Golden Rose Awards

The 39th edition of the Golden Rose Feature Film Festival in Bulgaria awarded two films with the participation of NATFA professors and alumni.  Based on a screenplay by Nelly Dimitrova and Valentina Angelova (lecturers on Dramaturgy at NATFA), the film “Petya na moya Petya” was awarded with a Diploma for Achievements in Feature Film, given to Albena Pavlova.  The film received also the award for Best Actress, given to Alexandra Kostova and the Debut Feature Film Award. The award of the city of Varna was given to the film “The Naked Truth” for the group “Zhiguli“, with co-screenwriter Nelly Dimitrova.

NATFA and the awards for significant achievements in the field of culture

Sofia Municipality presented the annual awards for outstanding achievements in the field of culture. Among the honored artists this year are two professionals who have linked their professional career with NATFA. Prof. Nadezhda Seykova received the award for outstanding achievements and contribution to the national culture. The award was given by the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture Mr. Miroslav Borsos. The award for Critics and Journalism in the field of Culture was given to Assoc. Prof. Yuri Dachev for the editions of the TV show “Recipe for Culture” (season 2020). The award in the Cinema category was granred to Dimitar Sardzhev (assistant professor and doctoral students at NATFA) for his documentary “Against the Current of Time”.

NATFA Library Celebrates 75 Anniversary: Virtual Wishbook

Established in 1946, NATFA Library started assisting students at the Theater School at the National Theater with an initial fund of 365 books. Today NATFA Academic Library and Archive has 54,000 traditional books and magazines for theater, cinema, photography, fine arts, scenography, costumes, management in arts and culture, materials from the artistic and creative archives, teaching and research archives.

The created electronic library consists of over 15,000 full-text library units. It preserves rare and valuable editions, gramophone records, CDs, numerous theatre plays, as well as unpublished dramatic texts. It offers a rich film collection of feature and documentary films and an impressive digitized collection of library materials for teaching and research purposes.

NATFA Library is nominated for the Award of the Bulgarian Library and Information Association “Library of the Year 2017”. It is also awarded the Prize of the Bulgarian Library and Information Association “Library of the Year 2019”.

Over the years, the librarians: Bogdana Chilingirova, Stoyka Dencheva, Alla Dokova, Romyana Dyachka, Emilia Baldjiiska, Svetla Aleksieva, Stoyana Radeva, Vasil Mavrodiev, Rumyana Milanova and Krassimira Inkova have contributed to the development of NATFA library.

The current librarian team – Nadezhda Dyakova, Borislava Manoilova, Desislava Orlova AND Irena Karcelina, invite all library visitors over the years to share their impressions and leave their wishes in the Virtual Book of Memories, Impressions and Wishes – 75 years library.

Students’ films will be shown in Paris

Four students’ films, related to NATFA, were screened at the 5th edition of the Bulgarian Film Festival in Paris. Teodora-Kosara Popova’s documentary film “Tanda”, Vasil Bogdanov’s animation film “Under Tension”, Krassimir Kalushev’s diploma film “Life” and Evgenia Taneva’s film “10 Seconds” will compete for the Best Student Film Award. Selected as part of the panorama of contemporary Bulgarian cinema, these films were presented to the French audience (September 23-26th, 2021)

The Bulgarian Film Festival in Paris was founded in 2017 and aims at presenting a rich and diverse palette of selected contemporary feature, documentary and animated films. For the first time this year, a jury consisting of renowned Bulgarian and French film professionals will present awards for the Best Feature Film and the Best Short Film. The Best Student Film Award emphasises specifically on students’ productions. This initiative is a unique opportunity for the Bulgarian filmmakers to present their work in one of the world’s cultural capitals and to connect with audiences beyond borders.

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