Sofia International Film Festival (Sofia IFF) is the biggest competitive film festival in Bulgaria, accredited by FIAPF and announced by Variety as one of the top 50 unmissable film events in the world.
The festival not only presents new Bulgarian and Balkan films to an international audience, but also introduces more and more international films from the festival circuit to the local audience. The festival's importance is growing as constantly new activities are being developed on an international level.
NB! Short films are no longer accepted by the festival! The international short programme is by invitations only!
Documents and Other Requisite Items
Sofia IFF will cover all costs connected with the transportation of prints of the films selected for the International Competition to Sofia and back to the address given by the producer (airport) in case the film does not have another destination. Sofia IFF will cover one way of the costs connected with the transportation of the film prints of the other Festival programmes. Sofia IFF will cover all the expenses connected with the storage and insurance of the films during the Festival.
Audio language: original
Subtitles language: English
Screening Media Type: DCP; Blu-ray and HD file on exceptional occasions
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Director — Mr. Stefan Kitanov
Sofia International Film Festival
1, Bulgaria Sq., 1463
Phone: +359 2 9166 029
Fax: +359 2 9166 714
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Regional feature fiction films are eligible for the section (Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey).
Bulgarian short films produced after January 1st 2016 with length no longer than 30 minutes.
Feature fiction films and documentaries.
International Documentary Competition
First or second feature fiction films of the directors.