Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival

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The Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival (Bulgarian: Фестивалът на българския игрален филм „Златна роза“[1]) is held in Varna in September or October.[2][3] Also known as Golden Rose National Film Festival[4] or simply Golden Rose Film Festival,[5] the event was first held in August 1961[6] under the name "Bulgarian Film Festival"; it ran annually until 1974 (other than 1965) and after that it was usually held every two years.[7] The 34th Golden Rose Film Festival was held September 19 to 25, 2016.[8]

Awards[edit]

The first time the festival was held, in 1961, the prize-winning film was We Were Young.[9] The top award was originally called the Special Award of the Festival, but in 1963 the name was changed to "Golden Rose".[6] It is also referred to as the Grand Prix.[8] A statuette for the Golden Rose was designed by sculptor Vezhdi Rashidov.[6]

As of 2016, the festival has ten awards determined by its jury, and five other awards:[10]

  • Golden Rose Award for Best Feature Film
  • Golden Rose Award for Best Short Film
  • Special Award of the City of Varna
  • Best Director Award
  • Best Screenwriter Award
  • Best Cinematographer Award
  • Best Actress Award
  • Best Actor Award
  • Best Feature Film Debut
  • Honourable Special Prize
  • The Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers Award
  • The Critics Guild Award (UBF)
  • Special Mention for Short Film
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Accredited Journalists’ Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boris Belev (2016). "Фестивалът на българския игрален филм "Златна роза" минава на по-високо европейско ниво". AFISH (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Golden Rose film festival kicks off in Varna". BNR Radio Bulgaria. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2016. Today Varna hosts the most significant event for Bulgarian cinema – the Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian feature films. 
  3. ^ "Bulgarian Feature Film Festival Golden Rose 2016". Програмата. 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Pavlina Jeleva (14 September 2016). "FNE at the Golden Rose National Film Festival: Labyrinths of Love". Film New Europe. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Stefan Dobroiu (26 September 2016). "Godless comes out on top at Varna". Cineuropa. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c a551434701280279 (5 October 2011). "The Golden Rose: A Short Introduction". BULstack. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival". Varna Culture & Art. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Pavlina Jeleva (26 September 2016). "FNE at Golden Rose FF 2016: Prize Winners". Film New Europe. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  9. ^ Борис Белев (2016). "Фестивалът на българския игрален филм "Златна роза" минава на по-високо европейско ниво". AFISH (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Golden Rose 2016 Awards". Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 

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