FNE Country Report 2017: BULGARIA

SOFIA: The year 2017 started with the appointment of a caretaker government by the Bulgarian president, General Rumen Radev, designated to act in a limited time. Centre-right GERB party won…
09-02-2018

Admissions for Domestic Films in Bulgaria Triple in 2017

SOFIA: Admissions to domestic films almost tripled in Bulgaria from 176,395 in 2016 to 512,521 in 2017, while the domestic films cashed in over 2 m EUR in 2017 compared…
19-01-2018

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces Second Production Grants for 2017

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center allotted 1,856,000 EUR / 3,630,000 BGN in its second session at the end of November 2017. Nine projects, including three feature films with higher…
04-12-2017

Bulgaria Moves Forward With New Draft of Film Industry Act

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers adopted a draft of an amended Film Industry Act, which must align film industry to the latest European Union rules.
24-11-2017

Bulgarian/Macedonian Heights Opens in Top Spot in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Victor Bojinov’s debut feature, the historical drama Heights, based on Milen Ruskov’s eponymous epic bestseller, opened in first place at the domestic box office with nearly 30,000 admissions on…
20-11-2017

New Head of the Bulgarian National Film Centre

SOFIA: Actress/producer Jana Karaivanova has been appointed as executive director of the Bulgarian National Film Centre on 27 October 2017. She took the post after an election call including three…
30-10-2017

Poland and Bulgaria Get EFA Nominations

BERLIN: The Polish/UK coproduction Loving Vincent by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchmanand the Belgian/Dutch/Bulgarian film King of the Belgians by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens have been nominated for European…
25-10-2017

Godless Nominated for European Discovery Prix FIPRESCI

SOFIA: The Bulgarian/Danish/French coproduction Godless directed by Ralitza Petrova has been nominated for the European Film Academy’s European Discovery 2017 – Prix FIPRESCI.
20-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National FF 2017: Omnipresent Takes Five Awards

VARNA: Ilian Djevelekov’s sophomore feature Omnipresent won the Golden Rose Award of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September - 7 October 2017).
09-10-2017

FNE at the Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: Directions

VARNA: Stephan Komandarev’s low budget film Directions (aka Compatibility) will screen in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September - 7 October 2017).…
05-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: Radiogram

VARNA: Rouzie Hassanova’s first feature and low budget film Radiogram screens in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival, which wraps on 7 October 2017.…
05-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: Bubblegum

VARNA: Stanislav Todorov – Rogi’s first feature film Bubblegum will screen in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival currently running through 7 October 2017.…
04-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: Light Thereafter

VARNA: Konstantin Bojanov’s first English-language film Light Thereafter (aka I Want to be Like You) screens in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30…
04-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: Broken Road

VARNA: Katerina Goranova’s and Asen Blatechky’s first feature film Broken Road screens in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival, which runs through 7 October…
03-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: 3 / 4

VARNA: Ilian Metev’s feature debut 3 / 4 (Three Quarters) screens in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival, running through 7 October 2017. The…
03-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: The Motorbike

VARNA: Valentin Goshev’s first feature film The Motorbike screens in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September - 7 October, 2017).
02-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival: A Little Bit Of Luck

VARNA: Chavdar Jivkov’s and Aleksandar Smolianov’s first feature film A Little Bit Of Luck screens in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September…
02-10-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival 2017: Enemies

VARNA: Svetoslav Ovcharov’s new feature film Enemies aka David's Sling will screen in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September - 7 October…
29-09-2017

FNE at Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival 2017: Lift for Patients

VARNA: Iglika Triffonova’s Lift for Patients will screen in the main competition of the 35th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (30 September-7 October 2017). It is one of the…
29-09-2017