CineLibri Ltd. is an independent Bulgarian producer and distributor of cultural and art events, productions and co-productions in the field of cinema, literature and performing arts. It is the founder and organizer of the CineLibri International Book to Film Festival (CineLibri IFF).
1.2. Mission and Objectives
CineLibri IFF is an annual international event held every autumn in Sofia and other Bulgarian cities. It is an extraordinary film festival, inspired by fruitful interaction of arts – cinema and literature in particular. CineLibri explores, selects and shows exemplary screen adaptations of significant literary works which belong to different epochs, genres and currents of thought. The festival is independent showcase for high-quality European and non-European film productions and co-productions, including Bulgarian ones. CineLibri’s mission is to set criteria for quality content of cinema products; to educate the target audiences while entertaining them; to contribute to the ennoblement of the cultural climate and the strengthening of Bulgaria’s reputation as a place for productive international meetings and negotiations of local artists with their colleagues from the European and world art scene.
The 9th CineLibri IFF will take place in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Stara Zagora and online from 6th to 29th October 2023.
In 2023 three juries will be established, one for each competitive section – feature film, short film, documentary. The CineLibri Competition Programme welcomes film productions and co-productions from all European countries, as well as from non-European countries.
International Jury consists of prominent filmmakers, screenwriters, actors/actresses, producers, film composers, film critics and other representatives of cultural sector.
The majority of Jury members of Jury committee in the feature film competitive section will come from countries other than Festival’s host country. No Jury member will be assigned if previously had taken part in the making of any film in the competition programmes.