22nd International Film Festival SOFIA FILM FESTIVAL
March is the month of the "Creative City of Film" Sofia, where audience celebrate their meetings with the films of Sofia Film Festival.
The official opening is on 8th March. The program of the festival, along with the traditional editions in Bourgas, Plovdiv and Varna, will continue until 29th March.
At this first press conference we present the vision of the 22nd Sofia Film Festival, created by the very creative team of DDB Sofia - Aglika Spassova, Yordan Zhechev, Vasil Petrakov. It is connected to the choice of Sofia as the European capital of sport in 2018. This title aims to promote active lifestyles, the development of sports policies and infrastructure with good facilities, programs and activities. The emphasis is on mass sport and on the importance of sport as a priority in people's lives. This special focus will also be featured in the film's program of the festival through a selection of films and sporting events.
One of the main partners of Sofia Film Festival and Sofia Meetings is the New Boyana Film Studio - one of Europe's leading film studios. They provide serious support to the co-production market Sofia Meeting, awarding for the third consecutive year the Grand Prix "Dani Lerner" - Grand Prix for a project from the main sections of the business platform. In 2018 for the first time the prizes will be two, one of which will be awarded to a Bulgarian project; each of them is worth € 50,000 in services at the New Boyana Film Studio and a check of € 5,000.
New Boyana, together with B2Y Productions, will be co-producers of festival trailers.
And the surprise is that some young Bulgarian directors will take the challenge to take their look at the sports festival themes through the features of a world famous director. We look forward to great festival clips!
We should not forget that the legendary "Golden Ticket", "20 Years Sofia Film Fest" and "Video-non-piracy is not a Crime"are winners of numerous awards were realized in partnership between Sofia Film Festival, New Boyana Film Studio, B2Y Productions and DDB Sofia.
Which film will open the 22nd Sofia Film Fest?
What will be the films in international competitions?
Who will be the 12 Jameson Prize Contender?
Which directors will personally present their films in Sofia?
Who will be the members of the international jury?
What musical events have we foreseen?
What joint events with cultural institutes can you expect?
By March 8 remain 85 days - there is time to learn the answers to these and many other questions.
The full program of the festival, detailed information about cinemas, films, guests, our partners and sponsors will be presented at the press conferences of the 22nd Sofia Film Festival, which will be held in January and February 2018.