INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS
FOR THE NEW BULGARIAN CINEMA 2010 - 2013
THE BULGARIAN COMPOSER AND FILM COMPOSER BORIS KARADIMCHEV WAS AWARDED BY THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE
The prestigious Golden Century Award by the Ministry of Culture was bestowed on the Bulgarian composer and film composer of hundreds Bulgarian classic feature and animated films Boris Karadimchev at the Official concert for his 80th Birthday Anniversary.
„DANGEROUSLY CLOSE” by Lyubo Yonchev WON
THE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM
AT THE NATIONAL STUDENTS IN ART FESTIVAL
At the 6th National Students in Art Festival 2013, in the Competition for students' documentary and feature films, the 16th minutes short by Lyubo Yonchev "Dangerously Close" won the Award for Best feature film.
THE BULGARIAN DOCUMENTARY “TZVETANKA”
WON AWARDS IN BELARUS AND IN SPAIN
At the MIFF - Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad” 2013 the Bulgarian documentary “Tzvetanka” by Youlian Tabakov won Special Jury Award.
At the MiradasDoc 2013 - International Documentary Film Festival in Spain, “Tzvetanka” by Youlian Tabakov won the Award by the Public.
THE BULGARIAN ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY FILM “FATHER”
WON FIRST PRIZE IN CHICAGO
At the 31st annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival, October 24 - November 2 2013, the Bulgarian animated documentary film “Father” by Ivan Bogdanov, a co-production with Croatia and Germany, won the 1st Adult Jury Prize for Best Animated Documentary film.
BULGARIAN SHORT FEATURE FILM “JUMP” WON
SPECIAL MENTION BY THE JURY IN Montpellier, FRANCE
At the 35th Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film, 25 Oct.-2 Nov. 2013, the Bulgarian short feature film “Jump” by the directors Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva won Jury Special Mention.
THE SCRIPTWRITER ANGEL WAGENSTEIN
WON THE STATE AWARD "ST. PAISII HILENDARSKI"
The Bulgarian State Award for Culture for 2013 was awarded to one of the most famous Bulgarian scriptwriters, writer and director Angel Wagenstein for his lifelong achievement in cinema art and literature.
THE BULGARIAN SHORTS “PRIDE”AND “JUMP” AWARDED FOR
BEST BULGARIAN FILM AT FILMINI 2013
The International Jury at the 5th edition of FILMINI International Short Film Festival, 16-21 of October 2013, decided to give the Best Bulgarian Film Award ex-aequo to the short features “Pride” by Pavel Vesnakov and “Jump” by Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva.
The Award consists in rendering film equipment for the overall sum of 5000 BGN by Magic Shop and post-production services for the overall sum of 2400 BGN by Cinemotion for the making of a new film by the winners.
“ALIENATION” TOOK THE GRAND PRIZE
IN THE COMPETITION PROGRAM FOR FIRST AND SECOND FILMS
At the 29th Warsaw Film Festival 2013, the Bulgarian film produced by the Bulgarian National Television “Alienation” by the young director Milko Lazarov with producer Christo Zhivkov, was awarded by the International Jury with the Grand Prize in the Competition program for first and second films. The award was shared ex-aequo with Tudor Jurgiu's film "The Japanese Dog" (Romania).
DEYAN BARAREV WON SPECIAL MENTION
FOR HIS FILM “BOTEV IS AN IDIOT” IN FRANCE
The Young Jury at the 4th Festival of Short Films' 2013 at the Cote Bleue, France, awarded with Special Mention the young Bulgarian film director Deyan Bararev for his film “Botev is an Idiot”.
“BOTEV IS AN IDIOT” BY DEYAN BARAREV
WON THE BEST FILM PRIZE
AT THE “BALKANS BEYOND BORDERS” IN BUCHAREST
At the 4th Balkan Beyond Borders Short Film Festival which took place in Bucharest 11 – 13 October 2014, the Bulgarian fiction film "Botev is an Idiot" by Deyan Bararev won the Best Film Prize.
“SUNNY SIDE” BY ILIYA KOSTOV
WON BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
OF THE CineBlackSea SECTION AT Ro-IFF 2013
At the Romania – IFF 2013 the Best Director Award of the CineBlackSea section, decided by the public, was granted this year to the Bulgarian director Iliya Kostov for the dramatic comedy “The sunny side”.
THE BULGARIAN DOCUMANTARY “TZVETANKA” WON
TWO AWARDS IN INDIA
At the Ladakh International Film Festival 2013, India, the Bulgarian documentary “Tzvetanka” by Youlian Tabakov, producer Martichka Bozhilova – AGITPROP, co-production with Sweden, won Jury Grand Prize Snow Leopard Award.
Adam Nilson - the cameraman of the same film “Tzvetanka”, won Snow Leopard Award for the Best Cinematography.
“THE LAST BLACK SEA PIRATES” WON THE AWARD FOR
AT THE LET’S CEE FILM FESTIVAL IN VIENNA
The Bulgarian documentary “The Last Black Sea Pirates” by the young director Svetoslav Stoyanov, scriptwriter Vanya Rainova, producer Martichka Bozhilova, won the Award for Best documentary at the LET’S CEE Film Festival in Vienna, September 2013, for films from Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus region and Turkey. The Jury awarded the film for “an extraordinary, fairy tale-like and black-humored story about a gang of treasure hunters who live on the edge of society and fight civilization”.
THE SCRIPTWRITER HRISTO GANEV WON
THE SOFIA MUNICIPALITY AWARD FOR LIFE LONG ACHIEVEMENT
“SOFIA’S LAST AMBULANCE” BY ILIAN METEV WON
THE AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMA ART
On the Day of Sofia capital - 17 of September 2013, at Official ceremony the Sofia Municipality awarded the famous Bulgarian scriptwriter Hristo Ganev with the Special Award for lifelong achievement.
Ilian Metev was awarded for his film " Sofia's Last Ambulance" with the Sofia Municipality Award for Achievement in Cinema Art.
BULGARIAN FILMS AWARDED AT
THE WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM 2013 IN VARNA
At the 9th World Festival of Animated Film 2013 in Varna, Bulgaria, “Jungle Under the Window” by Ivan Veselinov was awarded with Short Film Diploma by the Jury.
"The Patch" by Milena Simeonova received the FILMAUTHOR's Award "Donyo Donev" for Best Bulgarian Film.
THE BULGARIAN FILM “ALIENATION” WON TWO AWARDS AT THE 70th VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
At the 70th Venice Film Festival in September 2013 the Bulgarian film “Alienation” by Milko Lazarov, produced by Bulgarian National Television, won two awards.
“Alienation” won Special Mention of Europa Cinemas Label Award.
Milko Lazarov was awarded as a Best director of a debut film by Fedeora - Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean.
THE SHORT FEATURE FILM “PRIDE” BY PAVEL VESNAKOV WON SPECIAL JURY MENTION IN SARAJEVO
At the 19th Sarajevo Film Festival 2013 the short feature film “Pride” by Pavel Vesnakov (Bulgaria, Germany) won Special Jury Mention. For a second time the International Jury at this festival awards a film by Pavel Vesnakov – last year he won the Special Jury Mention for his short “The Paraffin Prince”.
THE BULGARIAN DOCUMENTARY “THE LAST BLACK SEA PIRATES”
WON “GOLDEN APRICOT” IN YEREVAN
At the Golden Apricot International Film Festival 2013 in Yerevan, Armenia, the Bulgarian film “The Last Black Sea Pirates” by the director Svetoslav Stoyanov, script writer Vanya Rainova and producer Martichka Bozhilova, won the Award for Best Documentary Film “Golden Apricot” in the documentary competition.
“BOTEV IS AN IDIOT” WON THE AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN FEATURE SHORT AT THE “IN THE PALACE” INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013
At the 11th “In the Palace” International Short Films Festival in Balchik town, Bulgaria, the short feature “Botev Is an Idiot” by Deyan Bararev won the Award for Best Bulgarian feature film in the national competition. The film won also Euroshorts Special Mention.
“SOFIA’S LAST AMBULANCE WON
Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis 2013
The Bulgarian documentary film “Sofia’s Last Ambulance” by Ilian Metev, a co-production of Germany, Bulgaria, and Croatia, won the prestigious Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis 2013.
THE PROMINENT BULGARIAN FILM DIRECTOR ADELA PEEVA WON
THE STATE AWARD “ST. ST. CIRIL AND METODIUS”
The Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev awarded on 18th of June 2013 the Bulgarian film director Adela Peeva with the State Award “St. St. Kiril and Metodius” for her achievements in documentary film art.
THE BULGARIAN SHORT FEATURE FILM “YELLOW DOG”
WON A AWARD AT TIFF – ODA 2013
At the 2nd Тetova International Film Festival ODA 2013 in Macedonia the Bulgarian TV short feature “Yellow Dog”, script writers Maria Nikolova and Sotir Gelev, director Maria Nikolova, won the Best Script Award.
“THE LAST BLACK SEA PIRATES” WON THE FIPRESCI AWARD
AT KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL
At the 53rd International Krakow Film Festival the Bulgarian film “The Last Black Sea Pirates” directed by Svetoslav Stoyanov, script writer Vanya Rainova, producer AGITPROP - Martichka Bozhilova won the FIPRESCI Award.
AWARDED BULGARIAN FILMS AT
GOLDEN KNIGHT FILM FESTIVAL 2013
At the 22 GOLDEN KNIGHT Film Festival in Khabarovsk, Russia, the Bulgarian animation “The Pianist” by Asya Kovanova and Andrey Kulev won Bronze Knight Award.
Bronze Knight Award for debut won “Faith, Love and Whiskey” by Kristina Nikolova.
The documentary film “Penniless” by Rosen Elezov won Jury Special Mention.
Tsvetodar Markov’s first feature film “Hunting Down Small Predators” won Jury Special Mention for debut.
One for all Jury Special Mention for nice directing won also 4 films by film students: “History under Bulldozer” by Mariella Grigorova, “Human Ear” by Diana Pavlova, “Rhythm in the Veins” by Ivan Menkachev and “Elaza” by Tsvetomir Mattev.
The Bulgarian film critic Olga Markova was awarded for her two books on cinema "The Masters of the Big Cinema"and "The Last Mohicans in cinema".
The Bulgarian film director Gueorgui Stoyanov was awarded for his book "Voucher California - Gulag"
THE BULGARIAN DOCUMENTARY "SOFIA'S LAST AMBULANCE"
WON AWARD IN ISTANBUL
The Bulgarian documentary film "Sofia's Last Ambulance" by Ilian Metev won the Special Prize by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey at TRT - the International Documentary Film Festival in Istanbul.
the BULGARIAN SHORT FEATURE “JUMP” WON
EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE IN BUSAN
The Bulgarian short feature film "Jump" by the directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producers Abraxas Film and Komar Film, won Excellence Award for Best Picture at the Busan International Short Film Festival 2013, Korea.
THE BULGARIAN SHORT FILM “JUMP” WON
Grand Prix AT Brussels Short Film Festival
At the 16th Brussels Short Film Festival, 24th of April – 4th of May 2013, the Bulgarian short feature film “Jump” by the directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producers Abraxas Film and Komar Film, won Grand Prix in the International competition.
“YELLOW DOG” WON PRIX CIRCOM AWARD
The Bulgarian feature film produced by the Bulgarian National Television “Yellow Dog”, director Maria Nikolova, won the Prix CIRCOM Аward for 2013 by the European Association of Regional Television in the category “Fiction and Drama”.
„Alienation” WON KCB CINELABS BULGARIA AWARD FOR
BEST BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM AT SOFIA FILM FEST 2013
Handed by Jury consisted of Tudor Giurgiu (Romania, director of Transilvania International Film Festival), Stefan Laudyn (Poland, director of Warsaw International Film Festival) and Elma Tataragic (Bosnia and Herzegovina, programmer of Sarajevo Film Festival), the Award for Best Bulgarian Feature Film went to „Alienation” by director Milko Lazarov and executive producer Christo Jivkov, production of Bulgarian National Film Television.
“The Paraffin Prince” WON THE AWARD FOR
BEST BULGARIAN SHORT FILM AT SOFIA FILM FEST 2013
Provided by Robert Bosch Foundation, LVT, Camera and Chuchkov Brothers, the Award for best Bulgarian Short Film went to “The Paraffin Prince” by director Pavel Vesnakov, producers Monika Balcheva and Orlin Ruevski.
THE BULGARIAN FILM “FAITH, LOVE AND WHISKEY” WON BEST EUROPEAN FILM PRIZE AT THE LOVE FILM FESTIVAL IN BELGIUM
At the 29th Mons International Love Film Festival in Belgium, 15-22 of February 2013, the Bulgarian feature film “Faith, Love and Whiskey” by Kristina Nikolova won Best European Film Prize.
the BULGARIAN SHORT FEATURE “JUMP” WON
THE AWARD-NOMINATION “EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS”
IN CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE
At the 35th International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France, the Bulgarian short feature film “Skok” by Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva won the Award-Nomination “European Film Awards”.
THE AWARDS AT THE XIX NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATION
FILM FESTIVAL "GOLDEN RHYTON" 2012
"Golden Rhyton" for a documentary film: "The Boy Who Was a King” by Andrey Paounov
"Golden Rhyton" for animation: "Father" by Ivan Bogdanov.
Special Jury Award for a documentary film: "Who Went Alone" by Ralitsa Dimitrova
Special Jury Award for animation: “The Nightmare” by Nikolay Todorov
Best DOCUMENTARY Director: Mihail Meltev for "On the left to the Road London - Calcutta"
BEST DOCUMENTARY SRIPT: Tonislav Hristov for “Rules of Single Life”
BEST VISUAL INTERPRETATION OF A DOCUMENTARY: Ilian Metev for “Sofia’s Last Ambulance”
Best Art Director of Animation – Asya Kovanova and Andrey Kulev for "The Pianist"
BEST FIRST documentary – “Stoichkov” by Borislav Kolev
BEST FIRST ANIMATION – “The Blood” by Velislava Gospodinova
SPECIAL MENTION DIPLOM for the documentary films: “Fortuitous Guests from a Fortuitous Train” by Antony Donchev and "Huben Draws Money” by Georgy Tenev
SPECIAL MENTION DIPLOM for the animation films: "Trip” by Radostina Neikova and “Rew Days” by Svilen Dimitrov
Plovdiv Municipality Award – “Confession” by Stoyan Tsanov
Union of Bulgarian film makers' award - "The Enigma of Veda Slovena” by Anry Kulev
FILM CRITICS' AWARD - "The Pianist" by Asya Kovanova and Andrey Kulev
BULGARIAN NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE AWARD - "The Boy Who Was a King” by Andrey Paounov
“ACADEMICA 21” AWARD - "A Short History of the Socialist Realism” by Ivan Georgiev
"WATER PASTURE" WON
THE AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN FILM AT BANSKO FILM FEST 2012
At the International Bansko Film Fest 2012 the Bulgarian documentary by Filip Trifonov "Water Pasture" won the Award for Bulgarian film by the International Jury.
“BOTEV IS AN IDIOT” BY DEAYN BARAREV WON
BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD AT DUKAFEST 2012
At the 5th International Student Film Festival “DukaFest” in Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, the Bulgarian film “Botev is an Idiot” by Deyan Bararev – a student in the New Bulgarian University, won Best Feature Film Award. The award was given for “an active and current national debate and unmasking of mythology through an open experimental form realized in the frame”. The film was realised with the support by “Audiovideo ORPHEUS” Inc.
"CHOICE" BY TSVETAN NAYDENOV WON AWARD AT
THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL HOLLYWOOD
At the 10th Annual International Student Film Festival Hollywood the Bulgarian student from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Art Tsvetan Naydenov won the Best Foreign Language Experimental Award for his film "Choice". At the same time his film "World" was also among the 69 titles of the official selection chosen among nearly 300.
DOCUMENTARY “APOSTOL KARAMITEV” WON GOLD AWARD
IN THE COMPETITION FOR PRESTIGE FILM AWARD IN USA
In the Prestige Film Award competition the documentary “Apostol Karamitev” by the working in USA Bulgarian film director Max Freeman /Momchil Karamitev won Gold Award for Special Purpose Production.
BULGARIAN FILM “FAITH, LOVE AND WHISKEY”
WON AWARDS IN USA AND MEXICO
The debut film “Faith, Love and Whiskey” by Kristina Nikolova won New Filmmakers Forum Emerging Filmmaker Award (The Bobbie) at the ST. Lous International Film Festival 2012.
The Kristina Nikolova’s feature directorial debut won also Special Mention at the Baja International Film Festival 2012 in Mexico.
THE BULGARIAN FILM “THE FOREIGNER” WON TWO AWARDS
AT LOS ANGELIS COMEDY FESTIVAL
At the 12th Los Angelis Comedy Festival “The Foreigner” by Niki Iliev won the award Best of the Fest: Feature Film and the Kickass Feature for Screenplay.
THE BULGARIAN THEODORE USHEV WON TWO AWARDS
AT CINANIMA 2012
At the 36th International Animated Film Festival CINANIMA in Espinho, Portugal, the Bulgarian Theodore Ushev who is working in Canada won 2 awards. His film “Demoni”, a co-production between Canada, Germany and Bulgaria took the Prize for Best Short Film – up to 5 minutes. And his film “Nightingale in December”/“Rossignoils en December”, Canada, received Jury’s Special Mention.
BULGARIAN DOCUMENTARY "My Mate Manchester United"
WON Best documentary film-portrait AWARD IN MINSK
At the 19th International Film Festival Listopad in Minsk, Belarus, the Bulgarian film “My Mate Manchester United” by Stefan Valdobrev won Best documentary film-portrait award.
BULGARIAN FILM “THE FOREIGNER” WON
BEST GLOBAL NARRATIVE IN MANHATTAN
At the 2nd Annual International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) the Bulgarian film “The Foreigner” by Nikolay Iliev won Best Global Narrative Award.
THE BULGARIAN FILM “TRIP”
WON THE GRAND PRIX “VELIKI BRCKO” IN ZAGREB
At 6th PSSST!'s - International Silent Film Festival in Zagreb, Croatia, the Bulgarian film “TRIP”, directors Radostina Neykova and Vladislav Budinov, producer “Audiovideo ORPHEUS” Inc., won the Grand Prix "Veliki Brcko".
BULGARIAN DOCUMENTARY ANIMATION “FATHER” WON “GOLDEN DOVE” AT THE International Leipzig Festival
for Documentary and Animated Film 2012
At the 55th DOK Leipzig 2012 the Bulgarian documentary animation “Father” by Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Veljko Popovic, Asparuh Petrov, Rositsa Raleva and Dmitry Yagodin, a co-production between Bulgaria, Croatia and Germany won “Golden Dove”Award.
“Sofia’s Last Ambulance” won “silver Dove” award AT
THE International Leipzig Festival
for Documentary and Animated Film 2012
At the 55th DOK Leipzig 2012 the Bulgarian documentary “Sofia’s Last Ambulance” by Ilian Metev, a co-production between Bulgaria, Germany and Croatia won “Silver Dove” Award for documentary//Long Metrage (longer than 45 min).
MARIA NIKOLOVA WON CYIFF’s Got Talent Best Director AWARD FOR “YELLOW DOG”
At the 7th Cyprus International Film Festival 2012, 6 – 22 of October, the Bulgarian Maria Nikolova won the Award CYIFF’s Got Talent (First short Films) for Best Director for the film “Yellow Dog” – script Maria Nikolova and Sotir Gelev, producer – Bulgarian National Television.
„FATHER” WON THE Audience Award
AT THE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL BANJALUKA 2012
At the 5th International Animated Film Festival Banjaluka 2012 the film “Father” by Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Veljko Popović, Rositsa Raleva, Dmitry Yagodin, a co-production by Bulgaria, Croatia and Germany won the Audience Award.
BULGARIAN ANIMATION FILMS “FATHER” AND “REW DAY” AWARDED AT ANIM'EST in Bucharest
At the Anim’est International Animation Film Festival, 5 – 14 of October 2012 in Bucharest, the animation film “Father”, dir. Ivan Bogdanov, (Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Veljko Popovic, Rositsa Raleva, Dmitry Yagodina, Bulgaria-Croatia-Germany) won the Award for Best Short Film.
At the same festival the Best Film Award from Balkanimation section went to the Bulgarian film “Rew Day” by Svilen Dimitrov.
THE AWARDS AT THE XXXI Bulgarian Feature Film Festival
Varna, 5 - 11 October 2012
“GOLDEN ROSE” for Best Feature Film – “The Color of the Chameleon”, in the face of the scriptwriter Vladislav Todorov, of the director Emil Christov and the actor Rushi Videnliev
“GOLDEN ROSE” for Best Short Film - “The Paraffin Prince” by Pavel Vesnakov
VARNA MUNICIPAIITY SPECIAL AWARD - "I am You" by Peter Popzlatev, producer and director
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD – Peter Popzlatev for “I am You”
BEST SCRIPT – Dimitre Dinev and Amja Solomonowitz for “Spain”, an Austrian-Bulgarian coproduction
BEST CAMERAMAN – Krum Rodriguez for “The Color of the Chameleon”
BEST ACTRESS – Zhanet Spasova and Irmena Chichikova for “ I am You”
BEST ACTOR – Hristo Mutafchiev for “Migration of the Belted Bonito”
BEST DEBUT – “Faith, Love and Whisky” by Kristina Nikolova
JURY SPECIAL MENTION FOR INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
Boryana Semerdjieva – costume designer for “I am You”
Alexander Etimov – film editor of “Pistol, Briefcase and Three Stinking Barrels”
Stephan Denolyubov – actor in the short film “Jump”
Polly Gencheva – director of the short film “Salty & Sweet”
UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS AWARD – “July” by Kiril Stankov
GUILD “FILM CRITICS” AWARD AT UBFM – “I am You” by Peter Popzlatev
AUDIENCE AWARD – “The Foreigner” by Niki Iliev
ACCREDITED JOURNALISTS’ AWARD - “The Color of the Chameleon” by Emil Christov
THE BULGARIAN FILM “TRIP” WON THE BEST DEBUT AWARD AT “TOFUZI” INTERNATION FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILMS IN BATUMI, GEORGIA
At the 4th International Festival of Animated Films “TOFUZI” 2012 in Batumi, Georgia, the Bulgarian film “Trip” directed by Radostina Neykova and Vladislav Budinov, producer Audiovideo Orpheus Inc, won The Best Debut Award.
THE BULGARIAN ACTOR OVANES TOROSYAN WON
THE AWARD FOR BEST MALE ROLE AT THE “GOLDEN GUEPARD” IN TASHKENT
At the 2nd Tashkent International Cinema Forum “Golden Guepard” 2012 in Uzbekistan the Bulgarian actor Ovanes Torosyan won the Award for Best Male Role in the film “Ave”, director Konstantin Bojanov.
TWO NEW PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS FOR THE BULGARIAN FILM “AVE”
At the 22-nd edition of the International Festival of the European Cinema “MAMERS EN MARS”, 2012, in France, the Bulgarian film “Ave” by Konstantin Bojanov won the Award for Best feature film long-métrage.
At the 4th edition of “PriFest”, 2012, Pristine & Kosovo, the “GOLDEN GODDESS” Award went also to the Bulgarian feature film “Ave” by Konstantin Bojanov.
“DEMONS” WON THE AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN FILM AWARD AT THE WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM IN VARNA, 2012
The animated film “Demons” by Theodore Ushev, a co-production by Bulgaria, Canada and Germany, won the Best Children Film Award at the 8th World Festival of Animated Film in Varna, 2012.
“FATHER” WON THE AWARD OF
THE UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS
AT THE WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM IN VARNA, 2012
The animated-documentary “Father” by Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Veljko Popović, Rositsa Raleva, Dmitry Yagodin, a co-production by Bulgaria, Croatia and Germany won the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers Award at the 8th World Festival of Animated Film in Varna, 2012.
ILIA KOSTOV'S FILM "SOLAR"
WON SPECIAL Jury AWARD AT "LOVE IS FOLLY", VARNA 2012
Тhe Bulgarian feature film "Solar" by the scriptwriter and film director Ilia Kostov won the Special Jury Award for Bulgarian Film at the 20th International Film Festival "Love is Folly" in Varna, 2012.
the bulgarian actress janet spasova
WAS AWARDED BY varna municipality AT "LOVE IS FOLLY", 2012
The Bulgarian actress Janet Spasova was awarded by Varna Municipality at the 20th International Film Festival "Love is Folly" for her role in the Bulgarian feature film "I am You" by Peter Popzlatev which was screened before its premiere and out of the competition at the Opening night of the Festival.
"Sofia's Last Ambulance" IS the winner
AT THE 13th Mediterranean Film Festival in Siroki Brijeg,
Three-member jury pronounced the film "Sofia's Last Ambulance" by Ilian Metev, а co-production between Bulgaria - SIA and CAMERA - Dimitar Gochev, Croatia and Germany, as the Winner of the Grand Prix at 13th Mediterranean Film Festival, 20th – 25th of August 2012, in Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and it won the MFF Projector Jack Daniels.
The explanation of the Jury was: “For the film that erases the borders between document and the fiction and instigates the spectator to question the basic social values the Jury awards the Grand Prix to Ilian Metev.”
THE SHORT ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY FILM “FATHER”
WITH THREE MORE AWARDS
The short animated documentary film “Father” (2012, 16'30") - a Bulgarian, Croatian and German co-production, by Ivan Bogdanov and five directors from across Europe to create five stories: Moritz Mayerhofer from Germany, Asparuh Petrov and Rositsa Raleva from Bulgaria, Dmitry Yagodin from Russia, and Veljko Popović from Croatia, after receiving Grand Prix “Golden Kuker” 2012, won also:
Special Jury Mention - Croatian Animated Film Festival 2012, 24.03 – 25.03 2012
Best Animated Film Award – Days of Croatian Film 2012, 16.04 – 22.04.2012
Best Animated Film in National Competition – In the Palace 2012, 29.06 – 7.07.2012
Web Site: http://father-film.com/
THE BULGARIAN SHORT FEATURE FILM “THE PARAFFIN PRINCE”
WON SPECIAL JURY MENTION AT Sarajevo Film Festival’2012
At the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival the Bulgarian short feature film “The Paraffin Prince” by Pavel Vesnakov won Special Jury Mention in the Competition program – Short Film.
„SOFIA’S LAST AMBULANCE” BY ILIAN METEV WON
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD
AT KARLOVY VARY IFF 2012
At the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival “Sofia’s Last Ambulance” by Ilian Metev won The Award for Best Documentary Film over 30 minutes long.
The film is a co-production between Bulgaria - SIA and CAMERA - Dimitar Gochev, Croatia and Germany.
THE prestige film AWARD FOR
“EUROPOLIS: THE TOWN OF THE DELTA”
The Bulgarian feature documentary film “Europolis: The Town of The Delta” by Kostadin Bonev, scriptwriter Vladi Kirov, won Prestige Film Award – Silver Wreath in USA, California (www.prestigefilmaward.com). The Prestige Film Award honors the finest in film, television, and video productions.
THE PROMINENT BULGARIAN CAMERAMEN
VENETS DIMITROV AND IVAN VARIMEZOV
WON THE STATE AWARD “ST. ST. CIRIL AND METODIUS”
The Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev awarded the cameramen prof. Venets Dimitrov and Ivan Varimezov with the State Award “St. St. Kiril and Metodius” for their achievements in film art.
THREE AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN ANIMATORS
AT THE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
“GOLDEN KUKER – SOFIA” 2012
In the International competition the Grand Prix “Golden Kuker” won the film “The Father” (Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Veljko Popovic, Asparuh Petrov, Dmitry Yagodin, Rositsa Raleva - Bulgaria / Croatia / Germany.
Best Animated Music Film Award went to “Demoni” by Theodore Ushev - Canada / Germany / Bulgaria.
In the National competition the Award for Best Bulgarian Animated Film won the film “Rew Day” by Svilen Dimitrov.
All the awards at: http://animationfest-bg.eu/en/awards
FIVE AWARDS FOR BULGARIA AT THE “GOLDEN KNIGHT”
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
At the 21st GOLDEN KNIGHT International Film Festival 2012 in Omsk, Russia, four Bulgarian films were awarded.
“Father Ivan and his Children” by the scriptwriter Hristo Iliev-Charlie and the director Georgi Stoev-Jacky won “Golden Knight" Award for documentary.
“Vera” by Elizavet Boeva won also “Golden Knight” in the category “Students’ and Debut Films”.
Diploma for Best director won Lubomir Popov for his TV feature film “Violet, Joro and I”.
Diploma for the aesthetic of black-white film won the animation “Fairy Tale for the Ladder” by Kiril Ivanov.
Golden Diploma won the Bulgarian film critic Olga Markova for her books “Masters of the Big Cinema” and “The Last Mohicans in Cinema”.
“SOFIA’S LAST AMBULANCE” WON Prix Révélation France 4
IN CANNES 2012
The Critics' Week France 4 Visionary Award went to “Sofia's Last Ambulance”, a documentary by Ilian Metev about Bulgaria's capital Sofia and staff at its ambulances struggling to keep up with their workload. The film is a Germany-Bulgaria-Croatia coproduction.
HRISTO SHOPOV WON BEST ACTOR AWARD AT SEE A PARIS
At the Second edition of SEE a Paris South East European Film Festival’2012 Hristo Shopov won Best Actor Award for “LOVE.NET”, director Ilian Jevelekov.
BEST ANIMATION MOVIE AWARD FOR BULGARIAN “TRIP” AT SEE A PARIS
The Bulgarian animation film “Trip” by the directors Radostina Neykova and Vladislav Budinov won Best Animation Movie Award at SEE a Paris South East European Film Festival’2012.
BULGARIAN FILM „FAITH, LOVE AND WHISKEY”
WON BEST DEBUT FEATURE FILM AT SEE FEST 2012
At the 7th annual South East European Film Festival, SEE Fest 2012 the young Bulgarian-American filmmaker Kristina Nikolova won Best Debut Feature Award for “Faith, Love and Whiskey”.
Bulgarian fILM „Tilt” wON New US Award
Bulgarian film "Tilt" by Viktor Chuchkov Jr. was bestowed the Best International Feature Award at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase' 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
The film, which was Bulgaria's nomination for “Oscar” in the foreign film category, did not make the final five cut, but remains one of the most popular foreign features at California's film fests.
BULGARIAN FILM „Operation Shmenti Kapeli” won THE MAIN PRIZE AT THE XIV INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DETECTIVE FILMS “DetectiveFEST” IN MOSCOW
In the competition with 76 films from the whole world the debute Bulgarian feature film “Operation Shmenti Kapeli” by Vladislav Karamfilov-Vargala and Ivan Mitov won the Main prize at the “DetectiveFEST” 2012 in Moscow.
At the same festival took part and won diplomas the Bulgarian feature films “Sneakers” by Valeri Yordanov and Ivan Vladimirov, “Behind the Scenes” by Svetoslav Ovcharov, the Bulgarian National Television serial film “Undercover” by Dimitar Mitovski, Victor Bojinov and Dimitar Gochev and the BNT documentary film “Verdict: Not Guilty” by Elvira Ilieva. Diplomas won also the actors Ivaylo Zahariev and Mihail Bilalov for “Undercover”.
KONSTANTIN BOJANOV WON THE AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
AT goEAST’ 2012 in Wiesbaden
At the Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, hosted by Deutsches Filminstitut in Wiesbaden, the Award for Best Director donated by the State Capital of Wiesbaden (7,500 Euro) went to AVÉ (Bulgaria 2011) by Konstantin Bojanov. The jury awarded this film because it displays assured and remarkably precise directorial skills, turning a small, humble subject matter into a moving event.
Co-Production Prize for Bulgarian–German Project “MANGO MANGA” at goEAST’ 2012 in Wiesbaden
For the sixth time at goEast the Robert Bosch Stiftung presented the Co-Production Prize for young filmmakers from Germany and Eastern Europe in the categories Animation, Documentary and Short Feature Film. In the category Animation the Co-Production Prize 2012 went to the Bulgarian–German Project “MANGO MANGA” by producer Samuel Weikopf, director Milen Vitanov and scriptwriter Vera Trajanova. The project faces up to the challenge of expressing the ill-treatment of a minority group with artistic and commercial animation techniques.
THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “FAITH, LOVE & WHISKEY”
WON GRAND JURY PRIZE IN DALLAS
At the Dallas International Film Festival which took place from 12th to 22nd of April 2012 the debut film “Faith, Love & Whiskey” by Kristina Nikolova won the Grand Jury Prize for Narrative feature.
FOUR AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “AVE”
AT SOFIA FILM FEST 2012
The International Jury awarded Konstantin Bojanov for his film “Ave” (Bulgaria-France) with the Award for Best Director.
“Ave” won also Domain Boyar Award for Best Balkan Film, the Award by the Bulgarian Guild of Film Critics for film in the Balkan Competition, as well as the KODAK Award for Best Bulgarian Feature film.
THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM “AVE” WON TWO AWARDS
AT PORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012
At the 22nd DIRECTORS WEEK in the frame of the 32nd edition of the Porto International Film Festival, Portugal, the Bulgarian film “Ave” by Konstantin Bojanov won two Manoel de Oliviera Awards – for Best Film and for Best Screenplay.
THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM "TILT"
WON THE SLATE AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
The Bulgarian film director Victor Chouchkov junior won the Best director award for his feature film "TILT' at the 14th California Independent Film Festival. The film won also at that festival nominations for Best film, for Best actress in the face of Radina Kardjilova, for Best actor - Zahari Baharov, for Best cameraman Rali Ralchev and for Best music - prof. Victor Chuchkov.
„FAITH, LOVE AND WHISKEY” WON
KODAK VISION AWARD AT SLAMDANCE, USA
The debut feature film by the Bulgarian director Kristina Nikolova “Faith, Love and Whiskey” and cameraman Aleksandar Stanishev won KODAK VISION AWARD for Best Cinematography at Slamdance Film Festival 2012.
ADELA PEEVA AND HACHO BOYADJIEV WON
Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov awarded on the 20th of Januray 2012 the directors Adela Peeva and Hacho Boyadjiev with the Ministry of Culture Award "Golden Century" for their contribution to the Bulgarian documentary cinema in the face of Mrs. Adela Peeva, and to the Bulgarian TV culture in the face of Mr. Hacho Boyadjiev.
LANA 2012 - “VOICE OVER” WON 4 AWARDS
The Bulgarian feature film “Voice Over” by Svetoslav Ovcharov, GALA Film production, won in the International Competition 4 Los Angeles Movie Awards: Award of Excellence, Best Production Design (Georgy Todorov, Boryana Semerdjieva, Rositsa Bakeva); Best Costume Design (Boryana Semerdjieva) and Best Supporting Actor for Krasimir Dokov.
LANA 2012 - “APOSTOL KARAMITEV” WON HONORABLE MENTION
The Bulgarian documentary film “Apostol Karamitev” by Max Freeman (Momchil Karamitev) won Honorable Mention in the International competition for Los Angeles Movie Awards 2012.
„Paradise Hotel” WON SPECIAL JURY’S AWARD AT PRIMED 2011
At the 16th PriMed 2011 festival in Marseilles the Bulgarian documentary film by Sophia Tzavella “Paradise Hotel” won Premio Speciale della Giuria in competition with more than 320 films from about 50 countries.
THE UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS WAS AWARDED
WITH GOLDEN STAMP FOR CONTRIBUTION
TO THE PRESTIGE OF EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT
At Official ceremony on 30th of November 2011 the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers was awarded, in the face of its President – the prominent film director Mr. Gueorgui Stoyanov, with GOLDEN STAMP by the Council of European Scientific and Cultural Community for contribution to the prestige of European cultural management. This is the third European award for UBFM, the previous two were Euromedia awards “ERASMUS 2007” by ESEC – The European society for education & communication.
See the award and the GOLDEN STAMP at: http://www.filmmakersbg.org/ubfm-eng.htm
“SHELTER” WON THREE AWARDS AT THE FESTIVAL OF EUROPEAN CINEMA
IN ESSONNE, FRANCE
The Bulgarian feature film “Shelter” by Dragomir Sholev won the GRAND PRIX at the 13th Festival of European Cinema in Essonne, France. Cvetan Daskalov won the PRIX for Best Actor. “Shelter” won also the Prix Etudiants / Credit Agricole.
“I DREAM OF MUMMERS” WON BEST BULGARIAN FILM AWARD
AT THE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL IN BANSKO
At the International Mountain film festival 2011 in Bansko, Bulgaria, "I Dream of Mummers" by Adela Peeva won the Award for Best Bulgarian film.
„TILT” WON TWO AWARDS AT CINEDAYS IN MACEDONIA
The Bulgarian feature film “TILT” by Victor Chuchkov Jr. won two awards at the Festival of the European Film “CineDays” 2011 in Skopje, Macedonia – the Award for best Balkan film and the Award for best cinematography in the face of the cameraman Raly Ralchev.
THE SCRIPTWRITER HRISTO GANEV
WON THE STATE AWARD "ST. PAISII HILENDARSKI"
The Bulgarian State Award for Culture for 2011 was awarded to one of the most famous Bulgarian scriptwriters Hristo Ganev for his lifelong achievement in cinema art.
“I DREAM OF MUMMERS” WON “INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE”
AWARD DIPLOMA IN BELGRADE
At the XX International Festival of Ethnological Film 2011 in Belgrade the Bulgarian film “I Dream of Mummers” by Adela Peeva won the Festival Award Diploma “Intangible Cultural Heritage”.
“SHELTER” WON “NEW VISIONS” AWARD AT “MANAKI BROTHERS” FESTIVAL
The Bulgarian feature film “Shelter” by Dragomir Sholev won the Award “New Visions” at the 32nd edition of the International Film festival “Manaki Brothers” 2011 in Bitola, Macedonia.
“SHELTER” WON CIRCULO PRECOLOMBINO DE PLATA MEJOR PELICULA
At the 28th Festival de CineBogota in Columbia, October 2011, the Bulgarian feature film “Shelter” by Dragomir Sholev won CIRCULO PRECOLOMBINO DE PLATA MEJOR PELICULA.
Community Documentary Award – Honorable Mention
FOR „APOSTOL KARAMITEV” IN OHIO, USA
At the CHARGIN Documentary Film Fest 2011 in Ohio, USA, the Bulgarian documentary “Apostol Karamitev” by Momchil Karamitev/Max Freeman won Community Documentary Award – Honorable Mention.
"EUROPOLIS, THE TOWN OF THE DELTA" WON
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARD AT IFFF 2011
At the International Filmmaker Film Festival of World Cinema 2011 the Bulgarian film "Europolis, the Town of the Delta" by the director Kostadin Bonev, the producer Penko Rusev and the scriptwriter Vladi Kirov won the prestigious Best Documentary Feature Award in Kent, United Kingdom.
“99% RUST” WON AWARD IN SLOVAKIA
At the 38th International Festival of Sustainable Development Films - Ekotopfilm 2011, in Bratislava, Slovakia, the Bulgarian film “99% RUST” by Nenko Genov won The Prize of the Recycling Fund.
"AVE" WON FIPRESCI AWARD IN WARSAW
At the 27th International Film Festival in Warsaw the Bulgarian film "AVE" by Konstantin Bojanov won the FIPRESCI Award for the Best Eastern European Debut.
“EMERGENCY LANDING” WON GRAND PRIX AT Berdyansk FILM FESTIVAL
At the 14th Berdyansk International Film Festival in Ukraine, in October 2011, the Bulgarian TV feature film “Emergency Landing”, directors Peter Vulchanov and Kristina Gorzeva, Vassil Barkov, won GRAND PRIX in the completion for TV feature films.
THE CAMERAMAN ALEXANDER LAZAROV WON A AWARD
AT Berdyansk FILM FESTIVAL
At the 14th Berdyansk International Film Festival in Ukraine, in October 2011, the Bulgarian cameraman Alexander Lazarov won a DIPLOM for his film “Something Else About Love” by the director Magdalena Ralcheva.
THE AWARDS AT THE 30th Bulgarian Feature Film Festival
Varna, 7-13 October 2011
“GOLDEN ROSE” for Best Feature Film – “No 1” by Atanas Hrsistoskov
“GOLDEN ROSE” for Best Short Film - “Demons” by Aleksandar Eftimov
VARNA MUNICIPAIITY SPECIAL AWARD - "Sneakers" by Ivan Vladimirov, Valeri Jordanov
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD – Konstantin Bojanov for “AVE”
BEST SCRIPT - Neli Dimitrova, Iliyan Jevelekov, Matey Konstantinov for “Love.net”
BEST CAMERAMAN – Julian Atanasov for “The Island”
BEST ACTRESS - Liliya Maravilya for “Love.net”
BEST ACTOR – Philip Avramov for “No. 1” и “Sneakers”
BEST DEBUT - Iliyan Jevelekov for “Love.net ”
JURY SPECIAL MENTION FOR INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
Dimitar Kotzev –Shosho for “Shopping”
Neshka Karadjanska for “Betting House”
UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS AWARD – “Tough Old Men” by Plamen Maslarov, Ivailo Penchev
GUILD “FILM CRITICS” AWARD AT UBFM – “Little – Big” by Iasen Grigorov
THE FACULTY OF JOURNALISTS AT SOFIA UNIVERSITY AWARD “BITTER GLASS” AWARD – “Baklava” by Alexo Petrov
AUDIENCE AWARD – “Operation Shmenti Capelli” by Ivan Mitov, Vladi Karamfilov a.k.a. Vargala
“TILT” WON BEST DEBUT AWARD AT RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2011
At the 19th Raindance Film Festival 2011 in London the first feature film by Victor Chouchkov Jr. “TILT” won the prestigious Best Debut Award in the competition with films from Japan, Norway, Italy and USA.
NENKO GENOV’S SHORT FILMS WON 5 AWARDS
Four short films by the young Bulgarian filmmaker Nenko Genov already won 5 international awards:
“99% RUST” won 3rd Place Documentary at Boomtown Film and Music Festival, Beaumont, Texas, USA, 2011.
“Tomatoes Eat You” won 3rd Award at the 1st PERL Film Competition – “Sustainable Living”.
“Sleepyhead” is the Winner of Audience Award at the 60 Seconds Short Film Festival in Copenhagen Metro.
“Where is Your Head” won Honourable Mention of the Jury at 17th International Festival of Local Televisions „Golden Beggar” 2011 in Košice, Slovakia. The film was also one of the four finalists and was awarded with Diploma at the OffPlus Camera – Allegro Short Film Contest “Take It and Make It” 2011 in Krakow, Poland.
“Avé” won "Die Elfe" - Young Talent Award
at Film fest Hamburg 2011
At the FilmFest Hamburg 2011 the Bulgarian feature film “Avé” by Konstantin Bojanov won the Young Talent Award "Die Elfe".
“Tough Old Men” WON SPECIAL JURY AWARD
AT FUNNY FILM FEST 2011 IN GABROVO
At the Second Funny Film Fest 2011 in the Bulgarian town Gabrovo the feature film “Tough Old Men” by Plamen Maslarov and Ivailo Penchev won the Special Jury Award.
“LOVE.NET” WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD
AT FUNNY FILM FEST 2011 IN GABROVO
At the Second Funny Film Fest 2011 in the Bulgarian town Gabrovo the feature film “Love.net” by Ilian Djevelekov won the Audience Award.
„SHELTER” WON BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
At the 3rd International Film Festival 2011 in Prishtina, Albania, Dragomir Sholev won the Best Director Award for his debut feature film “Shelter”.
"STANKA GOES HOME" WON TWO AWARDS IN GREECE
At the 8th Naoussa International Film Festival 2011 in Greece "Stanka Goes Home"by Maya Vitkova won 2nd Best Short Film Award and Krum Rodriguez won the Award for Best Photography for the same film.
TWO AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN ANIMATORS AT “GOLDEN KUKER” - SOFIA
The Special Prize of Sofia Municipality for Best Bulgarian animated film won Simeon Sokerov for “5 TIMES” at the 2nd International animation Film Festival "Golden Kuker" - Sofia, 2011.
The Special Award of BAICAA (Bulgarian Association of Independent Cartoon Animation Artists) for outstanding achievement in animation art won “OVERCAST” by Velislav Kazakov (working in Canada).
BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM "TILT" WON A AWARD AT WOODSTOCK, NY
Ат Woodstock Film Festival 2011 "TILT" by Victor Chuchkov won JAMES LYONS AWARD for Best Editing of a Feature Narrative in the face of the winners Kostadin Kostadinov and Zorica Nikolova.
"The boy in front of the window" won "golden amphora"
At the 20th Balkan festival for films and TV productions for children in Nesebar 2011, the Bulgarian film "The Boy in front the Window" by Vladimir Angelov won the "Golden Amphora" Award for documentary.
THE FILM DIRECTOR RANGEL VALCHANOV WON
THE SOFIA MUNICIPALITY SPECIAL AWARD FOR LIFE LONG ACHIEVEMENT
"TILT" BY VICTOR CHUCHKOV WON
THE AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMA ART
On the Day of Sofia capital - 17 of September 2011, at Official ceremony the Sofia Municipality awarded the famous Bulgarian film director Rangel Valchanov with the Special Award for lifelong achievement.
And Victor Chuchkov received for his film "TILT" the Sofia Municipality Award for Achievement in Cinema Art.
ITSHAK FINCI WON THE AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
AT THE FIRST TRANSBAIKALIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
At the First Transbaikalia International Film Festival which took place between 9th and 13th of September 2011 in Chita, Russia, the Bulgarian film actor Itshak Finci won the Award for Best supporting Actor in the film "Warden of the Dead" by Ilyan Simeonov.
TWO FILMS BY MAYA VITKOVA WON TWO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
"My Tired Father" by Maya Vitkova won Tim Hortons Award - Grand Prize at the 20th Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival in Toronto, Canada.
And her previous film "Stanka goes Home" won Special Mention by the Jury at the 4th Oblo Film Festival - OFF, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
"TRAINS" WON SPECIAL MENTION IN ALBANIA
The International Jury at the Balkan Film: Food Festival 2011 in Pogradec, Albania, awarded with Special Mention the Pavel Vesnakov's first film "Trains".
“OVERCAST” BY THE BULGARIAN VELISLAV KAZAKOV WON
THE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM IN MONTRÉAL
At the World Film Festival - Montreal 2011 the Bulgarian animator Velislav Kazakov who lives in Canada won the Award for Best Canadian Short Film for his film "Overcast".
"MISSION LONDON" WON "Unbribable Award"
AT THE film FESTIVAL IN MOTOVUN, croatia
The feature Bulgarian film "Mission London", director Dimitar Mitovski, script writer Alec Popov, won the "Transparency International" Program's "Unbribable Award" for the best film with subject corruption at the Film Festival in Motovun, Croatia, 2011.
THREE AWARDS FOR TWO BULGARIAN FILMS
AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN SARAJEVO
At the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival, 2011, the new Bulgarian cinema took part with 7 films.
„AVE" by the director Konstantin Bojanov won the Special Jury Award and Cineuropa' award.
"TAKE TWO" by the director Nadejda Koseva won Special Jury Mention in the Competition Program - Short film.
"THE SHIPS ARE FULL" WON HONORABLE MENTION
OF LOS ANGELES REEL FILM FESTIVAL
The Bulgarian documentary film "The Ships are Full" by the director Kostadin Bonev and script writers Vladi Kirov and Vladimir Ignatovski was awarded with Honorable Mention of Los Angeles Reel Film Festival.
"SHELTER" WON AN AWARD
AT THE ODESSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Bulgarian feature film"Shelter", director Dragomir Sholev, producer KLAS Film, won Special Mention by the Jury of the main competition program at the 2nd Odessa International Film Festival 2011.
AWARDS FOR “PARADISE HOTEL”
The Bulgarian documentary film “PARADISE HOTEL” (HOTEL RAI) by Sophia Tzavella, 2010, producers AGITPROP, HBO Central Europe and HBO Bulgaria, won Best Social Documentary Award MIDA at the Shanghai Television Festival 2011.
Sophia Tzavella’s “Paradise Hotel” won also the FIPRESCI Award for best film in the international selection at the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival as well as ERT3’ Award at the same festival.
"SNEAKERS" WON TWO AWARDS IN MOSCOW
The Bulgarian feature film "Sneakers" ("Kecove") by Ivan Vladimirov and Valeri Yordanov was in the main competition program of the and it was awarded with CINEMA CLUBS' Prize as well as with Special Mention by the main Jury of the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival 2011
TWO AWARDS FOR YOUNG BULGARIAN DIRECTOR
AT THE IV FILM FESTIVAL OF CULTURAL HERITAGE' 2011
"Two Brothers in Love with Bulgaria" by Anastas Djidrov, script - Marieta Angelova and Elena Dimitrova, won First Prize at the IV Film Festival of Cultural Heritage' 2011 in Sofia.
"The Leaving Eternity" by the same director Anastas Djidrov, script - Elena Dimitrova, won the Second Prize.
"I DREAM OF MUMMERS" WON
ASHGATE AUDIENCE FILM PRIZE IN LONDON
At the 12th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, London, 23-26 June 2011, the Bulgarian documentary film "I Dream of Mummers" by Adela Peeva won the Ashgate Audience Film Prize.
SIX AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN FILMS
AT THE “GOLDEN KNIGHT” INTERNATIONAL FILM Festival, 2011
The Bulgarian feature film "The Holy Family" by Krasimir Krumov won "The Bronze Knight" Award at the "Golden Knight" International Film Festival in Kursk, Russia.
The Bulgarian documentary film "To Kalin" by Neda Stanimirova won the Diploma for best director in the name of Alexander Sidelnikov.
The Bulgarian documentary film "Hostages" by Andrey Altaparmakov won Special Diploma.
The Bulgarian animation "When we were sinners" by Vladimir Shomov won Diploma for Best Metaphor.
"Dandelion" by Igor Hristov won a Diploma for student's documentary film.
"Hras!" by Blagoi Kostov won Silver Diploma for student's animation.
"EUROPOLIS, THE TOWN OF THE DELTA"
WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD AT LIDF' 2011
The Bulgarian documentary film "Europolis, the town of Delta", director Kostadin Bonev, script Vladi Kirov, won the Audience Award at the London International Documentary Festival 2011.
BULGARIAN CINEMA STUDENTS AWARDED IN ISTANBUL
Bulgarian students from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFIZ) received awards at the Lions International Short Film Competition 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Petra Katrandzhieva and her film "The Bed" received the Award for Second Film in the Best Short Film category.
Ana Kitanova received Best Director Award for her work "The Pillow".
The Special Mention Award went to Sava Komitski and his film "The Gift".
BULGARIAN FILM ACADEMY AWARDS FOR 2010
Official ceremony 25 of May 2011
IGLIKA TRIFFONOVA WON
KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI SCRIPTEAST AWARD IN CANNES
The script "False Witness" by the Bulgarian film director Iglika Triffonova won the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award for 2011 for the best Eastern and Central European Script.
The Advisory Board explained their decision with the following statement: "Based on a true story, this extremely well-written account of one of the key trials of the Hague International War Tribunal reflects on some of the great confrontations of our times, including those between religions, political systems, and ideologies. It does so through an engaging examination of personal stories that is full of narrative twists and surprises, and will keep audiences on the edge of their seats until the very end. We believe it is a worthy winner of the Kieslowski award and look forward to seeing it on our screens soon."
“PARADISE HOTEL” WITH Special Mention Award AT Zagrebdox 2011
Sophia Tzavella's documentary “Paradise Hotel” won Special Mention at Regional Competition, ZagrebDox, Croatia, 2011.
SIX Awards for Bulgarian films
at the 15th sofia international film festival 2011
The Bulgarian feature film “Shelter” by director Dragomir Sholev and producer Rossitza Valkanova won three awards - the GRAND PRIX, KODAK AWARD for best Bulgarian feature film and the AUDIENCE AWARD.
The Bulgarian feature film “Footsteps in the sand” by director Ivailo Hristov won the AWARD FOR BEST BALKAN FILM adjudged by the Bulgarian Guild of Film Critics.
The JAMESON SHORT FILM AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN SHORT FILM went to “Trains” by director Pavel Vesnakov.
The audience chose for the AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY “The Rules of Single Life” by Tonislav Hristov.
"EUROPOLIS, THE TOWN OF THE DELTA"
WON THE GRAND PRIX IN VOLOKOLAMSK 2010
At the SERGEI BONDARCHUK FILM FESTIVAL in Volokolamsk the documantary film "Europolis, the town of Delta" by Kostadin Bonev, script Vladi Kirov, won the GRAND PRIX.
"VOICE OVER" WON TWO AWARDS
AT CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2010
"Voice over" by director Svetoslav Ovcharov, producer GALA film, won Best director Award and the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award at the 34th Cairo International Film Festival.
THE FIRST TWO AWARDS FOR FILMS
MADE BY BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS IN WissEmbourg
At the International animated film festival RICA in Wissembourg, France, Bulgarian filmmakers won the biggest awards.
The international Jury awarded with the Grand Prix the film “Lipsett Diaries” by Theodore Ushev who works in Canada.
The Bulgarian animation film “Anna Blume” by Vessela Dantcheva won the second prize – Jury Special Award.
“PARADISE HOTEL” WON Nomination “Silver Eye Award”
Sophia Tzavella's documentary “Paradise Hotel” won Nomination “Silver Eye Award” at Jihlava IFF 2010
THE AWARDS AT THE NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATION
FILM FESTIVAL "GOLDEN RHYTON" 2010
"Golden Rhyton" for documentary film "Father Ivan and his children" by Georgy Stoev.
"Golden Rhyton" for animation "Road"/"Doroga" by Sotir Gelev and Alex Filipov.
Special Jury Award for documentary film "Achilles' Heel" by Stanislava Kalcheva.
Best Director award - Adela Peeva and Antoni Donchev for the documentary film "The Mayor".
Art Director of Animation Award - Simeon Sokerov for "Five times".
Plovdiv Municipality Award - cameraman Konstantin Zankov for "Classification of the Memories"
FIRST FILM AWARD - documentary "Concrete Pharaons" by Jordan Todorov ex equal with animation “Paralyzed” by Ognyan Kostovski.
SPECIAL MENTION DIPLOM for documentary films "The Road in front" by Stefan Ivanov and for "Fresh" by Adelina Popnedeleva.
SPECIAL MENTION DIPLOM for animation films - "Tale" by Jordan Lazarov and "Hras!" by Blagoy Kostov.
Union of bulgarian film makers' award - "Lost in closed direction" by Konstantin Zankov
FILM CRITICS' AWARD - "Ivan Georgiev - Rembrandt" by Anna Petkova
BULGARIAN NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE AWARD - "Mr. Gladstone and the Bulgarians" by Mihail Meltev
CULTURAL CENTRE "TRAKART" AWARD - "Do you remember..." by Maya Vaptsarova.
THREE AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN ANIMATION AT THE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL „GOLDEN KUKER” 2010, SOFIA
„THE KUKER” Grand Prize for Best Animated Film is awarded to "Fellinicitta", dir. Andrey Tsvetkov, producer: TF & P Animation (Bulgaria)
THE PRIZE FOR BEST FILM TO 10 MINUTES is awarded to "Anna Blume", dir. Vessela Dantcheva, producer: Ebele Okoye (Germany, Bulgaria)
SPECIAL MENTION FOR EDUCATIONAL FILM is awarded to "How to Cross the Street", dir. Dalibor Rajninger, producer: Dalibor Rajninger (Bulgaria)
THE WINNERS AT THE NATIONAL FEATURE FILM FESTIVAL
"GOLDEN ROSE" 2010, VARNA
"GOLDEN ROZE" AWARD – "Eastern Plays" by Kamen Kalev
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD – Kamen Kalev for "Eastern Plays"
BEST ACTOR AWARD - Mariyan Valev for "Hunting Down Small Predators" ex equal with and Yavor Baharov for "TILT"
BEST ACTRESS AWARD – not awarded
BEST SCRIPT – not awarded
BEST CAMERAMAN - Krum Rodrigez for "Shelter" ex equal with Anton Bakarski for "Hunting Down Small Predators"
BEST TV FILM – "Forced Landing" by Peter Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva.
BEST DEBUT AWARD – "Shelter" by Dragomir Sholev
SPECIAL MENTION FOR SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Yana Titova for "Hunting Down Small Predators"
SPECIAL MENTION FOR SUPPORTING ACTOR – Ovanes Torosyan for "Eastern Plays" and "TILT"
"GOLDEN ROSE" FOR SHORT FEATURE FILM – "A Piece of the Rainbow" by Stefan Chernev
SPECIAL MENTION FOR SHORT FEATURE FILM – "The Desert Runner" by Grigor Lefterov
VARNA MUNICIPALITY'S AWARD – "TILT" by Victor Chuchkov
THE UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS' AWARD – "The Sacred Family" by Krasimir Krumov
FILM CRITICS' AWARD – "Huntting Down Small Predators" by Zvetodar Markov
THE AUDIENCE AWARD – "Footsteps in the Sand" by Ivailo Hristov
THE FACULTY OF JOURNALISTS AT SOFIA UNIVERSITY AWARD "The bitter Glass" – "Zaches" by Anry Kulev
RADINA KARDJILOVA WON THE NEW AWARD FOR ACTRESS'S DEBUT
On 22 of September 2010 the Borovan' s Municipal Council announced that its Award for Actress Debut in the name of first Bulgarian film actress Mara Noninska-Miateva (born in Borovan) for the first time is given to Radina Kardjilova for "Glass Home" and "TILT".
"EUROPOLIS, THE TOWN OF THE DELTA" WON
THE PRESTIGIOUS "OFFICIAL BEST OF FEST WINNER"
"Europolis, the town of the Delta" was the only one European long documentaries that won "The Official Best of Fest" in Seattle 2010, USA.
“DIVORCE ALBANIAN STYLE” WON SPECIAL PROZE AT CRONOGRAF 2010
The Bulgarian documentary “Divorce Albanian Style” by Adela Peeva won Special Prize of the Jury Documentary Film Festival CRONOGRAF 2010 in Republic of Moldova.
„WARM NOVEMBER” - THE BEST BULGARIAN FILM AT FILMINI 2010
"Warm November" by Valentin Goshev won the Best Bulgarian Film Award at the FILMINI festival' 2010 for short films in Sofia.
THE BULGARIAN SHORT FILM "WATER" WON THE FIRST AWARD
AT THE "eDIT THE FILMMAKER'S FESTIVAL"
The Bulgarian debut film „Water” by the director Rozalia Dimitrova won the First prize at 13th for young filmmakers "eDIT THE FILMMAKER'S FESTIVAL", 2010, in Frankfurt, Germany.
SOFIA MUNICIPALITY AWARDS 2010
Valeri Petrov, famous Bulgarian poet, writer and script writer received the Sofia Municipality Special Award for life long achievement.
The film directors Adela Peeva and Antonii Donchev received the Award for cinema for their documentary "The Mayor".
THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR "FOOTSTEPS IN THE SAND"
AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "LOVE IS FOLLY"
The Bulgarian feature film "Footsteps in the Sand"by Ivailo Hristov won the Special Jury Prize at the 18th International Film Festival "Love is Folly" 2010 in Varna, Bulgaria.
"EUROPOLIS, THE TOWN OF THE DELTA" WON
BEST DOCUMENTARY GRAND PRIX IN Freistadt, Austria
At the 23rd DIE NEUE HEIMATFILM FESTIVAL 2010 in Freistadt, Austria, the Bulgarian film "Europolis, the town of Delta" by Kostadin Bonev won GRAND PRIX for best documentary ex equal with the Italian "Rumore Bianco" by Alberto Fasulo.
"A LITTLE NIGHT FAIRY TALE" WON THE FIRST PRIZE AT "FIERY SAILS"
At the "Fiery Sails" Festival for Children's films 2010 in Albena, Bulgaria, the Bulgarian "A Little Night Fairy Tale" by Nikolai Akimov won the First Prize by the Children's Jury.
"STANKA GOES HOME" AWARDED IN SARAJEVO
Maya Vitkova's short film won Special Jury Mention in Competition Program - Shorts at the Sarajevo Film Festival 2010.
BULGARIAN FILM ACADEMY AWARDS FOR 2009
Official ceremony on 14 of July 2010
AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN FILMS AT "GOLDEN KNIGHT" FESTIVAL
At the 19th International film festival "Golden Knight" 2010 in Moscow the documentary "Divorce Albanian Style" by Adela Peeva won "Golden Knight" Award and a Diploma.
"Golden Knight" Award and a Diploma won also the Bulgarian animation "Felinichita" by Andrey Tsvetkov.
"Hunting Park" by Lubomir Mladenov won the Special Jury Prize for First feature film.
In the category "Students' films" Diploma won "Pantomime Course" by Boris Nikolov and Zina Nacheva.
SPECIAL AWARD FOR "CORRIDOR # 8"
AT THE TRT INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION IN TURKEY
The documentary film "Corridor # 8” by Boris Despodov won Special Jury Award at the TRT International Documentary Competition 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey.
„A FAREWELL TO HEMINGWAY" WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD
AT THE SOUTH-EAST EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES
The Bulgarian feature film "A Farewell to Hemingway" by Svetoslav Ovcharov won the Audience Award ex equal with the Turkish film “Voices Unveiled – Turkish Women Who Dare” by Binnur Karaevli at the South-East European Film Festival 2010 in Los Angeles.
“THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER"
WON THE BEST PICTURE AWARD AT CAIFF' 2010
At the 12th California Independent Film Festival 2010 the Bulgarian feature film "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" by Stefan Komandarev won the Best Picture Award.
TWO MORE AWARDS FOR "EASTERN PLAYS"
AT "KINO PAVASARIS" IN VILNIUS
At the 15th International film festival "Spring in Cinema" / "Kino pavasaris" 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania in the competition program "New Europe - New Names" the Bulgarian feature film "Eastern Plays" by Kamen Kalev won the Best Film Award as well as the CICAE Award.
“THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER"
WON TWO AWARDS AT "MAMERS EN MARS" IN FRANCE
The Bulgarian feature film „The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" by Stefan Komandarev won the Audience Award as well as "Graines d’images – Macao" at the International Festival of the European cinema “Mamers en Mars” in Mamers, France.
“THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER"
WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD IN VALLANCIEN
At the 21st International Film Festival in Vallancien 2010, France, the Bulgarian feature film „The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" by Stefan Komandarev won the Audience Award.
VLADI KIROV WON THE SCRIPT WRITER AWARD IN MOSCOW
At the 2nd International Eco Cinema Forum "Golden Knight" 2010 in Moscow the Bulgarian script writer Vladi Kirov won the award for BEST SCRIPT for the documentary film "Europolis and the Town of Delta", director Kostadin Bonev.
PENKA MONOVA WON THE FIRST AWARD FOR SCRIPT IN HONOLULU
In the International competition for scripts 2010 - for short and long feature films, at the festival in Honolulu, Hawaii, won the First Award for her script "Lonely Island".
“THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER"
WON THE SPECIAL JURY AWARD IN TEHRAN
At the Fajr International Film Festival 2010 in Tehran, Iran, the Bulgarian feature film „The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" by Stefan Komandarev won the "Crystal Simorgh" Special Jury Award.
“EASTERN PLAYS" WON THE GRAND PRIX IN ANGERS, FRANCE
The Bulgarian feature film "Eastern Plays" by Kamen Kalev won the Grand Prix ex equal with “La Pivellina” by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel at the Film Festival "Premier Plans" 2010 in Angers, France.
THREE AWARDS FOR TWO BULGARIAN TV FILMS
IN TRUSKAVETS, UKRAINE
At the International Festival of Television Films “Korona Karpat” 2010 in Truskavets, Ukraine, Vladimir Shishkov won the Best Director Award and Deyan Zagorchinov won the Best Cameraman Award for the TV feature film “RUT”. And Ivan Panev won the Best Debut Award for the TV feature “The Snail’s Brother”.
„EASTERN PLAYS" WON THE CEI AWARD
At Alpe Adria Cinema – Trieste Film Festival 2010, the Bulgarian feature film "Eastern Plays" by Kamen Kalev won the CEI - Central European Initiative Award.