FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Golden Rose Sets Up International Jury


    SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Golden Rose Film Festival is establishing a pitching workshop for new projects which have recently received public support for development.

    The script consultant for the workshop is Lithuanian Egle Vertelyte, a scriptwriter and member of the development department of the Vilnius based iN SCRiPT.

    For the first time since 1961 Bulgaria’s most important national film festival, which will open on 11 October 2014, is establishing a jury with international members.

    The only Bulgarian representative will be president Emil Hristov, one of the most respected Bulgarian directors of photography, whose directorial debut The Color of the Chameleon produced by Vladislav Todorov’s Peripeteiawon the Golden Rose Grand Prix in 2012 and was selected as Best film by the Bulgarian Film Academy in 2013. The rest of the five members jury coming to the Black Sea town of Varna are the esteemed Slovenian producer Dunja Klemenc, an Academy award winner, film critic and director of the French Cinemed International Film Festival Jean-François Bourgeot, the international distributor and Head of the German Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF co-production forum Mannheim Meeting Place Julek Kedzierski, and the Canadian/Bulgarian university film researcher Christina Stojanova. 

    According to the Bulgarian National Film Center, the main organizer of the event, “the decision to open the traditionally local Golden Rose jury to international membership is made to help the promotion of the newest Bulgarian film production in the international professional environment in a timely manner.”

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