The Art of Falling Receives Best Film Award at Vasil Gendov Awards

SOFIA: The Art of Falling by Оrlin Milchev received the Best Feature Film Award at the closing ceremony of the second edition of the National Film Festival “Vasil Gendov” -…

FNE at Cannes 2023: Bulgarian Cinema in Cannes

Bulgarian Film Center will represent the country at Cannes Film Market - We are pleased to inform you that again this year Bulgaria will have its place on the film…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Eliza Petkova Shoots Documentary Silent Observers

SOFIA: Eliza Petkova is currently in production with her new documentary Silent Observers, which is a Bulgarian/German coproduction between Red Carpet and Wood Water Films. The film explores life in…

FESTIVALS: Anniversary Sofia Meetings Announces Awards

SOFIA: The 20th edition of Sofia Meetings, which was held within the 27th Sofia IFF 23 -26 March 2023, announced its awards. Six prizes were decided after the event, and…

FNE at Sofia IFF: Mexican/Italian Red Shoes Wins Grand Prix at 2023 Sofia IFF

SOFIA: Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser’s debut feature Red Shoes received the Sofia City of Film Grand Prix of the 27th Sofia IFF. The same film also won the FIPRESCI Award as…

FESTIVALS: The 20th Anniversary Sofia Meetings Announces Selected Projects

SOFIA: The 20th anniversary edition of the Sofia Meetings coproduction market has announced its selected projects. Bulgaria‘s most important film industry event will be held entirely onsite 22 – 26…

FESTIVALS: Sofia Film Festival 2023 Announces Lineup

SOFIA: The 27th Sofia International Film Fest will take place entirely onsite from 16 to 31 March 2023 under the motto Reconnect. The festival will also screen numerous of its…

New Caretaker Minister of Culture Appointed in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Nayden Todorov, the famous conductor and director of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, is the new Caretaker Minister of Culture in Bulgaria. Taking over from Prof. Velislav Minekov, he is…

Sofia Meetings 2023 Extends Deadline for Works in Progress Applications

SOFIA: Projects in different stages of postproduction and completed films looking for a premiere can apply to the Works in Progress segment of the 20th Sofia Meetings till 31 January…

BOX OFFICE: Bulgaria Gets Back to Pre-COVID Admissions and BO Rates

SOFIA: Total admissions in Bulgaria in 2022 were 3,957,349 and total gross was 26,883,358 EUR, compared to 2,553,845 admissions and 12,616,137 EUR gross in 2021, according to the Bulgarian National…

Andrey M Paunov’s January to Be Released in UK

SOFIA: Andrey M Paunov’s debut feature January will be released in cinemas and on demand in the UK on 27 January 2023 by New East Cinema.

Bulgarian National Television Releases Two Top Domestic Series Simultaneously

SOFIA: Bulgarian 12-part TV series Grapes of Guilt and War of Letters have their premiere on the Bulgarian National Television in January 2023. Instead of having one series wait for…

Six Films Approved for Cash Rebate in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Millennium Media’s sci-fi thriller Subservience will receive the biggest amount of nearly 1m EUR among the six projects that qualified for the new 25% cash rebate scheme from the…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Scriptwriter/Director Dimitar Stoyanovich Wraps Shooting Debut Feature Flesh

SOFIA: Scriptwriter Dimitar Stoyanovich completed the shooting of his first feature film Flesh, which is produced by PREMIERstudio and supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center.

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian/Hungarian Axis of Life Qualifies for Newly Launched Cash Rebate in Bulgaria

SOFIA: The privately financed Bulgarian/Hungarian Axis of Life directed by Atanas Hristoskov and produced by Invictus in coproduction with the Ganges Indian-Hungarian Cultural Foundation, is one of the first productions…

FESTIVALS: Cinemania 2022 Kicks Off in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s main autumn event Cinemania (Kinomania) will take place in the towns of Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna between 17 November and 4 December 2022.

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian/UK The Wheels of Heaven Starring Mickey Rourke and Dessy Tenekedjieva, Directed by Ben Charles Edwards Enters Postproduction

SOFIA: Following a summer/autumn shooting carried out in three steps in Bulgaria, London and Beverly Hills, the new dramatic thriller The Wheels of Heaven, produced by Dessy Tenekedjieva’s Sofia based…

FESTIVALS: The Innocent by Louis Garrel Wins 2022 CineLibri in Sofia

SOFIA: The Innocent by Louis Garrel was awarded Best Fiction Adaptation at the 8th edition of the International Book&Movie Festival CineLibri, which wrapped in Sofia.

Angel Wagenstein Celebrates 100th Anniversary in Sofia

SOFIA: The eminent writer, director and screenwriter Angel Wagenstein, who turned 100 years old on 17 October 2022, was celebrated during the 8th edition of the International Book & Movie…

FESTIVALS: CineLibri 2022 Ready to Kick Off in Sofia

SOFIA: The 8th edition of the International Book & Film Festival CineLibri will screen 60 fresh film adaptations between 8 and 30 October 2022. Having rapidly gained importance on the…