BEFORE I SLEEP Received the Award for Best Poetic Film
Emir Kusturica introduced a new prize at his Kustendorf International Film Festival – Award for Most Poetic Film, which he awarded to Bulgarian director Nikolay Todorov for the film BEFORE I SLEEP.
Special screening of BEFORE I SLEEP
A special screening of the short film BEFORE I SLEEP will be held on January 13 at 15:00 in Lumiere Cinema. The film is part of a selection of shorts, awarded at "Golden Rose" Film Festival in the recent years. The screening is part of the celebration of the Day of Bulgarian cinema.
World premiere of the short film BEFORE I SLEEP at Kustendorf Film Festival
The world premiere of BEFORE I SLEEP will be held at Kustendorf International Film Festival. The festival is organized by the two-time winner of the Palme d'Or Emir Kusturica in the town of Mechavnik. Among the festival guests over the years have been Johnny Depp, Monica Bellucci, Audrey Tautou, Jim Jarmusch, Abbas Kiarostami, Ashgar Farhadi, Fatih Akin and many others. This year's special guest is the renown Filipino director Lav Diaz.
Immediately after Kustendorf IFF, BEFORE I SLEEP will be at Premiers Plans film festival in Angers, France. The film is selected for the FREE STYLE program, which is part of the official selection of the festival.
Shooting of GRACE completed
Filming of the short film GRACE has been completed successfully. The shooting took place in the town of Buhovo. The main roles are performed by the non-professional actors Alexander Benev and Cveta Popova. The film is directed by Grigor Antonov, screenplay by Simeon Ventsislavov. It is supported by Bulgarian National Film Centre and is a co-production between Screening Emotions and Red Carpet.
GLORY received the Crystal Arrow and the Press Jury Award at Les Arcs European Film Festival, France!
GLORY with Three More Awards!
GLORY won the FIPRESCI award, the Best screenplay award and the Best film award at the 54th Gijón International Film Festival, Spain.
GLORY Received the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger in Kolkata, India
Glory was awarded with the Golden Bengal Tiger for Best Film in the competition program Innovations in Moving Images at the International Film Festival in Kolkata, India.
The award consists in 30 000 euro.
The prize is the 14th award for the film at festivals in Bulgaria and abroad.
The Official Premiere of GLORY Opens Kinomania
The 30th edition of the world film panorama Kinomania started with the premiere of GLORY in Bulgaria. Directors Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva presented the crew and the cast before the numerous audience in the main hall of the National Palace of Culture.
GLORY Won the GOLDEN ATLAS (Jury Award) at the Festival in Arras, France
Together with the award, the film received distribution support for France for the next 12 months, awarded by the city community of Arras.
At the pitching forum of the festival, Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva won the award of the CNC for their new film project, entitled THE FATHER.
GLORY Received the Grand Prix of Hamptons Film Festival
GLORY just won the Gand Prix for Best Feature Film at Hamptons International Film Festival. The festival selection is considered for the Oscar nominations.
After Hamptons, the film has been selected for a series of prestigious film festivals like Ghent, Antalya, Thessaloniki and Chicago.
GLORY Won Five Awards at the National Festival of Feature Films GOLDEN ROSE
The new film of Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva won five awards at the last festival of Bulgarian cinema GOLDEN ROSE. GLORY was awarded with the Special prize of the city of Varna and the award for Best screenplay went to Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva and Decho Taralezhkov. Krum Rodriguez received the prize for Best cinematography for his work in GLORY and GODLESS by Ralitza Petrova. GLORY also received the award of the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers and the Award of the accredited festival journalists.
GLORY will premiere at Locarno Film Festival!
The new film from the directors of THE LESSON Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov will premiere at the presitigous Locarno International Film Festival. GLORY is part of the International competition and will compete together with 17 other titles for the Golden Leopard.
NEVER LET IT GO Supported by EURIMAGES
The feature film project NEVER LET IT GO by writer-director Paul Negoesku has just been supported by Eurimages Fund. The film will be made as a European co-production between Romania and Bulgaria.
THE LESSON Triumphs with Five Awards from Bulgarian Film Academy
At the awarding ceremony of Bulgarian Film Academy for cinema achievements of 2014 THE LESSON received five kew prizes for Best Film, Best Directing, Best First Feature, Best Actress in a leading role for Margita Gosheva and Best Production Design for Vanina Geleva. Cheers to all!
THE LESSON received Six More International Awards
Happy news for THE LESSON this week! The first awards came from the festival Golden Lime in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria), where the film received the Grand Prix and the Best Actress Award for the performance of Margita Gosheva. In Brazil THE LESSON also got the Grand Prix and the Best Actress Award. Last, but not least, the film was awarded the Best Director and Best Actress Prize at Transilvania IFF (Romania).
Margita Gosheva has received five international awards for her role in The Lesson so far, which makes her the best awarded Bulgarian actress in cinema for the last twenty years.
THE LESSON and THREE DAYS IN SARAJEVO with Nine Nominations for Bulgarian Film Academy
Margita Gisheva has been nominated for Best Actress for both her performances in the films.
THE LESSON will compete in seven categories: for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Design, Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role and Best Director's Debut.
THREE DAYS IN SARAJEVO has been nominated for Best Short Feature Film.
THE LESSON in Theatres
From May 15th THE LESSON will be in theatres in its home country Bulgaria. Screenings will take place in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Sevlievo, Blagoevgrad, Gotse Delchev, Sliven, Haskovo and Kiustendil.
The Lesson will also be part of the programs "Sofia Film Fest on the road" and "Traveling Cinema of Bulgarian National TV". This way it will be distributed in the smaller towns around the country in places where cinema halls don't exist.
THE LESSON wins four Awards at Sofia IFF
THE LESSON is the first Bulgarian film to win the Grand Prix Award, the FIPRESCI Award, the Best Bulgarian Film Award and the Audience Award at Sofia International Film Festival!
This kind of coinsidence and solidarity between viewrs, film critics and professionals is the best honor the film can get. Thank You!
THE LESSON wins Grand Prix at Luxembourg City Film Festival.
This is the next prestigious international award for the films, after its success in San Sebastian, Gotteborg, Tokyo and Warsaw.
From March 4th THE LESSON will be in regular film distribution in the US, which makes it the first Bulgarian film to be distributed in the cinema network on American screen.
Bulgarian viewers are invited to watch the film on two exclusive screenings on the 8th and the 9th of March as part of the Official competition of Sofia Film Fest.
Bulgarian Film Classics on IMDB
On the occasion of the centenary of Bulgarian cinema in 2015, Screening Emotions starts a campaign for promotion of Bulgarian cinematography. The iniative will provide digitalization and upload of information, film stills and film posters on IMDb for more than 70 movies part of the Gold fund of Bulgarian cinema. The project is a sequel of the long-standing work of prof. Georgi Dulgerov for updating information about Bulgarian films and filmmakers on IMDb and the current activities are supported financially by Sofia "Culture" Program.
THE LESSON Around the World
THE LESSON goes on its tour on the world screens. The film is part of the Official competition of Luxembourg IFF. The actors Margita Gosheva, Ivan Burnev and Ivan Savov are special guests of the festival.
At the end of March THE LESSON will be presented at Guadalajara IFF in Mexico as part of the section New European Cinema.
THE LESSON Won the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award
THE LESSON won yet another and very prestigios award - the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award at Goteborg International Film Festival.
The motiovation of the jury:
"I, as the Jury President for this program, was strongly attracted to how this film depicts elaborately of the human psychology and emotional flows of the main character, who were put in the difficult situations of life that possibly anyone could face.
Together with the rhythm created in the process of editing, the way it incorporates natural light, and the outstanding performance that are naturally presented on screen, I believe this film has achieved the quality one could hardly believe that this is the first feature film.
As an achievement of this film, I value the fact that the film eagerly seeks for, shares, and presents what’s true to us as audience.
With the hope for the filmmakers’ further exploration in their own approach to cinema, this year’s Ingmar Bergman’s Debut Award goes out to The Lesson by Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva."
Margita Gosheva won the Best Actress Award at 27th Premiers Plans European Film Festival in Angers, France. Her participation in THE LESSON by direcros Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov won her the prestigious prize. Actresses from all European and national French films at the festival were in competition for the award.
THE LESSON in the Official Competition of Angers IFF, Selected at Rotterdam, Göteborg and Trieste
The film of Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov is selected for the official competition of the most important European festival for debut films Premiers Plans in Angers, France. The Lesson will compete with eight more titles for the Grand Jury Prize.
In January the film will also screen at Rotterdam IFF, competing for The Big Screen Award, and will be part of Göteborg and Trieste film festivals.
Shooting of BEFORE I SLEEP ended successfully
Shooting of the short film BEFORE I SLEEP ended successfully today. The movie, based on a screenplay by Dimitar Sardzhev, was shot in Sofia and in the vicinity of the city. Director of the film is Nikolay Todorov and the cast involves Dimitar Nikolov, last year student at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in the class of prof. Ivan Dobchev, as well as ballet dancer Lora Nikolaeva, who made her acting debut. The film is supported by Bulgarian National Film Center and American Foundation for Bulgaria.
THE LESSON Won Yet Another Couple of Awards
At the 55.Thessaloniki International Film Festival the film was awarded "Bronze Alexander" - Special Jury Prize for originality and innovation, and the Best Screenplay Award.
THE LESSON won the Special Jury Prize at the 27th International Film Festival in Tokyo. The jury, composed of six directors distinguished the film among fifteen other titles from around the world selected in the official competition program of the festival.
A day after the award in Tokyo, the film won the FIPRESCI Award at the International Film Festival "Molodist" in Kiev.
THE LESSON received the 1-2 Competition award at the 30th Warsaw Intl. Film Festival. This prize is given to the best first and second feature films by directors from all over the world.
In just a weekend the film also won The Special Award of the City of Varna, The Critics Guild Award (UBF) and the Accredited Journalists’ Award at 32.Golden Rose Festival for Bulgarian Films.
THE LESSON Received Kutxa-New Directors Award at San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival
At the closing ceremony of San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival THE LESSON received the Kutxa-New Directors award. The feature by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov was singled out by the international jury from among 12 other titles competing in the section for first and second films. The prize consists in a statuette and the sum of 50 000 euro shared by the directors and the Spanish distributor of the film.
THREE DAYS IN SARAJEVO on Screen from September 30th
The official premiere of the film THREE DAYS IN SARAJEVO will take place on September 30th at 19h. in Cinema House. Right after that the film will be in the cinemas of Sofia - Cinema House, Odeon and Eurocinema. See you there!
World Premiere of THE LESSON at Toronto Intl. Film Festival
The world premiere of THE LESSON took place on September 4th at Toronto Intl. Film Festival as part of the section Contemporary World Cinema. Director Petar Valchanov is a special guest of the festival.
THREE DAYS IN SARAJEVO has been presented at a special screening as part of the progam of the 18th Sofia International Film Festival in March 2014.