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Profile of registrant

Union of Bulgarian Film Makers

Identification number in the register: 83382776367-13
Registration date: 04/08/11 15:08:18

The information on this organisation was last modified on 25/07/14 14:16:30
The date of the last annual update was 25/07/14 13:40:24

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Union of Bulgarian Film Makers
Acronym: UBFM
Legal status: Non-governmental and non profit organization of filmmakers from 1934
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Ivan Pavlov
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Iskra Dimitrova
Position: Resposible for Art Matters at UBFM

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 67 "Dondukov" blvd 
Sofia 1504
Telephone number: (+359 2) 946 10 68
Fax number: (+359 2) 946 10 69
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Union of Bulgarian Film Makers contributes on ideal purpose to the development of the film art and the audiovision 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, legislations, 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 Centre 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 audiovision. 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 cinemagoers and for applying of high art criteria by its own (from 1946) publication - magazine "KINO" (6 issues per year), by its Internet site - , as well as by subserving 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

The Union of Bulgarian Film Makers supports all the FERA politics in the sphere of audio-visual.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Culture


Total number of members that are natural persons: 851
Number of member organisations: 10
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Film directors' guild (158 members)
  • Dramatists/Screen writers' guild (72 members)
  • Cameramen' guild (118 members)
  • Film artists' guild (54 members)
  • Film composers and sound directors' guild (69 members)
  • Film actors' guild (108 members)
  • Film editors' guild (50 members)
  • Film animators' guild (76 members)
  • Film critics' guild (82 members)
  • Specialists in law, film management and technical staff's guild (64 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Film New Europe - web page on the UBFM's Internet site

FERA - web page on the UBFM's Internet site




Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 117,331
of which public financing: 9,203
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 9,203
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 108,128
- donations: 1,841
- contributions from members: 3,957
Own property rents, Magazine KINO, taxes from members : 102,330
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.