Union of Bulgarian Film Makers
Non-governmental and non profit organization of filmmakers from 1934
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"Dondukov" blvd, 67
(+359 2) 946 10 68
Mr Ivan Pavlov
Ms Iskra Dimitrova
Resposible for Art Matters at UBFM
The Union of Bulgarian Film Makers contributes on ideal purpose to the development of the film art and the audio vision in Bulgaria from 1934. The Union of Bulgarian Film Makers is an active party and a partner in the process of creation and forming of all concepts, legislation, models and decisions which correspond to and affect the problems of Bulgarian audiovisual culture.
UBFM has its own representatives in the National Film Council at the National Film Center as well as in all the national commissions that choose the best film projects for state support, that decide the amount of that support and that define the category of all the films distributed in the country.
The Union is a member of the international organizations - FERA, FIPRESCI, ASIFA, CIFEJ, UNI-MEI/EURO-ME/.
The Union of Bulgarian Film Makers defends the interests of Bulgarian cinema and audio vision. UBFM represents its members to organizations, associations and enterprises which have direct relations to the production, dissemination and exposing of audiovisual production
The Union of Bulgarian Film Makers cooperates for development, protection and promotion of Bulgarian cinema by creating in 2010 the BULGARIAN FILM ACADEMY uniting with other organizations of film producers, screen writers, cameramen, and sound directors for the annual awards for film art which were established as a cultural tradition by UBFM in 1975.
UBFM stands for development of the film theory and film history; for aesthetic education of the cinema-goers and for applying of high art criteria by its own (from 1946) publication - magazine "KINO" (6 issues per year), by its Internet site - http://www.filmmakersbg.org/ubfm-eng.htm , as well as by sub-serving the promotion of European cinema in its House of Cinema; by organizing public discussions on different topics, by participating with its own awards at national and international film festivals in Bulgaria.
The Union’s supreme body is the General Assembly. The General Assembly defines the main tasks, directions and the program for development of the Union. It accepts, alters and supplements the Union’s statute. The General assembly elects directly the UBFM's President and the Union’s Managing Committee as well as the Union's Control Committee.
UBFM has about 850 members. The members of The Union are organized in 10 professional guilds of: film directors, cameramen, dramatists, actors, artists, film critics, animators, composers and sound-directors, film editors, specialists in law, film-management and technical staff.
Film industry policy - state support, co-productions, authors rights, digital single market in EU. European film festivals. Cooperation with FERA, FIPRESCI, FILM NEW EUROPE.
The Union of Bulgarian Film Makers supports all the FERA politics in the sphere of audio-visual.
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Film directors' guild(158),
Dramatists/Screen writers' guild(72),
Film artists' guild(54),
Film composers and sound directors' guild(69),
Film actors' guild(108),
Film editors' guild(50),
Film animators' guild(76),
Film critics' guild(82),
Specialists in law, film management and technical staff's guild(64)
Film New Europe - web page on the UBFM's Internet site http://www.filmmakersbg.org/FNE-links.htm
FERA - web page on the UBFM's Internet site
01/2013 - 12/2013
< 9,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.