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24th Sofia International Film Festival: 25th of June – 19th of July 2020

The Sofia Film Festival returns to bring joy to it’s numerous admirers. The 24th edition of the biggest Bulgarian international film festival was postponed 3 days prior to the scheduled opening on the 12th of March 2020. Following the months of State of Emergency and Emergency Epidemic Situation, the festival provides an adaptive solution according to the measures preventing the dissemination of COVID-19.

The Festival is organized by Art Fest, under the patronage of the Sofia Municipality, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA program of the European Union, national and foreign cultural institutes, sponsors, partners and friends.

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The 24th Sofia Film Festival will take place in two editions in two periods of 2020 – summer and autumn.

THE SOFIA FILM FESTIVAL SUMMER will take place ONLINE in the whole country, at open-air platforms and with selected screenings at Cinema House in Sofia.
or the first time in its history the Sofia Film Festival will offer a part of its program ONLINE in partnership with the international platform Festival Scope&Shift72, leaders in offering online festival services in the world. The SIFF ONLINE program includes around 80 films: 

A special selection will be presented at the Cinema House – the only cinema hall during the summer edition of Sofia Film Fest, which will have indoor cinema screenings. With the exception of some Bulgarian films, the program will contain titles that are not repeated with the online edition or open-air screenings of the SFF. The programme at the Cinema House will provide an opportunity to meet some authors of the new Bulgarian feature and short film.