Bulgarian Films Head to Sarajevo Film Festival


    SOFIA: Bulgarian films continue their international success story with seven Bulgarian films due to participate in the 17th edition of Sarajevo Film Festival (22-30 July 2011) in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bulgarian filmmakers manage to succeed despite the ongoing struggle for funding in Bulgaria

    Four Bulgarian films will screen in the festival's competition section, including Ave by Konstantin Bojanov, documentaries Manchester United from Svishtov by Stefan Valdobrev and The Rules of Single Life, a Finnish-Bulgarian co-production by Tonislav Hristov, as well as the short film Take Two directed by Nadezhda Koseva.

    Shelter by Dragomir Sholev, which took the grand prix at Bulgaria's 15th Sofia Film Festival and was named Best Feature Film for 2010 by the Bulgarian Film Academy, and Island directed by Kamen Kalev, which premiered at the the special Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, will be included in the In Focus programe.

    The seventh Bulgarian title, Chromones is an animated short film by Rayna Atanasova and Ina Nikolova/

    Ave produced by: Elements Ltd., Camera Ltd., KB Films

    Manchester United from Svishtov produced by: Across Works (www.acrossworks.com ), Vreme Film Studio (www.studio-vreme.com )

    Rules of Single Life produced by: Making Movies Oy, Agitprop (www.agitprop.bg )

    Take Two produced by: Art Fest (www.cinema.bg ), Coin Film

    Shelter produced by: Klas Film (www.klasfilm.com )

    Island produced by: Waterfront Film (www.waterfrontfilm.net) , Art Eternal (www.arterternal.eu), The Chimney Pot (www.thechimneypot.com ), Film I Vast

    Chromones produced by: B.U.S.T.A.N