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INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS

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KOSTADIN BONEV WON THE BEST DIRECTOR AWARD

FOR “THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL”

AT THE OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL 2016

At the 13th OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL, 17 – 21 of February 2016, which celebrates the art of independent cinema, the Bulgarian film director KOSTADIN BONEV won the SPECIAL JURY AWARD in the Narrative category for BEST DIRECTOR for his feature film “THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL”.


THE BULGARIAN FILM “THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL”

WON THE Saraswati Baliwood Award

AT THE ROYAL BALI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015

IN INDONESIA

At the 13th ROYAL BALI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 13th  – 15th  of December 2015,  in Bali, Indonesia, the Bulgarian feature film by Kostadin Bonev “THE SINKING OF Sozopol” won the Saraswati Baliwood Award for international film.


THE FEATURE FILM “PETROV FILE”

BY THE BULGARIAN DIRECTOR GEORGI BALABANOV

WON MENTION SPECIALE

AT THE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU CINEMA d’Alger 2015

At the 6th edition of the FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DI CINEMA d’Alger, 10 - 12 December 2015, the feature film “PETROV FILE” by the Bulgarian director GEORGI BALABANOV, a co-production between Bulgaria and Germany, won MENTION SPECIALE in the competition.


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL”

BY KOSTADIN BONEV WON

THE BEST CRITIC CHOICE AWARD FOR FILM

AT THE DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

At the 4th DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 the Bulgarian feature film by the director Kostadin Bonev “THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL” won the BEST CRITIC CHOICE AWARD FOR FILM in the competition with 219 films from 70 countries.


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL”

BY KOSTADIN BONEV WON THREE AWARDS

AT THE LOS ANGELES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL –

BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ENSEMBLE CAST,

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC/SCORE

At the LOS ANGELES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL in November 2015 the Bulgarian feature film “THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL” won three Awards for:

  • BEST DIRECTOR – KOSTADIN BONEV

  • BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

  • BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC/SCORE

The Awards were announced on 12th of December 2015.


THE BULGARIAN FILM “SHOOTING STAR” BY LYUBO YONCHEV

IS THE WINNER OF THE AWARD FOR BEST FICTION

AT FREENETWORLD 2015

The Jury of FreeNetWorld International Short Film Festival awarded the Bulgarian film “SHOOTING STAR” by the film director Lyubo Yonchev  with the Award for BEST FICTION.


“ZEUS” BY PAVEL VESNAKOV WON BEST LIVE ACTION FILM AWARD AT

THE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ŻUBROFFKA

At the Jubilee 10th edition of the International Short Film Festival ŻUBROFFKA, 2 – 6 of December 2015 in Białystok, Poland, the film by the Bulgarian director Pavel G. Vesnakov "ZEUS", co-produced by Bulgaria and Germany, won the BEST LIVE ACTION FILM AWARD.


THE AWARDS AT 22nd “GOLDEN RHYTON” FESTIVAL 2015

OF BULGARIAN DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM

The jury presided over by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivo Draganov and members: Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva, art historian;

Simeon Sokerov, animator; Ivan Tonev, DoP; Andrey Paounov, director, awarded with:

“Golden Rhyton” for Best Documentary - the producer Siana Film 2000 and the Crew of the documentaryThe National Terror House - For the relevance of the subject matter and adding unknown fragments to this painful period of Bulgaria’s history.

“Golden Rhyton” for Best Animated Film - the “Koulev Film Production” and the directors Andrey Koulev and Assia Kovanova for the film Love with Occasional Showers” - For skillful and fascinating rendering of a surrealistic love story.

Special Jury Award - the authors ofMark & Verse - For brilliance in dealing with the challenges of the project and creative solutions to each of the works.

Best Documentary Director - Borislav Kolev for his filmSalto Mortale.

Best Art Director Award - the Crew of the films within theMarks & Verse animation project.

Best Documentary Debut - Valerii Krisenko for his filmAlmost Everything”.

Best Animation Debut - Ioana Atanasova for her filmOnly Mine”.

Plovdiv Municipality Awardthe Crew of the filmCambridge.

Honorable Mention - Marin Damianov for giving insight into the national mentality in “Botev: In the Shadow of the Monument”.

Honourable Mention - Nikolai Vasilev for presenting an important moral case in his “The Good Samaritan.

THE OTHER AWARDS

The Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers’ Award - to Anna Petkova for her film Aggression.

The FILM CRITICS GUILD AT UBFM AWARD - to Vasil Zhivkov for his film “Essay on the Biography of Citizen X.

The Bulgarian National Film Archive Award - to the Crew of the film “Tales from the Balkans.

THE Academica 21 AWARD - Association of the Academic Screen Arts Lecturers – to the film “Smiling with Bulgarian Comedy Films” -  paying homage to the director Ivan Georgiev–Gets, who has made an indelible imprint on Bulgarian film and teaching.


THE Bulgarian Svetla Tsotsorkova won

for her feature debut “THIRST”

“Silver Atlas” for Best Director

at Arras Film Festival

At the ARRAS FILM FESTIVAL in France, 6 – 15 of November 2015, the Bulgarian filmmaker Svetla Tsotsorkova won “Silver Atlas” for Best Director for the film “THIRST” – her long feature debut.

And at the Arras Days, a second development-aid grant worth €5,000, courtesy of the city of Arras, went to the Svetla Tsotsorkova’s next project “Sister”.


THE BULGARIAN FILM “ZEUS”

WON GRAND PRIX

AT THE BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015

At the 30th BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL in France, 10 -15 of November 2015, the Bulgarian short feature “ZEUS”, scriptwriter and director Pavel G. Vesnakov, Bulgaria/Germany production, won the  GRAND PRIX.


THE BULGARIAN FILM “THE LESSON” WON

THE GRAND PRIX “GOLDEN LISTAPAD”

AT MIFF “LISTAPAD” 2015

The Bulgarian film "THE LESSON" by the directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar  Valchanov won in the Main Feature Film Competition of the 22nd MIFF "Listapad", that took place from 6th to 13th of November in Minsk, Belarus, the GRAND PRIX “GOLDEN LISTAPAD” for BEST FILM.


THE BULGARIAN FILM “THIRST” WON

TWO AWARDS AT MIFF “LISTAPAD” 2015

The Bulgarian film “THIRST” by the director Svetla Tsotsorkova won the Best Cast Award by the International Film Critics Jury at the 22nd MIFF "Listapad", that took place from 6th to 13th of November in Minsk, Belarus.

At the same festival in the Feature Film Competition "Youth On The March", the film by Svetla Tsotsorkova "THIRST" won the SPECIAL JURY AWARD.


THE BULGARIAN FILM “THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL”

WON THE AWARD

FOR BEST LOW BUDGET FEATURE

AT THE EUROPEAN INDIE FILM FESTIVAL

At the 9th European Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, 23 - 30 of October 2015, the Bulgarian film “THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL” by Kostadin Bonev, producer Borough Film,  won the Award for BEST LOW BUDGET FEATURE (€250k to €1M).

The European Film Festival has its main offices in London. After the Berlin event, the festival tours through European universities showcasing the best of international independent film. Now in its ninth year, the festival has grown into a world-class event, uniting new filmmakers with critics, scholars, and the movie-loving public. One Festival - One Continent \ EUROPE'S INDIE FILM FEST / Features, Documentaries, Shorts!


THE BULGARIAN FILM “THE JUDGMENT” WON

THE GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

AT HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL 2015 IN INDIANAPOLIS

At the HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL, 16 – 25 of October 2015, in Indianapolis, USA, the Bulgarian feature film by the director Stephan Komandarev “THE JUDGMENT” – the Bulgarian proposal for Foreign Language OSCAR;  won the GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE and $45,000.

"The Judgment" is a Bulgarian Production:  ARGO Film  - Stephan Komandarev, Katia Trichkova and BNT, in co-production with Germany, Croatia and Macedonia; script writers: Marin Damyanov, Emil Spahiyski and Stephan Komandarev; cameraman Krasimir Andonov.


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “LOSERS” WON

THE AUDIENCE AWARD

AT CINEAST 2015 IN LUXEMBOURG

At the 8th CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL in Luxembourg, 8 – 25 of October 2015, the Bulgarian feature film by the scriptwriter and director IVAYLO HRISTOV, producer PRO Film – Assen Vladimirov, cameraman Emil Hristov, won the AUDIENCE AWARD.


THE BULGARIAN SHORT FEATURE “SHOOTING STAR”

WON BEST SCREENWRITER AWARD

IN YEREVAN, ARMENIA

 

At the “SOSE” INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Yerevan, Armenia, 17 – 24 of October 2015, the Bulgarian short feature film “SHOOTING STAR” by the director Lyubo Yonchev, cameraman Damyan Dimitrov, producer CRYSTAL FRAME – Bulgaria and co-producer MITO PRODUCTION – Italy, won the BEST SCREENWRITER AWARD in the face of YASEN GENADIEV AND LYUBO YONCHEV.


Gueorgui Stoyanov and Peter Anastasov

winners of “Zolotoy Vityaz”/“Golden Knight”

for film script

at the Slavic literature forum 2015

At the 6th Slavic Literature Forum “Zolotoy Vityaz”/“Golden Knight” in the capital of the Stavropol Region, 15 – 18 of October 2015, the Bulgarian film director  and writer a Gueorgui Stoyanov and the Bulgarian writer Peter Anastasov won for their script for film “sandglass” the big “Zolotoy Vityaz”- “Golden Knight” Award.

From 2010 the Slavic Art Forum unites literature, cinema, theatre and music.


THE BULGARIAN FILM "Auf Wiedersehen" / "GOODBYE" WON

THE AWARD FOR BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

AT WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL 2015

At the 31st WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL, 9 – 18 of October 2015, the Bulgarian film "Auf Wiedersehen" / "GOODBYE" by Eddy Schwartz and Yordan Petkov won the Award for BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT. The International Jury wrote: “It’s a delightful comedy with a well-structured story and great character development.”


33rd BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM FESTIVAL

“GOLDEN ROSE" - VARNA, 2015

http://www.zlatnaroza.bg/en/

LONG FEATURE FILM JURY AWARDS

“GOLDEN ROSE” for BEST FEATURE FILM – “LOSERS”, producer Pro Film – Asen Vladimirov; writer/director Ivaylo Hristov; cinematographer Emil Hristov - For a credible story about the mental loneliness and the hopeless life of young people in Bulgaria. Strong performers’ presence and visual solutions.

Special Award of the City of Varna – “Family Relics, producer Gala Film – Galina Toneva and Kiril Kirilov; writer/director Ivan Cherkelov; cinematographer Rali Ralchev - For devotedness, talent and cinematic perfectionism in all elements of the film narrative.

Special Award for TV Film - “Barter, producers BNT/ARS Digital; writer Yuri Dachev, Atanas Kiryakov; director Atanas Kiryakov; cinematographer Ivan Tonev - For the ability to achieve emotional impact using ascetic art techniques.

Best Director Award - Kamen Kalev for “Face Down - For masterful cast of and work with both professional and unprofessional performers in building an authentic and gripping story.

Best Screenwriter Award - Marin Damianov for “Corpse Collector” - For non-conventional vantage point at characters typical of the outskirts of life.

Best Cinematographer Award - Veselin Hristov for “Thirst” - For masterly work with light and the visual solutions, creating a feeling of drought-ridden environment and people.

Best Actress Award - Elena Telbis for her role in “Losers” - For the holistically built character having a strong and commanding presence.

Best Actor Award - Stefan Denolyubov for his role in “While Aya Was Sleeping” - For the versatility built character of a talent cast out from society by conformist times.

Best Feature Film Debut – “Thirst”, director Svetla Tsotsorkova - For the powerful, ingenious and memorable story.

Honorable Mention for music - Kaloyan Dimitrov (“Viktoria”, “Face Down” and “Snow”) - For the convincing dramaturgic role of music in films varying in genres and subject matters.

Honorable Mention to Claudia Cardinale for making a generous gesture to young Bulgarian film.

SHORT FEATURE FILM JURY AWARDS

Golden Rose Award for Best Short Film:

The Son, director Hristo Simeonov; writers Hristo Simeonov and Deyan Enev; cinematographer Veselin Hristov - For the unadulterated authenticity of the cinematic observation and the proficiency to render emotionally the tragic existence of Romany people using scanty details.

ex aequo

Ecce Homo, writer/director Dimitar Kutmanov; cinematographer Flora Fecske - For the striking expression of the black-and-white representation, which turns a family drama into an existential Christian tale unfolding in no particular time or place.

OTHER AWARDS

The Union of Bulgarian Film Makers Award - "Family Relics", director Ivan Cherkelov.

The FILM CRITICS GUILD IN UBFM AWARD - "Losers", director Ivaylo Hristov.

The People’s Choice Award - "Losers", director Ivaylo Hristov.

The Accredited Journalists’ AWARD - "Losers", director Ivaylo Hristov.


“SHOOTING STAR” BY LYUBO YONCHEV WON

THE MAYOR OF VARNA AWARD FOR CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT

AT THE XVI International Festival

of Red Cross and Health Films 2015 in varna, bulgaria

All Awards with for foreign films: http://redcrossfilmfest.org/fest_awards_eng.html  

The Mayor of Varna Award for Significant Creative Achievement was given at the festival to the Bulgarian short feature film “Shooting Star” by the young director Lyubo Yonchev, a co-production Bulgaria-Italy.


“TOTAL DENIAL” BY MILENA KANEVA WON

THE JURY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

AT THE XVI International Festival

of Red Cross and Health Films 2015 in varna, bulgaria

All Awards with for foreign films: http://redcrossfilmfest.org/fest_awards_eng.html

The Best Documentary Film Award was given by the International Jury of the festival to the Bulgarian film “TOTAL Denial” by the director Milena Kaneva.


"THE PRICE OF LONG LIFE” BY VALENTINA FIDANOVA-KOLAROVA

WON DIPLOMA FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM BY THE JURY

AT THE XVI International Festival

of Red Cross and Health Films 2015 in varna, bulgaria

All Awards with for foreign films: http://redcrossfilmfest.org/fest_awards_eng.html

The International Jury awarded with DIPLOMA the Bulgarian documentary film "THE PRICE OF LONG LIFE" by Valentina-Fidanova Kolarova for a peculiar glance at a medical problem, presented through the prism of art.


"SOFIA'S LAST AMBULANCE” BY ILIYAN METEV

WON DIPLOMA FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM BY THE JURY

AT THE XVI International Festival

of Red Cross and Health Films 2015 in varna, bulgaria

All Awards with for foreign films: http://redcrossfilmfest.org/fest_awards_eng.html

The International Jury awarded with DIPLOMA the Bulgarian documentary film "SOFIA'S LAST AMBULANCE" by Iliyan Metev for the focus on today's humanitarian and health problems.


“THE FREELY RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE” BY IVA MARTINOVA

 WON DIPLOMA FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM BY THE JURY

AT THE XVI International Festival

of Red Cross and Health Films 2015 in varna, bulgaria

All Awards with for foreign films: http://redcrossfilmfest.org/fest_awards_eng.html

The International Jury awarded with DIPLOMA the Bulgarian documentary film "FREELY RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE" by Iva Martinova for showing the organs’ donation problems in Bulgaria through different points of view.


“Holy Mother Pyre“ by Hristo Stoychev won

the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers AWARD

AT THE XVI International Festival

of Red Cross and Health Films 2015 in varna, bulgaria

All Awards with for foreign films: http://redcrossfilmfest.org/fest_awards_eng.html

The Bulgarian documentary film "HOLY MOTHER PYRE"  by the director Hristo Stoychev won the Award by the UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS at the festival.


“Diagnosis +” BY Alexander Yanev WON

THE Nu Boyana Film Studio AWARD

AT THE XVI International Festival

of Red Cross and Health Films 2015 IN VARNA, BULGARIA

All Awards with for foreign films: http://redcrossfilmfest.org/fest_awards_eng.html

the Bulgarian short feature film “Diagnosis +” by the director Alexander Yanev won the Nu Boyana Film Studio AWARD at the festival.


“The Diabetes Cause” by Iva Martinova WON

DENISLAVA ANGELOVA-BARONESS PLEVENSKA SPECIAL AWARD

for contribution to the development of

the humanitarian films and documentary

AT THE XVI International Festival

of Red Cross and Health Films 2015 in varna, bulgaria

All Awards with for foreign films: http://redcrossfilmfest.org/fest_awards_eng.html

The Bulgarian documentary film “The Diabetes Cause” by the director Iva Martinova won the Denislava Angelova - Baroness Plevenska SPECIAL AWARD for Contribution to the development of the humanitarian films and documentary at the festival.


STEFKA YANOROVA WON

THE AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS

OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER 2015

FOR "SHOOTING STAR"

AT THE MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL IN GLASGOW

At TMFF – The Monthly Film Festival in Glasgow, Great Britain, the Bulgarian actress STEFKA YANOROVA won the Award for BEST ACTRESS of the month September 2015 for her role in the Bulgarian film “SHOOTING STAR” by the director Lyubo Yonchev, producer CRYSTAL FRAME, Bulgaria, co-producer MITO PRODUCTION, Italy.


Violeta Markovska won best leading actress

for “The Woman of my Life”

at the 10th Cyprus International Film Festival

 

At the 10th Cyprus International Film Festival for independent films, 23 – 27 of September 2015, the Bulgarian actress VIOLETA MARKOVSKA won the Award for BEST LEADING ACTRESS for her role in “THE WOMAN OF MY LIFE” by the director Antoniy Donchev and the producer Ivan Tonev - ARS Ltd, Bulgaria, and the international co-producers Dimitar Nikolov (KT Film & Media, Macedonia), Shakhawan Idrees (Hawena Films, Iraq-Kurdistan Regional Government), Peter Velciov (Peter Film Production SRL, Romania).


THE SCRIPTWRITER AND WRITER GEORGY MISHEV

WON THE SOFIA MUNICIPALITY AWARD

FOR LIFE LONG ACHIEVEMENT

THE FILM “THE LESSON”

BY KRISTINA GROZEVA AND PETAR VALCHANOV WON

THE SOFIA MUNICIPALITY AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMA ART

On the Day of SOFIA capital – 17th of September 2015, at Official ceremony the Sofia Municipality awarded the famous Bulgarian scriptwriter Georgy Mishev with the Special Award for lifelong achievement.

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov were awarded for their film "THE LESSON” with the Sofia Municipality Award for Achievement in Cinema Art.


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “THE LESSON” WON

THE NEW TALENT AWARD

AT DUHOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015

 

In the WORLD CINEMA SECTION at the DUHOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015, Kurdistan, the feature film “THE LESSON” by the Bulgarian directors KRISTINA GROZEVA and PETAR VALCHANOV won the NEW TALENT AWARD.


ANTONIY DONCHEV

WON THE AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR AT RO-IFF 2015

FOR HIS FEATURE FILM “THE WOMAN OF MY LIFE”

At the 11th edition of the ROMANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Ro-IFF) 2015 the Bulgarian director ANTONII DONCHEV won the Trophy for “BEST DIRECTOR” of the CineBlackSea section for his film “THE WOMAN OF MY LIFE”

The Jury formulated its decision: For “the beautiful way in which he told a story about love and espionage that passes many borders’.


THE BULGARIAN GEORGI BALABANOV WON

THE AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR AT MONTREAL 2015

The Bulgarian director GEORGI BALABANOV won for his film “PETROV FILE”, a co-production between Bulgaria and Germany, the AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR at the MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, 27th of August – 7th of September 2015.

The same award was given also to MIKKO KUPARINEN from Finland for his film “2 NIGHTS TILL MORNING”.


THE AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN SPECIALIST IN FILM ART, BULGARIAN ACTRESS AND BULGARIAN FILM

AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “LOVE IS FOLLY” 2015, VARNA

Professor VERA NAIDENOVA – specialist in film art, received the FESTIVAL AWARD for her entire contribution for the development of the Bulgarian cinema.

TATYANA LOLOVA, the famous Bulgarian film and theatre actress, won the VARNA MUNICIPALITY AWARD for her role in the feature film “BARTER” by the director Atanas Kiriakov.

The feature film “LOSERS” by the director Ivailo Hristov received the Award by the FILM CRITICS’ GUILD at the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers.

The same film “LOSERS” by the director Ivailo Hristov received the Award “THE BITTER CUP” by the faculty  of Journalism and Mass Communications at The Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

The International Jury awards and other awards: http://www.filmneweurope.com/news/bulgaria-news/item/111136-test-wins-love-is-folly-international-film-festival


THE BULGARIAN FILM “THE LESSON”

WON THE GRAND PRIX

AT APOLLONIA FESTIVAL ОF ARTS 2015, SOZOPOL

 

The film directors KRISTINA GROZEVA and PETAR Valchanov won the GRAND PRIX for their very successful at many international film festivals and first long feature film “THE LESSON” at the APOLLONIA FESTIVAL OF ARTS 2015 in the Bulgarian sea town Sozopol.


“GODLESS” WON

THE AWARD “RESTART” AT Sarajevo Film Festival 2015

 

“GODLESS” - the long feature debut of the Bulgarian script writer and director Ralitza Petrova - producer Klas Film Rossitsa Valkanova (Bulgaria) and co-producer Alcatraz Films (France) - won the Award “RESTART” for work in progress at Sarajevo Film Festival 2015.

Ralitza Petrova previously has won the Prix UIP Berlin (European Short Film) with “Rotten Apple” in 2007 and was nominated for the Cinefondation Award at Cannes 2009 for her short film “By The Grace Of God”.


THE BULGARIAN FILM “STORE “I LOVE YOU” BY PLAMEN NIKOLOV WON THE AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FEATURE

AT "Еl Novelisimo" IN SPAIN

Тhe Bulgarian short “STORE “I LOVE YOU” by the director Plamen Nikolov, a Match Frame Studio production, became the winner of the AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM at the "El Novelisimo" International Film festival 2015 in the Hervas town in Spain.


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL” WON THE AWARD FOR BEST ASSEMBLE CAST AT MIFF 2015

At the MILAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015, the Bulgarian feature film “THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL” by the director Kostadin Bonev won the award for BEST ASSEMBLE CAST.

The Award was presented on 22nd of July at the Official premier of the film in Anteo Spazio Cinema.

“THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL” was also nominated at MIFF 2015 for:

BEST FILM

BEST STENOGRAPHY

BEST MUSIC


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “LOSERS”

WON THE MAIN PRIZE “GOLDEN George”

AT 37th MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015

At the 37th Moscow International Film Festival 2015 the Bulgarian feature film “LOSERS” by the scriptwriter and director Ivaylo Hristov, cameraman Emil Hristov, producer PROFILM – Asen Vladimirov, with the cast: Elena Telbis, Deyan Donkov, Ovanes Torosian, Georgi Gotsin, Plamen Dimov, won the Main Prize “GOLDEN George” for the Best Film.

“LOSERS” won also:

The RUSSIAN FILM CRITICS PRIZE

The PRIZE of the JURY of the FEDERATION OF RUSSIAN FILM CLUBS

And – the Second place in the classification for the AUDIENCE AWARD


“ALL SHE WROTE” BY NIKI ILIEV WON THE SECOND AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAYS FEATURE IN LOS ANGELES

At the 7th edition of Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards in June 2015 the project by Niki Iliev “ALL SHE WROTE” won the Second Award for Best Screenplay Feature.


THE BULGARIAN FILM ACTOR DEYAN DONKOV

WON BEST ACTOR AWARD FOR “THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL”

AT FEST FILM KOSOVA 2015

http://festfilmkosova.com/?page_id=23

At the 8th International Film Festival “The Goddess on the Throne” – Fest Film Kosova 2015, the Bulgarian film actor Deyan Donkov in the Feature Film Category won BEST ACTOR AWARD for his role in “The Sinking of Sozopol” by the director Kostadin Bonev.


TWO AWARDS FOR THE BULGARIAN FILM “THE LESSON” AT

THE TRANSILVANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015

http://tiff.ro/en/stiri/14th-transilvania-iff-awards

At the 14th edition of TIFF - TRANSILVANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL,   29th of May – 7th of June 2015, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Bulgarian feature film “THE LESSON” by the directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov won BEST DIRECTING AWARD.

And the actress MARGITA GOSHEVA won Best Performance Award also for “The Lesson”.


VASIL MIHAYLOV, THE “LESSON” AND MARGITA GOSHEVA

WON AWARDS AT THE GOLDEN LINDEN 2015

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF NEW EUROPEAN CINEMA

http://thegoldenlinden.com/?cat=34&lang=en

At the “GOLDEN LINDEN” International Film Festival of New European Cinema, which took place from 30th of May to 3rd of June 2015 in the Bulgarian town Stara Zagora, the International Jury awarded:

The Bulgarian actor Vasil Mihaylov with “The Golden Linden” Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema.

The feature film “THE LESSON” by the directors Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva with “THE Golden Linden" Award for Best FILM.

And the actress MARGITA GOSHEVA with "THE GOLDEN LINDEN" award for BEST ACTRESS for “The Lesson”.


„GOLDEN KNIGHT” FOR “BULGARIAN RHAPSODY”

“SILVER KNIGHT” FOR “COLOURS OF THE VOICE”

AND OTHER PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN FILMS

AT THE INTERNATIONAL “GOLDEN KNIGHT” FILM FESTIVAL IN SEVASTOPOL

At the 24th edition of the International “GOLDEN KNIGHT” FILM FESTIVAL 2015 in Sevastopol the following Bulgarian films were awarded in the different programs for the competition:

  • “BULGARIAN RHAPSODY” by Ivan Nichev with „GOLDEN KNIGHT” for feature film

  • “COLOURS OF THE VOICE” by Rossen Elezov with „SILVER KNIGHT” for full length documentary

  • “I AM HAPPY” by Ralitsa Dimitrova with DIPLOMA for short length documentary

  • “LAKE BOY” by Olga Koleva with „SILVER KNIGHT” for students’ or debut film

  • "THREE DAYS IN SARAJEVO" by Nikolay Todorov with DIPLOMA for students' or debut film


BULGARIAN FILMS WITH MANY AWARDS AT

THE VIII INTERNATIONAL HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL 2015

http://bulgarianfilms.com/index_eng.html

See here all the awards:

http://www.filmmakersbg.org/HERITAGE_nagradeni_Sofia_2015_eng.doc


THE PRESIDENT OF BULGARIA ROSEN PLEVNELIEV AWARDED prof. NEDELCHO MILEV AND IVAN TSONEV

WITH Order of St. Cyril and Methodius
 

The Order of St. Cyril and Methodius is awarded to Bulgarian and foreign citizens who have made a significant contribution to the development of culture, art, education and science.

At Official ceremony on 25th of May 2015 the President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev awarded on the occasion of 24th of May – The Day of Bulgarian Culture:

Prof. NEDELCHO MILEV, film critic, with the Order of St. Cyril and Methodius – pendant;

IVAN TSONEV, film director and cameraman, with the Order of St. Cyril and Methodius - second degree.


THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AWARDED WITH

“GOLDEN CENTURY” AWARDS

GEORGY MISHEV, prof. IVAN NICHEV,

ROUSY CHANEV, BOGOYA SAPUNDZIEV

On the occasion of 24th of May – The Day of Bulgarian Culture, at Official ceremony on 21st of May 2015, the Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov awarded the writer and film script writer GEORGY MISHEV, the film director prof. IVAN NICHEV, the actor and film actor ROUSY CHANEV; the artist, architect and film stenographer BOGOYA SAPUNDZIEV with the prestigious prizes “GOLDEN CENTURY”.


“THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL”

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM 2015

AT THE NEW YORK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Bulgarian feature film by the director Kostadin Bonev “The Sinking of Sozopol” – script: Ina Valchanova, Kostadin Bonev; cinematography: Konstantin Zankov; music: Nikolai Ivanov; cast: Deian Donkov, Snezhina Petrova, Svetlana Yancheva, Stefan Valdobrev; produced by Borough Film - Georgi Balkanski, Vladimir Andreev - won the Award for BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM 2015 at the New York City International Film Festival.


AT SEEfest in Los Angeles KRASIMIR Andonov WON

THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

FOR THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “RAT POISON”

At the 10th edition of the South East European Film Festival - SEEfest 2015 - in Los Angeles the Award for Best Cinematography went to Krasimir Andonov for the Bulgarian feature film “Rat Poison” by the director Konstantin Burov.


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “THE JUDGEMENT” WON THREE AWARDS AT SEE A PARIS 2015

At the 5th jubilee edition of SEE a Paris/SOUTH-EAST EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL  “THE JUDGEMENT” by Stephan Komandarev, Bulgaria, won the three main awards:

Best film: "Le Judgement"

Best Director: Stephan Komandarev

Best Actor: Assen Blatechki for the film "The Judgement"


MARGITA GOSHEVA WON

THE BEST ACTRESS AWARD FOR “THE LESSON”

AT THE VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “KINO PAVASARIS” 2015

 

In the Competition Program NEW Europe - NEW NAMES at the 20th Vilnius International Film Festival “KINO PAVASARIS” the Bulgarian Margita GOSHEVA won the Best Actress award for “The Lesson” (Bulgaria, Greece”) by the Bulgarian directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.


THE FILM DIRECTOR Georgi Dyulgerov

AWARDED WITH “Silver seagull”

AT THE SOFIA FILM FEST ON THE COAST 2015

BY THE Burgas Municipality

At the Closing ceremony of the SOFIA FILM FEST ON THE COAST 2015, the Deputy Mayor of Burgas Municipality Yordanka Ananieva awarded with the honorable statuette “Silver seagull” the film director prof. Georgi Dyulgerov for his contribution to the Bulgarian and world cinematography, as well as for his newest film “Buffer zone”. This film was well liked by the audience and received a high rating by the film critics.

And the short documentary film “Plamen” (Bulgaria, USA) by Andre Andreev was awarded with Golden Plaque and Diploma as the best one by the audience that voted for the films in the short films program “Jameson”.


THE BULGARIAN FILM “THE LESSON”

WON FOUR BIG AWARDS AT SOFIA FILM FEST 2015

SOFIA CITY OF FILM GRAND PRIX AWARD for best film in the International Competition for first and second films, amounted to 7 000 Euro provided by the Sofia Municipality, went to ‘The Lesson’ (Bulgaria-Greece) by directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.

THE AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM handed by jury consisted of Kiril Razlogov (Russia, programming director of Moscow International Film Festival), Elma Tataragic (Bosnia and Herzegovina, programmer of Sarajevo Film Festival) and Tiina Lokk-Tramberg (Estonia, director of Black Nights International Film Festival - Tallinn) went to ‘The Lesson’ (Bulgaria-Greece) by directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.

THE AUDIENCE AWARD of the 19th Sofia International Film Festival was chosen among the films in the International Competition and the Balkan Competition. The award went to ‘The Lesson’ (Bulgaria-Greece) by directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.

The FIPRESCI Jury members Margarita Chapatte (Spain), Maricke Nieuwdrop (Netherlands), Lyudmila Dyakova (Bulgaria) handed out the FIPRESCI Award to the film ‘The Lesson’ (Bulgaria-Greece) by directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.


THE BULGARIAN FILM ACTOR IVAN IVANOV WITH

THE SOFIA AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA

AT THE SOFIA FILM FEST 2015

 

Within the framework of the 19th Sofia International Film Festival the SOFIA AWARD of Sofia Municipality for contribution to world cinema was presented to: IVAN IVANOV, actor (Bulgaria), Franco Nero, actor (Italy), in memoriam of Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner, producer (Germany) and Nana Djordjadze, director (Georgia).


THE BULGARIAN “GINKA” WON JAMESON AWARD FOR

BEST BULGARIAN SHORT FILM

AT THE SOFIA FILM FEST 2015

JAMESON AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN SHORT FILM, amounted to 6 000 Euro, went to ‘Ginka’ (Bulgaria) by the director Antonia Milcheva.


THE BULGARIAN “ENEMIES”

WITH JAMESON Special Mention AT SOFIA FILM FEST 2015

JAMESON Special Mention went to the director Hristo Simeonov and his film ‘Enemies’ (Bulgaria)


“WHY ME” WON THE AWARD  BY BULGARIAN FILM CRITICS GUILD IN THE UBFM FOR BEST BALKAN FILM

AT SOFIA FILM FEST 2015

THE AWARD OF THE BULGARIAN GUILD OF FILM CRITICS in the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers for film from the Balkan Competition went to ‘Why Me?’ (Romania-Bulgaria-Hungary) by Tudor Giurgiu. Bulgarian co-producer  "Chuchkov Brothers"- Victor Chouchkov, Borislav Chouchkov, Maria Metodieva.


“CORPSE COLLECTOR” WITH SPECIAL MENTION FOR BEST BULGARIAN FEATURE AT SOFIA FILM FEST 2015

The Special Jury for Best Bulgarian Feature handed SPECIAL MENTION to the film ‘Corpse Collector’ (Bulgaria) by Dimitar Dimitrov, script writer Marin Damyanov.


“Aferim!” WITH SPECIAL MENTION BY THE BALKAN JURY AT SOFIA FILM FEST 2015

The Balkan Jury handed SPECIAL MENTION to the film ‘Aferim!’ (Romania-Bulgaria-Czech Republic-France) by Radu Jude. Bulgarian co-producer “Klas Film” - Rossitsa Valkanova.


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “THE LESSON” WON

THE INGMAR BERGMAN INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AWARD

AT THE Goteborg Film Festival 2015

At the 38th edition of the Goteborg Film Festival, which took place from 23rd of January to 2nd of February 2015, the Bulgarian feature film “The Lesson” by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov won the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award for Best film.

The Scandinavia’s leading Goteborg film festival this year awarded also Liv Ullmann with the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award who accepted it at the Opening ceremony on 23th of January 2015.


MARGITA GOSHEVA WON BEST ACTRESS AWARD

AT ANGERS FILM FESTIVAL 2015

FOR "THE LESSON"

At the 27th edition of the Premiers Plans / ANGERS FILM FESTIVAL in France, 16 – 25 of January 2015, the Bulgarian Margita Gosheva won the Best Actress “MADEMOISELLE LADUBAY” AWARD EUROPEAN AND FRENCH FEATURE FILM for her leading role in the film “THE LESSON” by Kristina GROZEVA and Petar VALCHANOV, Bulgaria / Greece - € 1 500 offered to an actress by Bouvet Ladubay.


THE BULGARIAN FILM “LIVING LEGENDS” BY NIKI ILIEV WON 4 AWARDS AT 12th ANGEL FILM AWARDS - MONACO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Cinematographer: GRIGOR KUMITSKY

Best Ensemble Cast: ORLIN PAVLOV; NIKI ILIEV; SHEVANYA BORISOVA; DIMO ALEXIEV; LIUBOMIR KOVACHEV

Best Male Supporting Actor: MICHELE PLACIDO

Best Film Editing: (in kind memory of) ALEXANDER ETIMOV


THE BULGARIAN FILM “THE LONG WAY HOME” WON

THE AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR OF DOCUMENTARY

AT GZDOC 2014 IN CHINA

At the 2014 Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival in China, the film “The long Way Home” by Boryana Puncheva, producer "Cinemascope - I. Nichev", won the Award for Best director of Documentary.


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “THE LESSON” WON THE BEST FILM AWARD Orquídea IN ECUADOR

 

At the 4th International Cinema Festival Orquídea in the Cuenka town, ECUADOR, 14 – 21 of November 2014, the Bulgarian feature film “THE LESSON” by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov won the Award Orquídea for Best film in the international competition.


THE BULGARIAN FILM “LIVING LEGENDS”

WON THE BEST FOREIGN FILM AWARD

AT THE 16th LA Comedy Festival

At the 16th edition of the Los Angelis Comedy Festival in October 2014 the Bulgarian feature film “LIVING LEGENDS” by Niki Iliev won the BEST FOREIGN FILM AWARD.


“THE LESSON” WON

TWO AWARDS AT TIFF55

At the 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2014 “The Lesson” by the writing and directing team Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov won two awards:

The “Special Jury Prize-Bronze Alexander”

Best Screenplay award


“THE LESSON” WON

THE JURY SPECIAL PRIZE AT TIFF 2014

At the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival the Bulgarian feature film “The Lesson” by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov won the JURY SPECIAL PRIZE in the competition with 14 films from Europe and Asia.


LIVING LEGENDS” WON

THE AUDIENCE AWARD

AT THE FUNNY FILM FEST 2014 in GABROVO

At the 5th INTERNATIONAL FUNNY FILM FEST in the Bulgarian town Gabrovo the Bulgarian feature film by Niki Iliev “Living Legends” won The Audience Award.


 THE FEATURE FILM “VIKTORIA” WON

 SPECIAL JURY PRIZE AT CINEAST 2014

The International jury of the 7th edition of CinEast - Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, 9-26 October 2014, awarded the co-production by Bulgaria and Romania feature film “Viktoria” by the Bulgarian director Maya Vitkova with the SPECIAL JURY PRIZE.


“THE LESSON” WON AWARD

AT THE WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014

 

At the 30TH WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014,  the Bulgarian feature film “The Lesson” by Kristina Grozeva and Peter Valchanov won award in the international competition for 1-2 film.


32nd BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM FESTIVAL

"GOLDEN ROSE"2014, Varna

The awards: http://www.zlatnaroza.bg/en/news/%D0%BE%D1%84%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BD%D0%B8-%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%B3%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B8/


THE MINISTER OF CULTURE MARTIN IVANOV

AWARDED THE BULGARIAN FILM DIRECTORS

DIMITAR PETROV AND ILIA KOSTOV

WITH GOLDEN CENTURY AWARD

On 30th of September 2014 at Official ceremony the Minister of culture Martin Ivanov awarded with GOLDEN CENTURY - Stamp of Simeon Veliki / Simeon the Great the Bulgarian film scriptwriter and director Dimitar Petrov for his big contribution to the Bulgarian culture.

At the same Official ceremony also the famous Bulgarian scriptwriter and film director Ilia Kostov was awarded with GOLDEN CENTURY Award for his contribution to the national culture.


“THE LESSON”/“UROK”

BY Kristina Grozeva AND Petar VALCAHNOV WON

THE KUTXA-NEW DIRECTORS AWARD IN SAN SEBASTIAN

At the 62th San Sabastian Festival 2014 the young Bulgarian film directors Kristina Grozeva and Peter Valchanov won the KUTXA-NEW DIRECTORS AWARD for their film “The Lesson”/”Urok” (coproduction Bulgaria-Greece).

They won this prestigious award in competition with films from France, Russia, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Canada - a big success for the young Bulgarian cinema.


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “LIVING LEGENDS”

WON TWO AWARDS

AT THE ROMANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014

Niki Iliev won Best Director Award for his second film “Living Legends” in CineBlackSea competition at the 10th RO-IFF in Vama Veche, Romania, 21–31 of August 2014.

Sanya Borisova won the Award for Best Acting. She is also one of the script writers of the film “Living Legends” together with Niki Iliev and Nikolai Vasilevski.


THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AWARDED

MAYA VAPTSAROVA WITH GOLDEN CENTURY AWARD

 

On 5th of August 2014 the Deputy Minister Velislava Krasteva awarded at Official ceremony in the Ministry of Culture the Bulgarian film director, script writer and writer Maya Vaptsarova with the prestigious "GOLDEN CENTURY" Award.

The Award is for her considerable contribution to the Bulgarian culture.


TO

BULGARIAN AND EUROPEAN MEDIA

 

OPEN LETTER

BY THE BOARD OF

THE UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS

The Board of the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers (created 80 years ago in 1934, with nearly 900 members nowadays) states officially that the authors of the documentary film “Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service” Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova propagated falsehoods about the BULGARIAN FILM ACADEMY 2014 for months.

Their announcements in Bulgarian printed and electronic media, on the web sites of authoritative European organizations, at the Official Ceremony of the BULGARIAN FILM ACADEMY 2014 directly broadcasted by the Bulgarian National Television and at the special Press conference in Bulgarian News Agency, organized by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, are groundless and devoid of ethics.

The facts are the following:

I. On the evening of the 20th of January 2014 Vesela Kazakova announced that the film “Uncle Tony” is not allowed to enter the competition for the awards of the Bulgarian Film Academy” which was untrue allegation. Because their application was accepted with a signature by the administration of UBFM on the same day, 20th of January 2014.

II. On the 31st of January 2014 Mileva and Kazakova announced that they “overcome” and the film is accepted – also untrue allegation. Because the RULES of the BULGARIAN FILM ACADEMY does not include any preliminary selection for the competition or any kind of censorship.

III. Also untrue was their statement that in the Section “Film Directors” of the Bulgarian Film Academy was accepted a ballot-paper after the end of its meeting, received with 3 hours’ delay.  Because Vesela Kazakova herself refused – as one of the two counters of the ballot-papers at this meeting – to calculate it for the Record of proceedings. So this ballot-paper was dropped out.

IV. At the Press conference was said also the untrue thing that another, handed at the meeting of the Section “Film Directors” ballot-paper was not counted up. Because Vesela Kazakova personally counted it up as one of the 30 ballot-papers in this Section.

V. The announcement by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova that the Board of the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers discussed their film “Uncle Tony” is also untrue.

VI. Their statement that the film “Uncle Tony” was nominated by the Section “Film Directors” for the Best Documentary Award is also untrue. Because of this untrue statement by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova the Board of the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers took a decision to count up at its meeting all the 30 ballot-papers from this Section. And again the result was that namely in the Section “Film Directors” the film “Uncle Tony” has not received enough votes to be nominated for this award (in this Section for this film voted 7 people from 30 and it received 18 points; and in the 10 Sections of the Bulgarian Film Academy from totally voted 123 people only 24 voted for the nomination of this film for this award). Behind this Decision of the Board of UBFM about the results of the second count up of the 30 ballot-papers stand in written form the Presidents of the 10 film organizations that compose the BULGARIAN FILM ACADEMY, with the exception of only one because he was not in Bulgaria at that time - http://filmmakersbg.org/reshenia-US.htm. (Note: UBFM has all the documents that prove all the above explained Mina Mileva’s and Vesela Kazakova’s falsehoods. Besides there are eyewitnesses that Vesela Kazakova shot with camera the ballot-papers which she counted up personally as one of the 2 counters in the Section “Film Directors”. And this can be interpreted as a “controlled vote”.)  

The Board of the UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS declares that the propagated falsehoods by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova in Bulgarian media and on the web sites of European organizations are wholly devoid of foundation and calumniate the UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS, the BULGARIAN FILM ACADEMY and our country Bulgaria in the world.

With this Declaration we want to give voice to the truth about the scandal around the film “Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service” both on national and European level.

We do this with some delay because we wanted and expected that the movie authors Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova will realize all the dishonesty of their actions, and their responsibilities for all their manipulations, compromises and lies namely about BULGARIAN FILM ACADEMY 2014 - http://www.filmmakersbg.org/awards-2013-eng.htm.

With this Open Letter we stand behind the position of the National Cinema Council at the Bulgarian National Film Centre about the film “Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service”, expressed in NFC’s letter to the Bulgarian Minister of Culture - http://www.nfc.bg/en/za_nas/ekspertno-konsultativni_organi/nacionalen_savet_za_kino

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The Original document in English: http://www.filmmakersbg.org/Open_Letter_UBFM.pdf

The Original document in Bulgarian: http://www.filmmakersbg.org/Otvoreno_pismo_SBFD.pdf

18.07.2014

Ivan Pavlov
PRESIDENT OF THE UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS


AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN FILM ART

AT THE “GOLDEN KNIGHT” FILM FESTIVAL 2014

At the 23rd GOLDEN KNIGHT International Film Festival in Tomsk, Russia, the Bulgarian full length documentary film “Rainy “Day” by Andrey Chertov won Golden Knight Award.

The director of the animation film “Non Stop” Andrey Tsvetkov was awarded with the Diploma for original film language.

The two cameramen Nenad Boroevich and Radoslav Gochev of the Bulgarian feature film “Ave”, by the director Konstantin Bojanov, won the Diploma for best cameraman.

The short documentary “The Unsparing Martyrolog” by the script writer and director Elena Yoncheva won the Diploma for best author’s reportage. The same film won also Diploma for the film editor David Vakrilov.

The President of “Golden Knight” Nikolay Burlyaev awarded also with Diploma the Bulgarian National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts for the constant participation of the Screen Art Faculty – celebrating its 40th university – at the GOLDEN KNIGHT  festival with students’ films of high art.


BULGARIAN FILM “LIVING LEGENDS”

WON AWARD AT MANHATTAN FILM FESTIVAL

At the prestigious Manhattan Film Festival in New Your, USA, 19 of June – 3 of July 2014, the second feature film by the young Bulgarian film director Niki Iliev won the Best International Picture Award .


THE BULGARIAN DOCUMENTARY “VITOSHA” WON

THE AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY AT ECOFEST 2014 IN ROMANIA

At the 4th ECOFEST 2014 – INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ECOLOGY FILMS in Romania the Bulgarian documentary film “Vitosha” – director Lyubomir Mladenov, cameraman Orlin Ruevski, producer GALA Film, won the Award for Best Screenplay.

The author of the awarded screenplay is IVAN POPYORDANOV.


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “VIKTORIA”

WON SPECIAL JURY AWARD AT TIFF IN ROMANIA

The first feature film by Maya Vitkova “Viktoria”, a Bulgarian-Romanian co-production, won the Special Jury Award at the Transilvania International Film Festival – May 30 to June 8 2014, in the Romanian town Cluj-Napoca.

Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) is presented by Romanian Film Promotion. Founded in 2002, Transilvania IFF is the first international feature film festival in Romania.


THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AWARDED MANY FILMMAKERS

On the occasion of 24th of May – The Day of Bulgarian Culture, at Official ceremony on 20th of May 2014, the Ministry of Culture Dr. Petar Stoyanovich awarded many Bulgarian creators of different kind of arts with the prize GOLDEN CENTURY.

Among them - the famous film and theater actors and actresses Vassil Dimitrov, Vassil Mihailov, Maria Kavardjikova, Anany Yavashev, Boris Lukanov, Bogdan Glishev, Lilia Maraviglia, Assen Blatechki, Julian Vergov, Dosi Dosev, as well as the writer and script-writer Alexander Tomov, the film director Krasimir Spasov, the cameraman Venec Dimitrov, the critic Atanas Svilenov.

And the young filmmakers – the film director Milko lazarov and the actor Boyko Krustanov - were awarded with Honorable Diploma.


THE BULGARIAN FILM “VIКTORIA” WON

THE YOUTH JURY AWARD IN KRAKOW

 

At the 7th OFF PLUS CAMERA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA, 02- 11.05.2014, in Krakow, Poland, the first feature film “Viкtoria” by Maya Vtkova won the YOUTH JURY Award.


Mihail Mutafov won the Best Actor Award in Brussels for “PRIDE”

At the 17th edition of the Brussels Short Film Festival the Bulgarian actor Mihail Mutafov was awarded by the International Jury with the Best Actor award for his role of the grandfather in the short film “PRIDE”, director Pavel G. Vesnakov, producers PORTOKAL –Vanya Rainova, Bulgaria, and Director’s Darling - Sebastian Weyland, Germany.


THE BULGARIAN FILM “VIKTORIA” WON Breaking Waves Award

AT THE 21ST TITANIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN BUDAPEST

“Viktoria”, the first feature film by Bulgarian Maya Vitkova won the Breaking Waves Award at the 21st Titanic. This year’s awards were announced on 12th April 2014 in Urania National Film Theare on the closing gala of the 21st Titanic International Film Festival.

„We remunerated the courage and delicateness of the story telling. "Viktoria"’s strength is the subjective and grotesque representation of history. It reminded us to György Pálfi’s Taxidermia. It is a film that must be noticed and awarded.” – said Hungarian director János Szász, the head of the Jury.


THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE PETER STOYANIVICH AWARDED THE DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTOR ATANAS KIRYAKOV

WITH “GOLDEN CENTURY”

At Official Ceremony on 21st of March 2014 the Minister of Culture Peter Stoyanovich awarded Atanas Kiryakov - famous director of documentary films with the “GOLDEN CENTURY” Award.

This prestigious award of the Ministry of Culture was awarded for Atanas Kiryakov’s contribution to the Bulgarian national culture.


MARIA STATULOVA WAS AWARDED WITH

GOLDEN CENTURY

The famous Bulgarian actress in cinema and theatre Maria Statulova was awarded by the Minister of Culture Peter Stoyanovich with the prestigious GOLDEN CENTURY award for her many roles in Bulgarian films, TV series and on the theatre stage.


 Georgi Djulgerov WAS AWARDED WITH

SOFIA AWARD AT SOFIA FILM FEST 2014

The famous Bulgarian film director prof. Georgi Djulgerov received the Sofia Award for his contribution in cinema art at the Opening Gala of Sofia Film Fest 2014 on 6th of March in the National Palace of Culture.

Sofia Award for outstanding contribution in cinema is a joint initiative of Sofia Municipality and Sofia International Film Festival. The award was first handed out in 2005 by the Mayor of Sofia under whose patronage the festival takes place.


THE BULGARIAN SHORT FEATURE „Pride“ by Pavel Vesnakov

wOn the Grand Prix in france

At the 36th Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France the Bulgarian short feature “Pride” by Pavel Vesnakov, co-produced by Bulgaria and Germany, won the GRAND PRIX  and was nominated for the European Film Academy Short Film award.