The award, provided by the “Nu Boyana” film studio, is 50 000 Euro in services and 5000 Euro in cash at the start of the filming.
At the first pitching session for film projects that took place at the Seventh Edition of the Sofia Independent Film Festival were presented the following projects: “The Man”, directed by Andrey Andonov and produced by Blagovesta Georgieva, Yavor Veselinov and Andrey Andonov, “Ash on the Sun”, directed by Bogomil Kalinov and produced by Kaloyan Kalinov, “French Cinema”, directed by Galina Georgieva and produced by Hristian Nochev, “Kukuk”, directed by Yonka Yancheva and produced by “White Gypsy Productions”, “The Pig”, directed by Drago Sholev and produced by Elena Mosholova, “The Golden Age”, directed by Todor Velev and produced by “Kota Plus”, “I Said”, directed by Maxim Genchev and produced by “Amrita Art”.
The best project will be included in the shortlist of ten titles to participate in the Independent Film Week in the USA in 2017, and the big prize from “Nu Boyana” is 50 000 Euro in services for completing the project and 5000 Euro in cash (to be spent in Bulgaria) at the start of the filming. The project will get the chance to be financed and realized, and its authors will collaborate with some of the best specialists in the area.
The winner will be selected by the following jury: Yariv Lerner, CEO of “Ny Boyana Film”, Milko Lazarov, a director, and Sevda Shishmanova, Program Director of BNT1.
The winning project will be announced at the award ceremony of the Seventh Sofia Independent Film Festival, which will take place on 5 November at 18:00 o’clock in the Odeon film theatre.
The second best project will be awarded with one year online membership in Independent Filmmakers Project ( IFP) and advice from its specialists for the development of the project.
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