The Bulgarian film industry makes progress, despite obstacles.
By Svetla Dimitrova for Southeast European Times in Sofia -- 03/11/11
Bulgarian movie makers received scores of awards at international film fests in recent years. [Nikolay Dimitrov/SETimes]
After a long stagnation, the Bulgarian film industry is back on track. In terms of output, it is well behind Bollywood and Hollywood, but the Bulgarian cinematographers received scores of awards at various international film festivals in the past few years -- showing they can compete with the best in the trade.
Some of the best motion pictures have helped restore public confidence in the industry.
"Mission London", a satirical comedy directed by Dimitar Mitovski, which won this year's Unbribable Award at the Motovun Film Festival in Croatia, and "Love.net", an innovative drama about online dating, are among the movies that raise hope in Bulgarian moviemaking.