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.

Want to find out more about Sofia?

Discover more about Sofia’s work with fellow Cities of Film and Creative Cities on the International Collaboration pages.

Visit the Bulgarian National Film Center website for the latest on activity in Sofia.