PRODUCTION: Bojan Vuletic in Postproduction with Requiem for Mrs J

SOFIA: Serbian writer/director Bojan Vuletic is in postproduction with the dark comedy Requiem For Mrs J, a Serbian/Bulgarian/Macedonian coproduction. Famous Serbian actress Mirjana Karanovic is Mrs J, a middle-aged widow…

FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Godless Wins Locarno Film Festival

LOCARNO: Ralitza Petrova’s Godless won the Golden Leopard and Radu Jude’s Scarred Hearts the Special Jury Prize at the 69th edition of Locarno Film Festival held 3-13 August 2016.

PRODUCTION: Rouzie Hassanova in Postproduction with Radiogram

SOFIA: Rouzie Hassanova is in postproduction with her debut feature, Radiogram, a Bulgarian/Polish/Turkish coproduction. Based on personal memories, the film follows a father who walks almost 100 km to buy…

PRODUCTION: Andrey Chertov in Postproduction with Silent Movie

SOFIA: Andrey Chertov is completing postproduction on Silent Movie, a feature film based on many documentary elements. The story follows the life of the famous Bulgarian composer, jazz performer and…

Increased Popularity of Bulgarian Short Films Portal

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s independent online portal NoBlink! Media, focusing on short films, is enjoying a growing interest among audiences. It has released over 40 fiction, documentary and animated short films since…

Be For Films Picks up King of the Belgians

SOFIA: The Bulgarian minority coproduction King of the Belgians has been acquired by Be for Films. The film directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth landed a slot in the…

PRODUCTION: Kiran Kolarov Preps Melodrama

SOFIA: Bulgarian writer/director Kiran Kolarov will start the shooting of his twelfth feature film Melodrama on 6 August 2016.

PRODUCTION: Maria Veselinova Starts Filming Smart Christmas

SOFIA: Bulgarian actress Maria Veselinova will start shooting her debut feature Smart Christmas on 26 July 2016. The film is a fantastic fairy tale dedicated to the young audience.

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…