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SOFIA 2019 Sofia Meetings

Sofia Meetings announces the work-in-progress selection for its 16th edition


- A total of 23 features will be shown to a select audience of festival programmers

Sofia Meetings announces the work-in-progress selection for its 16th edition
Stephan Komandarev (right) on the set of Rounds, which is one of the selected work-in-progress projects

Besides the dozens of projects in search of co-production partners (see the news), Sofia Meetings (13-17 March), the industry platform of the Sofia International Film Festival (7-17 March), also caters to projects in post-production: 17 fiction features and six feature-length documentaries will be shown to industry professionals in closed screenings. 

Here is the complete list of work-in-progress projects: 

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Fiction features

7 - Ralitza PetrovaHristo SimeonovDimitar KutmanovLyubomir MladenovPavel VesnakovNikolay TodorovKristina GrozevaPetar Valchanov (Bulgaria)
Producers: Poli AngelovaElena MosholovaNikolay Todorov (Screening Emotions)

7 Minutes - Ricky Mastro (France/Brazil)
Producers: Léon Diana, Ricky Mastro (Poney Films)

18% Grey - Viktor Chouchkov (Bulgaria/Germany/Serbia/Belgium/Macedonia)
Producer: Borislav Chouchkov (Chouchkov BrothersOstlicht FilmproduktionCinnamon FilmsRaised by WolvesSektor Film)

A Dose of Happiness - Yana Titova (Bulgaria)
Producers: Aleksandar AlexievNikolay Stoichkov (Noblink) 

A Saint’s Life - Georgi StoyanovWojciech Todorow (Bulgaria)
Producers: Poli Angelova, Nikolay Todorov (Screening Emotions)

Cat in the Wall [+see also:
film review
interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
film profile
 - Mina MilevaVesela Kazakova (Bulgaria/UK/France)
Producers: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova (Аctivist38, Glasshead, Ici et Là)

Going Blind - Haci Orman (Turkey)
Producers: Haci Orman, Uğur Şahin (Praksis Film)

Omar and Us - Maryna Er GorbachMehmet Bahadır Er (Turkey)
Producer: Mehmet Bahadır Er (Protim VP)

Once upon a War - Anri Koulev (Bulgaria)
Producer: Anri Koulev (Koulev Film Production)

Open Door [+see also:
film review
interview: Florenc Papas
film profile
 - Florenc Papas (Albania/Kosovo/Italy/Macedonia)
Producer: Eno Milkani (Bunker Film+

Outtakes Scenes from the Life of an Actress - Ivan Vladimirov (Bulgaria)
Producers: Galina TonevaKiril Kirilov (Gala Film)

Rounds - Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria/Serbia)
Producers: Stephan Komandarev, Katya Trichkova (Argo FilmSee Film Pro)

The Barefoot Emperor [+see also:
film review
film profile
 - Jessica WoodworthPeter Brosens (Belgium/Netherlands/Croatia/Bulgaria)
Producers: Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens (Bo FilmsTopkapi FilmsPropeler FilmArt FestWajnbrosse Productions)

The Father [+see also:
film review
interview: GoCritic! Interview: Kristi…
interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Val…
film profile
 - Kristina GrozevaPetar Valchanov (Bulgaria/Greece)
Producers: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Konstantina StavrianuIrini Vougioukalou (Abraxas FilmGraal Films)

Till the Final Caprice - Ivan Yurukov (Bulgaria)
Producers: Ivan Yurukov, Julia Atanasova (Vagabonti Films)

Twisted World - Marius Kurkinski (Bulgaria)
Producer: Ivan Tonev (Ars Digital)

Who Am I and Where Do I Belong? - Ivaylo Markov (Bulgaria)
Producers: Todor Matsanov, Ivaylo Markov (Nova Idea Film, Lema Film

Documentary features 

Ikarus From Kocherinovo - Emil Spahiyski (Bulgaria)
Producer: Katya Trichkova (Contrast Films) 

Legacy - Petya Nakova (Bulgaria)
Producer: Katya Trichkova (Contrast Films)

Not Far Away From Heaven - Christo BakalskiKornel Miglus (Bulgaria/Poland/Germany)
Producer: Christo Bakalski (Buldoc)

Novo Selo - Dimitar Shopov (Bulgaria)
Producer: Martichka Bozhilova (Agitprop

Solo [+see also:
film review
interview: Artemio Benki
film profile
 - Artemio Benki (Czech Republic/France/Argentina/Austria)
Producers: Artemio Benki, Petra OplatkovaRebecca HouzelSergio PraArash T RiahiNicolas TuozzoSabine Gruber (Artcam FilmsPetit à Petit Production, Lomo Cine, Golden Girls, Buen Destino)

Women’s Day - Dolya Gavanski (UK/Germany/Russia/Bulgaria)
Producers: Dolya Gavanski, Tanja GeorgievaMartichka Bozhilova (Thea Films, Elemag Pictures, Agitprop)

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