The official opening of the 21st Sofia International Film Festival is on the 9th of March at Hall 1 at the National Palace of Culture. In 2017 the festival has a special focus on Belgium cinema. Therefore the official premiere of the newest feature film by the creative duo Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth – “King of Belgians”, co-production between the Netherlands, Belgium and Bulgaria – will be presented to the Bulgarian audience on 9th of March.

Special guest of the 21st Sofia International Film Festival will be John Savage. The American actor will receive the Sofia Award by Sofia Municipality for his contribution to the art of cinema.

Тhe audience in Sofia will be pleased to welcome back the legendary British director Hugh Hudson, who will present his latest film “Altamira” along with actress Mary d’Abo and another special guest of the festival, who has become the emblem of the rebellious spirit of the British cinema – Rupert Everett! The special screening is scheduled for 19th of March, the last day of official international program of the festival, at cinema “Lumiere”.

This year’s edition program contains more than 150 full-length feature and documentary titles and more than 20 short films. The award ceremony of the film festival will take place on 18th of March. The festival’s program together with the traditional events in Burgas, Plovdiv and Varna will continue until March 31st.
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The festival is organized by Art Fest with the support by Sofia Municipality in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the National Film Centre and the National Palace of Culture, also supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Union, national and international cultural institutes, sponsors and friends.