Cinema of Bulgaria

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Cinema of Bulgaria
Modern Theater (Maria Luiza Cinema), Sofia 03.jpg
Modern Theater (Maria Luiza Cinema)
No. of screens226 (2018)[1]
 • Per capita2.1 per 100,000 (2011)[1]
Main distributorsAlexandra 36.7%
Forum Film BG 35.9%
A Plus Films 9.8%[2]
Produced feature films (2011)[3]
Fictional9 (60.0%)
Documentary6 (40.0%)
Number of admissions (2011)[5]
 • Per capita0.6 (2012)[4]
National films668,711 (14.2%)
Gross box office (2011)[5]
TotalBGN 36.7 million
National filmsBGN 4.36 million (11.9%)

Bulgarian cinema is known for pioneering in world-wide animated films, such as the works of Donyo Donev. The start of Bulgarian cinematography is often marked by Vasil Gendov's film Bulgarian is a Gallant. From 1915 to 1948, 55 new films were produced, but limited after the beginning of World War II.

Notable Bulgarian film directors are Rangel Vulchanov, Christo Christov, Georgi Djulgerov, and more recently Nadejda Koseva, Luchezar Avramov, and Dimitar Dimitrov.


See List of Bulgarian film directors


See also List of Bulgarian actors



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  1. ^ a b "Кина". Национален статистически институт=22 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Table 6: Share of Top 3 distributors (Excel)". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Archived from the original on 17 January 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Table 1: Feature Film Production - Genre/Method of Shooting". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Country Profiles". Europa Cinemas. Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Table 11: Exhibition - Admissions & Gross Box Office (GBO)". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2013.

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