FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Emil Simeonov, Pro Films, Bulgaria

FNE together with Europa Distribution is launching a new chapter of the Distributor of the Month section. This time we focus on new strategies in film distribution and the importance…

EFP Producers on the Move 2014: Maya Vitkova

SOFIA: Maya Vitkova will represent Bulgaria at European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move in Cannes.

Bulgarian Film Academy Nominates FNE Correspondent for Critics Award

SOFIA: Pavlina Jeleva, Bulgarian correspondent for Film New Europe, has been nominated by the Bulgarian Film Academy for the annual Best Critic award.

Bulgarian Advertising Market Struggles to Remain Stable

SOFIA: The Bulgarian Association of Communication Agencies reported that in 2013 the country’s advertising market amounted to 303 m BGN, a decrease of 0.62%, and has a possibility of 2%…

Bulgaria Sets 2014 Film Funding

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center will distribute 12.7 m BGN (6.5 m EUR) in film funding in 2014.

New Director Appointed at Bulgarian National Film Center

SOFIA: Film producer Georgy Cholakov has been named Executive Director of the Bulgarian National Film Center, replacing documentary film director and academic Marin Martschewski who has been in the post…

FNE at Sofia IFF: Georgian Blind Dates Grabs Three Awards in Sofia

SOFIA: Levan Koguashvili’s Blind Dates produced by Millimetr Film won the Sofia IFF Grand Prix in the International competition for first and second films.

FNE at Sofia Meetings 2014: New Audiences and New Opportunities

SOFIA: Sofia Meetings hosted a number of events that emphasized the development of new audiences for European cinema during the three day event (13-16 March 2014).

FNE at SIFF 2014: Twelve Projects Participate in Sofia Meetings

SOFIA: Eight fiction and four documentary works-in-progress will be presented at the Sofia Meetings, running 13-16 March 2014.

FNE at SIFF: Menzel and Paskaljevic Receive Honorary Awards in Sofia

During their participation in the 18th Sofia IFF famed Eastern European directors will be awarded with honorary distinctions: Czech Jirí Menzel will receive the title Doctor Honoris Causa of the…

SIFF 2014 Unveils 34 Bulgarian Films

SOFIA: The 18th Sofia International Film Fest will screen 34 Bulgarian films including ten supported by the Bulgarian NFC and the rest of the production mostly privately financed.

Pierce Brosnan headed to Bulgaria shoot

SOFIA: Action film star Pierce Brosnan, known for his roles as super agent 007, is shooting parts of the $35 million suspense film Survivor in Bulgaria, according to broadcast news…

Pavel Stanchev Appointed CEO at BTV

SOFIA: Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has appointed Pavel Stanchev as CEO of BTV, its main Bulgarian TV channel. Stanchev will move to the new post on 1 February 2014.

Indian Ciné Grand Steps into Bulgaria

SOFIA: The Bulgarian branch of the Mumbai based Ciné Grand exhibitor chain Ciné Grand Bulgaria launched commercial activities in Sofia on 13 January 2014 with the renovation of a six…

PRODUCTION: Josephine de la Baume Stars in Ursus

SOFIA: France’s Joséphine de La Baume will star in the Ukrainian-Georgian-German-Bulgarian 2.6m EUR coproduction Ursus - The Caucasian Bear, co-written eight years ago by esteemed Georgian scriptwriter Zaza Buadze and…

FNE Warsaw AV Summit Country Profile: Bulgaria

Upheaval on the film and cultural scene, including three ministers of culture and two directors of Bulgaria’s National Film Centre, along with political changes in government, were felt in Bulgaria’s…

PRODUCTION: Bonev’s The Sinking of Sozopolis Goes into Postproduction

Known for his delicate but continuing interest in the fate of the Balkan people award-winning director Kostadin Bonev is in postproduction on his third feature film The Sinking of Sozopolis…

Bulgarian Cinemania Rises above Political Turmoil

SOFIA: The 27th edition of Cinemania went ahead despite political protests which rocked Bulgaria in November.

Bulgaria’s Odeon Expands Activities with New Releases

SOFIA: The newly renovated and digitalised Odeon cinema, which since 1972 has primarily screened archive films, showed its first commercially distributed film, Woody Allen’s 2013 Blue Jasmine.

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers: Nina Pehlivanova

FNE interviews Bulgarian documentary producer Nina Pehlivanova, selected to participate in the 2013 Emerging Producers workshop at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.