Two of the seven short films, united in the feature film "7", are leaving the festival in Varna with awards. The International Short Film Jury chaired by Andrey Paunov (Bulgaria) and members Ana Valchanova (Bulgaria) and Yoshiko Minekawa (Japan) awarded Hristo Simeonov's Nina with the Golden Rose Grand Award for “The Successful Symbiosis of Authenticity and Imagination. For the tender and honest attitude towards the characters”. And “Home” directed by Dimitar Kutmanov with a Special Diploma for “Poetic View in Pursuit of Lost Time. ”
"The Golden Rose Award 2019 for short film comes as a surprise to me, not only because it is our third time to be winners, but because I always think that there are better films than our. I hope that short films as genre will soon find its adequate and well-deserved slot as part of the TV programming and that the Bulgarian televisions would activate their interest in programming short films, And I mean here mainly the Bulgarian National Television as a state television. None of the short films I have worked on have been broadcast on Bulgarian television. Around the world, short-films cinema has become part of the permanent programming for a very long time" says the director Hristo Simeonov.
"I am glad that both awards for short films go to films from the omnibus," said Special Award-winning director Dimitar Kutmanov.
The film-omnibus "7", uniting the seven short films created by seven teams representing the young generation in Bulgarian cinema, explores what is happening in the souls of seven characters in the beautiful and ancient city of Plovdiv. They were filmed in Plovdiv in 2018 as part of the artistic programme of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019 and realized with the support of the Municipal Foundation "Plovdiv 2019".