Sofia international film festival 2018

Sofia international film festival is the biggest film festival in Bulgaria. It began in 1997 and attracts more than 85 000 spectators annually. The festival aims to present the best of the contemporary cinema to local audiences and regional Bulgarian and Balkan cinema to international audiences, as well as to encourage cooperation between local and international filmmakers.

The 22nd Sofia International Film Festival will happen from 8-17-29 March 2018 in Sofia. In the frame of the festival is organized the coproduction 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 coproduction events in Europe and especially the region.

The Sofia International Film Fest is recognized by the world cinema community accredited by the FIAPF, and included in the list of the 50 highest-ranking festivals globally according to "Variety" magazine. It will once again, for 22-nd consecutive year during the month of March, meet and present to its true fans and the numerous international guests the newest headlines from the world and Bulgarian cinema.

The official opening of the 22nd Sofia Film Festival will be on March 7th and the Award ceremony - on March 16th. The Festival’s program and the traditional Burgas, Plovdiv and Varna events will continue until March 29th. A special screening of retrospective productions in Cinema House will stir up the festival starting on March 1 2018.
The program includes around 150 full-length feature films and documentaries, and over 20 short films.

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