MORE AWARDS AND MORE EVENTS AT THE 36TH EDITION OF GOLDEN ROSE, VARNA
Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival opens on 27 September for the 36th time.
The two programmes feature over 40 films; tickets are available for purchase directly from the Festival & Congress Centre and online at fccvarna.bg.
Seventeen features and twenty-one shorts, completed after the last year’s Golden Rose will compete this year. Feature films: the blockbusting Heights by Victor Bojinov; the tender The Infinite Garden by Galin Stoev; the family movie Smart Christmas by Maria Veselinova; internationally acclaimed Ága by Milko Lazarov; A Ship in a Room by Lubomir Mladenov; the coproduction Miracle by Eglė Vertelytė. Five pictures will have their premieres at Golden Rose: My Sister’s Silence by Kiran Kolarov; Nadejda Koseva’s debut Irina; new movies by Kostadin Bonev, Away from the Shore; by Peter Popzlatev, The Time Is Ours and by Radoslav Spasov, Living Chimneys. Competing also are the very successful commercially Attraction, All She Wrote by Niki Iliev; two films by Maxim Genchev: drama Reviewing Inner Spaces and a movie for teenagers The Runaway Smartphone as well as Val Todorov’s Transgression. An interesting highlight of the programme is 8’19’’, an omnibus film based on Georgi Gospodinov’s short stories. The short film programme presents what is best and most promising of Bulgarian short film.
The competing films in the two categories will be judged by two international juries. Actress/director Diana Dobreva presides over the five-member feature film jury, and the four-member jury to award prizes to the competing shorts is headed by writer/screenwriter Alek Popov. The collateral Balkan Focus event screens seven blockbusting movies from Macedonia, Kosovo, Turkey, Romania, Montenegro and Serbia. Secret Ingredient, a Macedonian comedy by Gjorce Stavreski is the opening night film for the 36th edition of Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival. The Opening Night Gala will be held on 27 September, 7:00 pm.
This year’s edition will see more awards, a number of collateral events and parties.
The full festival programme, information about the juries and more is available on Facebook and at www.zlatnaroza.bg.