THE GOLDEN LINDEN │ International Film Festival for New European Cinema

The aim of „The Golden Linden” Film Festival is to promote the European cinema in Bulgaria and to show the latest and most interesting films from various European countries. The festival has two programs: competition and additional. The selected films for the competition program are evaluated by an international jury. It is our wish that each year the additional program of the festival features films from various parts of Europe. There is a separate section featuring new Bulgarian movies presented by their creators and actors. The festival is organized with the support of the Municipality of Stara Zagora. Entrance to all festival screenings as well as all accompanying events is free of charge. All are welcome!


Eli Skorcheva

Eli Skorcheva is a Bulgarian film, television, and theatre actress. She was born in Plovdiv on March 8, 1954. She graduated from the technical school of construction and architecture, VITIZ “Krastyo Sarafov”, and later management and marketing of the insurance business. In addition to the cinema, she worked in the insurance company BG-plan. The first project in which he participated was the 10-episode film “Blue Lamp” directed by Mariana Evstatieva-Biolcheva, Georgi Georgiev and Veselin Vachev.

Among the most memorable roles in the cinema are those of Veronica and Tony in the films “Adaptation” (1979) and “Eva on the Third Floor” (1987). Other famous films in which she participated are “Home for our children”, “The Queen of Tarnovo” (1980) and “Madame Bovary from Sliven” (1991). In the 1990s, he stopped acting in the cinema, but although rarely, he participated in theatre productions. In 2023, she returned to big cinema with the brilliant performance of the role of Blaga in Stefan Komandarev’s film “Blaga’s lessons”, with which she won the prestigious award for best actress at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.