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Launch of the eighth festival of film from the Middle East and North Africa – SOFIA MENAR FILM FESTIVAL

This year’s edition of Sofia MENAR will be launched on January 14th in the House of Cinema in Sofia, and will continue until January 31st with screenings and cultural events both in the House of Cinema and in the halls of the Cultural Centre G8, Euro Cinema, Czech Centre, Institute Cervantes and house-museum Pancho Vladigerov. The festival programme includes 16 feature films, eight documentaries and nine short films. Women filmmakers from both regions are presented with 7 films in the section “Focus”. The organisers have prepared an adjoining programme “Special Events”. The festival Sofia MENAR is organised by “POZOR” in cooperation with the embassy of the Algeria, the embassy of Iran, the embassy of the Republic of Lebanon, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, the embassy of the State of Palestine, Czech Centre – Sofia, Instituto Cervantes – Sofia and Goethe Institute – Sofia.

Sofia creative city cinema UNESCO

On 01.12.2014, Sofia joins the network of creative cities of UNESCO, and was awarded the title "City of Film". The certificate was presented by the Director General of the International Organisation Mrs. Irina Bokova, the Mayor of Sofia Mrs. Yordanka Fandoukova


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