Sofia Film Fest Begins on March 7th
The 23rd Sofia International Film Festival will happen from 7-17-28 March 2019 in Sofia. In the frame of the festival is organized the co-production market Sofia Meetings which brings more than 300 foreign professionals to the festival including strong number of distributors, members of Europa Distribution, and exhibitors, members of Europa Cinemas. Sofia Meetings is one of the leading co-production events in Europe and especially the region.
Through 11 consecutive editions now, Sofia Film Festival has been screening a documentary selection of 12 films that define new trends in the development of contemporary documentary cinema worldwide. This year, two of these are Bulgarian: The Magic Life of V (Finland/Denmark/Bulgaria, 2019) by Tonislav Christov, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and competing in the Generation 14 Plus section of the Berlinale 2019, and Palace for the People(Bulgaria/Germany/Romania, 2018) by creative tandem Boris Misirkov and Georgy Bogdanov - which had its world premiere in Leipzig, and has been selected to participate in more than 15 festivals around the world. The 23rd Sofia Film Festival will include this film's premiere screening in Bulgaria.
One of the most awarded documentaries, The Silence of Others, (Spain/USA/Canada/France, 2018) by Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo, reveals the epic struggle of the victims of General Francisco Franko's dictatorship in Spain that lasted 40 years, who continue to seek justice to this day. Shot in the course of six years, the film follows victims and survivors who organize an "Argentine lawsuit", intended to expose the numerous...