Sofia Contemporary

Sofia Contemporary is an international festival for contemporary art, which took place for the first time in autumn 2012. Sofia Contemporary presents diverse artistic means, traditional and new media, urban and interior spaces for and with art. The festival discusses various attitudes to the problems of our time, territory, gender, social and political frustrations as […]

DOMA art festival

DOMA is an international art festival of visual arts initiated by DOMA Art Foundation. The idea of the foundation is to promote contemporary art in different states in our country by focusing on growing and established artists. Each year a selected country will present some of its eminent contemporary artists to the Bulgarian public. On […]


The Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance ANTISTATIC has already built up its own profile of a platform for definite artistic standpoints. But what is really this elusive material of the performer – his/her own individuality? How is it formed and expressed by movement, speech and sound? These are the leading questions of the organizers […]

Sofia Jazz Plus

Jazz Plus Festival has existed since 2005 and is held each spring in Sofia. First 7 editions (2005-2011) presented a program of between 5 and 8 shows that present current artists of the highest rank in the field of improvised acoustic music. The festival has presented for the first time in front of the Bulgarian […]


Kinomania launched in 1987 as World Film Panorama. For 26 years of its existence, the festival enjoys strong recognition and loyal audience. The program of each edition includes premiere one of the most attractive and valuable films of world cinema industry for the last two years that are not displayed on the screen Bulgarian. The […]

Sofia Film Fest

Since 1997 more than 1,600 feature films and documentaries have been screened within the festival’s framework. More than 1,000 distinguished guests have attended, including established professionals such as Wim Wenders, Volker Schlondorff, Katja Riemann and Karl Baumgartner (Germany), Claudia Cardinale (Italy), Alan Parker, Peter Greenaway, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Tony Palmer and David Mackenzie (United […]

International Festival of Ethnographic Film Sofia

Тhe first edition of the Festival of ethnographic film in Sofia was in November 2010 and back then it was organised under the name Festival of Ethnographic and Anthropological Film. The program then was focused on the fieldwork of the French filmmaker and anthropologist Jean Rouch and special guest to the FEAF 2010 was the […]

International Puppet Festival

Founded in 1946 by Mara Penkova, who used her own meager resources to fund the troupe in those lean post-war years, the first Bulgarian puppet theater quickly succeeded in capturing the public’s attention. Only two years later, the troupe was awarded a state subsidy and became the first officially-recognized professional state theater in Bulgaria. Since […]

Festival Piano Extravaganza

The Festival, organized by the Piano Extravaganza Foundation, was held for the first time in October 2011, thus fulfilling an old dream of Maestro Ludmil Angelov, Founder and Artistic Director of Piano Extravaganza. The main purpose of the Festival is to restore the world’s musical heritage by promoting works of high artistic value by composers […]

Open air galleries

Period of the exhibitions: March-November, annually. A series of exhibitions created by Sofia Municipality to the Outdoor Galleries in front of the National Theatre “Ivan Vazov” and “The Lovers Bridge” close to the National Palace of Culture. Sofia has another cultural space. It is easily accessible in the immediate urban environment in the city center, […]