Studio News

Danny Lerner Award

Danny Lerner Film Fund Award

Last week, talented directors, writers, and producers from all over the world submitted their scripts for a short film or proof of concept to take part in the Danny Lerner Film Fund Award where the winner is awarded the grand prize €50000 in services from Nu Boyana Film Studios. This year a young up-and-coming director, Alexander Manolides from Athens, Greece was awarded the check for his screenplay «Daughters of Ares» by Yariv Lerner (CEO of NuBoyana) accompanied by the guest of honour, Martin Campbell, at the Sveti Vlas Film Festival. We sat down with Alexander to speak about his experience.

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Martin Campbell

Study at Film Forge

FilmForge is Nu Boyana’s vocational training program. We offer three distinct courses:

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Makeup

Interview with Marina Boshnakova

Why did you choose Makeup as your profession? Makeup has been a huge part of my life. I love what it can do for people. I believe that a good makeup job will allow you to fall back in love with yourself and seeing people transform like that is amazing for me.

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Job Fair for Displaced Persons from Ukraine

On April 9th, a fourth job fair was held, this time in Varna, for displaced people from Ukraine who fled to Bulgaria to escape the war in their home country. Those who were forced to evacuate their homes were able to attend the event organized by the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, the America for Bulgaria Foundation, the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, and Nu Boyana Film Studios.

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Bulgarian and Ukraine flags

Ukrainian situation (Yariv’s thoughts)

I’ve recently been called by reporters from both the Hollywood Reporter and Variety asking me my opinion on how the Ukrainian situation is affecting the business of movie-making in Bulgaria.

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Camera, grip and electrical course Film Forge

Camera, grip and electric reflections

It was a whirlwind to organize but we did it! Having run FilmForge for two years prior to the pandemic, one would think it would be plug and play, but so many things needed dusting off and other things needed a complete overhaul.

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