Indian Fantasy Brahmāstra Wraps Shooting in Bulgaria

SOFIA: An Indian fantasy Brahmāstra, the debut feature of Ayan Mukerji, wrapped shooting in Bulgaria. According to the Indian media, shooting took place at the spa resort Devin, in the …

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Stanislav Donchev In Postproduction With Letters from Antarctica

SOFIA: Bulgarian Director Stanislav Donchev is in postproduction with his third feature film Letters from Antarctica, a deep psychological drama about a single mother incapable of confessing to her eight…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Kostadin Bonev In Postproduction With Away from the Shore

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Kostadin Bonev is completing postproduction on his new feature film Away From the Shore (aka Wolves around Us). This Bulgarian/Ukrainian coproduction is a personal interpretation of the…

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Peter Popzlatev In Postproduction With Time Is Ours

SOFIA: Award-winning Bulgarian director Peter Popzlatev is completing postproduction on his new feature film Time Is Ours. Inspired by Vladimir Zarev’s novel Devastation, it is another of the director’s personal…

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces First Production Grants for 2018

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center (NFC) distributed 1,801,900 EUR / 3,530,000 BGN at its first session in 2018. Nine feature films, including two with higher budgets and two with…

HBO Acquires Broadcast Rights for Nineteen Bulgarian Films

SOFIA: HBO has signed a deal for the forthcoming broadcast of nineteen Bulgarian films produced after 1989. Sixteen of them are feature films, while three are documentaries. The deal is…

Bulgaria’s NFC Signs First Partnership Agreement With Nu Boyana

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center has initiated and signed the first agreement on cooperation on joint activities with the Sofia based Nu Boyana film studios to support the development…

FNE TV: Jana Karaivanova Director of Bulgarian National Film Centre

CANNES: FNE asked Jana Karaivanova about her first Cannes as the director of the Bulgarian National Film Centre and why it is important for Bulgaria to be a coproducer of…
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FNE at Cannes 2018: Review: The Wild Pear Tree

CANNES: Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan is back in competition in Cannes with The Wild Pear Tree four years after winning the Palme d’Or with his Winter Sleep. The film…
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FNE at Cannes 2018: Bulgarian Cinema in Cannes

Bulgarian co-production supported by the Bulgarian Film Center selected in Cannes competition

EFP 2018 Producer on the Move: Veselka Kiryakova, Bulgaria

SOFIA: Veselka Kiryakova represents Bulgaria at the European Film Promotion’s 2018 Producers on the Move event taking place 10-14 May during the Cannes Film Festival.

Nu Image Bulgaria Acquires Majority Stake in Telegraph Media

SOFIA: The Bulgarian film company Nu Image, owner of Nu Boyana Film Studios, has bought 51 percent of the media company Telegraph Media, which owns the largest newspapers in Bulgaria.

FESTIVALS: Faces, Places Wins MofA Film Festival's Top Award

SOFIA: Agnès Varda’s and JR’s Faces, Places, coproduced by France’s CineTamaris, JRSA and Rouge International, grabbed the Best Documentary Film Award of the Master of Art International Documentary Film Festival.…

PRODUCTION: Hovhaness Galstyan and Marine Zakaryan Prep First Armenian/Bulgarian Coproduction

SOFIA: Armenia’s Parallels Film Production, Bulgaria’s Jelfilm and Germany’s Clever Production are in preproduction with the first coproduction between Armenia and Bulgaria. My Grandma’s Locks is the sophomore feature by…

FESTIVALS: 3/4 Wins 22nd Sofia IFF

SOFIA: Ilian Metev’s debut feature 3/4 won the Grand Prix in the international competition of the 22nd Sofia International Film Festival held from 7 to18 March 2018.This Bulgarian/German coproduction also…

FESTIVALS: 15th Sofia Meetings Ready to Kick Off

SOFIA: A total of 29 projects are participating in the 15th Sofia Meetings (15-18 March 2018), the industry platform of the 22nd Sofia International Film Festival (7-18 March 2018).

Bulgaria Adopts Amended Film Industry Act

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Parliament adopted the amended Film Industry Act, proposed by the Council of Ministers in November 2017. The changes meet the country’s commitments to bring the existing film state…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: CINÉ GRAND, Sofia, Bulgaria

This month we speak with Milena Modeva, the General Manager of CINÉ GRAND from Sofia, Bulgaria. CINÉ GRAND operates two multiplexes located in two shopping malls in different areas of…

Bulgarian Coproduction Ága Racks Up International Sales After Berlinale

SOFIA: Beta Cinema sold Milko Lazarov’s Bulgarian/German/French coproduction Ága to Benelux, Switzerland, the Baltic states and China.