Directions by Stephan Komandarev and the co-production Son of Sophia, both supported by the Bulgarian Film Center, have been selected to participate in the competition of the Sarajevo International Film Festival, which opens tonight.
The Bulgarian co-production Requiem for Mrs. J. has been selected for In Focus Program, dedicated to exceptional regional films which have already made considerable success at prestigious film festivals worldwide.
Another Bulgarian co-production – Western by Valeska Grisebach will participate in Kinoscope section, that comprises both narrative and documentary films from around the globe, excluding the Southeastern European territories.
Three Bulgarian titles also supported by the Bulgarian Film Center have been selected to participate at Cinelink Works in Progress section:
Director: Dragomir Sholev
Producer: Elena Mosholova, Yariv Lerner, Pavlina Angelova
Production company: Gorilla Film, Nu Boyana Film, Screening Emotions
Director: Milko Lazarov
Producer: Veselka Kiryakova, Guillaume de Seille, Eike Goreczka
Production company: Red Carpet [BG], Arizona Production [FR], 42film [DE]
NEVER LET IT GO
Director: Paul Negoescu
Producer: Paul Negoescu
Production company: N-Graphix [RO], Papillon Film [RO], Screening Emotions [BG]
CineLink Work in Progress consists of closed screenings of 10 “super-fresh” feature-length fiction and documentary films in production or post-production. Selected from Southeast Europe, the Middle East and North Africa region and the Commonwealth of Independent States, the films are presented to about 40 carefully selected industry decision-makers who are active on the supply end of the chain: funders, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters and festival programmers.
You can read more about all projects at Work in Progress in the Project Book.
This year the CineLink Co-production Market will include three Bulgarian projects. They are:
Director: Konstantin Bojanov
Writers: Konstantin Bojanov, Buku Sarkar
Producers: Frederic Corvez, Konstantin Bojanov, Palmyre A. Badinier
Production companies: Urban Factory, Argentum Lux Films
Bulgaria, France, India
Director: Maya Vitkova
Writer: Maya Vitkova
Producer: Maya Vitkova
Production company: Viktoria Films
Co-producer: Anca Puiu, Mandragora (Romania)
CAT IN THE WALL
Director: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Writer: Mina Mileva
Producer: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Production company: Activist38
CineLink Co-Production Market presents about 15 hand-picked feature-length fiction projects currently in development and financing to around 70 select international professionals in a series of prearranged one-on-one meetings. Projects originate from Southeast Europe and several guest regions. Professionals are mainly producers, funders and sales agents coming from more than 25 countries, primarily from Southeast Europe and the major European territories.