FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: Rat Poison

VARNA: Konstantin Burov’s debut feature is a Bulgarian-Romanian coproduction that also launches the careers of most of the actors in the film. Rat Poison will screen in the main competition…

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: One More Dream

VARNA: Nikolay Mutafchiev’s independent debut feature tells the story of four beautiful women who meet at a psychotherapy session and decide to rob a bank. One More Dream screens in…

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: Hombre

VARNA: Zahary Paunov‘s Hombre, a contemporary story about a journalist who gets involved in an unsuccessful drug deal and becomes a victim of the mafia, is one of eight debuts…

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014:Competition: Rapid Response Corps 2: Nuclear Threat

VARNA: Action comedy Rapid Response Corps 2: Nuclear Threat is the only sequel in Bulgarian cinema in the last 25 years and a third part has already been announced. Stanislav…

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: Roseville

VARNA: Martin Makariev's Roseville, promoted as the first Bulgarian psycho thriller, screens in the main competition of the annual Golden Rose Film Festival (11 to 17 October 2014) of new…

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: Living Legends

VARNA: Bulgarian writer/director/actor Niki Iliev’s second feature Living Legends which screens in the main competition of the annual Golden Rose Film Festival (11-17 October 2014) of new Bulgarian films in…

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: Adultery

VARNA: Bulgarian film and theatre director and former international fashion model Yavor Vesselinov concentrates on a triangle love story in his graduation film Adultery. The film screens in the main…

FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Golden Rose Sets Up International Jury

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Golden Rose Film Festival is establishing a pitching workshop for new projects which have recently received public support for development.

FESTIVALS: Golden Rose Returns to Bulgaria

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center announced the titles of the 15 films that will compete in the 32nd edition of the country’s oldest film event, the “Golden Rose” National…

OBITUARY Bulgarian Former Nobel Prize Nominee Valeri Petrov Dies at 94

SOFIA: Often called “man of hope” and ‘’father of the nation’’ prominent poet, scriptwriter and translator Valeri Nissim Mevorah, known with his pen name Valeri Petrov, died in Sofia at…

PRODUCTION: Iglika Trifonova in Postproduction with False Witness

SARAJEVO: Bulgaria’s award-winning Iglika Trifoniva (Letter to America, Investigation) is in postproduction with her Hague Tribunal fiction False Witness, an ambitious coproduction between Bulgaria’s Klass Film , Holland’s Phanta Vision…

PRODUCTION: Milko Lazarov in Development with Nanook

SOFIA: Milko Lazarov, whose minimalist, almost dialogue-free low budget debut film Alienation became Bulgaria’s 2013 creative surprise, is developing Nanook produced by his company Red Carpet.

New Minister of Culture Appointed in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Martin Ivanov has been named as the new Minister of Culture in the caretaker government just appointed by the country’s President Rosen Plevneliev.

Bulgarian National Film Center to Fund Low Budget Films

SOFIA: For the first time since its establishment in 1991 the Bulgarian National Film Center will support low budget feature films, with up to 200,000 EUR per project. The application…

Salma Hayek and Adrien Brody in Bulgaria for new film

SOFIA: Salma Hayek and Adrien Brody are currently in Bulgaria for the filming of Septembers of Shiraz, according to local media reports.

Bulgarians Respond to Activist 38 Claims

SOFIA: Producers/directors Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova from Activist 38 have accused the Union of the Bulgarian Film Makers - Film Academy (consisting of over 900 members) and the Bulgarian…

Bulgarian Cinema in Cannes 2014

Market Screenings of Bulgarian Films

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

FNE together with Europa Distribution is launching a new chapter of the Distributor of the Month section. This time we focus on new strategies in film distribution and the importance…

EFP Producers on the Move 2014: Maya Vitkova

SOFIA: Maya Vitkova will represent Bulgaria at European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move in Cannes.

Bulgarian Film Academy Nominates FNE Correspondent for Critics Award

SOFIA: Pavlina Jeleva, Bulgarian correspondent for Film New Europe, has been nominated by the Bulgarian Film Academy for the annual Best Critic award.