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"For My Father" Takes Plaudits at Sofia Film Festival

The Israeli-German co-production, 'For My Father', has won the top film prize at the 13th Sofia International Film Festival.

Society » Culture | March 16, 2009, Monday // 12:00 | Viewed: 2509

BGN 16 M to Be Given for Bulgarian Movies in 2009

The Bulgarian Ministry of Culture's 2009 budget foresees BGN 16 M for Bulgarian movie production.

Society » Culture | March 14, 2009, Saturday // 14:31 | Viewed: 2765

Court Rules Bulgarian Byzantine Treasure Should be returned by Greece

A Bulgarian court has ruled for the confiscation of the nine Byzantine plates purchased by three Greek museums in 2004. The confiscation is possible on the basis of a special EU law, which Greece has not yet adopted, according to the Greek daily newspaper

Society » Culture | March 13, 2009, Friday // 12:42 | Viewed: 4800

Bulgaria National Opera Conductor Set for US Debut

Bulgaria's National Opera conductor, Grigor Palikarov, is set to make his US debut this weekend in Cleveland in the Opera Circle production of Pietro Mascagni's "L'Amico Fritz".

Society » Culture | March 13, 2009, Friday // 12:02 | Viewed: 4502

Free Entrance to Picasso's Exhibition in Sofia

The National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia will welcome visitors to Bulgaria's first ever exhibition of Pablo Picasso's works free of charge starting from March 13 till its closure on March 15.

Society » Culture | March 12, 2009, Thursday // 15:10 | Viewed: 2075

Bulgaria Commission Suggests Ban on Homosexual Lobbying Activities

Bulgarian MPs on the National Commission for Community and Medias have suggested forbidding gay lobbying activities, stating that they erode Bulgarian "social ethics".

Society » Culture | March 12, 2009, Thursday // 09:33 | Viewed: 7044

Spectacular Horse Races Mark Bulgarian Holiday Todorovden

Bulgarians, all over the country mark Saturday, the holiday, known as Todorovden (the day of Todor or Theodor), which is also called the Horse Easter.

Society » Culture | March 7, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4436

Grave of Bulgarian Poet Vaptsarov Desecrated

The grave of the famous Bulgarian poet Nikola Vaptsarov has been desecrated. Relatives of the poet told the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) they were going to demand an exhumation in order to determine whether the remains of Vaptsarov are still in

Society » Culture | March 5, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3846

Sofia Film Festival Opens with Bulgaria's "The Billy Goat"

Bulgaria's "The Billy Goat," by Georgy Djulgerov opened this year's edition of the Sofia Film Festival, a major cinema industry event in the region. A total of 90 movies, another 40 from the documentary genre and 60 short movies feature in the schedul

Society » Culture | March 5, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3750

Bulgaria's Belogradchik Rocks Again Second in New 7 Wonders Provisional Ranking

The miraculous rock formations near the northwest Bulgarian town of Belogradchik are second again in the global campaign to select the world's new Seven Wonders. On February 16, they moved up to first in the provisional ranking in the Group D category,

Society » Culture | March 4, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2582

Bulgaria Ends National Holiday Celebrations with Salute of Units and Fireworks

The Russian-Turkish Liberation War is one of the most fair and just wars of the 19th century, Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov told the crowd gathered Tuesday evening at the "Narodno Subranie" (National Assembly) square in the capital Sofia. Parvan

Society » Culture | March 3, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3070

Truth about Bulgarian Pop Diva Lili Ivanova to Come Out on her Birthday

The biography book titled "The Truth about Lili Ivanova" is going to come out on her birthday, April 24, the star performer stated during a press conference at the Bulgarian Information Agency BTA, held Tuesday. The book, published by the "Siela" publi

Society » Culture | March 3, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 12474

Bulgarian Culture Minister Inaugurates Miniature Model of Famous Iron Church

The Bulgarian Culture Minister, Stephan Danailov, inaugurated Monday a miniature model of the famous "Saint Stephan" Church in Istanbul, the Culture Ministry's press center informed. The miniature model is on display at the Community House of Sofia's "

Society » Culture | March 2, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4634

500 Mummers Dance at Kukeri Folklore Carnival in Bulgaria's Shiroka Luka

Over 500 Bulgarian Kukeri from all across the country attended Sunday a traditional folklore carnival procession in the Bulgarian village of Shiroka Luka in the Rhodoppe Mountains.

Society » Culture | March 1, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9604

Violinist Professor Stankov Honored With MBE by Queen Elizabeth II

Professor Angel Stankov, violinist and vice rector of the Bulgarian State Academy of Music has been awarded an honorary MBE by UK ambassador Steve Williams on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, the UK Embassy reported late Thursday. At a formal ceremony on

Society » Culture | February 27, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3911
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