Early Bird 2019

The 15th jubilee edition of Early Bird International Student Film Festival was held  in Sofia from 01 to 05 November 2019. This year the Festival received 1470 entries. In the official selection were screened 89 feature, documentary and animated films from 35 countries.

The international jury by the talented young director from Iran - Saman Hosseinpuor, who won the Best Foreign Film Award from the previous edition of the  Festival for his film Slaughter, the Bugarian director Slava Doycheva and the cinematographer Kaloyan Bozhilov aslo from Bulgaria gave awards in 11 categories and assigned 6 special mentions. 

Two Master classes were held in this edition of the Festival. The actress, screenwriter and director Vanina Kondova  presented the extremely successful web series Lost and Found, NY. And in the last day of the Festival the cinematographer and assistant at NATFA Krassimir Stoichkov  held a master class on "Movement of the camera".

The Festival was attended by more than 30 foreign students from Germany, Hungary, Iran, Mexico, Turkey, France, Lebanon, Croatia, Serbia, United Kingdom and Switzerland.