Bulgaria Confronts Digital TV Dilemma

SOFIA: Following the 30 September switch off of analogue TV which left some 100,000 rural residents without digital transmission, Bulgaria is set to spend an additional 800,000 BGN on it…
11-10-2013

ARTE Buys Bulgarian Because Of Mum

SOFIA: French/German public broadcaster ARTE announced it is acquiring Because Of Mum, a 12 minute animated Bulgarian film, produced by Activist 38.
08-10-2013

Rangel Vulchanov Dies at 84

SOFIA: Rangel Vulchanov, voted the best Bulgarian director of the 20th century, died on 30 September 2013 after a long battle with cancer.
02-10-2013

Bulgarian Union of Film Makers Elects New President

SOFIA: Ivan Pavlov has been elected president of the Union of the Bulgarian Film Makers.
30-09-2013

FNE Europa Distribution - Distributor of the Month: Stefan Kitanov

FNE together with Europa Distribution continues its Distributor of the Month series in recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face -…
30-09-2013

Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus Compete for EFA Awards

PRAGUE: Twelve films representing Central and Eastern Europe are among the 46 films entered into competition for EFA’s European Film Awards.
27-09-2013

Bulgarian Commissioner Fears Loss of Coverage with End of Analogue TV

SOFIA: As many as 350,000 to 1 m Bulgarians are unprepared for the end of the analogue TV signal, now scheduled to happen on 30 September 2013.
25-09-2013

Bulgaria Introduces Funding for Young Directors

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center (NFC) will establish a new fund for young directors of short film projects produced within five years of graduation. The plan will support ten…
20-09-2013

FESTIVALS: Bulgaria Cancels Golden Rose Festival

SOFIA: The 32nd edition of Bulgaria’s national Golden Rose film festival will not take place in 2013 due to an insufficient number of completed films for the competition program.
17-09-2013

Bulgaria's Love is Folly twins with Belgian FIFA

VARNA: One of Bulgaria’s most popular film festivals, Love is Folly, is headed for a close three-year cooperation with Belgium's Mons International Love Film Festival. Dedicated to the theme of…
10-09-2013

Bulgaria Delays Analogue TV Switch-off

SOFIA: The final analogue signal switch-off originally planned for 1 September will go off 1 November because of delays in getting out vouchers for free TV converters to low-income households.
02-09-2013

Sylvester Stallone Shooting Expendables 3 in Bulgaria

SOFIA: The Nu Image/Millennium Films mega production The Expendables 3, which leading man Sylvester Stallone co-wrote, began shooting in Varna, the postcard-perfect Bulgarian Black Sea town, 19 August.
23-08-2013

PRODUCTION: Bulgaria's Fourth Power Strikes Close to Home

SOFIA: An ambitious new 12-part political thriller series about a fictional daily newspaper, Fourth Power, will finally air on pubcaster Bulgarian National Television in September, following its victory over real-life…
20-08-2013

Bulgarian Admissions Up

SOFIA: With a 40% jump in admissions to 2,716,090 and box office up nearly 43%, at 11,691799 EUR, for the first six months of 2013 compared to last year, Bulgarian…
05-08-2013

PRODUCTION: Kostadin Bonev Shooting Docu on 'Romantic Execution'

Award-winning director Kostadin Bonev (Warming Up Yesterday's Lunch, 2002; Europolis-The Town of The Delta, 2009) is shooting his full length documentary Six Stories On A Romantic Execution about the life…
02-08-2013

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Festival and Congress Centre Varna

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…
30-07-2013

PRODUCTION: Georgi Djulgerov’s Buffer Zone in Post-production

Renowned for his original talent and unconventional style, Silver Bear-winning Bulgarian director Georgi Djulgerov (Advantage, 1977) is in postproduction on his 15th feature, Buffer Zone. The young company Front Film,…
30-07-2013

PRODUCTION: Georgi Djulgerov’s Buffer Zone in Post-production

Renowned for his original talent and unconventional style, Silver Bear-winning Bulgarian director Georgi Djulgerov (Advantage, 1977) is in postproduction on his 15th feature, Buffer Zone. The young company Front Film …
26-07-2013

FNE at Venice FF 2013: Bulgaria’s Alienation headed for Venice Days

VENICE: Alienation a first film by Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov will screen in official selection in the Venice Days section at the 70th Biennale this year. A first film, it…
24-07-2013 m

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Israeli Concert for the Survivals Begins Filming

SOFIA: Ivan Nichev has started production on the Bulgarian-Israeli coproduction Concert for the Survivals at Nu Boyana Film Studios (www.nuboyana.com) where the production has planned 12 shooting days
08-07-2013