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2008/01/15

World's Best 'Future Shorts' Films for 2007 Presented in Sofia

This January the festival for short movies production Future Shorts will mark the New Year with selection of its best short films of 2007.
The Best from the Future Shorts' 07 will present a total of 13 movies from all around the world that deserved the approve of the public and the jury.

Among the movies are:1234; Spider; Story for existence: exited; Tights; Last passenger; Fish; Passing; Walking by and others.

The shows will be emitted every Wednesday from the month starting from...

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2008/01/14

The Village of Bussintzi in Western Bulgaria, a Pottery Centre for Centuries

The village of Bussintzi lies only 8 km away from the town of Trun, near the border with neighbouring Serbia to the west of Sofia. Its fame is largely due to the centuries’ old tradition of the popular Bussintzi ceramics.

Bussintzi is only a couple of hours drive away from the capital city Sofia. The road meanders among hilly land. Parallel to the road run the wild waters of the tiny Erma River. Magnificent cliffs dominate the landscape cut by the river and shaped into a colorful ravine...

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2008/01/09

Lenny Kravitz-Live at Sofia!

Rock star Lenny Kravitz arrives in Bulgaria on June, 27 for a concert on Academic stadium, announced the organizers Joker Media.
One of the biggest starts of world rock scene and winner of 4 ‘Grammi' awards will present his biggest hits for the Bulgarian audience.

The Sofia concert will be part of his world tour 'Get on the Bus with the Love Revolution Tour', which starts in the end of January from USA and will continue almost 2 years.

Along with absolute hits as 'Are You Gonna Go...

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2008/01/02

Sofia’s hotels with 15%-20% more reservations compared to previous New Year’s Eve

Hotels in Sofia report about 15%-20% more reservations compared to the previous New Year’s Eve, “Tourism Service” Municipality Organization director Stoyan Lazarov stated.
Many foreigners came to welcome the New Year’s Eve in Sofia and booked rooms in Sofia hotels.
The winter resorts, close to the capital are wholly booked as well, Lazarov commented.
Sofia offers accommodation in 250 hotels and dine & wine in more than 2000 restaurants. Official data shows there are 12 108 beds in all...

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2007/12/27

Austrian Wins Snowboarding Big Air Finals in Sofia

The Austrian competitor Stefan Gimpl won the Big Air snowboarding World Cup event, held in Sofia on Saturday, with overall standings leader Janne Korpi coming second.

The Slovenian Matevz Petek took the third place in the finals.
Bulgaria was represented by Mario Benyo, Dimitar Chokoev and Assen Lilov.

More than 2,000 passionate fans of the attractive sport gathered under the lights at the Knyaz Alexander Batenberg Square in Bulgaria's capital to enjoy the show.

"I am pleased...

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2007/12/21

Sofia Ready for Snowboarding Big Air Event

Sofia's city hall has completed the works on the ramp for Saturday's Big Air snowboard World Cup event in the downtown of the Bulgarian capital.

The ramp, which weighs more than 600 tonnes, is 100 metres tall, 32 metres long and 20 metres wide, towering over the Battenberg Square.

Although it has further slowed down traffic during rush hours on one of Sofia's main boulevards, the event's organisers have refused to move it to another location.

They have also refused to postpone it until...

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2007/12/21

Santa Claus on a Bike

Christmas on Bicycles is the motto with which BikEvolution will celebrate Christmas on December 22 at 10.30am in front of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia (NDK). Festive costumes, hot tea and music will welcome all visitors who wish to attend the Christmas parade.



A festive bicycle tour will start at 11am in front of NDK and head down the main Sofia shopping streets. The participants will raise viewers’ Christmas spirit with their Christmas costumes, with Santa Claus arriving...

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2007/12/20

“Third Bulgarian Kingdom” Exhibition opens at national museum of history

The reorganised and enriched Third Bulgarian Kingdom 1878-1946 exhibition would open on December 21 at the National Museum of History (NIM), a NIM media statement said.
The exhibition consists of more than 850 exhibits, most of which are being shown for the first time. New exhibits would supplement each one of the themes presented.
A new aspect of the exhibition would be the separate displays dedicated to each of the Bulgarian monarchs of the period – Alexander I, Ferdinand I and Boris III,...

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2007/12/18

M-Tel Builds Christmas Village

A Christmas village built with the sponsorship of Bulgaria's first and largest GSM operator, M-Tel, will open doors today near the National Palace of Culture, Sofia.
Sofia City Mayor Boyko Borissov himself will be there to cut off the red ribbon.

The International Fair Plovdiv will also have a Christmas village of its own as of tomorrow. Both the Sofia and Plovdiv Christmas villages will have slides and ice-rinks and little shops selling sweets and drinks. Once a week, M-Tel will bring...

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2007/12/17

Sofia Mayor Opens Biggest Ice Rink on the Balkans

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov together with the manager of mobile operator MobilTel Josef Vinatzer opened Sunday in Sofia the biggest ice rink on the Balkans.

The ice rink is situated on the frozen Ariana lake in the central park of the capital and is a result of a joint initiative of the capital's municipality and the largest mobile operator in Bulgaria.

Hundreds of people gathered for the opening of the rink and Bulgaria's pop stars contributed to the party atmosphere on the ice.

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