Watch 20 Bulgarian films for free in the next 3 weeks


For the third year in a row, the State Institute for Culture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the streaming platform are pleased to present the online festival for Bulgarian films, which will be available on your screens for three weeks – from November 28 to December 18, 2022. The entire film program of BG Screen Online is completely free of charge at any time of the day, from anywhere in the world, including Bulgaria. BG Screen Online presents a diverse selection of short, full-length and documentary Bulgarian film productions. Among the twenty selected titles is Attraction – the acclaimed film by director Martin Makariev. The Omnipresent is one of the...

The Bulgarian film "Fear" participates in the 37th European Film Festival in Canada


The Bulgarian film Fear (2020) by the director Ivaylo Hristov participates in the 37th edition of the traditional European film festival in Canada, which takes place from November 17 - December 10, 2022. The Bulgarian production is included in the program of the festival with three screenings – in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver. Traditionally organized by the EU Delegation in Ottawa in partnership with the Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa, the European Film Festival in Toronto, the Cinematheque in Vancouver and the active participation of the embassies, consulates general and cultural institutes of the EU Member States in Canada, the festival is an eagerly awaited annual event...

The Bulgarian film “Bubblegum” participates in the 34th European Film Festival in Amman


On November 19, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. in Haya Cultural Center in Amman the presentation of the Bulgarian film Bubblegum (2017, dir. Stanislav Todorov) took place as part of the traditional annual European Film Festival in Jordan, organized with the support of the EU and the European Union National Institutes for Culture - EUNIC.  This year’s 34th edition was scheduled in November 13-25. It features 16 films from EU member states - Belgium, France, Italy, Cyprus, Romania, Germany, Poland, and others, as well as a film production of Jordan. The presentation of the Bulgarian film, screened in Bulgarian with Arabic and English subtitles, aroused the interest of a diverse audience -...

Избрана колекция от ,,Града на художниците'' гостува в МВнР


По покана на Държавния културен институт към министъра на външните работи в официалните пространства на Министерството на външните работи гостува отбрана колекция от Художествената галерия в Казанлък.  „По този начин изкуството ни става достояние до по-широк кръг публики – до политици, дипломати, гости на министерството.“ – това сподели директорът на ХГ Казанлък...

"Ambassadors of the Initiative" seminar programme


The State Institute for Culture held on November 21 and 22, 2022 a seminar program "Ambassadors of the initiative". The project is part of the initiative "Strategic cooperation between Bulgaria and Norway in support of Bulgaria's international commitments to combat anti-Semitism and the preservation of Jewish heritage". The participants are young leaders of public opinion - journalists from national media, representatives of the non-governmental sector and the diplomatic service, of educational institutions - teachers and students. In several discussion panels, the goals of the Initiative, the preparation of a National Plan for countering manifestations of xenophobia and the preservation...

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Days of Bulgarian Culture in Dakar, Senegal
In the first days of December in the capital of Senegal Dakar, the first days of Bulgarian culture will be held. The events will start with the opening of a representative phototype exhibition of the State Institute for Culture of the...

The Mission Gallery

Contemporary Art from Kosovo Is Visiting Sofia

  The best of Kosovo's contemporary art comes to Bulgaria as part of the NEXT Balkan series for cooperation and exchange between the Balkans of the DOMA Art Foundation. "Club Insistence: After a P arty" is a group exhibition with the participation of Kosovo artists Atdhe Behluli, Laureta Hajrullahu, Arbnor Karaliti, Leart Rama, Mimoza Sahiti, and Yll Xhaferi with curator Hana Halilaj, who come to Sofia especial ly for the event. The exhibition has gathered works in various media and theme s related to the happenings and visit s of clubs as a fleeting... read more

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