Film Entries Sofia IFF 2016
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Legendary director with Canadian and US passports hopes to get a Bulgarian one soon!
Yesterday the prestigious Hivos Tiger Award (worth €40,000) was presented to Babak Jalali’s second feature film “RADIO DREAMS”. His debut film “Frontier Blues” was included in 14th Sofia Film Fest’s programme in 2010 and his project “Land” was selected at Sofia Meetings in 2013
The director will receive the Sofia Award for his contribution to the art of cinema. A special retrospective of films of the legendary Python will start from 1st of March at the Cinema House
Strength, Freshness, and Virtue – the most important films from the world of cinema will be in Sofia in March
The Bulgarian audience will have the opportunity to watch the exceptional Kate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in a love story
To commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Lux Prize and the distributors are promoting tomorrow a special screenings of Son of Saul in Belgium, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia.
Dimitar Kotzev-Shosho's second feature will be among the special screenings at the 20th Sofia Film Fest
For the 13th time JAMESON will give an award of € 6 000 in SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL’s competition for short films - Jameson Short Film Award. We are presenting here the 2016 selection committee!
Awards for "THE PROSECUTOR, THE DEFENDER, THE FATHER AND HIS SON", "THE WEDNESDAY CHILD" and "The PETROV FILE"
You are welcome to submit your films to the 20th anniversary edition of Sofia International Film Festival, 10-20 March 2016!
We are very pleased to announce ten titles which will take part in the 11th CentEast Market Warsaw-Moscow-Beijing works-in-progress presentations. Nine feature fiction films and one documentary are among selected projects
Claudia Cardinale is back in Sofia for the premiere of her newest film "Twice Upon a Time in the West"
Nearly four years after her visit during Sofia International Film Festival, Claudia Cardinale e again in our capital - this time for the premiere of her 140th film - "Twice Upon a Time in the West", Boris Despodov's feature film debut.
Both Bulgarian short films are GINKA by Antonia Milcheva and BOTEV IS AN IDIOT by Deyan Bararev
Started as a project of Sofia Meetings the film is in competition for the prestigious prize in the "New Directors" section.
Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (The Lesson) to contend for the 2015 LUX Film Prize
Sofia Meetings' project "The Wednesday Child" won 'East of the West' award at 50th Karlovy Vary Film Festival
In 'East of the West' competition programme participated another film, presented as a project at Sofia Meetings - 'Zero' directed by Gyula Nemes
Urok (The Lesson) Bulgaria) by Cristalina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov is in that prestigious selection too.
In the year of Bulgarian Cinema's 100 anniversary young Bulgarian authors won a very prestigious award in Cannes
SOFIA participate for the fourth time!
"Listen up to the deaf" Campaign of the 19th Sofia International Film Festival and "Listen up" Foundation
"Listen up to the deaf" is a social campaign of the 19th International Sofia International Film Festival and "Listen up" Foundation. It aims to contribute to the social inclusion of deaf people in the Bulgarian society. 4 April - 18,00 - Cinema House - "The Tribe"
DRUM - special screening on the last day of March is dedicated to human rights and the fight against apartheid in South Africa
SCREENING - 31.03.2015, Tuesday, Cinema House, 19:00 - FREE ENTRANCE
Special guests for the opening of the retrospective at Cinema House were Ms Drew Lai, KK Yeung and Melissa Pascale from Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels
March 29 - Sunday - 7 PM - screening at Cinema House
The exhibition DIMENSION OF DIALOGUE / BETWEEN FILM AND FINE ART is still at CINEMA HOUSE - please do feel welcome to visit and enjoy! Jan Švankmajer is one of the most original and celebrated filmmakers in the world. For several decades, a number of his films have influenced other prominent film directors such as Terry Gilliam, John Lasseter, David Lynch and the Brothers Quay, and have received wide international recognition
Jérôme Enrico: "I saw the incredible Tanya Vuchkova and I fell in love with her” - A special screening of the French film "Cerise", shot entirely in Bulgaria, took place in Cinema House on the March 20th, within the Sofia Film Fest program. The director Jérôme Enrico and the scriptwriter Irina Gonchar were guests of the event
Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's documentary - with a special screening at Cinema house today!
"Don’t bother us!" – green campaign of Sofia Film Fest in partnership with "Transparent mountains" and the international environmental organization WWF
19th Sofia International Film Festival invites you to a discussion on conservation and reforestation of forests in Bulgaria on the eve of the Day of the forest – March 21
Sofia International Film Festival and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels presents: First retrospective of the Hong Kong martial arts movies
Challenging, documentary, intriguing - TODAY is the FIRST screening of "LOVE HOTEL", at Cultural center G8, screening starts at 8.45 p.m. - Do Not Miss!!!
The special "Dior and I" screening at Lumiere cinema was combined with a special surprise from Vogue Vision - Mitko Damov
After the champagne and red carpet in front of Lumiere cinema on March 16th, the special festival screening of "Dior and I" was introduced by Mira Staleva, deputy director of SIFF, and Mitko Damov (Vogue Vision). One member of the audience was so fortunate to receive by chance the latest Dior's perfume!
The big winner of the evening was "The Lesson" by directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov with four awards - SOFIA CITY OF FILM GRAND PRIX AWARD, THE AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM, the FIPRESCI Award and THE AUDIENCE AWARD
By joining the challenge, you can win great cinema prize
Alexander Tsekov is 25, zodiac sign - Capricorn. Currently he is finishing a Bachelor program in "Business Administration". He works as a chief pastry chef at a hotel. He won the first of five GOLDEN TICKETS in cans, part of the advertising campaign of SIFF
Terry Jones and Monty Python at 19th Sofia Film Fest's Programme
On March 5th with a special gala screening at National Palace of Culture's Hall 1, at 19.30 starts 19th Sofia Film Fest! The famous French screenwriter and winner of this year's special Honorary Oscar award for lifetime achievement will present in Sofia his movie, made in collaboration with the Bulgarian director Georgi Balabanov, who lives in France.
Today's program of Sofia Film Festival stresses on the genuine fun and the healthy sense of humor with "Guca!" and "Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story"
Happy Liberation Day to all Bulgarians! Today we celebrate the liberation of Bulgaria, and the day after tomorrow we will also free the spirit of cinema with the beginning of the 19th Sofia International Film Festival
It’s the first week of the month dedicated to great cinema thanks to Sofia Film Fest. we suggest you to warm up for the big opening party with two films made by two great filmmakers - Aki Kaurismaki and "Le Havre" & Otar Iosseliani and "Falling Leaves"
Sofia Film Fest for Students festival semester kicks off with a retrospective dedicated to Karl Baumgartner and the 19th Sofia International Film Festival’s special Focus Georgia
This Friday Sofia Film Fest for Students opens the preview of Bulgaria’s biggest film festival days ahead of the official opening ceremony on the 5th of March at NDK.
The 19th Sofia International Film Festival starts in just a few days! TICKETS available starting TODAY!
Tickets are available as of today – and the festival is drawing near! It’s time!
Sofia International Film Festival dedicates a special program to exceptional producer and friend Karl Baumgartner
In the year of the 100th anniversary of Bulgarian cinema, the largest international cinema event in Bulgaria - SOFIA FILM FEST (Sofia International Film Festival), will bring together films, guests, stars, journalists and lovers of the seventh art in the Bulgarian capital, declared as one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities of Films.
The Oscar winner CITIZENFOUR and ten more exceptional movies on the Documentary Competition at SFF’15
In this year’s competition for best documentary on SFF’15 ten from the newest and most impressive documentaries are included, which have passed the test at the most prestigious film festivals, together with one Bulgarian premier.
In the year when our cinema turns 100 years and Sofia was proclaimed one of UNESCO’s Creative City of Film
11 films to compete for the Domaine Boyar Best Balkan Film prize at the 19th Sofia International Film Festival
The program includes for films previously presented as projects at Sofia Meetings!
Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee Wild Tales by Damián Szifrón and Best Director Silver Bear winner Malgorzata Szumowska are part of the festival program starting in exactly twelve days!
Harutyun Khachatryan – special guest at the 19th Sofia International Film Festival
Twelve first and second films by directors from around the world will take part in the International Competition of the 19th Sofia International Film Festival
Only 7 days to go before the Oscars and 17 to the opening of the Sofia Film Festival! For all the fans of cinema’s big awards this year’s festival has prepared an exceptional selection of Oscar nominated films.
The famous smile master is a special guest of the 19th Sofia Film Fest
The coproduction of Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic, a project of Sofia Meetings, makes the first big present for the 100th anniversary of Bulgarian cinema. AŞKOLSUN, RADU!
SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR STUDENTS...or YOUTH SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in March
(Films, meetings and discussions for students)
The nominees for JAMESON Award 2015
Nana Jorjadze is among the leading filmmakers in the history of Georgian cinema.
The great Italian actor will be a special guest of the 19th Sofia Film Fest to receive Sofia Award of Sofia Municipality for his contribution to cinema and for the world premiere of his film "Figli di Maam" (2014) director Paolo Consorti
The star of Bulgarian cinema will receive the prize of Sofia Municipality for contribution to cinema at the opening of the 19th Sofia Film Fest on the 5th of March in Hall 1 of NDK
The program is presented on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Bulgarian cinema and the films are selected on the principle of most votes received by 10 trusted Bulgarian film critics.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bulgarian cinema SFF will present 20 iconic Bulgarian films
10 classic films made by 10 directors until 1989 and 10 of the most successful works of 10 directors of the new Bulgarian cinema after 1990 are included in the program of the 19th Sofia International Film Festival. The films are selected on the principle of most votes received by 10 well-known film critics.
An unforgettable meeting with the impressive portrait of the iconic photographer Sebastião Salgado at SFF
The festival is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Bulgarian cinema and to the "Sofia - creative city of cinema" UNESCO title
The legendary JAMESON Award for Best Bulgarian Short Film teams up with the International Sofia Film Festival in Bulgaria for 12th consecutive year in search of new impressive talents of the seventh art.
"The Wonders" by Alice Rohrwacher, awarded with the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes will delight the audience at SFF’15!
"It was all a big surprise - the mere fact that the film was in the program of Cannes, and the invitation to come back a few days after the screening. I knew we were getting an award, but I was not told which one. I was very surprised and extremely happy – My head is still in the clouds,“ says the director at the press conference after the ceremony at one of the most prestigious festivals in the world.
Winners of “Palme d'Or” from Cannes, “Golden Bear” from Berlin and “Golden Lion” from Venice with a premier in Sofia!
The stunning debut of the Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytsky is among the highlights of this year’s Sofia Film Fest.
Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan” winner of the Golden Globe, is among the gala premiers of the 19th SFF!
After the triumph at the Golden Globe awards, /awarded for Best Foreign Film/and its wonderful presentation at the most prestigious film festivals – prize for Best Screenplay in Cannnes, Best Film in London, Best Foreign Film in Munich, BAFTA and Oscar nomination /Best Foreign Language Film/- the new Russian masterpiece will also delight the Bulgarian festival audience.
The "Oscar" winner and screenwriter of the film Jean-Claude Carriere arrives in Sofia especially for the premiere
Bulgarian capital is one of the FIVE UNESCO Creative Cities of FILM and celebrates 100 years Bulgarian Cinema's jubilee on January 13, 2015
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