EFP 2018 Producer on the Move: Veselka Kiryakova, Bulgaria

SOFIA: Veselka Kiryakova represents Bulgaria at the European Film Promotion’s 2018 Producers on the Move event taking place 10-14 May during the Cannes Film Festival.
09-05-2018

Nu Image Bulgaria Acquires Majority Stake in Telegraph Media

SOFIA: The Bulgarian film company Nu Image, owner of Nu Boyana Film Studios, has bought 51 percent of the media company Telegraph Media, which owns the largest newspapers in Bulgaria.
27-04-2018

FESTIVALS: Faces, Places Wins MofA Film Festival's Top Award

SOFIA: Agnès Varda’s and JR’s Faces, Places, coproduced by France’s CineTamaris, JRSA and Rouge International, grabbed the Best Documentary Film Award of the Master of Art International Documentary Film Festival.…
24-04-2018

PRODUCTION: Hovhaness Galstyan and Marine Zakaryan Prep First Armenian/Bulgarian Coproduction

SOFIA: Armenia’s Parallels Film Production, Bulgaria’s Jelfilm and Germany’s Clever Production are in preproduction with the first coproduction between Armenia and Bulgaria. My Grandma’s Locks is the sophomore feature by…
19-03-2018

FESTIVALS: 3/4 Wins 22nd Sofia IFF

SOFIA: Ilian Metev’s debut feature 3/4 won the Grand Prix in the international competition of the 22nd Sofia International Film Festival held from 7 to18 March 2018.This Bulgarian/German coproduction also…
19-03-2018

FESTIVALS: 15th Sofia Meetings Ready to Kick Off

SOFIA: A total of 29 projects are participating in the 15th Sofia Meetings (15-18 March 2018), the industry platform of the 22nd Sofia International Film Festival (7-18 March 2018).
13-03-2018

Bulgaria Adopts Amended Film Industry Act

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Parliament adopted the amended Film Industry Act, proposed by the Council of Ministers in November 2017. The changes meet the country’s commitments to bring the existing film state…
12-03-2018

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: CINÉ GRAND, Sofia, Bulgaria

This month we speak with Milena Modeva, the General Manager of CINÉ GRAND from Sofia, Bulgaria. CINÉ GRAND operates two multiplexes located in two shopping malls in different areas of…
08-03-2018

Bulgarian Coproduction Ága Racks Up International Sales After Berlinale

SOFIA: Beta Cinema sold Milko Lazarov’s Bulgarian/German/French coproduction Ága to Benelux, Switzerland, the Baltic states and China.
06-03-2018

FESTIVALS: The 22nd Sofia Film Festival Announces Lineup

SOFIA: Twelve debut and sophomore films were selected for the international competition of the 22nd Sofia International Film Fest. The festival will run in Sofia from 7 to 18 March…
05-03-2018

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Review: Out of Competition: Aga (Bulgaria, Germany, France)

BERLIN: Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov offers a poignant view on a vanishing way of life with his Berlin competition entry Aga. 
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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