The Goat opens the Sofia Film Fest

Georgy Djulgerov's highly anticipated The Goat pemieres to an audience of 4,000 on the opening night of the 13th Sofia Film Festival (March 5-15) before heading into local cinema release.

Modern Times merges Bulgarian holdings

Swedish media company Modern Times Group announced it will merge its broadcasting assets in Bulgaria.

Young Bulgarian directors prep films

Out of 12 feature film projects supported by the National Film Center last year, nine belong to first time directors, with only three films headed by veteran directors.

Bulgarian films find international buyers

Three Bulgarian productions and co-productions are on their way to international distribution, following the EFM in Berlin.

Five Bulgarian co-productions will be traded at the EFM

One national film and four international co-productions are scheduled at the European Film Market, denoting the highest Bulgarian involvement in the EFM to date.

Bulgarian feature headed to Berlin

Petar Popzlatev's Az, Grafinyata(The Countess)was chosen to take part in theBerlinale program named after Helke Misselwitz's East German 1988 documentary After Winter Comes Spring.

Top TV channels report gains

Statistical agency TNC TV Plan reports that Bulgarian advertising income registered more than €404 million in 2008, a substantial gain over 2007's €283 million.

Archive marks 50th anniversary

The Bulgarian National Film Archive marks its 50th anniversary with a year long programme of selected films.

Bulgarian animator reaps Wall E success

Bulgarians are celebrating native son Anthony Christov, Art Director of the Disney owned Pixar Animation Studio, following the Golden Globe award and the six Oscar nominations for Wall E.

Bulgarian short distinguished at Sundance

The short film jury of the 25th Sundance Film Festival, composed of directorGerardo Naranjo, actor Lou Taylor Pucci and film journalist Sharon Swart awarded Nadejda Koseva's Omelette with an Honorable…

Bulgarian Short shows in Sundance

Nadezhda Koseva's short Omelette ( was chosen for the International Short Films program of the Utah based Sundance Film Festival.

Bulgarian actor Dimitar Manchev dies at age 74

Dimitar Manchev, one of Bulgaria's most popular stage, film and tv actors passed away January 14 in Sofia.

Voice Over starts filming in Sofia

Bulgarian scriptwriter and film and documentary director Svetoslav Ovcharov (A Farewell to Hemingway, Bulgaria, That's Me!) has begun shooting his new feature Voice Over.

Bulgarian National hit Dzift breaks box office records

In just over 10 weeks, and in less than 10 cinema halls, Javor Gardev's Dzift surpassed the expectations of both the Alexandra distribution group and production company Miramar Film.

Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev

Stefan Komandarev (1966), whose film The World is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner is making an extraordinary tour of international film festivals, didn't intend to become a filmmaker.

Bulgarian actress of the year: Ernestina Shinova

Known as the beautiful muse of her extravagant film director husband Andrei Slabakov, Ernestina Shinova visibly advanced her career with portrayals of two characters in his long-awaited Hindemith.

Peter Weir set to film The Way Back in Bulgaria

Australian director Peter Weir plans a two month shoot on The Way Back in Bulgaria beginning in March, 2009.

Two Bulgarian film projects awarded in Thessaloniki

The recent 49th Thessaloniki IFF ( turned out to be most profitable for Bulgarian filmmakers.

Bulgarian chain to build more cinemas

The Arena chain of cinemas in Bulgaria plans to add 13-15 new cinemas in the next four years.

Bulgarian producers tempted by Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki IFF ( has selected a number of Bulgarian projects and films for the forthcoming Agora Film Market and the Balkan Survey program.