FNE at Golden Rose FF 2012: Competition: Sunny Side

VARNA: Iliya Kostov’s film Sunny Side, which premiered at the 20th International Film Festival“Love is Folly” (www.loveisfolly.ida.bg) where it won the jury’s Special Prize, is screening in the Bulgarian national…

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2012: Competition: The Color of the Chameleon

VARNA: The Color of the Chameleon, Vladislav Todorov's film adaptation of Zincograph based on his novel, competes in the Bulgarian national competition of the Golden Rose Film Festival, taking place…

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2012: Competition: Pistol, Briefcase and Three Stinking Barrels

VARNA: Georgi Kostov’s debut film Pistol, Briefcase and Three Stinking Barrels, competing in the Bulgarian national competition at the Golden Rose FF 2012, is a low budget film financed by…

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2012: Thirteen Features Compete at Bulgaria’s Golden Rose

VARNA: State of Shock, a coproduction between Slovenia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina by Slovenian director Andrej Kosak, opens the 31st "Golden Rose" Bulgarian film festival, 5-11 October…

Stoessel to Head Bulgarian TV Group

SOFIA: Didier Stoessel has been appointed CEO of Bulgaria's Nova Broadcasting Group (nova.bg).

Bulgaria Begins Cinema Cartel Investigation

SOFIA: Bulgaria's two leading cinema chains are at the center of a cartel investigation by the country's anti-trust agency, theCommission the Protection of Competition (KZK).

FNE - Step In - Locarno Country Report: Bulgaria

After almost two years of a funding crisis, the second half of 2011 marked the restoration of the government's financial support for Bulgarian film.

Bulgaria Seeks Delay of Digital Switchover

SOFIA: Bulgaria will request an extension of the September 2012 deadline for the switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Steam and Faith

The Bulgarian documentary Steam and Faith is participating in the 2012 Ex-Oriente Workshop as it prepares for a March 2013 completion date.

FNE IDF DocBloc: A Classroom Story from Bulgaria

Bulgarian production company tanaki films plans a January 2014 premiere for the documentary A Classroom Story from director David Djambazov.

Bulgarian Film Academy Awards TV Series

{mosimage}SOFIA: For the first time the national Film Academy awards, co-organised by the Union of the Bulgarian Film Makers, Bulgarian National Television (bnt.bg), the Bulgarian National Film Center (www.nfc.bg) and…

Bulgarian Lifetime Achievement Award for Tosheva

SOFIA: One of Bulgaria's most valued film prizes, the Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award was given to the eminent documentary director Nevena Tosheva who marks her ninetieth birthday.

FNE at Cannes IFF 2012: Bulgarian Cinema in Cannes

CANNES: Bulgarian film is represented in Cannes this year with the doc Sofia's Last Ambulance screening in the Critic's Week as well as four films screening in the market and…

Bulgaria Reports Film Production Decrease

SOFIA: The 2011 report from Bulgaria's National Statistics Institute showed that national film production was down compared with 2010, but cinema attendance rose by 12%.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Sofia's Last Ambulance at Critics' Week in Cannes

The only documentary in this year's selection, Sofia's Last Ambulance by Bulgarian filmmaker Ilian Metev will be presented in the Critics' Week competition in Cannes (May 17 - 25). Co-produced…

EFP Producer on the Move: Stefan Komandarev

SOFIA: Best know as the director of The World Is Big And Salvation Lurks Around The Corner (shortlisted in the Academy awards for Best Foreign Language Film), since 1999 Stefan…

Cinema City Opens Fifth Bulgarian Multiplex

Cinema City, the largest exhibitor in Central Europe, opened its third multiplex of the year in the seaside town of Burgas, Bulgaria on 15 May 2012.

Bulgarian bTV and Global Vision Terminate Contracts

SOFIA: After several disputes between bTV Media Group's leading channel bTV (owned by Central European Media Enterprises, www.cetv-net.com) has ceased broadcasts of two of the most popular programmes, both from…

Bulgaria’s National Film Center Increases Funding

SOFIA: Bulgaria's main film body, the National Film Center (NFC, www.nfc.bg) announced that it will double the amount of money available for the first round of grants in 2012, from…

Bulgarian Documentaries Find Commercial Success

{mosimage}SOFIA: Bulgarian documentaries have attracted increased public interest since the beginning of 2012, with TV sales and theatrical distributions accompanying festival attention.