SOFIA PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL 4-9.06.17

The main character is you.

Your story on the big screen.

 

For the 6th year Sofia Pride Film Fest offers the best of queer cinema from all over the world.

 

Come and see...join in!

 

The main character is you.

 

 

04.06

19:00

CINEMA HOUSE

WHO'S GONNA LOVE ME NOW? 2016, Israel/UK doc, 84 mins At 21, Saar was expelled from his religious kibbutz and fled to the UK. There he created a new family with the London Gay Men's Chorus and now, after 19 years, Saar reaches out to his old family in the hope of a reconciliation. Selected Festivals&Awards: Audience Award, Berlinale Audience Award, Krakow Film Festival

FILMS

06.06

20:30

ODEON

BARASH 2015, Israel fic, 81 mins 17 year old Naama Barash enjoys alcohol, drugs and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a home where her parents always fight, and a rebellious, army-enrolled sister, who, one day, disappears. As a new girl shows up at school, Barash falls deep in love for the first time, and the intensity of the experience at once confuses her and gives her life new meaning. Selected Festivals&Awards: San Sebastian IFF, Warsaw IFF Best Feature Film, Outview FF

09.06

19:00

CINEMA HOUSE

KIKI 2016, USA doc, 94 mins Through a strikingly intimate and visually daring lens, KIKI offers a riveting and complex insight into a safe space created and governed by LGBTQ youth of color, who are demanding happiness and political power. An exciting coming of age story about agency, resilience and the transformative art form that is voguing. Selected Festivals&Awards: Teddy Award, Berlinale FF Sundance FF

05.06

20:30

ODEON

ARIANNA 2015, Italy fic, 84 mins At the age of nineteen, Arianna still hasn’t had her first period. The hormones that her gynecologist has prescribed don’t seem to have any effect on her development. In the heat of the silent summer afternoons she spends at the family’s hunting lodge in Tuscany, she starts inquiring about her body and her past, to finally face the true nature of her sexuality and identity. Selected Festivals&Awards: Best Actress, Golden Globes, Italy Best Actress in a Debut Film, Venice FF

07.06

20:30

ODEON

REAL BOY 2016, USA doc, 81 mins An intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen. Selected Festivals&Awards: Audience Aaward, Frameline FF Best Feature, Iris Prize, FF

08.06

21:00

ODEON

INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSET 2015, Netherlands doc, 82 mins In a desperate attempt to meet their parents’ expectations, Andy goes on a hunt for a lesbian woman to marry and Cherry in search of a baby to adopt. Being homosexual makes it hard to conform to their families’ and society’s expectations, but both Andy and Cherry are determined to do things ‘the right way’. Selected Festivals&Awards: Berlinale FF IDFA

Vesela Kazakova is an award-winning Bulgarian actress, director and producer.

 

The dynamic director&producer duo Vesela Kazakova and Mina Mileva has created a strong wave of political activism in their own country Bulgaria with the internationally acclaimed feature doc “Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service”. The film had caused major controversy and it received 11 international awards and it entered AFI’s showcase "Best of European cinema 2014".

 

Their new docu drama "The Beast is still alive", selected at IDFA, Göteborg FF, ZagrebDox created a big fuss in Bulgaria because it has named the exact former Communist agents who had refused to let the country be governed democratically in the last 26 years and are still in power.

VESELA KAZAKOVA

Ralitza Petrova is one of the most awarded and promising Bulgarian filmmakers.

 

Born in Bulgaria, Ralitza lives and works between England, Bulgaria, and France. In early life she studied Fine Art, and later Fiction Directing at the UK's National Film and Television School. Her films have won acclaim at film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, and Locarno. In 2007 she was awarded the Prix UIP, Best European Short Film at Berlinale for her film ROTTEN APPLE. Her following film BY THE GRACE OF GOD (2009) premiered at Cannes. In 2016, her feature debut GODLESS premiered at Film Festival Locarno, where it won the Golden Leopard.

RALITZA PETROVA

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We said the main character is you and we mean it!

 

You can be a jury member along two of the most acclaimed Bulgarian filmmakers!

 

Join in! Send us a short video about you and your favorite film at program@sofiapridefilmfest.com!

 

Deadline: 31st of May, 2017

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SOFIA PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL 4-9.06.17
WHO'S GONNA LOVE ME NOW? 2016, Israel/UK doc, 84 mins At 21, Saar was expelled from his religious kibbutz and fled to the UK. There he created a new family with the London Gay Men's Chorus and now, after 19 years, Saar reaches out to his old family in the hope of a reconciliation. Selected Festivals&Awards: Audience Award, Berlinale Audience Award, Krakow Film Festival
ARIANNA 2015, Italy fic, 84 mins At the age of nineteen, Arianna still hasn’t had her first period. The hormones that her gynecologist has prescribed don’t seem to have any effect on her development. In the heat of the silent summer afternoons she spends at the family’s hunting lodge in Tuscany, she starts inquiring about her body and her past, to finally face the true nature of her sexuality and identity. Selected Festivals&Awards: Best Actress, Golden Globes, Italy Best Actress in a Debut Film, Venice FF
BARASH 2015, Israel fic, 81 mins 17 year old Naama Barash enjoys alcohol, drugs and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a home where her parents always fight, and a rebellious, army-enrolled sister, who, one day, disappears. As a new girl shows up at school, Barash falls deep in love for the first time, and the intensity of the experience at once confuses her and gives her life new meaning. Selected Festivals&Awards: San Sebastian IFF, Warsaw IFF Best Feature Film, Outview FF
REAL BOY 2016, USA doc, 81 mins An intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen. Selected Festivals&Awards: Audience Aaward, Frameline FF Best Feature, Iris Prize, FF
INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSET 2015, Netherlands doc, 82 mins In a desperate attempt to meet their parents’ expectations, Andy goes on a hunt for a lesbian woman to marry and Cherry in search of a baby to adopt. Being homosexual makes it hard to conform to their families’ and society’s expectations, but both Andy and Cherry are determined to do things ‘the right way’. Selected Festivals&Awards: Berlinale FF IDFA
KIKI 2016, USA doc, 94 mins Through a strikingly intimate and visually daring lens, KIKI offers a riveting and complex insight into a safe space created and governed by LGBTQ youth of color, who are demanding happiness and political power. An exciting coming of age story about agency, resilience and the transformative art form that is voguing. Selected Festivals&Awards: Teddy Award, Berlinale FF Sundance FF
SOFIA PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL 4-9.06.17
ARIANNA 2015, Italy fic, 84 mins At the age of nineteen, Arianna still hasn’t had her first period. The hormones that her gynecologist has prescribed don’t seem to have any effect on her development. In the heat of the silent summer afternoons she spends at the family’s hunting lodge in Tuscany, she starts inquiring about her body and her past, to finally face the true nature of her sexuality and identity. Selected Festivals&Awards: Best Actress, Golden Globes, Italy Best Actress in a Debut Film, Venice FF BARASH 2015, Israel fic, 81 mins 17 year old Naama Barash enjoys alcohol, drugs and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a home where her parents always fight, and a rebellious, army-enrolled sister, who, one day, disappears. As a new girl shows up at school, Barash falls deep in love for the first time, and the intensity of the experience at once confuses her and gives her life new meaning. Selected Festivals&Awards: San Sebastian IFF, Warsaw IFF Best Feature Film, Outview FF REAL BOY 2016, USA doc, 81 mins An intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen. Selected Festivals&Awards: Audience Aaward, Frameline FF Best Feature, Iris Prize, FF INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSET 2015, Netherlands doc, 82 mins In a desperate attempt to meet their parents’ expectations, Andy goes on a hunt for a lesbian woman to marry and Cherry in search of a baby to adopt. Being homosexual makes it hard to conform to their families’ and society’s expectations, but both Andy and Cherry are determined to do things ‘the right way’. Selected Festivals&Awards: Berlinale FF IDFA KIKI 2016, USA doc, 94 mins Through a strikingly intimate and visually daring lens, KIKI offers a riveting and complex insight into a safe space created and governed by LGBTQ youth of color, who are demanding happiness and political power. An exciting coming of age story about agency, resilience and the transformative art form that is voguing. Selected Festivals&Awards: Teddy Award, Berlinale FF Sundance FF
WHO'S GONNA LOVE ME NOW? 2016, Israel/UK doc, 84 mins At 21, Saar was expelled from his religious kibbutz and fled to the UK. There he created a new family with the London Gay Men's Chorus and now, after 19 years, Saar reaches out to his old family in the hope of a reconciliation. Selected Festivals&Awards: Audience Award, Berlinale Audience Award, Krakow Film Festival

06.06

20:30

ODEON

JURY

FILMS

CONTACT