PRODUCTION: Searching for Spisarevski in Postproduction

SOFIA: Bulgarian award winning documentary film director Adela Peeva (Whose is This Song, 2003, Divorce Albanian style, 2007) is in postproduction with Searching for Spisarevski about WWII pilot Dimitar Spisarevski.

The Colour of the Chameleon Leads Bulgarian Film Nominations

SOFIA: Emil Christov’s The Color of the Chameleon received thirteen nominations for the Bulgarian Film Academy awards, with ten films eligible to compete.

Rangel Valtchanov Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

SOFIA: One of Bulgaria's most respected film directors Rangel Valtchanov is the new holder of the national Film Academy Lifetime Achievement award for 2012.

Bulgarian bTV Premieres The Family

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s leading commercial TV channel bTV began broadcasting the first two episodes of its new 12 parts series The Family on 7 April 2013. The premiere comes soon after…

Marin Martschewski: Executive Director of the Bulgarian National Film Center

FNE spoke to Marin Martschewski about the challenges facing the Bulgarian film industry as he takes up his new job as head of the Bulgarian National Film Center

Cinema City Adds Sofia Multiplex

SOFIA: Cinema City opened its sixth multiplex in Bulgaria, and second multiplex in Sofia, on 28 March 2013, bringing its total number of screens in Bulgaria to 65.

Bulgarian National Television Launches The Ungiven

SOFIA: On 21 March 2013 Bulgarian National Television begins broadcasting The Ungiven, a new 12 part historical series about the rescue of 48,000 Bulgarian Jews from death camps during World…

FNE at Sofia Meetings 2013: Awards for Best Projects

SOFIA: The 10th edition of Sofia Meetings hosted over 150 producers, distributors, representatives of film markets and film funds TV buyers and other film professionals as guests and firmly established…
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FNE at SIFF 2013: Grand Prix for Oh Boy

SOFIA: The Grand Prix for best film in the International Competition for first and second films of the 17th Sofia IFF went to the black and white film Oh Boy…

New Minister of Culture Appointed in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Actor Vladimir Penev was appointed Minister of Culture in the interim government by President Rosen Plevneliev on 12 March 2013.

Komandarev Launches The Judgment at Sofia Meetings

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Stefan Komadarev (The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner, shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 2010) will show ten…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month – Cinema House, Bulgaria

FNE together with Europa Cinemas continues its Cinema of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European cinema operators we choose a cinema from each…

TV7 Launches Bulgarian News Channel

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s TV7 will launch an HD information channel, News 7, on 7 March 2013.

FNE at Sofia IFF: Sofia Showcases Bulgarian Films

SOFIA: Seven new Bulgarian productions will screen at the 17th Sofia International Film Festival, opening 7 March 2013.

Sofia’s Cinema House Goes Digital before SIFF

SOFIA: Just in time for the 17th edition of the Sofia International Film Festival which opens on 7 March 2013, the Cinema House has been fitted with new digital equipment.

Bulgarian Distributor Competes at Cartoon Movie

Bulgaria’s Pro Films is one of three nominees for Cartoon Movie’s European Distributor of the Year.

Bulgaria Halts Tax Incentives for Film

SOFIA: The Bulgarian Parliament has put film tax incentives on hold indefinitely, following the veto of the Investment Encouragement Act by President Rosen Plevneliev.

Bulgarian Admissions Drop

SOFIA: Admissions and box office for domestic films saw decreases of 67 percent in 2012, when nine Bulgarian films drew 214,800 viewers and box office of 745,287 EUR.

Bulgaria Takes Center Stage at FIPA

BIARRITZ: A seven-film Bulgarian focus was the Central European highlight of the 26th International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (FIPA) held 22-27 January 2013.

FNE - IDF DocBloc: East European Forum Projects Announced

Bulgaria and the Czech Republic are well represented in the selection of documentary film projects in the East European Forum.