New Wave


Years running: 9 (since 2014)

New Wave

International Student Film Festival.


New ideas, new trends, new horizons, new meetings and new inspiring movies. The main goal of New Bulgarian University and the department “Cinema, Advertising and Show Business”, in particular, is to establish an event which will combine all these things by selecting and uniting the best of the students’ creations in cinematography. This is the reason for the initiation of the International Student Film Festival «NEW WAVE».


  • Grand Prix — a statuette, a diploma
  • Best Foreign Fiction Film — a statuette, a diploma
  • Best Bulgarian Fiction Film — a statuette, a diploma
  • Best Documentary Film — a statuette, a diploma
  • Best Animated Film — a statuette, a diploma
  • Audience Award — a plaque, a diploma
  • Award «Honoris Causa» — given to a film professional
  • Award for Best Directing — a plaque, a diploma
  • Award for Best Screenplay — a plaque, a diploma
  • Award for Best Cinematography — a plaque, a diploma


  • In the Official Competition Programme  of The Festival the right to participate have short fiction, animated and documentary films from film schools in the countries of the Balkan Peninsula and the Black Sea region (Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia).
  • The films should be directed by students in a regular form of education from the first to the last semester, regardless of their degree. The participation of students in the rest of the team or the cast is not a sufficient condition for selection.
  • The films should not exceed 30 minutes in length, including credits, and should be produced after 01.01.2016.
  • Films, propagandizing pornography, racial, ethnical and/or religious, gender or sexual discrimination or violence will be ignored.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website



International Student Film Festival «NEW WAVE»
21, Montevideo Str.
New Bulgarian University, building 1, room 404
Sofia 1618


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    October 25, 2018
  • Deadline
    December 31, 2018
  • Notifications
    February 28, 2019
  • Event Dates
    17 — 20 April 2019
Categories & Fees

Films should not exceed 30 minutes.

  • Deadline — free

Films should not exceed 30 minutes.

  • Deadline — free

Films should not exceed 30 minutes.

  • Deadline — free
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