FNE at Berlinale 2024: Bulgarian Cinema in Berlin

Dear colleagues and friends,Bulgaria is waiting for you at EFM 2024!Berlinale gives you an opportunity to meet talented Bulgarian filmmakers and producers while also catching up with our coproduction and…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director/Producer Dimitar Kotzev Preps Feature Film For You

SOFIA: Bulgarian director/producer Dimitar Kotzev is in preproduction with his fourth feature film For You, whose shooting will start on 7 May 2024. The Bulgarian National Film Center is supporting…

BOX OFFICE: Admissions to Domestic Films Declined in Bulgaria in 2023

SOFIA: Admissions to domestic films declined in Bulgaria from 644,238 in 2022 to 410,785 in 2023, even though 28 new titles were released, compared to 25 in 2022. However, general…

Apply to Balkan Watchers – Media Programme for Documentary Films and Podcasts

SOFIA: The Balkan Documentary Center has launched a new initiative: Balkan Watchers – Media Programme for Documentary Films and Podcasts. Submission deadline is 1 March 2024.

FNE at Berlinale 2024: Bulgarian Minority Coproduction Arcadia Selected for 2024 Berlinale’s Encounters

BERLIN: Arcadia, the second feature film by Greek director Yorgos Zois, will have its world premiere in the Encounters competition section of the 74th Berlin IFF (15 – 25 February…

FESTIVALS: Golden Rython Film Festival 2023 Is Underway in Bulgaria

PLOVDIV: The 27th Golden Rhyton Festival of Bulgarian Documentary and Animated Film, taking place 14 - 21 December 2023 in the city of Plovdiv, is screening a record number of…

PRODUCTION: Svetoslav Draganov in Postproduction with Documentary Snescha and Franz

SOFIA: Bulgarian director/producer Svetoslav Draganov is in postproduction with his new documentary Snescha and Franz, a universal story about the call of freedom vs. the family life, based on the…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Hristo Simeonov Shoots My Father’s Shoes

SOFIA: The Bulgarian director Hristo Simeonov is currently in production with his debut feature My Father’s Shoes, which is a Bulgarian/French coproduction supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center.

BOX OFFICE: Bulgarian Film Dyad Tops Domestic Charts

SOFIA: Bulgarian feature film Dyad by writer/director Yana Titova tops the local box office in its first weekend with 11,651 admissions and 73,626,031 EUR / 144,306 BGN gross. This has…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2023: Resonance

COTTBUS: One of the two Bulgarian projects showcased at the 25th anniversary edition of connecting cottbus (8 – 10 November 2023) is the Bulgarian/Greek coproduction Resonance. The slightly larger of…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2023: Mather

COTTBUS: Bulgarian production company Activist 38 returns to Cottbus with their project Mather, which was presented at the 25th edition of connecting cottbus, held 8-10 November 2023. The film is…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Lybomir Mladenov in Postproduction with Facing the Sun

SOFIA: Bulgarian writer/director Lyubomir Mladenov is in postproduction with his third feature film Facing the Sun, which is produced by Screening Emotions with support from the Bulgarian National Film Center.

FNE at 41st Golden Rose FF: Dyad and Blaga’s Lessons Share Best Film Award

VARNA: Stephan Komandarev’s Blaga’s Lessons and Dyad by Yana Titova shared Best Film Award at the 41st Golden Rose National Film Festival, which was held in Varna 20 - 28…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Stanislav Donchev Shoots Before I Forget

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Stanislav Donchev is currently shooting his fourth feature film Before I Forget with support from the Bulgarian National Film Centre. Donchev’s production company Dynamic Arts, which is…

FESTIVALS: Golden Rose Film Festival 2023 Kicks Off in Bulgaria

VARNA: A total of 12 feature films, 25 short fiction films and three fiction TV series will screen in the three official competitions of the 41st Golden Rose National Film…

FNE Oscar Watch 2024: Bulgaria Selects Blaga’s Lessons as Oscar Candidate

ZAGREB: The Bulgarian/German coproduction Blaga's Lessons / Urotcite na Blaga directed by Stephan Komandarev has been selected as Bulgaria’s candidate for the 96th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…

Sofia Animation Lab Announces Call for Bulgarian Projects

SOFIA: Sofia Animation Lab has announced a call for Bulgarian projects for the second edition of the Annecy-Bulgaria Animation Pitching Workshop 2023, which will be held in Sofia 30 October…

PRODUCTION: Boris Despodov in Postproduction with Documentary The Sinner and the Saint

SOFIA: Bulgarian director/producer Boris Despodov is in postproduction with his new documentary The Sinner and the Saint. This Bulgarian/German/Serbian coproduction has been selected for the CineLink Work in Progress 2023,…

PRODUCTION: Indiegogo Campaign for Dimitar Kotzev’s Feature Film The Answer to All Questions

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Dimitar Kotzev is in postproduction with his third feature film The Answer to All Questions, which he is independently producing through Kontraplan. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign launched…

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces Production Grants

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center has allocated 2,435,000 EUR to six feature film projects in the first production call of 2023. The grants have not been distributed because of…