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Whirligig, lunatics and flying saucers in Teodor Ushev’s new film

Bulgarian animator Theodor Ushev, whose film “Blind Vaysha” was nominated for the Oscar prize this year, is preparing a film project on Vladislav Todorov’s latest novel “Whirligig“. The main character in the film is a sign of a totalitarian landmark in Bulgaria with a shape utterly resembling a whirligig or a flying saucer and inspired the creative tandem for the film realisation of this “brutal tale” (the term is from the subtitle of the novel). The story is influenced by Russian “Cosmism” – a philosophical and cultural movement in Russia from the early 20th century, whose representatives believe that...

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“Stop motion” – а Collection with dedication 

Lecturers, colleagues, and friends from the academic circles dedicated a compendium of research and analytical texts to the anniversary of Prof. Lyudmil Hristov. Authors in the edition are speakers from the New Bulgarian University (NBU) and from other higher schools, his colleagues, friends, and people with like beliefs. The collection reflects an endless variety of topics that are captivating while offering all the excitement to Prof. Hristov today. A general reference point for them is the art of cinema and its genesis through ancient images to its modern versatility. In addition to cinema art, articles examined the visual images in advertising and graphic design as well as...

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Ted Kochev: Life as a dream come true

World famous director with Bulgarian roots Ted Kochev  has just released his autobiography: “Director’s Cut: My Life in Film.” “I am Bulgarian, and I’ve always felt that way. I grew up in a Bulgarian family while far away from Bulgaria” said Ted Kochev to the Bulgarian audience during last year’s SIFF. In the book, which is a fascinating story about the complicated path of a remarkable artist who has carried out his wildest dreams, he also writes about his childhood memories of his Bulgarian family. The translated version of the book will soon be available on the Bulgarian book...

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The Bulgarian cinema in 2016

The publication was prepared jointly by the National Film Centre (NFC), the Bulgarian office of the Creative Europe Programme – Media and the Observatory of Cultural Economics – Bulgaria. It examines the latest data on the state of the audiovisual industry in Bulgaria, the opportunities to access financing and also existing film production regulations. The publication equally explores the processes taking place in the Bulgarian film industry and provides information on Bulgarian producers, festivals, film distributors, institutions and organisations working in promoting the development of the Bulgarian film art. Download from...

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Literature as a “search engine for answers”

Writer Iliya Troyanov, whose book “The World Is Big, and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner”  took to the big screen by director Stefan Komandarev, published a new book entitled – “Power and resistance.”  Why exactly him whose success beyond the border in the west is notable? A Bulgarian who left his native country barely at six, and calls himself a “citizen of the world” digs in deep into this Bulgarian historical sore legacy? His answer is: “The fact is that there are hardly ten Bulgarian authors who write on this subject, made me feel that duty calls upon me ...

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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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