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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

New Series Compete on Bulgarian Market

SOFIA: Public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television (www.bnt.bg) and the largest private broadcaster BTV (www.btv.bg) are both behind major advertising campaigns for their new competing series: The English Neighbor (BNT) and…

PRODUCTION: Zincograph Shooting in Sofia

SOFIA: Vladislav Todorov's film adaptation of Zincograph based on his novel started its long awaited shoot on 9 August 2011 and will end on 11 September. Production will take place…

Bulgarian Series Bows in Macedonia

SOFIA: The original hit Bulgrian TV series Glass House produced by bTV premiered in Macedonia to unanimously positive reviews.

The Expendable Sequel Set for Bulgarian Shoot

SOFIA: The sequel to The Expendables, with an all-star cast including Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme, Dolph…

Obituary: Binka Zhelyazkova

SOFIA: Bulgarian film director Binka Zhelyazkova, the leading woman filmmaker of her generation, has died at age 88.

Bulgarian TV Gets Additional Funding

SOFIA: Bulgaria's Council of Ministers (www.government.bg) voted to give a subsidy of 950,000 BGN (485,727 euros) to public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television (www.bnt.bg) for 2011. The money is in addition…

TP Emitel Gets Polish Digital Contract

WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP has signed a contract with TP Emitel to be the operator of MUX 1, the first multiplex of frequencies for Polish digital ground television, to…

Bulgarian Films Head to Sarajevo Film Festival

SOFIA: Bulgarian films continue their international success story with seven Bulgarian films due to participate in the 17th edition of Sarajevo Film Festival (22-30 July 2011) in the capital of…

Bulgaria’s National Film Center Reopens Grants Sessions

SOFIA: The National Film Center (www.nfc.bg) will hold a grants session during the second half of 2011. Due to heavy financial restrictions the normal selection process of the film finding…

Bulgaria Debates Amendment to TV and Radio Act

SOFIA: Legal proposals to repeal restrictions to prime time advertising and product placement on Bulgarian National Television (BNT, www.bnt.bg) and Bulgarian National Radio (www.bnr.bg) have passed a first reading at…

Cinema City Plans Second Sofia Multiplex

SOFIA: Cinema City International's Bulgarian unit has leased space in the Paradise Center shopping mall in Sofia with plans to open a multiplex at the end of 2011. The ten-year…