The Bulgarian submission selection committee chose the award-winning film LOSERS by Ivaylo Hristov as the Bulgarian entry for 2017 Best Foreign Language Film Award at the 2017 Oscars. The film stars Elena Telbis, Ovanes Torosyan, Deyan Donkov, Georgi Gotsin, and Plamen Dimov.
Losers is the winner of multiple awards including Golden Rose 2015 – Best Feature Film, Best Actress Award (Elena Telbis), The Critics Guild Award (UBF), People’s Choice Award, Accredited Journalists’ Award; Moscow ’15 – Golden St. George, Russian Film Clubs Federation Award, Russian Film Critics Award; CinEast ’15 – Audience Award, and Sofia Film Fest 2016 – Ubfm’s Film Critics Guild Award.
In the film, Elena, Koko, Patso and Gosho are high school students in a small town. Koko is in love with Elena. The girl dreams to be a singer. She is excited about a visiting concert of a famous rock band. The event shakes up the town, giving birth to new love affairs, disappointments and complicated relationships.