France’s Memento Films Picks up Ilian Metev’s Debut Feature

SOFIA: Artscope, the new talent arm of Paris based sales outfit Memento Films International, has picked up Ilian Metev’s feature debut Three Quarters / ¾. This Bulgarian/German coproduction will compete…
21-07-2017

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Pro Films, Bulgaria

FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section. In the coming months we will talk with European distributors about their lineup, their…
12-07-2017

PRODUCTION: Theodore Ushev Preps The Spinning Top

SOFIA: Bulgarian-born Canadian animator Theodore Ushev is preparing his first feature film The Spinning Top. Romanian, Macedonian and Serbian coproducers are welcomed. Ushev was nominated at the Oscars 2017 in…
10-07-2017

Glory Sold to More than 30 Territories

SOFIA: Glory / Slava directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov was sold in more than 30 territories including Canada, United States and United Kingdom.
05-07-2017

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces First Production Grants for 2017

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center allotted 1,856,000 EUR / 3,630,000 BGN at its first session on 29 June 2017. Seven projects, including two feature films with higher budgets, one…
03-07-2017

PRODUCTION: Vitkova Preps Second Feature Film

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Maya Vitkova is writing the second draft of her sophomore feature, Afrika, through her production company Viktoria Films.
30-06-2017

Memories of Fear Wins Bulgarian Film Academy Awards

SOFIA: The Bulgarian Film Academy announced its annual awards with Ivan Pavlov’s black and white Memories of Fear (produced by Art 47) winning the Best Film award for 2016. Krassimir…
29-06-2017

FNE at Cannes: Bulgarian Cinema in Cannes

Bulgarian National Film Center in Cannes: Marche du Film, Village International (Riviera Side) SEE PAVILION №134
21-05-2017

Komandarev’s Directions Sold For France

CANNES: Bulgarian director Stefan Komandarev’s Directions / Posoki has been sold to French distributor Rezo Films for France. The film will unspool in the Certain Regard section of Cannes on…
20-05-2017

EFP Producer on the Move: Bulgaria's Mila Voinikova

SOFIA: Mila Voinikova represents Bulgaria as a European Film Promotion 2017 Producer on the Move. For eight years she has been working at Miramar Film founded in 2001 by Ilian…
10-05-2017

New Minister of Culture Appointed in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Former Deputy Minister of Culture Boil Banov was appointed as the new Minister of Culture on 5 May 2017 under Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. He succeeds Rashko Mladenov, Minister…
08-05-2017

FESTIVALS: I Go Back Home – Jimmy Scott Wins MofA Film Festival Top Award

SOFIA: Yoon-Ha Chang’s I Go Back Home – Jimmy Scott, produced by Germany’s Kemper Music Production, grabbed the Best Documentary Film Award of the Master of Art International Documentary Film…
02-05-2017

PRODUCTION: Ilian Djevelekov in Postproduction with Omnipresent

SOFIA: Ilian Djevelekov is in postproduction with his second feature film Omnipresent. The release is planned for October 2017.
18-04-2017

Modern Times Group to Sell Nova TV in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Swedish digital entertainment company Modern Times Group (MTG) is on the point of liquidating its business in Bulgaria. According to several domestic publications, quoting the Swedish business magazine Dagens…
10-04-2017

Bulgarian National TV To Broadcast Animated Films in Prime Time

SOFIA: On 9 April 2017 Bulgaria’s public TV channel BNT starts airing the first segment of a total of 1000 minutes of national animated films. The series is part of…
07-04-2017

Indian Action Thriller Shoots in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Wisdom / Vivegam by Siva, a Tamil-language Indian action thriller, is in its final shooting phase in Bulgaria.
30-03-2017

FNE IDF DocBloc: Bulgarian/Swedish Doc God Over Estimated Me

Bulgarian multi-genre artist and documentary filmmaker Youlian Tabakov is developing his second long documentary, God Overestimated Me. This Bulgarian/Swedish coproduction is set for production in 2018.
24-03-2017

Sofia Municipality Launches Film Strategy for Public Debate

SOFIA: The Sofia Municipality plans to implement a ten-year strategy Sofia - Creative City of Film, focusing on the creative and industrial aspects of film, and stimulating local authorities to…
21-03-2017

FNE at Sofia IFF 2017: Godless Wins the 21st Sofia International Film Festival

SOFIA: Ralitza Petrova’s debut feature Godless won the Grand Prix of the international competition at the 21st Sofia International Film Festival (9-19 March 2017). The Bulgarian/Danish/French coproduction was also awarded…
20-03-2017

OBITUARY: Bulgarian Scriptwriter Georgi Danailov

SOFIA: Respected Bulgarian screenwriter and playwright Georgi Danailov passed away at the age of 81. He was one of the most loved Bulgarian writers for cinema.
14-03-2017