Bulgarian Distributor Competes at Cartoon Movie

Bulgaria’s Pro Films is one of three nominees for Cartoon Movie’s European Distributor of the Year.

Bulgaria Halts Tax Incentives for Film

SOFIA: The Bulgarian Parliament has put film tax incentives on hold indefinitely, following the veto of the Investment Encouragement Act by President Rosen Plevneliev.

Bulgarian Admissions Drop

SOFIA: Admissions and box office for domestic films saw decreases of 67 percent in 2012, when nine Bulgarian films drew 214,800 viewers and box office of 745,287 EUR.

Bulgaria Takes Center Stage at FIPA

BIARRITZ: A seven-film Bulgarian focus was the Central European highlight of the 26th International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (FIPA) held 22-27 January 2013.

FNE - IDF DocBloc: East European Forum Projects Announced

Bulgaria and the Czech Republic are well represented in the selection of documentary film projects in the East European Forum.

Bulgarian President Vetoes Film Tax Incentives

SOFIA: Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev vetoed the Investment Encouragement Act, which outlined tax incentives for film productions, shortly after it passed a vote in Parliament.

Bulgaria Assumes European Audiovisual Observatory Presidency

STRASBOURG: Irina Kanousheva will represent Bulgaria as the country takes on the annually rotating Presidency of the European Audiovisual Observatory for 2013.

New Chief for Bulgaria’s National Film Center

SOFIA: Documentary film director and academic Marin Martschewski has been selected as the new director of the Bulgarian National Film Center (www.nfc.bg). He was officially nominated to the post by…

FNE: Interview with Stefan Kitanov, Europa Cinemas Entrepreneur of the Year

SOFIA: FNE spoke with Stefan Kitanov on the challenges facing the development of the Sofia Film Fest and the distribution of European films in Eastern Europe.

Bulgarian Cinemania fest reports record breaking audiences

SOFIA: The most important Sofia autumn film event Cinemania (www.kinomania.bg), which for the first year was also held in Plovdiv and Varna, reported record breaking audiences.

FNE TV at Europa Cinemas Conference 2012: Stefan Kitanov, Europa Cinemas Entrepreneur of the Year

FNE spoke to Stefan Kitanov at the recent Europa Cinemas Conference in Paris about how to get audiences into cinemas in Europe and his plans for the development of Bulgarian…

New Bulgarian documentaries distributed in the national cinema network

SOFIA: Borislav’s Kolev full-length documentary Stoichkov dedicated to the worldwide football legend Hristo Stoichkov and Ilian Metev’s Sofia’s Last Ambulance focused on the daily life of an ambulance team in…

Bulgarian Parliament Takes Steps Toward Production Incentives

SOFIA: A parliamentary committee has changed an investment promotion law (www.parliament.bg) to allow Bulgaria to reward investors producing films with budgets over 400,000 leva (203,000 EUR) but the form of…

Banderas Shooting Automata in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Antonio Banderas has confirmed he will shoot the sci-fi film Automata in Bulgaria. The film is currently in pre-production.

Bulgarian TV7 Changes Ownership

SOFIA: The London-based Alegro Capital (www.alegrocapital.com) corporate finance advisory company became the new owner of TV7 (www.tv7.bg), along with family channel BBT (www.bbt.tv) and children’s channel Super7 (www.super7.bg).

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month. Bulgaria Emil Simeonov, PRO FILMS

FNE together with Europa Distribution (www.europa-distribution.org) continues its Distributor of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face…

Bulgaria Considers Bill on Audio for Ads

SOFIA: The Bulgarian Parliament will vote on an amendment limiting the volume for broadcasting commercial advertisements on TV and radio.

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2012: The Color of the Chameleon Wins Grand Prix Award

VARNA: Vladislav Todorov's film adaptation of his novel Zincograph, The Color of the Chameleon, produced by Peripeteia Films - Buryana Zaharieva & Vladislav Todorov (www.peripeteiafilms.com) was awarded the national “Golden…

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: The State of Shock

The State of Shock by Slovenian director Andrej Košak is a multilateral coproduction between Slovenian Vertigo/Emotionfilm (www.emotionfilm.si), Bulgarian Art Fest (www.siff.bg), Serbian Baš Čelik (www.bascelik.net), Bosna and Herzegovian SCCA/PRO.BA (www.pro.ba)…

FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: Spain

VARNA : The only coproduction that participated in the feature film competition of the 31st “Golden Rose” Varna Film Festival (5-11 October 2012) Spain grabbed the “best script” award.