THE INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS 2008 - 2009 FOR THE NEW BULGARIAN CINEMA

THE INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS 2008 - 2009

FOR THE NEW BULGARIAN CINEMA


“EUROPOLIS: THE TOWN OF THE DELTA” AWARDED IN LOS ANGELЕS

 

At the International Los Angeles Reel Film Festival in December 2009 the Bulgarian documentary "Europolis: The Town of the Delta" by Kostadin Bonev won Honorable Mention by the Jury. The film was nominated also in 6 of 9 categories: Best Documentary Feature; Best Documentary Feature Director (Kostadin Bonev); Best Documentary Feature Concept (script-writer Vladi Kirov); Best Documentary Feature Cinematography (Konstantin Zankov and Dimitar Mitov); Best Documentary Feature Editing (Toma Vasharov); Best Documentary Feature Original Score (Nikolai Ivanov).


"ANYTHING FOR YOU" WON SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY AT POTENZA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Bulgarian short film "Anything for You" by Toma Waszarow won Special Mention of the Jury at Potenza International Film Festival 2009 in Italy.


THREE AWARDS FOR "EASTERN PLAYS" IN BRATISLAVA

At the 11th International film festival in Bratislava, 27th of November - 4th of December 2009, "Eastern plays" by Kamen Kalev won three prestigious awards: Best Director of feature film, Best Actor for Christo Christov and the Ecumenical Jury Award.


"ZIFT" WON SPECIAL AWARD IN SALERNO

At the 63rd Salerno International Film Festival, Italy, 23 - 28 of November 2009, the Bulgarian feature film "Zift" by Javor Gardev won the Special Award for Best foreign film.


“THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER"

WON A AWARD IN MOSCOW

Stefan Komandarev's film "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" won the Award for Best Script at the 2nd International film festival "Noah's Ark" in Moscow, 26 - 28 of November 2009.


“DIVORCE ALBANIAN STYLE” WON A AWARD AT PRIX EUROPE 2009

At the European TV festival Prix Europe 2009 the Bulgarian documentary “Divorce Albanian Style” by Adela Peeva won “Special Commendation” Award - Prix Europe 2008.


“THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER"

WON AGAIN THE AUDIENCE AWARD

"The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" by Stefan Komadarev won the Special Audience Award at the European Film Festival in Eritrea, East Africa,  in November 2009.


TWO AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN FILMS AT THE 16th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "ETIUDA&ANIMA" 2009 IN CRACOW

The Grand Prix of the Festival "Golden Dinosaur" went to Dragomir Sholev for his short feature film "The Go Between" / "Posrednikat", Bulgaria, 2008.

Illian Metev won Honourable Mention for his film "Goleshovo" for excellent skills of documentary observation and a portrayal of passing.


“THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER"

WON TWO AWARDS IN ITALY

At the Saturno International Film Festival 2009 "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" by Stefan Komandarev won Saturno d'Oro for Best Film and Best Actor Award for Miki Manojlovic.


“THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER"

WON THE GRAND PRIZE IN MINSK

At the 16th Listapad International Film Festival 2009 in Minsk, Belarus, "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" by Stefan Komandarev won Gold of Listapad Grand Prize.


“THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER"

WON TWO AWARDS IN SPAIN

At Bebalmadena International Film Festival 2009 in Spain "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" by Stefan Komandarev won Best Film Award (Audience Award) and Jury Award.


THREE AWARDS FOR "EASTERN PLAYS" IN TOKYO

At the 22nd International Film Festival 2009 in Tokyo, Japan, Kamen Kalev's first feature film "Eastern Plays" won GRAND PRIX SAKURA, the Award for Best director and the Award for Best Actor for Christo Christov.


"EASTERN PLAYS" WON A AWARD IN ANTALYA

At the 46th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2009 in Turkey "Eastern Plays" by Kamen Kalev won the Youth Jury Award.


"THREE SISTERS AND ANDREY" WON THE FIRST AWARD

AT BALKANANIMATION IN BUCHAREST

At Anim'est - Balkananimation 2009 in Bucharest "Three Sisters and Andrey" by Boris Despodov and Andrey Paounov won the First Award.


FOUR AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN PRODUCTIONS

AT GOLDEN CHEST INTERNATIONAL TV FESTIVAL 2009

At the 34th Golden Chest International TV Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, the documentary "Somali Pirates" by Elena Yoncheva won the Bronze Chest Prize.  The TV film "Exiles" by Alexander Morfov won Galya Bachvarova Foundation Prize. "The Life of Others" by Christo Hadjitanev won Special Mention. And "Football Chameleons" by Stojcho Shishkov won the Special Mosfilm Award.


"OMELETTE" WON BEST SHORT AWARD AT RO-IFF

At the 1st Romanian International Film Festival - Ro-IFF, in Arad (26.09 - 4.10.2009), the Bulgarian short film "Omelette" by Nadejda Koseva won the Award for Best Short Film.


BULGARIAN BORN DIRECTOR WON

CANADIAN ACADEMY FOR TELEVISION AND FILM AWARD

"Ludovic" by Zlatin Radev, stop-motion series 26 x 12 that were shot in Sofia, won the Award for Best Animated Series by Canadian Academy for Television and Film.


THE AWARDS AT THE NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATION

FILM FESTIVAL "GOLDEN RHYTON" 2009


"Golden Rhyton" for documentary film "Europolis, the town of Delta" by Kostadin Bonev

"Golden Rhyton" for animation "Three Sisters and Andrey" by Boris Despodov and Andrey Paounov

Special Jury Award for documentary film "Corridor # 8" by Boris Despodov

Best Director award - Oleg Kovachev for the film “245.5”

Art Director of Animation Award - Vessela Dantcheva for "Anna Blume"

Plovdiv Municipality Award - "Seft Immportal - the Secrets of one Thracian King" by Zlatina Ruseva

FIRST FILM AWARD - documentary "Goleshovo" by Ilian Metev

SPECIAL AWARD OF THE JURY CHAIRMAN - Mariana Valkanova for sound design in Bulgarian documentary cinema

SPECIAL MENTION DIPLOMA for documentary films "Two or Three Things We Know About Her..." by Liuba Kulezic and "Three Men by the Water" by Ralitsa Dimitrova

SPECIAL MENTION DIPLOMA for animation films - "The Line" by Andrey Kulev and "The Lighthouse" by Velislava Gospodinova

Union of Bulgarian film makers' award - "Jazzta Prasta" by Andrey Slabakov

FILM CRITICS' AWARD - "Anna Blume" by Vessela Dancheva

BULGARIAN NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE AWARD - "Statute of Limitations" by Malina Petrova

BULGARIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARD - "Goleshovo" by Ilian Metev

ASSOCIATION 21 AWARD - "Meetings with Irechek" by Asen Vladimirov and Yuly Stoyanov

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FOR THEATER AND FILM ARTS - Plovdiv, AWARD - "Together" by Kalina Decheva


"EASTERN PLAYS" won

the annual award for cinema by Sofia municipality

"Eastern Plays" by Kamen Kalev  won the Sofia Municipality Award for cinema art for 2009.


UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS AND

NATIONAL FILM CENTRE AWARDS FOR 2008

Official ceremony on 30 of July 2009

 All the awards


"EASTERN PLAYS"

ONE OF THE THREE NOMINATED FILM FOR "LUX" AWARD

the Bulgarian feature film "Eastern Plays" by Kamen Kalev is one of the three nominated films for the European Parliament Award "LUX" for 2009.


THREE AWARDS AT THE FESTROIA FESTIVAL FOR

"The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around The Corner"

The Bulgarian feature film "The World is big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner" by Stephan Komandarev won the Best director award, the SIGNIS award and the Audience's award at the Festroia Film Festival 2009 in Setubal, Portugal.


"The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around The Corner"

IS THE BULGARIAN NOMINATION FOR "OSCAR"

The Bulgarian nomination for foreign language film for "Oscar" for 2009 is "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner" by Stephan Komandarev.


BEST ACTOR AWARD FOR ZACHARY BAHAROV IN SEoUL

Zachary Baharov won Best Actor Award for Moth in the Bulgarian feature film "Zift" by Javor Gurdev at the Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seou, 2009.


"The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around The Corner"

won BEST DIRECTOR AWARD IN DURRES

At the International Film Festival in Durres 2009, Albania, the Bulgarian film "The World is big and Salvation lurks around the Corner" by Stephan Komandarev won the Best director Award.


"EASTERN PLAYS" WON "CICAE" AWARD IN SARAJEVO
 

The Bulgarian feature film "Eastern Plays" by Kamen Kalev won The International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) award in the Competition Programme – Features in Sarajevo 2009. The awarded film will receive CICAE support in terms of distribution, exhibition and audience outreach, through a network of 3.000 cinemas.


BEST ACTOR AWARD FOR

"THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER"

Miki Manojlovic won the Best Actor Award at the International Film Festival in Sevastopol 2009 for the film "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner".


"The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around The Corner"

won the Audience Choice Award IN TAIPEI

At the Taipei Film Festival 2009 "The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around The Corner" by Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria) won the Audience Choice Award the competition for new talent, which is open to unscreened foreign films.


ONE MORE AWARD FOR "THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES"

At the First International Cinema Forum for Ecological Films in Moscow (30the of July - 3rd of August 2009) in the competition with 40 documentaries from 14 countries the Bulgarian documentary "The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories", dir. Andrey Paounov, producer Martichka Bozhilova, won the Award "Golden Knight".


SIX AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN FILMS AT "GOLDEN KNIGHT"

At the 28th International Film Festival 2009 in Lipetsk, Russia, "Corridor # 8" by Boris Despodov won "Golden Knight" Award for documentary.

"Listen the Stars" by Mihail Meltev won "Golden Knight" Award in the category "Films for children".

Vladimir Kraev won Special Mention for Best Director for his feature film "Small Talks".

"Bronze Diploma" won Konstantin Burov for his debut film "Plan for Revenge".

Diploma for Best Supporting Actor won Yiri Angelov for "Small Talks"

Diploma won Maria Musorlieva for her short documentary "Purification".


A NEW AWARD FOR

"THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER"

Miki Manojlovic won the Best Actor Award at the International Film Festival in Kazakhstan 2009 for the film "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner".


TWO AWARDS FOR "DIVORCE ALBANIAN STYLE" IN LOS ANGELES

The Bulgarian documentary "Divorce Albanian Style" by Adela Peeva won two awards at SEE Film Festival 2009 in Los Angeles - Best Documentary Award and Audience Award.


AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN FILM IN WIESBADEN 2009

At the goEast International Festival of Central and Eastern European films "Zift" by Javor Gardev won Honorable Mention by the Jury in the feature competition. "The Go Between" by Dragomir Sholev won the BHF-BANK Foundation Award in the Students' Competition. "Air Ace" by Svilen Dimitrov won Audience Award in the Category Animated and Experimental Films in the same competition. "Family Therapy" by Peter Valchanov won also the Audience Award in the Category Short Fiction films.


THE AWARD FOR FILM SCRIPT AT "SOUTH SPRING" 2009

At the traditional literature days "South Spring" 2009 in Haskovo, Bulgaria, the First Award for Film Script won Konstantin Burov for the script of his film "Plan for Revenge".


THREE AWARDS FOR TWO BULGARIAN DEBUT FILMS AT

THE 14th VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, LITHUANIA

"The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" by Stephan Komandarev won the Grand Prix for Best film and Best Actor Award for Miki Manojlovic.

"Zift" by Javor Gurdev won the Best Director Award.

The two Bulgarian films were in the competition program "New Europe – New Names" for debut films from Eastern and Central Europe and the Balkans that showed 8 films by Latvian, Estonian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak and Bosnian directors.


FOUR AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN CINEMA AT SOFIA FILM FEST 2009

http://www.cinema.bg/sff/2009/eng/awards.php?pageId=12

SPECIAL MENTION of the Jury won Bulgarian feature film “Zift” by Javor Gurdev.
JAMESON SHORT FILM AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN SHORT FILM won “Three Sisters and Andrey” by the directors Boris Despodov and Andrey Paunov.

KODAK AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM won “Zift” by Javor Gurdev.

SOFIA MUNICIPALITY AWARD for lifetime achievement in the cinema was given to the Bulgarian director Nikola Korabov.


"LOST FACE" PROJECT WON

 BAKAFORUM INTERNATIONAL PROPOSAL PRIZE 2009

"Lost Face" film project by Sofia Tzavella and Jordan Todorov, producer AGITPROP, won BaKaFORUM International Proposal Prize at Bazel-Karlsruhe Forum in Switzerland.


"OMELETTE" WON SPECIAL MENTION IN SUNDANCE

At the Sundance Film Festival 2009 the Bulgarian short fiction film "Omelette" by Nadejda Koseva won Special Mention.


"HALLO TAXI" BY IVAN VESSELINOV WON JURY'S SPECIAL MENTION AT BALKANIMA' 2008

At the International Animated Film Festival BALKANIMA in Belgrade "Hello Taxi" by Ivan Vesselinov won Special Mention by Jury's own choice for best characters.

Two years ago at the same festival he won the Award for achievement in Bulgarian and in Balkan animation.


"THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER"

WON TWO PRIZES IN TALLINN

At the 12th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival the Bulgarian feature film "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner" by Stephan Komandarev won Special Mention by the Jury.

And the second prize for the film is the Award "Don Quijote" for best film issued by the Jury of the International Federation of Film Societies (FICC)


THE FILM DIRECTOR RANGEL VALCHANOV

WON THE STATE AWARD "ST. PAISII HILENDARSKI"

The Bulgarian State Award for Culture for 2008 was awarded to one of the most famous Bulgarian film directors Rangel Valchanov for his life long achievement in cinema art.


"WALTZES AND TANGOS FROM THE VILLAGE OF WHITEWATER"

WON THE SPECIAL PRIZE IN MONTPELLIER

At the XXX Festival of the Mediterranean Cinema in Montpellier, France, the Bulgarian short feature film "Waltzes and Tangos from the Village of Whitewater" by Ivan Vladimirov won the Special Prize of the Jury.


"SEAMSTRESSES" WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD AT  THE XXIX FESTIVAL "MOSTRA OF VALENCIA CINEMA MEDITERRANEAN IN SPAIN

At the XXIX Mostra of Valencia Cinema of Mediterranean Festival in Spain in October 2008 the Bulgarian feature film "Seamstresses" by Lyudmil Todorov won the Audience Award.


"THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS OUT THE CORNER" WON

THE MAIN AWARD "CINEMA EXTRAORDINAIRE" IN NORWAY
 

At the Bergen International Film Festival 2008 in Norway "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks out the Corner" by Stephan Komadarev won the Main Award "Cinema Extraordinaire" which is combined with distribution in cinema halls of the country.


"THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS OUT THE CORNER" WON

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE IN WARSAW

At the 24th Warsaw International Film festival 2008 "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks out the Corner" by Stephan Komandarev won the Special Jury Award from the Polish Filmmakers Association.


SPECIAL MENTION FOR "SEAMSTRESSES" IN KARLOVY VARY

The Bulgarian feature film "Seamstresses" by Lyudmil Todorov in the competition program "East of the West" was awarded with Special Mension by the Jury. It is the second international recognition for the film after the FIPRESCI Award at Sofia Film Fest 2008.


THE AWARDS AT XXVIII FESTIVAL OF BULGARIAN FEATURE FILMS

"GOLDEN ROSE" 2008, VARNA

Grand Prix "Golden Rose" -  "Zift" by Yavor Gardev , producers Georgi Dimitrov, Ilian Djevelekov, Matey Konstantinov and Stefan Goranov.

Special Prize - "A Farewell to Hemingway" by Svetoslav Ovcharov

Best Director Award Svetoslav Ovcharov for "A Farewell to Hemingway"

Best Cameraman Award - Emil Hristov for "Zift", "Seamstresses" and "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner".

Best Actor - Mikhail Mutafov in "Zift".

Best Actress - Ernestina Shinova in "Hindemith"

Best Debut Award in the name of Vulo Radev - "Plan for Revenge" by Konstantin Burov

Young Actor Award in the name of Apostol Karamitev - Penko Gospodinov in "War Correspondent" and "Plan for Revenge".

Young Actress Award in the name of Nevena Kokanova – Alexandra Sarchadjieva, Elen Koleva and Violeta Markovska in "Seamstresses" by Lyudmil Todorov

Award for Film Editing - "Zift".

The other awards:

Film critics' Award - "Zift" by Yavor Gardev.

The Union of Bulgarian Film Makers' Award for promising first film - "Plan for Revenge" by Konstantin Burov

The Award for a Script by the Bulgarian association of script writers for cinema, TV and radio - "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner", Dusan Milic, Stefan Komandarev, Ilija Troijanov, Yuri Dachev

The New Boyana Film Award for Producer - producers' team of "Zift"

The Academica 21 Award"Forecast" by Zornitza Sophia

The Award of the Faculty of Journalism at Sofia University - "Soccer Chameleons" by Stoicho Shishkov

The Varna Olimpic Club's Award - "Soccer Chameleons" by Stoicho Shishkov


BULGARIAN FILM WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD IN ZURICH

At the 4th Zurich film festival' 2008 the Bulgarian feature film "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" by Stephan Komandarev won the Audience Award.


"FLY BY ROSSINANT" AWARDED AT

THE 6th ANNUAL MLADÁ BOLESLAV FESTIVAL OF EUROPEAN FILM SMILES
 

The Bulgarian comedy "Fly by Rossinant", director Georgi Stoev, took the Prize by the Director of Festival of European Film Smiles 2008 in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic.

The film was awarded "… for its witty portrayal of a clash of cultures in modern Europe in the form of a crazy comedy".


GOLDEN CHEST INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL - 2008

THE PRIZES FOR BULGARIAN PRODUCTIONS

CATEGORY ONE – TV FILMS AND MINI-SERIES FOR ADULTS

THE PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY to EMIL HRISTOV for the film "ZIFT", Miramar Film Ltd. The prize is bestowed by the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers.

THE MOSFILM GRAND PRIX to the production of BNT, “WAR CORRESPONDENT”, director Kostadin Bonev

THE PRIZE ON THE NAME OF GALYA BACHVAROVA to the film of Miramar Film Ltd. "ZIFT", director Yavor Gardev

SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY to the film of Miramar Film Ltd. "ZIFT", director Yavor Gardev .

CATEGORY THREE – TV DOCUMENTARIES

THE SILVER CHEST is awarded to the production of Ivan Mladenov and NFC, “OTHELLO”, director Ivan Mladenov


"ZIFT" BY YAVOR GARDEV IS THE BULGARIAN NOMINATION FOR "OSCAR"

FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

At its meeting the National Film Council put to vote 7 new Bulgarian feature films.

"Zift" by Yavor Gardev was chosen by the National Film Council for the Bulgarian nomination for "Oscar" for best foreign language film 2008.


TWO BULGARIAN FILMS WON THE TWO MAIN AWARDS FOR DOCUMENTARIES AT SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL

At the 14th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival 2008 the Bulgarian film "Corridor #8" by Boris Despodov won "Heart of Sarajevo" for best documentary film.

And the "Divorce Albanian Style" by Adela Peeva won the Human Rights Award.


TWO AWARDS FOR "INVESTIGATION"

IN BUCHAREST AND IN WARSAW

At the 2nd edition of the International Film Festival in Bucharest in July 2008 the Bulgarian feature film "Investigation" by Iglika Trifonova won the Award for Best Director.

At the 14th edition of the International Film Festival "Film Summer" in Warsaw "Investigation" took the Grand Prix for Best Screenplay.

Till now "Investigation" won 20 prizes at national and international festivals.


“DIVORCE ALBANIAN STYLE” WON SRG SSR Idée Suisse 2008 Prize

The Bulgarian documentary “Divorce Albanian Style” by Adela Peeva won the SRG SSR Idée Suisse 2008 Prize of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation.


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM "ZIFT" BY YAVOR GARDEV WON TWO AWARDS AT THE 30th MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008

The International Jury with chairman Liv Ullmann awarded the first feature film "Zift" by the prominent Bulgarian director in theatre Yavor Gardev with the Special Jury Prize "Silver George".

"Zift" won also the Prize of the Russian Film Clubs Federation for the best film in the main competition in which took part 15 films among which from USA, Italy, Israel an Russia.


FOUR AWARDS FOR BULGARIAN FILMS

AT "GOLDEN KNIGHT" INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008, MOSCOW

The feature film "Warden of the Dead" by Ilian Simeonov won "Golden Vityaz" for best film.

The animation "The Rag" by Anry Kulev won "Silver Vityaz".

The TV feature film "War Correspondent" by Konstantin Bonev won "Bronze Vityaz".

The long-length documentary "The Redeemer" by Goran Blagoev won "Bronze Vityaz".


"THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES"

WON TWO MORE AWARDS IN A WEEK

The Bulgarian film "The mosquito problem and other stories" by the director Andrey Paounov, producer: Martichka Bozhilova (AGITPROP) won:

Best documentary at MEDIAWAVE ' 2008 in Hungary

Grand Prix for long-length documentary at DOCUMENTA' 2008 in Madrid


"CORRIDOR # 8" BY BORIS DESPODOV WON EMERGING ARTIST AWARD AT "HOT DOCS" FESTIVAL 2008 IN TORONTO, CANADA

 

The new HBO Documentary Films Emerging Artist Award was presented to Boris Despodov for "CORRIDOR # 8" (producer: Martichka Bozhilova; Bulgaria), an absurdly funny and fascinating portrait of a misguided infrastructure project in southeastern Europe.

The jury said of the film: “For the Emerging Artist Award, our jury must have set a new record for consensus - it was pretty much immediate. We agreed right away. This film is gorgeous, hilarious, enlightening and irresistible.”


UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS AWARD FOR 2006 - 2007

Official ceremony on 27 of February 2008

 All the awards


"CORRIDOR #8" WON THE PRIZE OF THE ECUMENCIAL JURY

AT BERLINALE 2008

The prize for a film from the Forum went to the Bulgarian documentary "Corridor #8" by Boris Despodov, producer – Martichka Bozhilova.

The Jury stated: "This film is an honest and open look at an area of the world suffering from a lack of connection. This film is really about hope, healing, and man’s shared humanity. In the Balkan countries of Macedonia, Albania, and Bulgaria, echoing the footsteps taken by the disciple Paul so long ago, the film asks, “Why do these countries have no means of common transportation?” As borders, walls, and fences dominate man-made politics, this is an important reminder of Christian responsibility and human progress."


13 OF JANUARY 2008 – DAY OF THE BULGARIAN CINEMA

NATIONAL FILM CENTRE ANNUAL AWARDS FOR 2007

Best feature film - "SEAMSTRESSES"

Best documentary - "DIVORCE ALBANIAN STYLE", dir. Adela Peeva

Best animation - "THE RAG", dir. Anry Kulev

Best director - LUDMIL TODOROV  for "Seamstresses"

Best screenplay - LUDMIL TODOROV  for "Seamstresses"

Best cameraman - EMIL HRISTOV for "Seamstresses" and SVETLA GANEVA for "Small Talks"

Best actor in a leading role - IVAILO hRISTOV in "Small Talks"

Best actress in a leading role - ELEN KOLEVA in "Seamstresses"

Life Achievement Award - Angel Vagenstein, Irina Aktasheva, Hristo Piskov


"Great Preslav - From the viewpoint  of Eternity"

WON IN 2008 TWO EUROMEDIA AWARDS "ERASMUS 2007"

The documentary film by Konstantina Gulyashka "Great Preslav - From the Viewpoint of Eternity" won the nomination "Seal of Approval" for one of the three Grand Awards and the Award "Erasmus EuroMedia Country Focus Bulgaria 2007" by ESEC in Vienne.


THE UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS

WON IN 2008 TWO EUROMEDIA AWARDS "ERASMUS 2007"

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