FNE at the 2016 Golden Rose National Film Festival: Eighteen

VARNA: Atanas Hristoskov’s low-budget second feature film Eighteen will screen in the main competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival (19-25 September 2016).

FNE at the Golden Rose National Film Festival: Inches above the Ground

VARNA: Maxim Genchev’s historical thriller Inches above the Ground will screen in the main competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival set to take place from 19 to…

FNE at the 2016 Golden Rose National Film Festival: Holiday Makers

VARNA: Ivaylo Penchev’s seaside comedy Holiday Makers will screen in the main competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival, set to take place from 19 to 25 September…

Bulgaria Selects Losers as Oscar Bid

SOFIA: Losers by Ivaylo Hristov has been selected as Bulgaria’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The film was chosen by a commission gathered by…

FNE at the Golden Rose National Film Festival: Labyrinths of Love

VARNA: Vladimir Shterianov’s Russian/Bulgarian coproduction Labyrinths of Love will screen in the main competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival running from 19 to 25 September 2016. The…

FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Golden Rose Film Festival Announces Lineup

VARNA: Twelve feature films will be screened in the national official competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival from 19 to 25 of September 2016. Three of them…

PRODUCTION: American Action/Adventure Category 5 Starts Shooting in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Action/Adventure Category 5 by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, Mummy 3) started shooting on location in Bulgaria on 29 August 2016. Shooting will wrap in 11 weeks-time…

PRODUCTION: Egle Vertelyte in Postproduction with Miracle

VILNIUS: Lithuanian writer/director Egle Vertelyte is in postproduction with her first feature film Miracle, a Lithuanian/Bulgarian coproduction.

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.