OBITUARY Bulgarian Former Nobel Prize Nominee Valeri Petrov Dies at 94

SOFIA: Often called “man of hope” and ‘’father of the nation’’ prominent poet, scriptwriter and translator Valeri Nissim Mevorah, known with his pen name Valeri Petrov, died in Sofia at…
29-08-2014

PRODUCTION: Iglika Trifonova in Postproduction with False Witness

SARAJEVO: Bulgaria’s award-winning Iglika Trifoniva (Letter to America, Investigation) is in postproduction with her Hague Tribunal fiction False Witness, an ambitious coproduction between Bulgaria’s Klass Film , Holland’s Phanta Vision…
18-08-2014

PRODUCTION: Milko Lazarov in Development with Nanook

SOFIA: Milko Lazarov, whose minimalist, almost dialogue-free low budget debut film Alienation became Bulgaria’s 2013 creative surprise, is developing Nanook produced by his company Red Carpet.
15-08-2014

New Minister of Culture Appointed in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Martin Ivanov has been named as the new Minister of Culture in the caretaker government just appointed by the country’s President Rosen Plevneliev.
06-08-2014

Bulgarian National Film Center to Fund Low Budget Films

SOFIA: For the first time since its establishment in 1991 the Bulgarian National Film Center will support low budget feature films, with up to 200,000 EUR per project. The application…
29-07-2014

Salma Hayek and Adrien Brody in Bulgaria for new film

SOFIA: Salma Hayek and Adrien Brody are currently in Bulgaria for the filming of Septembers of Shiraz, according to local media reports.
17-06-2014

Bulgarians Respond to Activist 38 Claims

SOFIA: Producers/directors Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova from Activist 38 have accused the Union of the Bulgarian Film Makers - Film Academy (consisting of over 900 members) and the Bulgarian…
10-06-2014

Bulgarian Cinema in Cannes 2014

Market Screenings of Bulgarian Films
13-05-2014

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

FNE together with Europa Distribution is launching a new chapter of the Distributor of the Month section. This time we focus on new strategies in film distribution and the importance…
07-05-2014

EFP Producers on the Move 2014: Maya Vitkova

SOFIA: Maya Vitkova will represent Bulgaria at European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move in Cannes.
06-05-2014

Bulgarian Film Academy Nominates FNE Correspondent for Critics Award

SOFIA: Pavlina Jeleva, Bulgarian correspondent for Film New Europe, has been nominated by the Bulgarian Film Academy for the annual Best Critic award.
05-05-2014

Bulgarian Advertising Market Struggles to Remain Stable

SOFIA: The Bulgarian Association of Communication Agencies reported that in 2013 the country’s advertising market amounted to 303 m BGN, a decrease of 0.62%, and has a possibility of 2%…
31-03-2014

Bulgaria Sets 2014 Film Funding

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center will distribute 12.7 m BGN (6.5 m EUR) in film funding in 2014.
26-03-2014

New Director Appointed at Bulgarian National Film Center

SOFIA: Film producer Georgy Cholakov has been named Executive Director of the Bulgarian National Film Center, replacing documentary film director and academic Marin Martschewski who has been in the post…
18-03-2014

FNE at Sofia IFF: Georgian Blind Dates Grabs Three Awards in Sofia

SOFIA: Levan Koguashvili’s Blind Dates produced by Millimetr Film won the Sofia IFF Grand Prix in the International competition for first and second films.
17-03-2014

FNE at Sofia Meetings 2014: New Audiences and New Opportunities

SOFIA: Sofia Meetings hosted a number of events that emphasized the development of new audiences for European cinema during the three day event (13-16 March 2014). 
17-03-2014

FNE at SIFF 2014: Twelve Projects Participate in Sofia Meetings

SOFIA: Eight fiction and four documentary works-in-progress will be presented at the Sofia Meetings, running 13-16 March 2014.
13-03-2014

FNE at SIFF: Menzel and Paskaljevic Receive Honorary Awards in Sofia

During their participation in the 18th Sofia IFF famed Eastern European directors will be awarded with honorary distinctions: Czech Jirí Menzel will receive the title Doctor Honoris Causa of the…
12-03-2014

SIFF 2014 Unveils 34 Bulgarian Films

SOFIA: The 18th Sofia International Film Fest will screen 34 Bulgarian films including ten supported by the Bulgarian NFC and the rest of the production mostly privately financed.
10-03-2014

Pierce Brosnan headed to Bulgaria shoot

SOFIA: Action film star Pierce Brosnan, known for his roles as super agent 007, is shooting parts of the $35 million suspense film Survivor in Bulgaria, according to broadcast news…
27-02-2014