Bulgarian cinema / culture
Apart from a few exceptions where I followed my heart and wrote on what I find of interest, most of what I have published on Bulgarian film and culture has been commissioned in various contexts — survey chapters, media industries, issues of news production and representational discourses, small countries film industries, and so on. I would have loved to follow Bulgarian cinema more closely, especially as I think it has some unique charactertistics that remain overlooked. However, as I am based abroad, access to the films has been quite difficult over the years. I am grateful to friends in Sofia, Plovdiv and Turnovo for helping out, as well as to the filmmakers who shared their work with me. In 2006 I co-edited a special issue of the online journal Kinokultura with the late Ron Holloway (http://www.kinokultura.com/specials/5/bulgarian.shtml), and in 2008 I published a short book entitled NEW BULGARIAN CINEMA.
I am now putting together my Top Ten Favourite Bulgarian Films List, so more writing on Bulgarian matters is forthcoming soon..
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RESTRUCTURING BULGARIAN TV (1995)
REPENTANT EMIGRE (1998)
BULGARIAN CINEMA (1998)
US REPRESENTATIONS IN BULGARIAN MEDIA (1999)
BULGARIAN FILM INDUSTRY (2007)
WOMEN IN NEW BULGARIAN CINEMA (2009)
WHOSE IS THIS SONG? Adela Peeva (2003)
EFTIM, Antony Donchev, 1999 (2021)