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  • Bulgarian Association of Cinematographers was founded in 1992.
  • Members are those cinematographers of audiovisual works that assert their common professional goals.
  • Over the years we have established as important authoritative organization for film production in Bulgaria and we have developed international activity.
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goals

  • to participate in the work of authoritative international associations of cinematographers
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  • to communicate with institutions and media who are interested in the profession
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  • to organise forums for the exchange of professional information
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  • to contribute in cinema education process in Bulgaria
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  • to participate in the initiating legislation, which regulates the status of the profession, working conditions and copyright
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  • to participate in the festivals held in Bulgaria and abroad and to promote the artistic achievements of the profession.
 

activity

  • In 2002 ABO became a member of the European Federation of Associations of cinematographers- IMAGO.
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  • About 79% of Bulgarian produced full-length feature films and documentaries in the period 2004 - 2015 are shooted by representatives of A.B.O.
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Ivan Tonev

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President of BAC. Vice President of IMAGO. Director of photography and Director since 1987, Producer and Manager in ARS Production. READ MORE...
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Georgi Nikolov

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Over 20 years experience in the field of feature and documentary films, advertising and art photography; experience as a producer, chairmen and lecturer. READ MORE...
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Rali Raltchev

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DoP since 1980. He works in Bulgaria , Germany , India. Lecturer in DFFB - Berlin. READ MORE...
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Anton Bakarsky

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Anton Bakarski is one of most experienced cinematographer in Bulgaria. With hundred of credit's and more than 20 years of experience, he shot both film and digital and has worked as DP on features, documentaries, commercial and TV series. READ MORE...
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Alexander Stanishev

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DoP since 2009. He is amongst the leading young cinematographers in Bulgaria. READ MORE...
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Dimitar Gochev

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Dimko Minov

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DoP of feature, documentary, Tv reports, commertials and video clips. READ MORE...
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Emil Penev

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Emil Topuzov

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Hristo Bakalov

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Ivan Varimezov

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Ivo Peitchev

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DoP since 1984 and professor of photography and cinematography in several Bulgarian universities. Works in USA and Bulgaria. READ MORE...
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Itay Gross

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Born in Israel and educated in the US (NYU, AFI), Itay shoots features, commercials and documentaries worldwide. READ MORE...
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Julian Atanassov

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DoP since 2005. Works in Germany and Bulgaria, lives in Berlin. READ MORE...
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Konstantin Zankov

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Krasimir Andonov

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Krasimir Kostov

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Graduated in Moscow, DoP since 1973, shot some of the most emblematic bulgarian films. READ MORE...
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Krum Rodriguez

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DoP since 2004. His films are among the most awarded in new Bulgarian cinema. READ MORE...
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Nikolay Lazarov

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Professor in NATFA, long-standing Manager in Orpheus Studio. Head of a number of projects for the preservation of film archives READ MORE...
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Plamen Somov

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He graduated from Film and Television cinematography at National Academy for Theatre and Film Art, Sofa, Bulgaria in 1980.He was awarded with "Golden Eye" Prize for Best Cinematography of the film "Destiny". His hobby is riding.He was awarded with "Golden Eye" Prize for Best Cinematography of the film "Destiny". His hobby is riding. READ MORE...
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Radoslav Spassov

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Graduated in Moskow, specialization in Paris, DoP since 1971, also Film Director and Producer. READ MORE...
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Svetlana Ganeva Kouleva

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Graduated in Moskow. DoP since 1971. She has shot number of TV, Documentary and Feature films. READ MORE...
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Stefan Ivanov

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Stefan Todorov

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DoP since 1981. Specialized in underwater and аеrial shooting READ MORE...
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Vesselin Hristov

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Vesselin Hristov was born on 18 December 1985. In 2010 he graduated the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, where he studied "Film and TV cinematography”. READ MORE...
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Viktor Chichov

IMAGO

  • Federation of European Cinematographers association
 

GOLDEN EYE

  • The festival is held in the town of Popovo - the hometown of the venerable Bulgarian cinematographer Dimo ​​Kolarov. The festival is held every two years and dates back to 1998.
 

Association of Film Producers

  • The main film producing companies in Bulgaria.
 

Bulgarian Association of Film Directors

  • The most prominent film directors, winners of several international awards.
 

NATIONAL FILM CENTRE

  • The National Film Centre carries out state support of Bulgarian cinema, to create feature and documentary films and the development of film projects, production and distribution of feature and short films, documentaries and cartoons.
 

UNION OF BULGARIAN FILM MAKERS

  • The Union of Bulgarian Film Makers is a professional organization related to film and audiovisual sector in Bulgaria. UBFM is a party in the formation of all the concepts, laws, models and solutions related to the problems of the Bulgarian audiovisual culture.
 

GOLDEN ROSE - FESTIVAL OF BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM

  • Golden Rose is a Bulgarian film festival, held since 1961 in Varna. It includes two competitions - for feature-length and short fiction film.
 

SOFIA FILM FEST

  • In the ranking of the top 50 festivals according to "Variety" magazine. Among the guests of the festival there are prominent names such as Wim Wenders, Volker Schlöndorff, Jean-Claude Carriere, Katya Rheem, Karl Baumgartner and Claudia Cardinale.
 

KINOMANIA

  • KINOMANIA stats up in 1987 as World Film Panorama. Now is annual film festival with movies from all over the world.
 

NU BOYANA FILM STUDIOS

  • Boyana Film was created as a state film center in 1962. Today it is modern complex of studios, which can take 95% of the needs of each film.
 
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The usual ABO Christmas meeting

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The usual ABO Christmas meeting took place on 9 DecemberWe discussed current issues and a new member of the association was adopted. ABO says welcome to Hristo Genkov.

The meeting was attended by the US DoP Sandy Sissel ASC, who had run a DoP workshop in Sofia.

In a pleasant and casual atmosphere she was awarded with honorary diploma for her contribution to the visual art of the young generation of Bulgarian cinematographers and for her artistic efforts in building up the world female art of cinematography.

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Digitized and restored copy of the film PARTY LOVE

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On 9th December in Odeon Cinema we saw a fully digitized and restored copy of the film PARTY LOVE with director Ivan CHERKELOV from 1989.

This is the first Bulgarian film processed on the modern technologies for this process.The Bulgarian National Film and National Film Center supported the initiative, and the whole processing was done free of charge in Dolly Media Studio.

We thank Dobromir Chochov and his team.

Thanks also to the colleagues who embraced the idea and with their voluntary work helped to revive the film.

The process was produced by Ars Digitale Studio-Ivan Tonev ABO and supervised by Rali Ralchev ABO.

We hope that such a restoration will save the remaining thousands of films stored in the BNF and we alarm the responsible institutions.

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A joint session of the IAC and BAC

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A joint session of the IAC (Italian Association of Cinematographers) and BAC (Bulgarian Association of Cinematographers) was held on 26, 27 and 28 July.

The workshop on Skype, was held on the films of Italian, already graduated, students of film directing and cinematography.

On the Bulgarian side, Krum Rodriguez, Alexander Stanishev, Emil Topuzov and Ivan Tonev took part.
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  • Chairman: Ivan Tonev
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  • Evlogi Georgiev blvd. № 71
 
  • tel. + 359 2 986 71 29
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  • e-mail: i_tonev@arsdigital.org