The eight edition of the Sofia Independent Film Festival, more independent and more artistic than ever, will gather its’ loyal audience on 26 October and will continue until 5 November 2017.

Within its’ eleven autumn days, the most exciting independent cinema forum on the Balkans will show a superb selection of daring films, created by talented American, Bulgarian, and European filmmakers.

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For the first time, at the eight edition of the So Independent Film Fest an international jury will choose the best feature film and the best documentary from the selection of independent cinema from around the world. The seven-member jury gathers distinguished professionals in the area of cinema – from the programmer of the biggest platform for independent cinema, IFP, Gabriele Capolino, through the Head of the VR unit of the Tribeca Film Festival, Loren Hammonds, to Shruti Ganguli, who has produced films starring James Franco and Keanu Reeves. Bulgarian members of the jury are the famous producer Martichka Bozhilova, the program director of BNT-1, Sevda Shishmanova, the respected film critic and teacher Professor Bojidar Manov, and the well-known TV producer Evtim Miloshev.

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Odeon Cinema
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