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So Independent is a sovereign territory where talent is king. Although this territory has no boundaries, once a year, from the end of October to the beginning of November, this territory materializes during the American Independent Film Festival in Sofia. Our aim is to gather talented Americans, Bulgarians and talented people from around the world, in one spot so they can get to know each other and work together.

American cinema is one of a kind. It gives talented artists from all nationalities a chance to show what they are capable of and to get worldwide exposure. Bulgarian talents also have their place in this context, and we hope that their efforts will soon gain notable recognition. So Independent’s goal is to spur this process on.

This year’s selection of twenty two movies - both features and documentaries, shows the real face of America. From the existential drama of an average young family to Elia Kazan and Jimmy Page the plots of the chosen films tell the story of the world we live and survive in today.
Enjoy the show!

Jana Karaivanova
Festival Director

The desire of the foundation America for Bulgaria is to present to the Bulgarian audience the possibility to get to know the nontraditional side of the American culture. We hope that Sofia Independent Film Festival will break the cliches. American cinema is not only in Hollywood and the bridges are not only in Madison County. In this case the bridges connect the two cultures in a very pleasant and accessible way. In cinema a film frame tells more than a thousand words. Enjoy!

America for Bulgaria Foundation


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