From 22 to 24 June 2018 in Shumen, Bulgaria, took place for the 19th time “The
International Festival of Amateur Historical Films” under the auspices of UNICA,
organized by Shumen Municipality, “Dobri Voynikov-1856” House of Culture and
“Madara Horseman” Cinema Club.
Like good hosts, the citizens of Shumen welcomed guests from Bulgaria and from
abroad - about 100 friends of cinema and history came to the room. The festival opened
Mrs. Desislava Zlateva - Head of Culture Department at Shumen Municipality. On behalf
of the Bulgarian Minister of Culture - Mr. Boil Banov, Mrs. Silva Hacheryan has read
greetings to the participants in the festival.
Mr. Michail Mezhlev and his grandson, representatives of the children's studio
"Generation XXI" from the town of Orel, Russia, donated to the House of Culture an
original copy of the painting by Pavel Kovalevski “1877 Dobri Voynikov interpreter at the
headquarters of the XII Russian Corps”. The guests from KV “Milton Manaki” Club from
Bitola, Macedonia, celebrated the 15th anniversary of its relations with “Madara
Horseman” Cinema Club with a gift - a picture titled "Landscape of Bitola".
58 films were featured on the festival screen. The jury chaired by Mr. Alexander
Donev made a thorough evaluation of the competition program, underlined that this
year there are many good films, but also those to which something is not enough.
The authors of 17 films were awarded. Deputy Mayor of Shumen Municipality -Mr.
Nayden Kossev awarded the first prize for the film "Actress" to “Madara Horseman”
Cinema Club, second - for "All Saints and a Devil" to group "Ruse-film" and third - for
the movie "Situation at the Border" by Valeri Dobrev from Dimitrovgrad. In the final
words, he wished the cinema lovers to keep their creative flame and to prepare for
participation in the next 20th edition of the festival, who then will mark his 50th