FESTIVALS: Golden Rose Returns to Bulgaria


    SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center announced the titles of the 15 films that will compete in the 32nd edition of the country’s oldest film event, the “Golden Rose” National Feature Films Festival taking place 11-17 October 2014 in Varna.

    Unlike last year when the festival did not take place due to the lack of films, this year the full-length feature films competition contains fifteen titles, eight of which are debuts. The Bulgarian NFC supported nine films and Bulgarian National Television backed one. Four films received financial support for distribution and two received support for festival promotion. The rest of the films were shot with entirely private funding. Three of them were released domestically before the festival. Seven feature films will be screened out of competition.

    In comparison with the 31st edition which took place in 2012, the number of the short feature films also increased. The short film competition contains 19 titles and 15 more will comprise the out of competition programme.

    This year we have a special Jubilee program of eight classic Bulgarian films. This way we will honour the anniversaries of famous Bulgarian filmmakers such as scriptwriters Hristo Ganev and Alexander Tomov, director Ivan Terziev, the famous actresses Tatiana Lolova and Tsvetana Maneva, directors of photography Victor Chichov and Krasimir Kostov, art designers Georgi Todorov-Josie and Anastas Yanakiev. In memoriam, we will show two films with which we will honour the memory of two of the greatest creative tandems in Bulgarian cinema: Valeri Petrov/Rangel Valchanov and Svoboda Bachvarova/Ivanka Grabcheva,’ Irina Kanousheva from the NFC International department told FNE.  

    The films in the main competition follow:

    Adultery by Yavor VesselinovAdultery
    Directed by Yavor Vesselinov
    Produced by Teach.Co Art Company
    Supported by Sofia Municipality

    Directed by Milko Lazarov
    Produced by BNT, Red Carpet

    Buffer Zone
    Directed by Georgi Djulgerov
    Produced by Front Film, Nu Boyana Film Studios, Bulgarian National Television, Audiovideo Orpheus
    Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center

    Bulgarian Rhapsody
    Directed by Ivan Nichev
    Produced by Cinepaz, United King Films, Cinissima Ltd., Cinema Project-Rabinovich Foundation
    Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center, Bulgarian National Television, Nu Boyana Film Studios

    Directed by Zachary Paunov
    Produced by Snimachen ekip Ltd
    Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center

    The Judgment by Stephan KomandarevThe Judgment
    Directed by Stephan Komandarev
    Produced by Argo Film (Bulgaria), Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion (Germany), Propeler Film (Croatia), Sektor Film (Macedonia), Bulgarian National Television, CinePostproduction GmbH, Tara Tree Pictures, Filmmaker
    Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, German Federal Film Fund, Macedonian Film Fund, Eurimages, Media Programme of the EU

    The Lesson
    Directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
    Produced by Abraxas Film, Graal Film (Greece), Little Wing, Screening Emotions
    Supported by ZDF, American Foundation for Bulgaria, Central Cooperative Union

    Living Legends
    Directed by Niki Iliev
    Produced by Niki Ilev, Boyko ILiev, Yan Yanev, bTV studios

    One More Dream
    Directed by Nikolay Mutafchiev
    Produced by Premier Studio

    Rat Poison by Konstantin BurovThe Petrov File
    Directed by Gueorgui Balabanov
    Produced by Camera Ltd (Bulgaria), Ostlicht Filmproduktion Gmbh, Germany
    Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center, MDM Germany; Eurimages

    Rapid Response Corps 2: Nuclear Threat
    Directed by Stanislav Donchev
    Produced by Dynamic Arts, Indi Film, Pro Films, Monte Music, TV7

    Rat Poison
    Directed by Konstantin Burov
    Produced by Bulfilm (Bulgaria), Stop Film (Romania)
    Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center

    Directed by Martin Makariev
    Produced by Svetlin Neinski, Dimiter Gochev, Alexander Penev, Martin Makariev

    Viktoria by Maya VitkovaThe Sinking Of Sozopol
    Directed by Kostadin Bonev
    Produced by Borough Film, BNT
    Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center

    Directed by Maya Vitkova
    Produced by Viktoria Films (Bulgaria), Mandragora (Romania)
    Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center