Six Brilliant Feature Films at the Mission’s Brava Theater
The inaugural San Francisco Bulgarian Film Festival will raise the curtains on March 9th and 10th, 2013 at the historic Brava Theater Center in the Mission District. The festival will feature a half-dozen Bulgarian feature films (three each day), with many making their West Coast premiere. The Sofia Independent Film Festival in Bulgaria and The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce SF are the presenters. Gourmet appetizers, beverages and premium Bulgarian wines will be available during intermissions between films.
"The selections for the SFBFF are some of the best films produced by Bulgarian filmmakers in recent years,” says Artistic Director Jana Karaivanova, who also heads up the New York Bulgarian Film Festival, the Sofia Independent IFF and procured the films. “Bulgarian filmmaking has become quite prominent in recent years, with international recognition at major festivals like Cannes, Moscow and Berlin. These selections received high recognition in New York at the sold out screenings of the 8th NYBFF at the Tribeca Theater in Manhattan. We are sure you will enjoy them equally."
Two must-see films include Love.Net and Tilt. Love.Net is a feature-length drama directed by Ilian Djevelekov that won three awards at the 2011 Bulgarian National Film Festival, including Best First Feature Film. Tilt is a drama directed by Viktor Chouchkov that was selected as the Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.
“We are thrilled to bring these quality Bulgarian films to San Francisco,” comments SFBFF Executive Director Vance T. Petrunoff. “This will be a memorable festival for the San Francisco Bulgarian community, as well as film buffs from all over the Bay Area.” Petrunoff points out that the films are in Bulgarian with English subtitles.
Tickets for individual films are $12, available online here:
TILT is a love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 80's and early 90's. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration, a violent homeland and immoral social atmosphere thanks to a gang of adventurous friends? Written by Anonymous
Borislav Chouchkov, Viktor Chouchkov
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