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Country profile: Bulgaria

Country profile: Bulgaria

27 December 2020

Sofia Meetings hosts a new Europa Distribution workshop

Sofia 2021 - Sofia Meetings

Sofia Meetings hosts a new Europa Distribution workshop

The participants at the online meeting discussed the several ideas independent distributors came up with to keep promoting and releasing films during the difficult current situation  

08 April 2021

The 18th edition of Sofia Meetings announces its winning projects

Sofia 2021 – Sofia Meetings/Awards

The 18th edition of Sofia Meetings announces its winning projects

Projects from Serbia, Bulgaria, Cyprus and the Czech Republic have scooped awards at the Bulgarian co-production market  

26 March 2021

Sofia Meetings announces the projects selected for its 18th edition

Sofia 2021 – Sofia Meetings

Sofia Meetings announces the projects selected for its 18th edition

A total of 43 feature-length projects will be pitched and discussed during the eight-day, online event  

11 March 2021

Five projects receive awards at the 17th Sofia Meetings

Sofia 2020 – Sofia Meetings/Awards

Five projects receive awards at the 17th Sofia Meetings

Films from Bulgaria, Switzerland, Spain, and Bosnia and Herzegovina have shared the prizes at this year’s online edition  

10 July 2020

At Sofia Meetings, you can teach an old dog new Story Tricks

Sofia 2020 – Sofia Meetings

At Sofia Meetings, you can teach an old dog new Story Tricks

It was all about “the empathy formula” during the “Story Structure and Empathy Characters. Why Does It Matter?” webinar. And James Van Der Beek’s crying face  

09 July 2020

The Bulgarian film industry returns to sets

Industry / Market - Bulgaria

The Bulgarian film industry returns to sets

Industry-specific guidelines on the measures being taken to counter COVID-19 have been issued by the Bulgarian National Film Center  

02 June 2020

A focus on Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria by Europa Distribution

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Romania/Hungary/Bulgaria

A focus on Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria by Europa Distribution

The European distributors network sheds some light on the situation of independent film distribution in the countries  

13 December 2019

Hundreds of Bulgarian filmmakers call on cable operators to pay royalties

Institutions / Legislation - Bulgaria

Hundreds of Bulgarian filmmakers call on cable operators to pay royalties

Local directors and producers are not happy about the fact that cable operators haven’t paid broadcasting rights for Bulgarian films for years  

09 December 2019

The Thessaloniki Film Festival conducts research into children’s films

Industry – Greece/Albania

The Thessaloniki Film Festival conducts research into children’s films

The “Films for Kids in Southeast Europe” study aims to shed light on the production of films for younger audiences, but the initial findings seem discouraging  

26 June 2019

REPORT: Sofia Meetings 2019

Sofia 2019 – Sofia Meetings

REPORT: Sofia Meetings 2019

We profile the winning projects from the various sections of the 16th edition of Sofia Meetings  

21 March 2019

The 16th Sofia Meetings announces its winners

Sofia 2019 – Sofia Meetings/Awards

The 16th Sofia Meetings announces its winners

No Land for Me and Deconstruction have snagged the post-production awards, while Inkwash and Najva received the consultancy prizes at the Bulgarian industry event  

18 March 2019

Sofia Meetings announces the work-in-progress selection for its 16th edition

Sofia 2019 – Sofia Meetings

Sofia Meetings announces the work-in-progress selection for its 16th edition

A total of 23 features will be shown to a select audience of festival programmers  

07 March 2019

Sofia Meetings announces its selection of projects

Sofia 2019 – Sofia Meetings

Sofia Meetings announces its selection of projects

The teams behind 26 projects from Europe, Israel and Russia will meet producers during the four-day event  

28 February 2019

Annual box-office earnings decrease by 9% in Bulgaria in 2018

Box office – Bulgaria

Annual box-office earnings decrease by 9% in Bulgaria in 2018

Last year was the first since 2014 with fewer than five million admissions in Bulgarian cinemas  

05 February 2019

SEE Cinema Network awards handed out at the Balkan Film Market

Industry – Albania

SEE Cinema Network awards handed out at the Balkan Film Market

One film from each of the eight countries in the network will receive €8,000 for development  

10 October 2018

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