14-th edition of Jameson Short Film Award - Sellection

Energy, creative potential, an endless amount of effort of tens of teams are invested in the films who participated in the Jameson Short Film award competition in 2017. New horizons await us, the spirit of discovery is restless, and the world of cinema – endless! We are pleased to announce the decision of this year's jury – Alexander Stanishev – director of photography, Anastas Pounev – film critic, Ivan Barnev – actor, Christina Grozeva – director, Toma Vasharov – director, winner of the Jameson Award for 2016. Traditionally, there are 12 selected films, and here they are (ordered alphabetically):

- "20 ritnika", director Dimitar Dimitrov
- "Bashta", director Ivaylo Minov
- "Blagodarya ti", director Nevena Yovcheva
- "Dobri", director Orlin Milchev
- "Drehi", director Veselin Boydev
- "Kapiya", director Elena Toncheva
- "Krilo na drakon", director Antonia Milcheva
- "Lea", director Pavel Pavlov
- "Pesen", director Tsvetomir Matev
- "Predi da zaspia", director Nikolay Todorov
- "Patuvashta strana", directors Veselina Dancheva, Ivan Bogdanov
- "I Don't Want to Grow Up", director Filip Andreev

The international film festival Sofia Film Fest and Jameson Irish Whiskey thank everybody who has participated in the traditional competition for short films! The international jury of the 21-th Sofia Film Fest will choose the winner among the selected 12 films, and the award consisting of € 6 000 will be handed to its director at the official award ceremony of Sofia Film Fest – on 18 March 2017.

"The Jameson Award" has grown to become an institution of Sofia Film Fest and along with the International Competition and Sofia Meetings – one of the engines of the festival, which propelled it to the orbit of key cinema events in Central and Eastern Europe. It is an honour for us to contribute to the connection between the Jameson №1 Irish Whiskey in the world and the cinema of Bulgaria."
(Stefan Kitanov, head of Sofia Film Fest)

"Our partnership with Sofia Film Fest is one of the most inspiring in the history of our brand in Bulgaria. During these 17 years, we travelled a long road, built great traditions and managed to secure a beneficial environment for our young filmmakers. We congratulate all the participants and wish them best of luck. The Jameson Award is that one acknowledgment that stimulates our young directors to continue forward, to develop themselves and dream for reaching further heights. We will always support them, because Jameson stands behind the brave and the talented, who do not fear to change the world."
(Stoyan Georgiev, brand manager of Jameson Irish Whiskey)

Founded 17 years ago, the Jameson Award continues to be a serious motivation for the young Bulgarian directors. A joint initiative between Jameson Irish Whiskey and the European Association of Film Festivals, Jameson Short Film Award initially was introduced at 18 festivals in different parts of the world, while here it appeared for the first time in 2008. The last several years the Jameson Prize has been given only in Bulgaria and Ireland.