For excellence in education, sciences and arts

Bistritsa Folk Еnsemble

American Foundation for Bulgaria has supported The Bistritsa Ensemble since 2005. The Ensеmble exists since 1949. Its goal is to study, recreate and extend the inherited folk's art of the village of Bistritsa, near Sofia, the capital of the Republic of Bulgaria.


After a difficult choice between 89 films preselected from 1420 entries the International Jury gave awards in 11 categories and assigned 6 special mentions. 

Winners at the jubilee 15th edition of International Early Bird Student Film Festival which took place in Cultural Centre G8 and NATFA Cinema Hall between 01 and 05 th November, 2019: