Sofia, Bulgaria, became a UNESCO City of Film in 2014.
What does this mean for Sofia?
Being a part of the international UNESCO Creative Cities Network means that our city can:
- broaden the national film organization network for Bulgaria, with a view to encouraging an exchange of good practice, ideas and experiences
- implement new activities to support the creative sector’s small and medium-sized enterprises to create new jobs, particularly for young people
- develop student training programs within the cultural field, with a particular focus on film and production skills
With a cinema history that stretches back to the beginning of the 20th century, Sofia has become a focal point for the Bulgarian film sector. Now a sought-after production and filming location, Sofia is home to Bulgaria’s biggest film school, the NAFTA, the Sofia Film Festival and the National Film Archive.