PRODUCTION: Ivaylo Penchev in Postproduction with Holiday Makers

SOFIA: Bulgarian director/producer Ivaylo Penchev is in postproduction with Holiday Makers, a seaside comedy intended for a wide audience.

OBITUARY: Ani Bakalova

SOFIA: Beloved Bulgarian film and theatre actress Ani Bakalova passed away on 3 July 2016 at the age of 76.

PRODUCTION: Stephan Komandarev’s Compatibility Gets Coproduction Support

SOFIA: The Macedonian Film Agency decided to support Compatibility, the new low budget film by writer/director Stephan Komandarev, with 55,400 EUR (3 400 000 MKD). This is the second minority…

PRODUCTION: Bulgaria Supports Georgian Film Brighton 4th

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center decided to support Brighton 4th, the third feature film by acclaimed Georgian director Levan Koguashvili, which will be a Georgian/Russian/Bulgarian/French coproduction.

Losers Wins Bulgarian Film Academy Awards

SOFIA: Ivailo Hristov’s ironical black and white film Losers (produced by Pro Film) won six awards including film of the year, topping the list of fourteen feature films from 2015…

PRODUCTION: Atanas Hristoskov in Postproduction with Eighteen

SOFIA: Atanas Hristoskov’s low-budget second feature film Eighteen is in postproduction.

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces First Grants for 2016

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center allotted approximately 1.8 m EUR / 3.5 m BGN in its first session in 2016, on 2 June. Only four feature films received funding:…

Films, Screens and Attendance Rise in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Cinema attendance, film production and the number of screens rose in Bulgaria in 2015, with 26 feature films produced and cinema attendance up 4.8 per cent.

FNE at Cannes 2016: Aktis Film Boards Komandarev’s Compatibility

CANNES: Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev’s new project Compatibility is set to go into production in November of this year after Germany’s Aktis Film Production agreed to coproduce the project together…
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FNE at Cannes 2016: Bulgarian Cinema in Cannes

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ScripTeast - 10 Years: Focus on Bulgaria

Film New Europe and Independent Film Foundation are celebrating the 10th anniversary of ScripTeast with a series of weekly interviews with scriptwriters and key players involved in ScripTeast activity. This…

FESTIVALS: MofA Film Festival Ready to Kick Off

SOFIA: The first edition of the Master of Art International Documentary Film Festival, a showcase of documentary films devoted to arts, will be held in Sofia from 15 to 22…

PRODUCTION: Letters from Antarctica in Development

SOFIA: Director/producer Stanislav Donchev is developing his third feature film Letters from Antarctica, a drama following the painful efforts of a single mother to hide from her little boy how…

PRODUCTION: Nikolay Volev in Postproduction with Off-Road

SOFIA: Established director Nikolay Volev is in postproduction with Off-Road, a new feature film after a break of nearly fifteen years. The release is planned for 2017.

FNE TV: Yariv Lerner CEO Nu Boyana Film Studios

FNE asked Yariv Lerner why Nu Boyana is getting involved in local Bulgarian productions after years of bringing Hollywood and European productions to Bulgaria.

Karbala Released in Bulgaria

WARSAW: Krzysztof Łukaszewicz’s war drama Karbala was released in Bulgarian cinemas by the Bulgarian coproducer Miramar Film on 18 March 2016.

FNE TV: Mira Staleva Director Sofia Meetings

FNE asked Mira Staleva how bringing Europe’s most important film organisations together in Sofia was helping to create a better understanding of the challenges facing the film industry in Central…

FNE at Sofia IFF 2016: Prize Winners

SOFIA: The Bulgarian directed German production Zhaleika by Eliza Petkova won the grand prix of the international competition at the 20th Sofia International Film Festival held 10-20 March in Sofia.
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Sofia Meetings Coproduction Market Kicks Off

SOFIA: The 13th Sofia Meetings coproduction market set to take place on 17-20 March 2016 within the Sofia International Film Fest will host 27 projects of first, second and third…

Europa Distribution Organises Workshop at Sofia Meetings

SOFIA: For the sixth year in a row, Europa Distribution is hosting a distribution workshop within the Sofia Meetings of the Sofia International Film Festival on 17-20 March 2016.