FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF: Fish Cry Freedom

The low-budget 61-minute HD feature film Fish Cry Freedomis a feature debut from an Austrian film director and cultural anthropologist living in Munich, Wilma Kiener. Gergana Kofardzhieva and Itzko Finci…
17-10-2011

FESTIVALS: NO. 1 Grabs the Bulgarian Golden Rose Award

VARNA, BULGARIA: The 30th Golden Rose Bulgarian National Film Festival (7-13 October 2011) delivered the Best Feature Film "Golden rose" award to Atanas Hristoskov's debut film NO. 1. The president…
16-10-2011

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: There Was Never a Better Brother

Murad Ibragimbekov's newest film There Was Never a Better Brother is the result of the director‘s latest artistic collaboration with Maksud Ibragimbekov, one of Azerbaijan's most established writers and Murad‘s…
13-10-2011

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: Operation-Shmenti Capelli

Operation-Shmenti Capelli (www.shmentikapeli.com) is one of the most unique filmmaking stories in Bulgaria during the last twenty years. The long awaited eccentric comedy is a personal dream of popular Bulgarian…
12-10-2011

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: Ave

Ave is a first feature film from Konstantin Bojanov, funded with €300,000 in public support from the National Film Center (www.nfc.bg), €14,000 - from the Bulgarian National Television (www.bnt.bg), €100,000…
12-10-2011

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: NO.1

Bulgaria's first "hip-hop film" (as the local media named it), Atanas Hristoskov's feature film debut NO.1, premiered at the 2011 Sofia film fest (www.siff.bg). The low budget film was produced…
12-10-2011

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: Little-Big

Little-Big is a low budget, independently financed musical film directed by Yassen Grigorov, who is mainly known as a book illustrator and director of TV commercials. Its experimental spirit consists…
11-10-2011

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: Lora From Morning Till Evening

Dimitar Kotsev - Shosho, the writer and director of Lora From Morning Till Evening (www.lorathemovie.com), describes his film as an "urban adventure with little magical moments." Based on his book…
11-10-2011

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: Old Toughies

Old Toughies is an 86-minute ironic comedy backed by the Bulgarian National Television (www.bnt.bg) and produced by Urban Media. The HD shoot lasted a month in 2010, taking place mainly…
10-10-2011

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: Holy Light

Holy Light is the film debut of Bulgarian writer Georgi Tenev. Based on several short stories from a book of the same name. It is an independent production made in…
09-10-2011

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: Baklava

Baklava directed by Alexo Petrov, is an independent low budget film shot during the summer of 2006 with a restricted crew at nearly 70 locations in and around the Black…
09-10-2011

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: Love.net

Ilian Djevelekov's feature debut Love.net is a Miramar Film (www.miramarfilm.com) production made in collaboration with Zoom Media (bgarstudion.com). Djevelekov is one of the three co-owners of Miramar Film (Zift) and…
09-10-2011

FESTIVALS: Varna Golden Rose Opens

VARNA, BULGARIA: Twelve Bulgarian films are competing in the Varna Golden Rose national film festival, which opens 7 October and runs through 13 October in the Black Sea coastal resort…
06-10-2011

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF: Sneakers

Sneakers, the Bulgarian debut film by co-directors Ivan Vladimirov and Valery Yordanov, screens in competition of the 30th anniversary edition of the Varna Golden Rose national film festival. The film…
06-10-2011

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF: The Island

Kamen Kalev's second feature The Island, selected by the 2011 Cannes Directors Fortnight, is one of the highlights of the 30th edition of the national Varna Golden Rose film festival,…
06-10-2011

Bulgarian National Television Reopens Second Channel

SOFIA: The second channel of public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television (www.bnt.bg) launched in 1975 and cancelled in 2000 for financial reasons will restart on 3 October 2011. Previous known as…
19-09-2011

FESTIVALS: 30th Bulgarian “Golden Rose” Festival Gets National Funding

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Centre (www.nfc.bg) announced that despite the severe financial crisis it will organize the 30th edition of the Festival of Bulgarian Feature Film "Golden Rose" in…
15-09-2011

Bulgarian Three Shooting on Black Sea Coast

SOFIA: The debut film Three written and directed by Kiril Stankov is near the end of a four week shoot. The 60 member crew has been filming primarily in small…
12-09-2011

TV News Channel Starts Broadcasting in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Bulgaria On Air, registered as part of the Bulgaria On Air Media Group (www.bgonair.bg), will begin broadcasting its 24 hour program on 9 September 2011. According to the Media…
04-09-2011

Bulgarian TV Advertising Income on the Rise

The Bulgarian Be Media Consultant agency reported that during the first half of 2011 the TV ad market was able to maintain a 78% share of the total domestic market.…
31-08-2011