Sofia Meetings Ready to Kick Off With Record Number of Projects


SOFIA: The 16th edition of the Sofia Meetings coproduction market, set to take place from 13 to 17 March 2019 within the 23rd Sofia International Film Fest will host 34 projects of first, second and third films. The Works in Progress section will screen 23 titles still in postproduction.

The Second Film Projects selection of the main Bulgarian industry platform for film contains six projects, one of them from Bulgaria. The Plus Minus One Projects section for first and third films comprises 10 projects, five of which come from CEE countries.

The total number of projects in the third Sofia meetings section Projects in Bank is 10, with six of them coming from CEE countries. Additionally, First Film First brings to Sofia eight more projects.

The Works in Progress programme comprises 17 feature films and six documentaries.  

Projects from CEE Countries:

Second Film Projects:

The Kingdom Of Chamla (Bulgaria)
Directed by Victor Bojinov
Produced by Gala Film

Plus Minus One Projects:

Deconstruction (Bulgaria)
Directed by Pavel G. Vesnakov
Produced by Red Carpet

Inkwash (Romania)
Directed by Sarra Tsorakidis
Produced by Mandragora

Let It Be (Poland)
Directed by Łukasz Grzegorzek
Produced by Koskino

Panopticon (Georgia)
Directed by George Sikharulidze
Produced by 20 Steps Productions

Windy Days Are Good For Flying (Bulgaria)
Directed by Petar Krumov
Produced by Klas Film

In The Heart Of The Machine (Bulgaria)
Directed by Martin Makariev
Produced by Forward Pictures Entertainment

Mira (Poland)
Directed by Anna Jadowska
Produced by Donten & Lacroix Films

Mother (Bulgaria)
Directed by Zornitsa Sophia
Produced by MQ Pictures

Petia of My Petia (Bulgaria)
Directed by Alexander Kossev
Produced by BOF Pictures/Concept Studio

The Invisible Fight (Estonia)
Directed by Rainer Sarnet
Produced by Homeless Bob Production

To The North (Romania)
Directed by Mihai Mincan
Produced by deFilm

First Film First Projects:

Blind Spot (Bulgaria)
Directed by Stefka Mancheva
Produced by Portokal

Honey Bunny (Croatia)
Directed by Igor Jelinović
Produced by Eclectica

Smaragda (Cyprus)
Directed by Emilios Avraam
Produced by AMP Filmworks

The End Of the World (Serbia)
Directed by Vojin Vasovic
Produced by Platforma

The Man Without Guilt (Slovenia)
Directed by Ivan Gergolet
Produced by Staragara

The Eternity Package (Bulgaria)
Directed by Magdelena Ilieva
Produced by Agitprop

Works in Progress:

Feature Films:

7 (Bulgaria)
Directed by Ralitza Petrova, Hristo Simeonov, Dimitar Kutmanov, Lyubomir Mladenov, Pavel Vesnakov, Nikolay Todorov, Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
Produced by Screening Emotions

18% Grey (Bulgaria, Germany, Serbia, Belgium, Macedonia)
Directed by Viktor Chouchkov
Produced by Chouchkov Brothers
Coproduced by Ostlicht Filmproduktion, Cinnamon Films, Raised By Wolves, Sektor Film

A Dose Of Happiness (Bulgaria)
Directed by Yana Titova
Produced by NoBlink

A Saint’s Life (Bulgaria)
Directed by Georgi Stoyanov, Wojciech Todorow
Produced by Screening Emotions

Cat in The Wall (Bulgaria, UK, France)
Directed by Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Produced by Аctivist 38
Coproduced by Glasshead ltd, Ici et La

Once Upon A War (Bulgaria)
Directed by Anri Koulev
Produced by Koulev Film Production

Outtakes Scenes From The Life Of An Actress (Bulgaria)
Directed by Ivan Vladimirov
Produced by Gala Film

Rounds (Bulgaria,Serbia)
Directed by Stephan Komandarev
Produced by Argo Film
Coproduced by SEE Film Pro

The Father (Bulgaria, Greece)
Directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Produced by Abraxas Film
Coproduced by Graal Films

Till The Final Caprice (Bulgaria)
Directed by Ivan Yurukov
Produced by Vagabonti Films

Twisted World (Bulgaria)
Directed by Marius Kurkinski
Produced by Ars Digital

Who Am I And Where Do I Belong (Bulgaria)
Directed by Ivaylo Markov
Produced by Nova Idea Film
Coproduced by Lema Film


Ikarus From Kocherinovo (Bulgaria)
Directed by Emil Spahiyski
Produced by Contrast Films

Legacy (Bulgaria)
Directed by Petya Nakova
Produced by Contrast Films

Not Far Away From Heaven (Bulgaria,Poland, Germany)
Directed by Christo Bakalski, Kornel Miglus
Produced by Buldoc

Novo Selo (Bulgaria)
Directed by Dimitar Shopov
Produced by Agitprop

Solo (Czech Republic, France, Argentina, Austria)
Directed by Artemio Benki
Produced by Artcam
Coproduced by Petit à Petit Production, Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Lomo Cine, Buen Destino
Supported by the Czech Film Fund, Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA, CNC Centre National du cinéma et de l'image animée Avance sur recettes, INCAA Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, Bundeskanleramt Österrereich – Kunst und Kultur, Eurimages

Women’s Day (UK, Germany, Russia, Bulgaria)
Directed by Dolya Gavanski
Produced by Thea Films
Coproduced by Elemag Pictures, Agitprop