National Film Center


is an administrative body under the Minister of Culture; a corporate body - Executive Agency, located in Sofia, supported in part by the state budget and in part by revenues from the Agency’s own activities. The Agency shall:

• support the creation, distribution, and showing of Bulgarian films in the country and abroad
• organize and support festivals, panoramas, and viewings of Bulgarian and foreign films in the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as showing of Bulgarian films abroad
• exercise production rights over Bulgarian films, when such rights have been granted to the Agency by virtue of a legal act or a contract
• support the training and qualification of film industry personnel
• support the activity of CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA-Bulgaria
• cooperate with similar organisations in other countries, as well as funds and programs of the Council of Europe and the European Union
• cooperate for the protection of copyright and related rights in the film industry sector
• prepare drafts for statutory laws in the film industry sector
• carry out information related activities, collect and summarize data on the making, distribution, and showing of films, and make that data public