FESTIVALS: 12 Films Compete for Sofia Festival Grand Prix

By FNE Staff
    Twelve films are competing in the main competition of the Sofia International Film Festival which runs 4-13 March 2011. For ninth consecutive year the Grand Prix Award will be handed out to the best film in the International Programme of first or second feature by directors from all around the world.

    The competition line-up includes:

    America - Portugal-Russia-Spain-Brazil, Dir. Joao Nuno Pinto, featuring Chulpan Khamatova.
    White as Snow - Turkey, Dir. Selim Gunes
    Polish Bar - USA, Dir. Ben Berkowitz
    Dog Sweat - Iran, Dir. Hossein Keshavarz
    The Day I Was Not Born - Germany-Argentina, Dir. Florian Cossen
    Children of the Green Dragon - Hungary, dir Bence Miklauzic
    Intimate Grammar - Israel, dir. Nir Bergman
    My Brothers - Ireland, dir. Paul Frasier
    Shelter - Bulgaria, dir. Dragomir Sholev
    Sounds of Noise - France/Sweden/Denmark, dir. Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson
    Skeletons - UK, dir. Nick Whitfield
    TILT - Bulgaria/Germany, dir. Victor Chouchkov Jr.

    The International Jury will once again pick the winners of the main prizes. Its Chairman this year will be OSCAR nominated Icelandic director and producer Fridrik Tor Fridrikson. He will be aided in judging the 12 films in the competition programme and the 12 shorts competing for the Jameson Award by Gabriele Brunnenmeier - industry expert and journalist, Croatian director Ognjen Svilicic, Uruguayan director Alvaro Brechner and their Bulgarian colleague Kamen Kalev.