All Bulgarian filmmakers in the age between 18 and 30.
You must have produced/directed or shot at least 1 previous short film or music, dance video or impression.
The film could be made by a team, but the materials must be submitted by a single participant. Group submissions are not allowed. Every participant may submit only once.
Your application cannot be approved if you have been one of the three finalists for one of the previous years.
To apply for the competition, you need to submit:
The three finalists will be chosen by a 13-member professional International Jury from the movie industry. During 2023 the jury's members are:
OSVALDO DE SANTIS - Honorary Jury Chairman - Paramount Pictures (Italy)
DESSY TENEKEDJIEVA - actress, director, producer - NOVA Film (Bulgaria)
FABIAN GASMIA - producer, jury chairman - Seven Elephants (DE)
GARY STRETCH - actor, director, producer - (UK)
PHILLIP ROTH - producer, writer, director - UFO Film and Television Studios (USA)
DON MICHAEL PAUL - director, writer - UNIVERSAL (USA)
IVAN TONEV - producer, cinematographer - ARS DIGITAL Studio (Bulgaria)
BEN CHARLES EDWARDS - producer, director, writer - Goldfinch Entertainment (UK)
KIRSTY BELL - producer, director - Goldfinch Entertainment (UK)
MARK SUMMERS - international casting director - Mark Summers Casting Directors & Management (UK)
STANISLAV SEMERDJIEV - writer, producer, rector of NATFA (Bulgaria)
VALERIA STOYKOVA - producer - MatchPoint Production (Bulgaria)
JEFFERY BEACH - producer, writer - UFO Film and Television Studios (USA)
Each member of the jury will choose his 3 favorites by voting with 3, 2 and 1 points respectively for first, second and third place. Then all the points are summed up and the 3 finalists with the highest number of points are selected.
We’re searching for participants with high motivation, desire and passion for cinema. The evaluation criteria of the applications will be quality and clarity of the synopsis, originality in the content, creativity in the task "FILM WITH AN UNEXPECTED END". Winning the jury’s attention with the 60-seconds director's explication video will be crucial for the final decision and choice of finalists. We also pay serious attention to the director's qualities of the candidate, shown in his chosen previous film, which we watch carefully.
The audience will have the final vote in choosing of the winner during the annual Stoyan Kambarev Art Award's Official Ceremony traditionally held in April in Sofia.
Applications are accepted between 1st of January and 1st of Fabruary 2023 (including)..
The three finalists will be announced on 15th of February 2023 on Art Foundation Stoyan Kambarev’s official website,
on Art Foundation Stoyan Kambarev’s official Facebook page and on the media.
Films must completed within 5 days between 1st of March and 1st of April 11:59PM 2023. Every participant must inform the project manager in respect to the start of the shooting. Each film must be submitted no longer than 5 days after starting shooting.
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