A New Start

4 September 2008 text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzin
On 09.10.2008 the first Bulgarian music television will have an awards ceremony and these are not just annual awards but statuettes of the decade. Yes, time flies and it is time to find out who are the nominees. Before that we asked the unbiased director of the MM Awards Dimitar Kocev-Shosho about his expectations, personal passions and other details.

Tell us some interesting details about the show, perhaps you are already into feverish preparations?
Ten of the best directors in Bulgaria (or all these ten) will make a short movie about each award category. These short films will be shown during the ceremony. There will be one-time live performances – only four but much unexpected ones. That is what I can tell you.

Where is the show going to be?

In the National Palace of Culture. I know it is a surprise, ha-ha! Most of the previous MM Awards were held there in hall 1.

Is it you that had directed all the ceremonies until now?
No, the first three were directed by Hristian Nochev and after that my era started.

10 years later… you are part of all that, what is your conclusion as an insider?
What is good about Bulgarian show business is that it is on such amateur level that all its initiatives have some kind of… childish feeling. As if children are playing a game together. It is unadulterated. Even the biggest so called professionals are kinds playing show business. They are not millionaires as it is around the world. There are no big companies behind them to guide them. All productions that we have seen in BG show business are fulfilled small personal dreams. People wear dresses just like someone else’s or bands play just as some other bands.


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