Adela Media Film and TV Production Company

Company profile

Based in Sofia, Bulgaria ADELA MEDIA Film & TV Production is one of the first independent film production companies established in Bulgaria after the collapse of the Communist system. It was set up in 1991 and has grown from strength to strength creating award winning films and gaining widespread industry recognition.

From the beginning of its existence ADELA MEDIA has specialized in documentaries. The company is mainly interested in the production of films dealing with human stories, cultural, social and human rights issues. The company is also specialized in subject matter from the Balkan region as well as Eastern Europe.

The owner and Manager Adela Peeva has long experience as a director of documentaries and feature films. She has shown that she not only has the immense technical ability to produce but to also the creative flair to deliver internationally recognized and widely broadcast and sold films. This together with the incomes from renting some equipment create incomes and financial stabilities to the company.

The company has strong relations with National and International broadcasters and Institutions. Between 1991 and today the company has made more then 30 documentaries in co-operation with international partners. The TV partners of ADELA MEDIA have been:

  • Germany: ZDF, ZDF/ARTE, ZDF/3sat, MDR, SDR, RBB, RBB/ARTE, WDR
  • The Netherlands: KRO, NPS TV Network
  • Finland: YLE/TV1 Co-productions, YLE/FST
  • Denmark: Danmarks Radio/TV-Facta
  • Belgium: Lichtpunt TV, RTBF TV, Care Noar
  • Bulgaria: Bulgarian National Television - BNT

In addition to above mentioned TV partners, the films of ADELA MEDIA have been broadcast by the many TV broadcasters, among the others:

  • ZDF and ZDF/ARTE - Germany
  • MDR – Germany
  • Danmarks Radio – TV Facta
  • Ylesradio Oy/TV1
  • Ostdeutcher Rundfunk Brandenburg - Germany
  • RTBF - Belgium
  • RTSI - Televisione Svizzera,
  • TSR - Television Suisse Romande
  • RAI SAT S.p.A. - Italy
  • Sveriges Television AB
  • RTV B92 - Serbia
  • RTV Slovenia
  • Televisio de Catalunia - Spain
  • Compania Indenpendiente de Television S.L. - Spain
  • Austrian Television ORF
  • Public Television Service Foundation “PTS” - Taiwan
  • EBS TV – Korea
  • NDTV, New Delhi – India
  • Dinamik Radio TV A.S - Turkey
  • DUNA TV - Hungary

Some of the co-production partners of ADELA MEDIA have been also the following companies:

SF “Kalejdoskop” - Poland, Logo Media - The Netherlands, Periscope Productions - Belgium, Sinevizyon Film - Turkey, ALS Production company - Greece and others.

The films of ADELA MEDIA are part of the educational tools in many universities in Europe, USA (over 20 Universities) and Australia - including Harvard, Berkeley, University of Stockholm, Central European University (CEU) - Budapest, Telemark University College - Norway, Institut d'études européennes - Université de Paris VIII and others.

“Whose is this song?” - one of the most successful film of ADELA MEDIA was screened at many occasions and different seminars, workshops and events including European Bank for Development, Stability Pact Meeting - Sofia 2005, European Cultural Foundation 50th Anniversary Meeting, Council of Europe, “Education UK” – British Council Project 2005, Arts Council of England meeting and others. The film participated at many International Film Festivals, won 16 Awards and was nominated from European Film Academy for the best documentary 2003.

“Divorce Albanian style“ is also European Film Academy Nominee for best Documentary 2007. Till today this documentary participated at over 30 International and National Film Festivals and won 9 Awards.

These two films are till now the only Bulgarian and Balkan documentary films nominated by the European Film Academy for Best European Documentary - Prix ARTE