PRODUCTION: Acclaimed Theatre Director Galin Stoev in Postproduction With Debut Feature

SOFIA: Acclaimed Bulgarian theatre director Galin Stoev is about to complete the postproduction of his debut feature The Infinite Garden. Shot in Bulgaria and Italy, this poetic love story is…

FESTIVALS: The Citizen Wins Love Is Folly IFF

VARNA: Hungarian film The Citizen, directed by Roland Vranik, was awarded Golden Aphrodite for best film at the 25th edition of the Love is Folly International Film Festival organised by…

FESTIVALS: The 2nd DroneUp IFF Ready to Take Off in Plovdiv

PLOVDIV: The second edition of DroneUp IFF, a festival of films shot using drones, will take place in the Roman Stadium Plovdiv and Mall Plovdiv from 25 to 27 August…

PRODUCTION: Milko Lazarov in Postproduction after Arctic Shoot for Nanook

SOFIA: Bulgarian film director Milko Lazarov is in postproduction with his second feature film Nanook. This Bulgarian / German / French coproduction was shot in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic within the…

PRODUCTION: Konstantin Bojanov Preps Your Eyes For Indian Shoot

SOFIA: Bulgarian film director Konstantin Bojanov is preparing his third feature film, Your Eyes. It will be a smooth transition from his unfinished documentary In Search of a Miracle, which…

France’s Memento Films Picks up Ilian Metev’s Debut Feature

SOFIA: Artscope, the new talent arm of Paris based sales outfit Memento Films International, has picked up Ilian Metev’s feature debut Three Quarters / ¾. This Bulgarian/German coproduction will compete…

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Pro Films, Bulgaria

FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section. In the coming months we will talk with European distributors about their lineup, their…

PRODUCTION: Theodore Ushev Preps The Spinning Top

SOFIA: Bulgarian-born Canadian animator Theodore Ushev is preparing his first feature film The Spinning Top. Romanian, Macedonian and Serbian coproducers are welcomed. Ushev was nominated at the Oscars 2017 in…

Glory Sold to More than 30 Territories

SOFIA: Glory / Slava directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov was sold in more than 30 territories including Canada, United States and United Kingdom.

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces First Production Grants for 2017

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center allotted 1,856,000 EUR / 3,630,000 BGN at its first session on 29 June 2017. Seven projects, including two feature films with higher budgets, one…

PRODUCTION: Vitkova Preps Second Feature Film

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Maya Vitkova is writing the second draft of her sophomore feature, Afrika, through her production company Viktoria Films.

Memories of Fear Wins Bulgarian Film Academy Awards

SOFIA: The Bulgarian Film Academy announced its annual awards with Ivan Pavlov’s black and white Memories of Fear (produced by Art 47) winning the Best Film award for 2016. Krassimir…

FNE at Cannes: Bulgarian Cinema in Cannes

Bulgarian National Film Center in Cannes: Marche du Film, Village International (Riviera Side) SEE PAVILION №134

Komandarev’s Directions Sold For France

CANNES: Bulgarian director Stefan Komandarev’s Directions / Posoki has been sold to French distributor Rezo Films for France. The film will unspool in the Certain Regard section of Cannes on…

EFP Producer on the Move: Bulgaria's Mila Voinikova

SOFIA: Mila Voinikova represents Bulgaria as a European Film Promotion 2017 Producer on the Move. For eight years she has been working at Miramar Film founded in 2001 by Ilian…

New Minister of Culture Appointed in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Former Deputy Minister of Culture Boil Banov was appointed as the new Minister of Culture on 5 May 2017 under Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. He succeeds Rashko Mladenov, Minister…

FESTIVALS: I Go Back Home – Jimmy Scott Wins MofA Film Festival Top Award

SOFIA: Yoon-Ha Chang’s I Go Back Home – Jimmy Scott, produced by Germany’s Kemper Music Production, grabbed the Best Documentary Film Award of the Master of Art International Documentary Film…

PRODUCTION: Ilian Djevelekov in Postproduction with Omnipresent

SOFIA: Ilian Djevelekov is in postproduction with his second feature film Omnipresent. The release is planned for October 2017.

Modern Times Group to Sell Nova TV in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Swedish digital entertainment company Modern Times Group (MTG) is on the point of liquidating its business in Bulgaria. According to several domestic publications, quoting the Swedish business magazine Dagens…

Bulgarian National TV To Broadcast Animated Films in Prime Time

SOFIA: On 9 April 2017 Bulgaria’s public TV channel BNT starts airing the first segment of a total of 1000 minutes of national animated films. The series is part of…