OPEN CALL for SUBMISSIONS > 26 Sofia International Film Festival 2022

26th Sofia International Film Festival10th – 20th of March 2022

SOFIA INTERNATIONALFILM FESTIVAL is the biggest competitive film festival in Bulgariaaccredited by FIAPF, included in the FIPRESCI calendar, and announced by Variety as one of the top 50 unmissable film events in the world

Sofia International Film Festival is funded by Creative Europa MEDIA Programme of the EU, Sofia Municipality, Bulgarian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture, supported by partners, sponsors and friends. The festival is part of the Sofia Municipality Calendar of Cultural Events.

You are welcome to submit your films online.

Submission form is available HERE

Deadline for foreign entries:December 1, 2021

Deadline for Bulgarian featuresDecember 15, 2021

Deadline for Bulgarian short filmsDecember 20, 2021

The festival requests submission fee as follows:

Early bird – 25 EUR

Regular – 35 EUR

 26th Sofia International Film Festival 2022

Film Sections

International Feature Film Competition for first or Second Film

Balkan Competition / International Documentary Competition

Best Bulgarian Short Film Competition

Cinema Today – Masters / Kaleidoscope

New Bulgarian Cinema / Special Screenings / Cinema Gourmet

SFF Nature / Cinema and Fashion / SFF for Kids / SFF for Blind people

Music Box / Tributes and Retrospectives / SFF on the Road

Best Festival Shorts and VR screenings (by invitations only)


Sofia City of Film Grand Prix / Special Jury Award / Best Director AwardBest Balkan Film / Best Documentary Film / Best Bulgarian Short Film AwardFIPRESCI Award / Audience Award

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