FESTIVALS: The 37th Golden Rose Film Festival Announces Lineup


    VARNA: A total of 13 feature and 17 short films will screen in the official competition of the 37th Golden Rose National Film Festival, running in Varna from 27 September to 4 October 2019. Five of the feature films in competition are first films.

    Among these 13 feature films, 10 are supported with public financing, one is produced by the Bulgarian National Television and two are privately financed.

    Seven feature films from the official competition are Bulgarian majority coproductions and one is a minority coproduction. Four other minority coproductions will screen out of competition. There are five debut films.

    Three recent features from Montenegro, Serbia and North Macedonia will screen in the frames of the Balkan focus.

    A Focus on Roma Lazio Film Commission, made in cooperation with the Castelli Romani Film Festival, will present three international coproductions with Italian participation, including the opening film of the festival Tulipani: Love, Honor and a Bicycle directed by Oscar winner Mike Van Diem.

    For the third time since 2014 the main jury will include foreign members. The Giornate degli Autori - Venice Film Festival selector Renata Santoro and the Croatian director/scriptwriter/actor Hrvoje Hribar will serve along three Bulgarians: director Milko Lazarov (head of the jury), actress and casting director Joreta Nikolova and DoP Emil Christov.

    The short films jury will be headed by the Bulgarian director Andrey Paounov, who will be accompanied by the Bulgarian actress Ani Valchanova and the Japanese film critic Yoshiko Minekawa.

    The Golden Rose National Film Festival is organised by the Bulgarian National Film Center with the support of the Varna municipality.

    Feature Film Competition:

    A Picture With Yuki (Bulgaria, Japan)
    Directed by Lachezar Avramov
    Produced by The Chouchkov Brothers (Bulgaria)
    Coproduced by the Bulgarian National Television, WA Entertainment (Japan)
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Creative Europe – MEDIA

    A Travelling Cinema (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Iliya Kostov
    Produced by Nike-I
    Coproduced by NCTV Eurocom
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

    Action (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Radoslav Iliev
    Produced by Incoms Project
    Coproduced by Urban Media, Doli Media Studio
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

    Bad Girl (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Marian Valev
    Produced by the Bulgarian National Television

    Cat In The Wall (Bulgaria, UK, France)
    Directed by Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
    Produced by Activist38 (Bulgaria)
    Coproduced by Glasshead Limited (UK), Ici et Là Productions (France), the Bulgarian National Television
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, ARTE Région Ile de France, Post Republic Germany, Creative Europe – MEDIA

    Letters From Antarctica (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Stanislav Donchev
    Produced by Dynamic Arts
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Nova TV

    Love, Boyden (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Borislav Mihailovski
    Produced by Magic Storylines

    Once Upon A War (Bulgaria, Monaco)
    Directed by Anri Koulev
    Produced by Koulev Film Production (Bulgaria)
    Coproduced by Doli Media Studio, Magic Shop, the Bulgarian National Television, Nu Boyana, Shibuya Productions (Monaco)
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

    The Announcement (Turkey, Bulgaria)
    Directed by Mahmut Fazil Coşkun
    Produced by Filmotto productions – Halil Kardas (Turkey)
    Coproduced by The Chouchkov Brothers (Bulgaria)
    Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, the Bulgarian National Film Center

    The Father (Bulgaria, Greece)
    Directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
    Produced by Abraxas Film www.abraxasfilm.com (Bulgaria)
    Coproduced by Graal Films (Greece)
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Greek Film Center, Biennale College Cinema, Eurimages, Creative Europe – MEDIA

    The Pig (Bulgaria, Romania)
    Directed by Dragomir Sholev
    Produced by Gorilla Film
    Coproduced by New Boyana Film Studios, B2Y, Screening Еmotions, Papillon Film (Romania)
    Supported by SEE Cinema Network, UNICEF

    Rounds (Bulgaria, Serbia)
    Directed by Stephan Komandarev
    Coproduced by Argo Film (Bulgaria), See Film Pro (Serbia)
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Film Center Serbia, Eurimages

    Sister (Bulgaria, Qatar)
    Directed by Svetla Tsotsorkova
    Produced by Omega Films
    Coproduced by Audiovideo Orpheus, the Doha Film Institute