About us

Sofia Independent Film Festival  is  the unique regional forum that represents independent cinema in Southeast Europe. As such it has the potential to bring audiences from neighbouring countries. In the process of developing a strategy to attract new partners from the region, the Balkans and the EU.

Independent cinema is highly artistic resistance against the commercialisation of cinema. Prague, Vienna, Rome and Paris also have their festivals of independent cinema.

With its two showcases every year in New York City and Sofia, Bulgaria So Independent Film Festival is the only festival in South East Europe that brings the current world cinema trends to both the domestic audience and the latest in Bulgarian and regional cinema to the world.

The mission of So Independent Film Festival is to establish a cultural bridge between Bulgaria and America, to support the transfer of film professional and works, to popularise Bulgarian culture in the USA and the independent American culture in Bulgaria.

Sofia Independent Film Festival” presents to the Bulgarian audience awarded American and European films, presents Bulgarian independent feature-length and short films, and sports films for seven years. Guests and speakers at the festival were some of the largest and most recognised names in world cinema. The festival has a rich program of accompanying events

The Sofia Independent Film Festival invites you from October 26 to November 3, 2108, in Sofia when the ninth edition of the festival will celebrate the best of independent world cinema.