Thanks to the many favorable locations and professional creative and technical crews, the film and production infrastructure of the city is expanding every year.

Sofia has become a focal point for the Bulgarian film sector. The city became an internationally sought-after production and filming location with a cinema history that stretches back to the beginning of the 20th century. Sofia is home to Bulgaria’s most prominent film school, the NATFA, the Sofia Film Festival, and the National Film Archive.


Bulgaria is well connected by International flights to all other Europe key cities. Shooting permits are usually straightforward to obtain, but the high cost can be a problem. Hiring a local production service company is highly recommended. If you need someone who understands the Bulgarian tax system and employment laws, we can do the right connection for you. Crews are very experienced here and speak fluent English.

We are extremely film / advertisement/ photo shoot friendly and are willing to do whatever it takes to accommodate your needs during your time working here.

There are several things to think about when deciding where to shoot your next project.

  • Aesthetics and lighting
  • Logistics of filming
  • Accessibility
  • Access to electricity
  • Filming permits, regulations, and restrictions
  • Security


Here are some of the most popular movies that were shot in Bulgaria: 300: Rise of an Empire, Wrong Turn, The Expendables, Hitman, Conan the Barbarian and many more.

Some of the Film and Photo companies who have used our spaces are Ivan Radev Studio, Lilly Drogerie Bulgaria (see the commercial in link bellow) and many more.