It is our honor that the President of the Republic of Bulgaria granted his Patronage to the eleventh edition of the Festival, dedicated to the Centennial of moviemaking in Bulgaria and the inclusion of the City of Sofia in the UNESCO network of creative cities as “Creative City of Film”.
The Festival will open with the Bulgarian Oscar contender for 2015 “THE JUDGMENT” directed by Stefan Komandarev. The film won the Best Movie Award at the “Golden Rose” IFF in Varna, Bulgaria 2014.
On September 30th, President Plevneliev will host the screening of the most successful Bulgarian film internationally for 2015 “THE LESSON” directed by Kristina Grozeva and Peter Valchanov. The documentary title of the evening will be “VAPTZAROV. FIVE TALES FOR AN EXECUTION” directed by Kostadin Bonev.
The Closing Night movie will be the highly anticipated “FAMILY RELICS” by Ivan Cherkelov.
For the first time the Festival will take place in the Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas. In addition, as of this year the Festival will have its own office in Manhattan where the newly created American-Bulgarian Advisory Board will meet and discuss the future development of this cultural exchange platform.
The selection includes features, among them: “THE JUDGMENT”, “THE LESSON”, “BUFFER ZONE”, “HOMBRE”, “BARTER”, “PETROV’S FILE”, “ADULTERY”
The powerful documentaries selection includes: “VAPTZAROV. FIVE TALES ABOUT AN EXECUTION”, “THE LONG WAY HOME”, “LORD BUNDY FROM SOFIA”, “LISTEN”, “THE LAST BLACK SEA PIRATES”.
For more information visit: www.soindependentfilmfest.com
Tickets can be purchased at the Festival’s site.
September 28th - October 3rd, 2015
Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas, 260 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
The Festival is organized by United Productions LLC in partnership with: The Bulgarian National Film Center, The Cultural Institute of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs, The Mayor’s Office of Sofia and with the support of “Zeitgeist Ventures”.