav SpassovProduced by MenclipsCoproduced by Kanina Film, Dream Team FilmsSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Sofia Municipality, the National Palace of Culture