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Sofia IFF 2014
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Art Fest Foundation and Dom na Kinoto present one special charity event. On December 12 - 2 days and 65 years after UN accepted The Human Rights Chart - we invite audiences to a special screening of "An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker" and KARANDILA Junior Concert
Maya Vitkova's feature film debut "Victoria" will have its world premiere in the competition program of the Sundance Film Festival
The audience will wait for "Nymphomaniac" in over 50 countries right after its premiere on December 25th 2013. We present to you the official trailer and two main posters
The newest Lars Von Trier's provocative film will be distributed in Bulgaria by Art Fest
Milko Lazarov's "ALIENATION" - awarded in 1-2 COMPETITION in 29th Warsaw Film Festival
Two Bulgarian projects from Sofia Meetings were selected in CentEast Market and Warsaw Film Festival's programmes
Two Bulgarian projects from Sofia Meetings - Peter Odadjiev's "SOUND HUNTERS" and Milko Lazarov's "ALIENATION" were selected in CentEast Market and Warsaw Film Festival's programmes
"JUMP", directed by Petar Valchanov & Kristina Grozeva, is Nominee for the European Film Awards 2013
We love you, Rangele, rest in peace...
Coverage of 20th International Golden Boll Film Festival in Adana - 16-22 September 2013
Sofia International Film Festival opens call for film submissions for its 18th edition in March 2014!
Fatih Akin's cinematic world
Every Monday - special screenings under the sky
Three Films to Compete for the LUX PRIZE 2013 and "28 Times Cinema" - Giornate degli Autori's young jury
The Bulgarian representative in "28 Times Cinema" was suggested among the members of "Sofia Film Fest for Students" community, and Milena Alexandrova was chosen.
NEW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION - Friday, 9 AUGUST 2013
"Pride" in Locarno's competition 'Pardi di domani'
Italian film in Film Critics Week's competition started as a project at Sofia Meetings
The Best Bulgarian Feature Film of 17th Sofia Film Fest premieres at the Venice Film Festival
Bulgarian documentary receives "Golden Apricot" in Documentary competition at YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
For the firs time SOFIA participated in voting for the EFA Young Audience Award Partners of this event are European Parliament Information Office for Bulgaria and Goethe-Institut (Sofia)
17th SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
"Nocturne" and "Leonard Cohen: Bird on a wire"
Two hours ago we welcomed the famous director on Bulgarian ground.
Paolo Taviani - Special Guest at Sofia Film Fest
For the first time in Bulgaria National Geographic Channel will present 3D documentaries
We are pleased to present to you: Focus on Israel
The world known film director Costa Gavras, will receive the Prize of Sofia and so are Itzhak Finzi, Paolo Taviani and Jos Stelling
Eleven films from the top regional productions are to become contenders at the Balkan ‘Domaine Boyar Award’ ceremony during the Sofia International Film Festival
"Tony Palmer Rock" and " Cinema Classics " present to you eight musical film masterpieces by the great British director Tony Palmer
Exposé for lovers of classical music and rock. "Nocturne" World Premiere, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten
Following the participation of the "Paradise: Hope" in the competition at Berlinale, the trilogy "Paradise: Love, Faith and Hope" makes its world premiere at the SIFF 2013
Sofia Meetings projects at the 63rd International Film Festival in Berlin
“An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker” by Danis Tanovic and “Vic+Flo Saw a Bear” by Denis Cote – with Silver Bear from the Berlin Festival!
Film with screenings in Hall 1 in the National Palace of Culture
Paolo Taviani will receive the prize in person in Sofia. The winner of the Golden Bear 2012 – “Caesar must die” – the Italian gala of this festival
Itzhak Finzi will receive the Prize of Sofia, awarded by Sofia Municipality for his contribution to the art of filmmaking
“Elegya” will be showed in his honor at the Sofia Film Fest
The President of the the 12th SFF Jury is coming back to the festival in 2013 with his new movie "The Girl and Death"
"Vitosha" by Lyubomir Mladenov is a film about the oasis mountain and “The Man of the Eagles 'Bridge'
Young filmmakers from the South Caucasus, the Black Sea region and Bulgaria meet with German producers and film experts.
‘Beyond the Hills”, “In the dark”, when “Babycall” was received…
‘Pieta”of the cult South Korean Kim Ki-duk and the magnetic Mads Mikkelsen in “A Royal Affair” and “The Hunt”
The San Sebastian's 2012 favourite film is going to intrigue the Bulgarian audience for the first time
Sofia International Film Festival has been traveling in Bulgaria for years now and has had editions in 20 towns so far.
The garden in the courtyard of the building where Kita lives is an oasis in the centre of Sofia.
Some history of the Festival band - an inseparable part of the festival
I have started putting in a list (Kita’s Places) every restaurant or bar where I was impressed by the quality of its food and ambience.
While I travel throughout Bulgaria, I love to discover places, which I enlist in my blackberry as Kita’s Place. This is a list of 20 restaurants and several bars. I have also included places from the past, which are no longer the same, but are still part of my memories.
...whose star rised with a project during Sofia Meetings and/or debut feature at Sofia International Film Festival
These are 20 of my favorite films by 20 of my favorite directors. I have at least 20 more favorite directors and many more favorite films.
ART FEST became a distribution company in 2003. By the end of 2012 the company presented in Sofia Film Festival's programme and distributed in Bulgaria over 40 features made by established European directors. Our selection here includes the following features distributed chronologically in Bulgarian cinemas:
...still cannot be connected with the name of Stefan Kitanov and the crew of Art Fest / RFF International. Till this moment the films are 12 and it is expected the number 20 to be reached and exceeded in future 8 years. The completed productions till December 2012 are:
which Sofia International Film Festival put on the world film map
It is just an impossible task to present only 20 young directors who were guests at Sofia International Film Festival. Especially after introducing the International competition for first and second feature film our festival started to draw attention as desirable destination for great number of first time directors and many of them became well known contemporary authors. And so that's why we choose 60:
...outside The Festival's Band repertoire. "Music is not only recharging me and creating an atmosphere, but it also provides me with a rhythm, especially when I drive - I cannot sit even for a minute behind the wheel without turning on my favorite iPod. One of my favorite experiences with iPod was at the Valley of Death, California. We needed only Pink Floyd's music in this incredible moon-like place. Off course, we were thoughtful enough ti have brought it with us. Here are 20 songs 100% Kita."
We wanted to name 20 world famous directors who attended Sofia International Film Festival throughout the years, but it turned out to be impossible to make such a short list, so that is why we chose 40.
...organized by Stefan Kitanov and the Cinema House's team in the 90s and by Kita and Art Fest's team from 2001 onwards
Through the years, more than 3000 films were screened during Sofia International Film Festival. Some of them made a great impression on the audience...
You can watch the short interview Stefan Kitanov gave to Film New Europe during the conference, in which he talks about his work as a manager, what is the trick of finding an audience for art films and which are the greatest challenges in front of the Bulgarian film industry in the next several years.
Nine from 2011 and 2012 issues of the festival won awards in Plovdiv
This prize will be presented at the 17th Europa Cinemas Network Conference in Paris, at the Award Ceremony on Friday 23rd November at cinema l’Arlequin in Paris.
The screening of the multiple awards winning film is on Friday, 16th November 2012.
Director Phillip Cox' film was selected for the documentary competition of the 16th Sofia International Film Festival in March 2012.
оn 2nd and 3rd November in the National Palace of Culture
Deadline for entries is December 1st, 2012.
The biggest award for best film was presented to "Voice of My Father" by Orhan Eskiköy and Zeynel Dogan
The presentation of the Eastern European works-in-progress in Warsaw and in Moscow.
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