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Bulgaria to get second HDTV service
Cable provider CableTEL is to launch a new four-channel HDTV service within the month. The announcement follows rival Eurocom's plan to launch three HDTV channels.
Warner Bros Dubs Moonlight at Graffitti Studio
Sofia's Graffitti Studio has completed dubbing for the Warner Bros TV series Moonlight. It was the first U.S. studio contract for the Bulgarian sound studio.
Bulgarian director wins HBO prize at Hot Docs
Bulgarian director Boris Despodov won HBO's first Emerging Artist Award for his film Corridor #8 at Canada's Hot Docs festival.
Open Class discusses industry changes
The latest of the Open Class seminars has wound up in Sofia after playing host to a number of Bulgarian filmmakers, researchers and students. The two-day seminars are organized by…
Festival time in Bulgaria
Three mini film festivals are playing in Bulgaria this week, with Czech and Nordic films featured in Sofia and a week of Moroccan cinema in Varna.
Nu Boyana unveils expansion plan
The board of directors of Nu Boyana Film Studios has unveiled plans to construct 10 new ultramodern stages, one of them larger than 5,000 square metres, as part of a…
Nu Boyana to finance Bulgarian student films
Bulgaria's Nu Boyana Studios has signed a cooperation agreement with the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) under which it will provide €35,000 to finance student films made…
Depardieu planning film in Bulgaria
French actor and director Gerard Depardieu will arrive in Bulgaria later this year to shoot a film, according to media reports citing producer Gianfranco Pierantoni from Nimar Studios Ltd.
The Mermaid takes top prize in Sofia
The Mermaid by Russian director Anna Melikian won the Best Film Award at the 12th edition of the international Sofia Film Festival, according to the Bulgarian news agency BTA. The…
Sofia IFF features Russia, Holland (update)
The 12th Sofia International Film Festival, to be held March 6-12, will focus on the cinemas of two nations - Russia and the Netherlands, the organizers announced on Feb. 27.…
Bulgaria back in Berlinale
Corridor #8 directed by Boris Despodov is the first Bulgarian film in six years to enter the official selection of the Berlin International Film Festival. The film will have its…
International talent agency sets up in Bulgaria
Four film professionals have established an international talent agency to meet a growing demand for representation in the Bulgarian film industry, and they have plans to unite talent throughout Central…
David Lynch does his TM bit in Bulgaria
Award-winning cult director David Lynch came to Bulgaria this week to open a transcendental meditation university - with time out to attend Cinemania 2007, Sofia's biggest autumn film festival.
Nu Boyana expansion program under way as Banderas films
Hollywood heartthrob Antonio Banderas is in Sofia this month shooting the $25 million crime thriller The Code directed by Mimi Leder at Nu Boyana Film Studios, which itself is in…
Bulgarian film wins international documentary award
A Bulgarian film, A Movie Buff at the Turn of the Century by director Petar Odadjiev, was named best international documentary at the New York Independent Film and Video festival,…
Bulgaria sets aside funds to preserve film archive
Bulgaria's government is earmarking an additional 440,000 leva (€226,000) to finance restoration of films in the Bulgarian National Film Archive. The money will be used to restore and transfer the…
Bulgarian Oscar pick is second accolade for young filmmakers
Warden of the Dead, Bulgaria's candidate for an Oscar nomination by Iliyan Simeonov, is the second serious recognition of a young Bulgarian filmmaker in the last year.
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