26-th SOFIA International Film Festival

March 10-31, 2022
Code #Cinema is everywhere this March!

In the year 2022 the world still continues with the adaptation to the constant transformations of our reality - off- and online. Even so people still like to get lost in the parallel cinema worlds and rediscover the special code "ENTERTAINMENT". The tradition of Sofia International Film Festival continues what started 26 years ago - in a new environment, with new generations, with new energy for the future.

SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the biggest film festival in Bulgaria. It began in 1997 and attracts more than 85 000 spectators annually. The festival aims to present the best of the contemporary cinema to local audiences and regional Bulgarian and Balkan cinema to international audiences, as well as to encourage cooperation between local and international filmmakers. Since 2003 the festival has International Competition for first and second films and is included in the FIPRESCI calendar. Since 2003 the festival has also competition for regional films and national short films (Jameson Short Film Award). Since 2009 we introduced International documentary competition. In 2007 Variety placed Sofia IFF among the Top 50 world unmissable film events for industry. In 2010 Sofia IFF was accredited by FIAPF as a competitive specialized feature film festival and became the only Bulgarian film festival recognized by FIAPF nowadays. SIFF is the only Bulgarian film festival recognized by FIPRESCI.

The festival is organized by Art Fest under the auspices of Sofia Municipality, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Bulgarian National Film Center and the program "Creative Europe" MEDIA of the European Union, in partnership with the National Palace of Culture, cultural institutes, sponsors, partners and friends.

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