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Official poster in Bulgaria
Directed by Ilian Djevelekov
Produced by Miramar Film
Matey Konstantinov
Ilian Djevelekov
Georgi Dimitrov
Written by Nelly Dimitrova
Matey Konstantinov
Ilian Djevelekov
Starring Hristo Shopov
Music by Petko Manchev
Cinematography Emil Hristov
Edited by Alexandra Fuchanska
Distributed by Miramar Film
Release date
  • 1 April 2011 (2011-04-01)
Running time
109 minutes
Country Bulgaria
Language Bulgarian, English is a 2011 Bulgarian drama film directed by Ilian Djevelekov.[1] The film features top Bulgarian actors Hristo Shopov, Vladimir Penev, Zahari Baharov, Lilia Maraviglia, Koyna Ruseva, Diana Dobreva, Dilyana Popova. It is also the first movie appearance of British rock and roll and blues vocalist John Lawton known for his work with Lucifer's Friend, Uriah Heep and the Les Humphries Singers. is a film about "love at first virtual sight" directed by Ilian Djevelekov. It is produced by the Bulgarian company Miramar Film, and is written by Ilian Djevelekov, Matey Konstantinov, and Nelly Dimitrova. Djevelekov is known for directing one of the most successful recent Bulgarian movies "Zift".[2]

The film won three awards at the 2011 Bulgarian National Film Festival, including Best First Feature Film for Ilian Djevelekov.[3]



Ilian Djevelekov came up with the idea for in 2004. Before developing the script, the team contacted the owners of the largest Bulgarian dating site, who agreed to cooperate with them for the unique movie project. In December 2007 and January 2008 every member of the dating site had the opportunity to submit to the screenwriters of their most interesting online dating stories; a total of 7 346 stories were submitted, with the directing team being able to draw upon them for their film.[2]


2010 - Moscow International Film Festival

  • Nominated - Official Out of Competition Section

2011 - Bulgarian Feature Film Festival Golden Rose

  • Won - Best Screenplay – Nelly Dimitrova, Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov[3]
  • Won - Best Actress – Lilia Maraviglia[3]
  • Won - Debut Award – Ilian Djevelekov[4]

2011 - Bratislava International Film Festival

  • Nominated - Main Competition[5]

2011 - Kolkata International Film Festival

  • Nominated - International cinema

2011 - Bahamas International Film Festival

  • Nominated - Main competition

2011 - Bulgarian Film Academy Awards

  • Won - Best Director – Ilian Djevelekov
  • Won - Best Director of Photography – Emil Christov (b.a.c.)
  • Won - Best Production Designer – Georgi Dimitrov
  • Won - Best Editor – Alexandra Fuchanska
  • Nominated - Best Picture
  • Nominated - Best Actress – Lilia Maraviglia
  • Nominated - Best Screenplay – Nelly Dimitrova, Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov
  • Nominated - Best Original Score – Petko Manchev
  • Nominated - Best Costume Designer – Kristina Tomova, Sylvia Vladimirova

2012 - Romania International Film Festival

  • Nominated - Main competition

2012 - Cyprus International Film Festival

  • Nominated - Main competition[6]


  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 80. ISBN 978-1908215017. 
  2. ^ a b "Bulgarian Blockbuster-Hopeful LOVE.NET Digs Deep in Online Dating". Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Festivals NO. 1 Grabs the Bulgarian Golden Rose Award". filmneweurope. Retrieved 2012-04-09.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "filmneweurope" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "Golden Rose Award". FNE. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bratislava International Film Festival Awards". FNE. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "LOVE.NET". Retrieved 18 February 2013. 

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