14th edition of Sofia International Film Festival opens March 5
05. March 2010. | 08:50
The 14th Sofia International Film Festival opens on March 5 and will last until March 14. The jury will be presided over by eminent cinema critic Pierre Henri Deleau, Festival Director Stefan Kitanov said.
The 14th Sofia International Film Festival opens on March 5 and will last until March 14. The jury will be presided over by eminent cinema critic Pierre Henri Deleau, Festival Director Stefan Kitanov said. Actress Teodora Douhovnikova will be Bulgaria's representative to the jury.
Last month Sofia Film Fest received accreditation as a competitive specialized feature film festival from the
International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).
Composer Bojidar Petkov, the creator of "Sacco & Vanzetti" Giuliano Montaldo, the five-time Oscar nominee Jan Troell, British director Tony Palmer and Russian legend Sergei Solvyov are all going to receive the Sofia Municipality Award for their contribution to cinema.
Since 1997 more than 1, 600 feature films and documentaries have been screened within the festival's framework. More than 1, 000 distinguished guests have attended, including established professionals such as Wim Wenders, Volker Schlondorff, Katja Riemann and Karl Baumgartner (Germany), Alan Parker, Peter
Greenaway, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Tony Palmer and David Mackenzie (United Kingdom), Nikita Mikhalkov, Andrei Konchalovsky, Karen Shakhnazarov and Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov (Russia), Jiri Menzel, Jan Sverak, Jan Hrebejk and Petr Zelenka (the Czech Republic) and many others.
The festival is organized by Art Fest under the auspices of the Municipality of Sofia and in partnership with the Bulgarian Culture Ministry, the National Palace of Culture, the National Film Centre and the Bulgarian National Television with the support of the MEDIA programme of the European Commission, national and foreign cultural institutes and sponsors.