New Head of the Bulgarian National Film Center

SOFIA: Film director and manager Pavel Vasev was appointed as acting director of the Bulgarian Film Center on 10 March 2015. He is replacing acting director Georgy Cholakov, who was…
13-03-2015

FESTIVALS: Sofia Meetings 2015 Announces Second Fiction Film Projects

SOFIA: The Sofia Meetings coproduction market this year includes projects from Bulgaria, Lithuania, Georgia, Romania and Latvia. The event, which supports first, second or third feature projects looking for financial…
09-03-2015

Bulgarian National Television Opens Public Vote for Best Film

SOFIA: As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bulgarian cinema in 2015, Bulgarian National Television has opened a public vote for Best Bulgarian Film among 100 titles.…
09-03-2015

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Euro Cinema and G8 Cinema, Sofia

This month we speak with Ina Darova, manager of the Euro Cinema and the Cultural Centre G8. Euro Cinema was founded in 2001 as a single screen Art house cinema,…
06-03-2015

Historical Saga Triumphs at the Bulgarian Box Office

SOFIA: The two part 117 minutes historical saga Dyakon Levski, directed by actor Maxim Genchev and produced by Amrita Art, ranked third in the Bulgarian Top 10 this weekend with…
04-03-2015

FESTIVALS: Sofia IFF Lineup Announced

SOFIA: The festival programme for the 19th International Sofia Film Festival has been announced. This year Sofia is celebrating 100 years of Bulgarian Cinema. The film festival will gather films,…
03-03-2015

FNE at Berlinale 2015: Bulgarian Film in Berlin

Bulgarian coproduction opens the 65th Berlinale
08-02-2015

French TV Series Section Zero Shooting in Sofia

SOFIA: The first season of a French futuristic political series Section Zero by the famous TV director Olivier Marchal, has started shooting in Sofia. It is the most expensive French…
19-01-2015

Bulgaria Celebrates 100 Years of National Cinema

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s most important governmental institutions and cultural organizations will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bulgarian cinema today, 13 January, which has been designated as the official Day of Bulgarian…
13-01-2015

FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Minority Coproduction to Open the 65th Berlinale

SOFIA: Isabel Coixet's Nobody Wants the Night will open the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on February 5. The Spanish-French-Bulgarian coproduction is competing for the Golden Bear.
12-01-2015

FNE Country Report 2014: Bulgaria

Political turmoil resulted in the resignation of the country’s cabinet in July, the appointment of a caretaker government in August and early Parliamentary elections in October. Within the year, the…
19-12-2014

FNE at Golden Rhyton 2014: The Last Black Sea Pirates Wins the Plovdiv Golden Rhyton

PLOVDIV: The jury of the 21st edition of the Bulgarian national film festival for documentary and animated films Golden Rhyton which ran through 6 December 2014 chose The Last Black…
10-12-2014

UNESCO Proclaims Sofia City of Film

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s capital Sofia was officially announced as a City of Film, part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova, personally presented the official certificate…
05-12-2014

FNE at Golden Rhyton 2014: Bulgarian Doc and Animated Films Fest Registers Record Number of Entrants

PLOVDIV: The 21st edition of the most important national film festival for documentary and animated films Golden Rhyton, which kicks off on 1 December 2014 in Plovdiv, will screen over…
01-12-2014

FNE at Cinemania 2014: Cinemania Expands into New Theatres

SOFIA: The 28th edition of the annual film fest Cinemania, running in the three biggest Bulgarian towns of Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna, is showing 57 new international hits and auteur…
28-11-2014

Vezhdi Rashidov Returns to Lead Bulgarian Ministry of Culture

SOFIA: Sculptor Vezhdi Rashidov was officially announced as Minister of Culture on 7 November 2014 in the second cabinet of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. Rashidov was in Borissov’s first cabinet…
10-11-2014

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: The Judgment Wins the Top Prize in Varna

VARNA: Stefan Komandarev’s The Judgment was awarded the most prestigious Bulgarian award for a feature film at the 32 edition of the Golden Rose Film Festival. Assen Blatechki also received…
20-10-2014

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Viktoria

VARNA: Scriptwriter/director Maya Vitkova’s film portrays the first decade after the communist era through a story of a girl born with no umbilical cord. Viktoria screens at the Varna Golden…
17-10-2014

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: The Lesson

VARNA: The Lesson was inspired by the real story of a teacher caught in a bank robbery attempt. Scriptwriters/directors/producers Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov focused their debut feature on a…
16-10-2014

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: Bulgarian Rhapsody

VARNA: The first Bulgarian/Israeli coproduction is representing Bulgaria at the Academy Awards nominations for Best Foreign Language Film. Ivan Nichev’s Bulgarian Rhapsody screens in the main competition of the Varna …
16-10-2014