Bulgaria Declares State of Emergency as Financial Losses for Cinemas Mount

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s government has declared a “one month state of emergency on the territory of the whole country”. It was immediately and unanimously voted by the country’s Parliament on 13…
16-03-2020

Bulgaria Eases Restrictions on Cinemas After Protests and Sofia FF Announces New Dates

SOFIA: Restrictions imposed on Bulgarian cinemas have been eased following protests by Bulgarian Association of Cinemas. The authorities have decided to amend the initial “prohibition of cultural and public events…
13-03-2020

FESTIVALS: Sofia Film Fest Postpones 2020 Edition

SOFIA: Following an order of Bulgaria’s Minister of Health related to the registered cases of COVID-19, the director of the Sofia Film Festival Stefan Kitanov announced that the 24th edition…
10-03-2020

FESTIVALS: Sofia Film Festival 2020 Announces Lineup

SOFIA: Twelve debut and sophomore films have been selected for the international competition of the 24th Sofia International Film Fest. The festival will run in Sofia from 12 to 22…
09-03-2020

Sofia Meetings Announces Projects Selection

SOFIA: The 17th edition of the Sofia Meetings coproduction market, set to take place from 18 to 22 March 2020 within the 24th Sofia International Film Festival, will host 38…
05-03-2020

FNE Market Analysis 2019: BULGARIA

SOFIA: Public support for film was finally unlocked in 2019 and the Bulgarian National Film Center resumed its regular activities. This became possible after the harmonisation of the Film Industry…
04-02-2020

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces Second Grants in 2019

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center allotted 1,987,397 EUR / 3,887,000 BGN at its second session in 2019. Nine fiction films, including two with higher budgets, three with lower budgets,…
04-12-2019

European VoD Meetings in Sofia Deadline on 15 December

SOFIA: Executives and intermediate professionals are invited to apply for the second workshop of the European VoD Meetings to be held in Sofia 18 – 21 March 2020. The deadline…
29-11-2019

FESTIVALS: CineLibri IFF 2019 Winners Announced

SOFIA: Burning by Lee Chang-dong, based on a story by Haruki Murakami, tops the CineLibri competition.
16-10-2019

FNE at CineLibri IFF 2019 in Sofia: Interview with Founder and CEO Jacqueline Wagenstein

SOFIA: Jacqueline Wagenstein, working at Colibri Publishers since 2005 and founder of the International Book&Movie Festival CineLibri, spoke with FNE about its unique content and latest successes. The festival, which…
14-10-2019

Grand Opening of CineLibri 2019 in Sofia

SOFIA: The grand opening of the fifth edition of the International Book&Movie Festival CineLibri took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 5 October. It is the only film festival in the…
10-10-2019

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2019: The Father Wins Five Awards in Varna

VARNA: Kristina Grozeva’s and Petar Valchanov’s The Father won the Golden Rose award of the 37th Golden Rose National Film Festival (28 September - 4 October 2018). The film also…
07-10-2019

FESTIVALS: The 37th Golden Rose Film Festival Announces Lineup

VARNA: A total of 13 feature and 17 short films will screen in the official competition of the 37th Golden Rose National Film Festival, running in Varna from 27 September…
24-09-2019

MediaMation to Open Four MX4D Auditoriums in Bulgaria

SOFIA: MediaMation Inc. has signed an agreement with Kino Arena to open four MX4D auditoriums in Bulgaria. The first one will open in Sofia in the autumn of 2019.
24-09-2019

FNE Oscar Watch 2020: Bulgaria Selects Ága as Oscar Bid

SOFIA: Milko Lazarov’s sophomore feature Ága has been selected as Bulgaria’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international feature film category.…
11-09-2019

PRODUCTION: Armenian/Bulgarian/German Feature Film and TV Series in Production

SOFIA: The Bulgarian company Jelfilm is currently in production with a TV series-melodrama Remission, set to premiere in November 2019 on the Armenian Public TV. The main subject of the…
06-09-2019

Turkish Biopic of Boxer Naim Süleymanoğlu Shooting in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Turkish biopic Pocket Hercules: Naim Süleymanoğlu / Cep Herkülü: Naim Süleymanoğlu is currently shooting in Bulgaria. The film directed by Özer Feyzioğlu will also be shot in Turkey and…
31-07-2019

PRODUCTION: Stefan Komandarev Completes Bulgarian/Serbian Coproduction Rounds

SOFIA: Stefan Komandarev has finished his fifth feature film Rounds, a Bulgarian/Serbian coproduction supported by Eurimages. It is a sequel to the director’s previous Bulgarian/German/Macedonian film Directions (Argo Film, Aktis…
24-06-2019

PRODUCTION: Bulgaria Joins Armenian Film and TV Project Remission

SOFIA: The Bulgarian company JelFilm teams up with Armenia’s Parallels Film Production and Germany’s Clever Production on the feature film Remission. The project, which was on hold, has now restarted…
12-06-2019

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces First Production Grants for 2019

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center decided to allot 2,393,250 EUR / 4,786,500 BGN at its first session in 2019. Nine films, including two with high budgets, three with low…
06-06-2019