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Women filmmakers triumph in Sofia

21 March 2016 4:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Elitsa Petkova received the Bulgarian festival’s Grand Prix for her feature debut Zhaleika [pictured].

Women filmmakers triumphed at the 20th edition of the Sofia International Film Festival (Siff) at the weekend’s awards ceremony in the National Palace of Culture.

While Bulgarian-born feature debutant Elitsa Petkova received the International Jury’s Grand Prix ‘Sofia City Of Film’ for Zhaleika, her graduation film from Berlin’s Dffb film school, Georgian director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s debut Daisi was named the Best Project at the parallel Sofia Meetings.

The Meetings’ new Grand Prix, sponsored by the Nu Boyana Film Studios and consisting of $56k (€50k) worth of services and a cheque for $5.6k (€5k), was presented by CEO Yariv Lerner who declared that “based on the merits of the presentation, the fact of the possibility of making it and a belief in the director, we definitely saw that promise in this director and we look forward to seeing this film »

- (Martin Blaney)

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