The 10th edition of CineLibri International Book to Film Festival is to be held in the autumn - 10th of October - 3rd of November. As the venerators of this gorgeous event already know, it’s a showcase of the best book-to-screen adaptations completed during the last year or two. This autumn, an especially important part of the festival will be the short film module.
That is why, now CineLibri is looking for inventive, distinctive, outstanding short book-to-screen adaptations from all over the world!
Why should you apply for participation in this competition?
Proven to be the world’s first international book&movie festival, CineLibri is an extraordinary annual event, inspired by the fruitful interaction of arts – cinema and literature, in particular. It is held in Sofia and other district centres in Bulgaria every autumn, and shows the best examples of film adaptations based on significant literary works - contemporary, modern or classic. The festival is an extremely important, independent showcase for high-quality European film productions and co-productions.
CineLibri encompasses official selection of competing films, both full-length feature films and short films, and parallel programme of films out of competition. All of them are based on books or inspired by literary works.
From the very beginning, CineLibri includes attractive educational modules, e.g. lectures, panel discussions with visiting experts, masterclasses and workshops, open literary premieres and meetings with famous film producers, screenwriters, directors, composers, actors etc., various informal events featuring the special guests of the festival. The meetings with established European and world creators and talented young professionals in the field of cinema and all the accompanying events with dignified speakers and guests aim at promoting Europe’s cultural heritage and contemporary European cinema and literature.

We are about to select the most inventive book-to-film adaptations and they will be part of the official CineLibri selection.

Genres eligible:
- short films inspired by literature
- feature films inspired by literature
- biopics and documentary films about writers

The films must be connected in some way with the world of literature. You could submit a film that is a book adaptation, a true life story about a writer, or original interpretation of a work of literature, regardless of the genre.

By submitting your film you agree that:

1. CineLibri can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.

2. Entry fees are non-refundable.

3. You cannot withdraw your submission after the official selection announcement of each round.
4. Be aware that we accept only DCP copies.

Overall Rating
  • Very good Festival and organization. Thank you!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, Elena Siri! Your movie is amazing and we were glad to show it in Bulgaria!

  • Galina Fesenko

    We are very happy that our film "The poor people" was the big winner this year. Thank you to the organizers, the jury, the festival team and your sponsor. We received a money transfer. We are very happy and grateful. We will spend this money to accelerate the production of our new films.

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Dear Galina, thank you so much! We are so proud that your amazing short film "Poor people" was part of CineLibri 2020!