The festival will officially kick off on Friday, November 5, at 1830 at the Cineplex cinema. Festival director Jana Karaivanova, Nadia Zaharieva from the America for Bulgaria Foundation and US Ambassador in Bulgaria James Warlick will all assist to the official opening.
So independent showcases independent American films which have been presented at other international festivals earlier this year, like Howl or Cyrus (both premiered at Sundance) or films from previous years which have not been commercially released in Bulgaria yet, like A Serious Man by Ethal and Joel Coen or last year’s Best Picture Oscar winner The Hurt Locker.
The festival also features a special section for short films and a sample of the best American documentary films from the last years, from Martin Scorsese’s 1995 masterpiece A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through the American Movies to the worldwide hit The September Issue.
Imitation of Life has been selected as one of the official blogs of the festival. Tomorrow at 11am I will meet with the guests to the festival in a special event prior to the official opening later in the afternoon. From that moment on, Imitation of Life will inform on everything going on at the festival. You can follow it on the blog’s official site, its Facebook page or on Twitter:
For details on the festival’s programme and events, check its official website: