THE INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS 2005 - 2007 FOR THE NEW BULGARIAN CINEMA


"A LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS" WON THE SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY AT THE III OPEN SANKT-PETERBURG CHILDREN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

The Bulgarian TV film "A Letter to Santa Claus" – director Ivaiylo Djambazov, screenplay Ralitsa Fillipova, won the Special Prize of the Jury at the III Open Sankt-Peterburg Children Festival of the Arts in the beginning of November 2007 for best film about parents' and children's relations.

President of the Jury was the well known Russian actress Ludmila Chursina.


THE BULGARIAN FILM "A COLD COKE IN THE DAYS OF THE COLD WAR" WON THE MAIN AWARD "BULGARIAN EUROPE 2007"

At the Media Festival BULGARIAN EUROPE 2007 in Russe the Bulgarian documentary film "A Cold Coke in the Days of the Cold War" by Irina Nedeva, Evgenia Atanasova and Damyan Petrov won the Main Award "Bulgarian Europe 2007".


BFI & GRIERSON TRUST AWARD PRIZE TO

BULGARIAN FILM "MOSQUITO PROBLEMS AND OTHER STORIES"

The Times BFI London Film Festival Grierson Award was presented on 22 October 2007, by the BFI and the Grierson Trust to "The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories" by Andrey Paounov, producer Martichka Bozhilova (AGITPROP) for best documentary in the Festival.

This is the first Bulgarian film that wins Grierson Award.


BULGARIAN FILM AWARDED AT

THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL 2007

The Bulgarian film "A Movie Buff at the Turn of the Century" by Peter Odadjiev won the International Film Award for Best International Documentary at the New York International Independent film and Video Festival.

This is the first Bulgarian film awarded at the New York International Independent film and Video Festival.


THE BULGARIAN FESTURE FILM "INVESTIGATION" WON

THE MAIN PRIZE FOR BEST FILM IN COTTBUS 2007, GERMANY

The Bulgarian feature film "Investigation" by Iglika Trifonova won the Main prize for Best film at the Film Festival of East European cinema in Cottbus 2007, Germany.

The International Jury awarded "Investigation" in a competition between feature films from Serbia, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Georgia.


THE BULGARIAN FILMS AWARDED AT

THE 32nd GOLDEN CHEST INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL

PLOVDIV 2007

TV FILMS AND MINI-SERIALS FOR ADULTS

The Special Award "SILVER CHEST" - "Warden of the Dead" by Ilian Simeonov

Best actor - Luben Chatalov in "Man for millions"

The Award in the name of Galya Bachvarova for creative achievement by Bulgarian author - "Which Way Today" by Rangel Valchanov

TV FILMS AND MINI-SERIALS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

The Award "GOLDEN CHEST" - "Magna Aura - the lost town" by Irina Popov, Germany / Bulgaria

TV DOCUMENTARIES

The Award "GOLDEN CHEST" - "Divorce Albanian Style" by Adella Peeva


THE BULGARIAN TV FILM "THE LILLY'S VACATION" WON A AWARD

IN ORENBURG, RUSSIA

At the Eurasian Television competition of social programs and films for teenagers and youth "I am a person" the Bulgarian TV serial "The Lilly's Vacation" by the director Ivanka Grubcheva, won the first award for a feature film. The film is a co-production between the Bulgarian National Television and the Foundation "Brothers Mormarevi".


THE BULGARIAN FILM "DIVORCE ALBANIAN STYLE" ("RAZVOD PO ALBANSKI")

 IS NOMINATED FOR

THE EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2007 – PRIX ARTE

The European Film Academy announced the nominations for the European Film Academy Documentary 2007 - PRIX ARTE. Among the 10 documentary titles from Germany in co-production with Austria, Norway, The Netherlands, Switzerland  in co-production with Germany, France, Israel in co-production with Germany, Belgium and Denmark is the Bulgarian documentary "Divorce Albanian Style" by Adella Peeva.


"WARDEN OF THE DEAD" –

THE BULGARIAN NOMINATION FOR "OSCAR"

FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 2007

At its first meeting the newly formed National Film Council put to the vote the following Bulgarian feature films for the Bulgarian nomination for "Oscar" 2007: "Warden of the Dead" by Ilian Simeonov; "Christmas Tree Upside Down" by Ivan Cherkelov and Vassil Zhivkov; "Investigation" by Iglika Triffonova, "Time for Women" by Ilia Kostov and "Sparrows in October" by Anry Kulev.

"Warden of the Dead" was chosen by the National Film Council for the Bulgarian nomination for "Oscar" for best foreign language film 2007.


"INVESTIGATION" WON THE SOFIA MUNICIPALITY AWARD FOR CINEMA

The Sofia Municipality Award for achievements in Bulgarian culture and Art for the period July 2006 - July 2007 were rewarded by the Mayor of Sofia Boiko Borisov on the Day of Sofia.

The Award for Film Art won the feature film "INVESTIGATION" by the director Iglika Triffonova.


"THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES" WITH A NEW AWARD

AT THE SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL 2007

The Bulgarian film "The mosquito problem and other stories" won HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD as best film taking part in the competition programme documentaries at the 13th edition of Sarajevo Film Festival.

Till now "The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories" by Andrey Paounov, producer Martichka Bozhilova (AGITPROP), took part in 5 film festivals and won 5 awards.


"THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES"

WITH 2 NEW AWARDS IN JULY 2007

 

After the Special Mention at the 42nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival the Bulgarian documentary film "The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories" by Andrey Paounov, producer Martichka Bozhilova (AGITPROP), won 2 more awards during the last weekend of July 2007.

At the 9th edition of Motovun Film Festival in Croatia the film won the award "FromAtoA" - an attempt to help the films made in the region "from Albania to Austria" to break through their national boundaries and find their audience in neighboring countries. This award is a reaction to the current state in which films rarely leave their home countries. With the financial donation it aims to stimulate their distribution.

At the same time "The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories" took part in the competition at BRITDOC in Oxford and won another Special Prize.


SPECIAL JURY MENTION FOR BULGARIAN FILM AT

THE 42RD KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2007

The Jury for the documentary films in competition at the 42nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival awarded with Special Mention for film over 30 minutes long the Bulgarian documentary "The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories".

Andrey Paounov is the director of this film. The screenplay is written by Lilia Topouzova and Andrey Paounov. Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov are the directors of photography.

Producer: Martichka Bozhilova.


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM "WARDEN OF THE DEAD" WON

THE AUDIENCE AWARD AT TAORMINA FILM FEST IN ITALY 2007

 

At the 53rd edition of TAORMINA FILM FEST in Sicily, Italy the Audience Award for the section "Beyond Mediterranean" went to the Bulgarian film "Warden of the Dead", by Ilian Simeonov.


„Whose is this Song?" won AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD IN USA

 

At the Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival 2007 in Providence, USA, "Whose is this Song?" by Adela Peeva won the Audience Choice Award.


"A PARK FOR DANCING BEARS" WON GRAND PRIX

AT ECOMIR-2007

At the International Film Festival ECOMIR-2007 in Minsk, Belarus, the Bulgarian documentary "A Park for Dancing Bears" by Eldora Traikova won the GRAND PRIX.

This biggest prize at the Festival is awarded by the international jury "for a highly professional analysis of the issue "The Problems of the Relationship between Man and Nature" through cinema and television".


13 OF JANUARY – THE DAY OF THE BULGARIAN CINEMA

NATIONAL FILM CENTRE ANNUAL AWARDS FOR 2006

Life Achievement award - BINKA ZHELIAZKOVA and HRISTO GANEV

Best feature film - "MONKEYS IN WINTER", dir. Millena Andonova

Best documentary - "WITH EXTREME CRUELTY", dir. Rosen Elezov, script Vladimir Ganev

Best animation - "А + Е", dir. Tsvetomira Nikolova

Best director of feature film - IVAN CHERKELOV and VASSIL ZHIVKOV for "Christmas Tree Upside Down"

Best cameraman - RALI RALCHEV for "Monkeys in Winter", "Investigation" and "Christmas Tree Upside Down"

Best screenplay - ILIA KOSTOV for "Time for Women"

Best set decoration - GEORGY TODOROV in "Monkeys in Winter", dir. Millena Andonova

Best costume - ELENA STOYANOVA in "Monkeys in Winter" by Millena Andonova and "Investigation" by Iglika Triffonova

Best film editing - YORDANKA BACHVAROVA in "Investigation", dir. Iglika Triffonova

Best film music composer - TEODOSSI SPASOV  in "Warden of the Dead", dir. Iliyan Simeonov

Best actor in a leading role - Vladko Georgiev, "Warden of the Dead", dir. Iliyan Simeonov

Best actor in a supporting role - KLIMENT DENCHEV in "Investigation", dir. Iglika Triffonova

Best actress in a leading role - DIANA DOBREVA in "Monkeys in Winter". dir. Millena Andonova

Best actress in a supporting role - RADENA VALKANOVA in "Night and Day", dir. Krasimir Krumov


"STOLEN EYES" WON THEEURIMAGES ITALIA AWARD

AT MEDFILM FESTIVAL IN ROME 2006

At the 12th edition of MedFilmfestival in Rome the Bulgarian feature film "STOLEN EYES" by Radoslav Spasov won the EURIMAGES Award. This is the 9 international award for the film that already was shown at 35 festivals and that took part in 14 competitions.

As stated by the special jury: "The film combines the beautiful aesthetics of a long tradition cinematography, the simpleness of the plot and tragically topical contents of today’s world: the relationship between two different identities, the Christian-orthodox and the Muslim. Facing this clash, the author finds a solution: surrounded by destruction and isolation, the two main characters do not meet in the name of a saving love, but with the strong will of those who cannot deny reality. The two main actors, being young, show an incredible artistic maturity and the ability of varying their acting from drama to comedy passing through the vanguard theatre."


"WITH EXTREME CRUELTY" – BEST DOCUMENTARY

AT THE NINTH EDITION OF RELIGION TODAY IN TRENTO, ITALY, 2006

The Bulgarian documentary "WITH EXTREME CRUELTY" by the director Rossen Elezov, playwriter Vladimir Ganev and cameraman Plamen Gerasimov won the Prize for Best documentary film ex equo with "Woman, God and All Between" by Nurit Jacobs Yinon, Israel.
International Jury's statement: "A documentary in a classical mode, which tells the story of Svoboda Buchvarova, the communist daughter of an anarchist father executed by the Nazis during Second World War, who is now a Christian. A bewildering tale of the 20th century, told with the help of stills, archive film and several interviews with Svoboda Buchvarova herself. We chose it as an inspiring way to tell a story from the past."


ONE MORE AWARD FOR THE "KISS" 2006

The Bulgarian film "THE KISS" by Toma Waszarow took the Jury's Award "Heineken" at the International Young Film Festival - IMAGO' 06, Fundao, Portugal. 


THE BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM "LADY ZEE" IS AMONG THE SELECTED FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2006

"lADY ZEE" by Georgi Djulgerov is the Bulgarian feature among the 49 in the selection for the nominations for the European Film awards 2006.


„Whose is this Song?" won award by osce mission in kosovo

"Whose is this Song?" by the Bulgarian director Adela Peeva won Award from the OSCE Mission in Kosovo for its insights into tolerance and respect for human rights at the Dokufest film festival in Prizren, Kosovo, 8-13 August 2006.


"MONKEYS IN WINTER" – THE BULGARIAN NOMINATION FOR "OSCAR"

FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 2006

The Bulgarian National Council on Cinema nominated the new Bulgarian feature film "MONKEYS IN WINTER" by Millena Andonova for the Bulgarian proposal for "Oscar" for best foreign language film.

The other discussed Bulgarian titles were: "Lady Zee" by Georgi Djulgerov, "The Prince and the Pauper" by Mariana Evstatieva and "The Rebel of L" by Kiran Kolarov.


„Whose is this Song?" won two awards in Sardinia

At the Sardinia International Ethnographic Film Festival 2006 "Whose is this Song?" by Adela Peeva won the Best Film Award and the Award for Innovation.


THE AWARDS AT THE 27th NATIONAL FEATURE FILM FESTIVAL

"GOLDEN ROSE", VARNA 2006

The Awards by the Jury: Chairman Stanimir Triffonov, director; Elena Petrova, actress; Prof. Bozhidar Manov, film critic; Konstantin Zankov, cameraman; Rumen Boyadjiev, composer:

  • "GOLDEN ROSE" - "Monkeys in Winter" by Millena Andonova

  • SPECIAL PRIZE of the Jury - "Investigation" by Iglika Triffonova

  • Best director - Iliyan Simeonov for the film "Warden of the Dead"

  • Best actress - Diana Dobreva ("Monkeys in Winter" and "Warden of the Dead")

  • Best actor - Krasimir Dokov ("Investigation" and "Obarnata Elha"/"Christmas Tree Upside Down")

  • Best cameraman - Raly Ralchev ("Monkeys in Winter", "Investigation" and "Christmas Tree Upside Down")

  • 3 Diplomas: Bonka Ilieva-Boni - for her performance in "Monkeys in Winter" (dir. Millena Andonova); Vladko Georgiev - for his performance in "Warden of the Dead" (dir. Iliyan Simeonov); Deo - for his performance in "The Revolt by L." (dir. Kiran Kolarov)

The other awards:

  • "Boyana Film" Award for life achievement - Georgy Stoyanov

  • FILM CRITICS Award - "Investigation" by Iglika Triffonova

  • Union of Bulgarian Film Makers Award - "Sparrows in October" by Anry Kulev

  • Award for a Feature Film Debut in the name of Vullo Radev by National Film Centre and "Boyana Film"- Millena Andonova, director of "Monkeys in Winter"

  • Actress Debut Award in the name of Nevena Kokanova by Ministry of Culture and "Boyana Film" – Angelina Slavova in "Monkeys in Winter"

  • The Varna Municipality Award - "My Friends Call Me Chicho" by Ivailo Hristov, BNT production

  • KODAK Award - Raly Ralchev, cameraman ("Monkeys in Winter", "Investigation" and "Christmas Tree Upside Down")

  • Academics Association Award  - "Monkeys in Winter" by Millena Andonova

  • "The Bitter Cap" Award by the Department for journalists and mass communications at Sofia University - "Binka: To Tell the Story of the Silence", a documentary film by Elka Nikolova

  • Radio Bravo Award for best film song – Vassil Naydenov, singer; Stefan Dimitrov, composer, and Bogdana Karadocheva, text, in the film "Time for Women" by Iliya Kostov


UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS AWARDS

FOR THE PERIOD 2003 - 2005

All the awards: http://www.filmmakersbg.org/awards-2003-2005-eng.htm


BULGARIAN CINEMA WON TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS AT THE 41ST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN KARLOVY VARY 2006

The Grand Jury presented the Special Prize ex-aequo to "Christmas Tree Upside Down" (Bulgaria / Germany) by Ivan Cherkelov and Vassil Zhivkov and to "Beauty in Trouble" (Czech Republic) by Jan Hrebejk
The debut film "Monkeys in the Winter" (Bulgaria / Germany) by Millena Andonova won the Award Best Film in the other competition program "East of the West".

 


"STOLEN EYES" WON THE PRIZE OF THE MONACO RED CROSS 2006

At the 46th edition of the MONTE CARLO TELEVISION FESTIVAL the feature film "Stolen Eyes" by Radoslav Spasov, produced by the Bulgarian National Television took The Prize of the Monaco Red Cross.

This Prize seeks to recognize a News program that demonstrates at least one of the ideals of the Red Cross: humanity, impartiality, independence, neutrality, charity, unity, universality.


"BLACK ON WHITE" WON IN ANNECY 2006 THE UNICEF AWARD

The Bulgarian animation film by the young Bulgarian director and animator Andrey Tsvetkov won the UNICEF award in Annecy 2006 in the competition with 279 films from 5 to 10th of June 2006.

Nothing is only black and white – the film is a protest against the society rejecting differences.


VÁCLAV HAVEL PRESENTED HIS AWARD TO MILENA KANEVA AT

THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL "ONE WORLD"2006

Two films were screened at the opening ceremony of the International Human Rights Festival "One World". Václav Havel was there in person to present his Special award, and a commemorative plaque, to Milena Kaneva, the Bulgarian director of "Total Denial". Havel, the first Czechoslovak president after November 1989, chose the film from a selection of documentaries put forward by a committee consisting of Helena Dluhošová, Martin Vidlák and Šimon Pánek.


AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILMWOCHENENDE IN WUERZBURG 2006

"STOLEN EYES" WON THE AUDIENCE PRIZE
 

The Bulgarian feature film "Stolen Eyes" by the director Radoslav Spassov won at the International FILMWOCHENENDE in Wuerzburg, Germany, the Audience Prize that was presented for the 18th time. The award sum of  €2500 is sponsored by VR Ban and Union Investment.


THREE BULGARIAN WINNERS AT THE 17 TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL 2006

The International Jury of Feature films in competition, composed by Andrea Fornari (Italy), Judit Pintйr (Hungary) and Jelka Stergel (Slovenia), assigned a Special Mention to "Life with Sofia" by Svetla Tsotsorkova, Bulgaria, 2004, "for the ability of both the director and the actors of bringing the characters and their emotions very close to the audience".

The CEI (Central European Initiative) Award of 2,500 Euro went to "Lady Zee" by Georgi Djulgerov, Bulgaria, 2005, running for the Feature Film Competition, "for portraying contemporary life in Bulgaria, at the same time realistically and poetically".

The AUDIENCE PRIZE for Best Documentary Film won "Georgy and the Butterflies" by Andrej Paounov, Bulgaria.


MARTICHKA BOZHILOVA AS A PRODUCER WON IN CANNES

At MIPDOC in Cannes 2006 the Bulgarian producer Martichka Bozhilova won the award International Trailblazers.


NATIONAL FILM CENTRE AWARDS FOR THE FIRST TIME 2006

On the Day of the Bulgarian Cinema, 13th of January 2006, the National Film Centre for the first time assigned its annual awards as well as an award for life achievement:

  • Best feature film – "Lady Zee" by Georgi Djulgerov

  • Best documentary - "Georgy and the Butterflies" by Andrej Paounov

  • Best animation – "Tik - Tak" by Boris Despodov

  • Life achievement – Hristo Hristov


"THREE SISTERS AND ANDREY" WON THE

2006 PROMOTIONAL PRIZE

The 2006 Promotional Prize for Joint Film Productions by young German and Eastern / South Eastern European filmmakers in the categories animated film, documentary, and short film won the project "Three sisters and Andrey" – screenplay: Andrey Paounov, director: Boris Despodov, producers: Sebastina Leutner (Deutschland) and Ivan Pavlov (Bulgaria).

The award ceremony took place on 3th of  December in Shtutgard.


"THE KISS" AWARDED WITH ASOLO 2005

The Bulgarian film "The Kiss" by Toma Waszarow won its second international recognition. At the XXIV AsoloArtFilmFestival 2005 (www.asolofilmfestival.it) "The Kiss" won the award ASOLO in the section "The Challenges of Erotism".


"THE KISS" - BEST BALKAN FILM 2005

The Bulgarian small length film "The Kiss" by Toma Waszarow won the Award for Best Balkan Film at the 7 International Panaroma of Independent Film and Video in Athens, Greece (http://www.independent.gr). Congratulations!


"LADY ZEE" BY GEORGI DJULGEROV

WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FILM

AT THE NEW MONTREAL FILMFEST 2005

At the first edition of The New Montreal FilmFest (September 18 to 26, 2005) that showed 170 film titles from 40 countries the new Bulgarian film "Lady Zee" by Georgi Djulgerov was presented in the program Planet Earth under the special event Artists deserving of our admiration and respect by Toyota Canada. The film won the Audience Award for Best film.


THE BULGARIAN FILM "LADY ZEE" WON THE GRAND PRIX

AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "LOVE IS FOLLY" IN VARNA 2005

 

Georgy Djulgerov's film "Lady Zee" won the Grand Prix "Golden Aphrodite" and the FIPRESCI Award at the XIII International Film Festival "Love is Folly" in Varna town.

Anelia Gurbova won Best actress for the same film.

"Stolen Eyes" won the Prix "The Bitter Cup" awarded by the Faculty of Journalism at the Sofia University.


Georgy DJulgerov's new film "Lady Zee" won

the BEST FILM Award at Sarajevo Film Festival 2005

At the same festival in Sarajevo "Lady Zee" won also the C.I.C.A.E.  AWARD by the International Confederation of European Art Cinemas.

DEBORAH YOUNG, an American writer and journalist based in Rome who started reviewing films for Variety in 1980 published her article on this year Sarajevo' s winner LADY ZEE on September 5, 2005. In it she emphasized that "though it sometimes seems Euro screens are saturated with tales of poor, exploited girls from Eastern Europe, Georgi Djulgerov's "Lady Zee" has something extra going for it" As well as that "this Bulgarian entry is a sure-fire festival contender" and that "Djulgerov, a veteran iconoclast of Bulgarian cinema, has a light, often playful touch with his largely non-pro cast".

The full article: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117928020?categoryid=31&cs=1


A NEW SUCCESS FOR "GEORGY AND THE BUTTERFLIES"

AT Sarajevo Film Festival 2005

"Georgy and the Butterflies" (www.georgiandthebutterflies.com), director  Andrey Paounov, received the award for Best documentary in the region.

It is it's 5 award at international film festivals.


BULGARIAN FILMS AT THE KARLOVY VARY FESTIVAL 2005

Three Bulgarian films were shown at the 40 International film festival in Karlovy Vary (1 - 10 of June 2005). Radoslav Spasov's "Stolen Eyes" in the competition East of the West; the Andrey Paounov's documentary "Georgy and the Butterfies" in the documentary competition and Nadezhda Koseva's story "The Ritual" in the international production "Lost and Found - Six Glances of a Generation" in the program Another View.


VESSELA KAZAKOVA

WON THE BEST ACTRESS AWARD FOR "STOLEN EYES"

AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN MOSCOW 2005

The Jury of the Moscow International Film Festival awarded the young Bulgarian actress Vessela Kazakova for the film "Stolen Eyes" with the Prize Silver George for the Best Actress. Director, author of the screen play and cameraman of the film is Radoslav Spasov.


FCC AWARD FOR "GEORGY AND THE BUTTERFLIES"

At the International film festival in Krakow 2005, Poland, the Andrey Paounov's documentary "Georgy and the Butterflies" won FCC award of the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM SOCIETIES. The Jury underlined that "the positive can be found in life if we look for it". 


4 BULGARIAN FILMS AWARDED AT

THE XIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN VITYAZ 2005

Rumyana Petkova's "The Other Possible Life of Ours" won Silver Vityaz award.

Adela Peeva's documentary "Whose is this Song?" also won Silver Vityaz award.

Mihail Venkov's tv film "One Leg kills the Evil" won a diploma.

Kiril Ivanov's debut "A tale on Loneliness" won a special diploma of the Jury.


„Whose is this Song?" with two awards at "Crossroad Europe"

At the “Crossroad Europe” International Documentary Film Festival 2005 in Poland “Whose is This Song?” by Adela Peeva won Second Award and the Award of the Student Jury.