• An annual report

    23 December 2010

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  • A Quick One

    16 December 2010

    by Nikola Shahpazov

    Englishman Mark Wong is the only one whose amateur films were shortlisted in all three editions of the Done in 60 Seconds competition, organized by Jameson since 2008. He is also the 2010 global winner of the competition, so here's our short but most intriguing interview with him.
  • Independence Days

    28 October 2010

    text by Dima Chakarova, photoes by Angel Kotzev studio

    13 years ago successful theatre and movie star Jana Karaivanova emigrated to the US with her family in order to explore unlimited American opportunities. Movies have always been a passion for her so she continues to popularize Bulgarian cinema in the US thanks to the Bulgarian Film Festival in New York. She is now in Sofia to present for the first edition of the SoIndependent festival for independent American pictures.
  • Charmingly Romantic

    23 September 2010

    text by Elena Peneva, photoes by Angel Kotsev Studio

  • Fatherland Front

    22 July 2010

    by Dima Chakyrova, photos Valentin Danevski

    A book in Charing Cross -  small bookstore in London City, made the life of Milena Kuneva a bit different. For five years she travels between Burma (Mianmar) and California,USA to keep up with the trial of 15 Birmanian paysants against two international petrol companies. Total Denial - her first documentary, is the first and very important step in the field of movie making.
  • Beauty Stolen

    15 July 2010

    by Dima Chakarova, photos Valentin Danevski for Angel Kotsev Studio

  • Mission Possible

    25 March 2010

    Text: Dima Chakarova Photographies: Yana Blajeva

    After 2 short movies, many ads and TV shows, Dimitar Mitovski makes his first big film – Mission London, following Alek Popov’s novel. The premier will be on April 16th.
  • Imperfective Past

    4 February 2010

    Text: Dima Chakarova, Photographs: Valentin Danevski for Studio Angel Kotsev

    The strangest new Bulgarian movie – Moon Lake directed by Ivan Stanev, blow us away with its vision and nice young actors. We met two of them – Glorya Petkova (18) and Vassil Chitanov (26).
  • Full Version

    15 October 2009

    text Dima Chakarova, photos by Valentin Danevski for Angel Kotsev Studio

    After 15 years of photography and two short movies - Bring the Rabbit Back and The Bad Rabbit, director Kamen Kalev made his first full-length film - Eastern Plays, which made the critic at Cannes cry and brought back the faith that in Bulgaria can be made a movie which can tell simple but wise stories.
  • The Free Player

    7 May 2009

    text Dima Chakyrova, photos Valentin Danevski for Angel Kocev Studio

    Asen Blatechki loves to play and he does it well. He’s especially satisfied because of his new monospectacle Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll in Modern Theatre, and the public likes it as well. The programme of the actor for May and June is overfilled with engagements, but it doesn’t bother him at all – he’s happy and he finds a little time to drive fast his car or to surf.
  • About the enthusiasm of the circle of enthusiasts Perde

    26 March 2009

    text Galina Keremedchieva

    We usually associate the 22th March with springtime set in. For four young people from Varna the date is the birthday of their artistic society, named Perde. They defined it as a “circle of enthusiasts, united by their interest to every kind of art, which provokes reflections, discussions and self-expressions.”
    One of them is Lubomir Sergeev, a professional photographer. Now he works on some large advertising campaign.
  • In Vitro Transformation

    12 February 2009

    text Galina Keremedchieva, pictures Ivailo Dobrev

    The realization of the project In Vitro is coming to its end. We aren’t talking about the national program for childless couples, but for a short movie with that actual title, produced by Artin Vision.
    We met the director Alexander Nikolov just after shots of one of the finale scenes. The date for the premiere is still not set, because the movie needs to be edited and an author’s music to be composed.
  • The Big Lunch

    4 December 2008

    by Diana Tomova

  • Cliffhanger

    4 December 2008

    by Nikola Shahpazov, photos Iliian Rujin, private archive

    Mihail Mihailov doesn’t seem like a man who just loves climbing up vertical cliffs. Nevertheless that is the thing he is extremely good at. He is not only climbing but he is doing that carrying a camera in his hand. He is presenting his film about the climbing of the 1068-metres high El Capitan wall at the Days of Challenges fest. Mihail Mihailov is the main character in the film and also the operator.
  • Our proud

    20 November 2008

    Petya Zlatanova

  • Rhapsody in Black

    25 September 2008

    text Irina Marinova, photos Ilian Rujin

    Iavor Gardev already rules the of theater world so he decided to try and conquer the cinema. His first step – Zift – is so splendid we are looking at him with awe. After months of talk about the success of the movie at a number of festivals this week Zift finally hits the screens here. In the meantime, Iavor is working on his next two cinema projects and his new play had its premiere in Varna.
  • The Call of the Wild

    18 September 2008

    text Diana Tomova, photos Ilian Ruzin

    Luc Jacquet is a very brave Frenchman, a biologist who made an amazing jump into the cinema. He spent one year among the ice blocks of Antarctica to shoot his film about the penguins The Emperor's Journey and returned with the Oscar Award for documentary  film. Only three after the award ceremony he took his camera again to make a film-fairy tale from one of his childhood memoriers – his enchanting meeting with one wild fox in the forest. The result is now at cinemas – after another year of shooting that film in the mountains of France where as a child Luc used to go to pick up mushrooms. The Fox and the Child has just arrived in Sofia together with Luc Jacquet himself. We met and talked to him just for 15 minutes but it was enough to show us how one can truely love nature without trying to put it on a leash.
  • 2:0 for Poland

    21 August 2008

    Andrzej Saramonowicz is known around the world as the author of the theater play Testosteron but he is actually the mainman behind some of the most popular Polish movies to come out lately – all of them humorous urban tales of war of the sexes, a struggle with ni actual winner. The cinema version of Testosteron and his latest hit Lejdis are already on their way to Varna for the Love is Folly festival. And although Andrzej won't come to present the movies himself, he was kind enough to explain all about machos, theatre and football in an exclusive interview for Programata.
  • Known By His Voice

    10 July 2008

    text Elena Peneva, photos Valentin Danevski for Angel Kotsev Studio

    Dr. House is going to a rally. Take it easy, the freak from the famous tv series had not thrown away his walking stick and his caustic remarks on the speedway. It's only Daniel Tsochev who doubles him in Bulgarian language and who has found a more extreme way of expressing his actor's talent. He is the narrator in the new 3D movie NASCAR.
  • Balkan Odyssey

    31 January 2008

    text Ekaterina Chilikova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    A film team dared to travel the way from Bulgaria, through Macedonia to Albania in order to study the inbuilt yet road that one day shall connect the Black Sea with the Adriatic. The result is a documentary movie entitled Corridor #8 that is among the selection of the Berlinale festival. The main merit goes to the director Boris Despodov who we know as a talented cartoon artist, but nothing prevents him from making documentary cinema with the same vigour.