22nd International Folkore Festival VARNA
The 22nd International Folk Festival will be held from
4 to 8 August, 2013 in the city of Varna, Bulgaria.
1. Dance ensembles for traditional and elaborated folklore
may apply for the following two categories:
Ensembles over 16 years old;
• Adults’ Ensembles.
2. The ensembles
wishing to participate in the 22nd International Folk
Festival – Varna 2013 should send a letter in English
expressing their wish to participate in the Festival not
later than 31 January 2013 to the address:
International Folk Festival
43, Osmi Primorski Polk blvd
tel. (++359/ 52) 820-667
3. The candidates should send with their letters the
following materials up to 31 January 2013:
• short CV of
the ensemble in English (maximum 1000 symbols, including
• high quality colour pictures or slides of the ensemble
for the catalogue (CMYK, 300dpi resolution; properties -
dimension Heigh min 15 cm; formats - TIFF, EPS, JPG,
• recent video recordings (DVD, format as AVI, MPEG4,
DIVX) with ensemble’s performance not shorter than 15
• short film on DVD up to 5 min. about participant’s
country and city.
4. The Organizing
Committee covers the expenses of the ensembles for their
stay in Varna during the festival period – accommodation and
food from 12:00 midday on August 4, 2013 to 10:00 a.m. on
August 9, 2013.
5. The number of
participants is not to be over 25 persons, including
accompanying people and drivers (if the group travels by
bus). Groups over 25 persons will not be admitted.
6. The travelling
expenses to and from Varna are to be the responsibility of
the participants themselves.
7. Up to the end
of March 2013 the Organizing Committee will send official
invitations to the ensembles, approved for participation in
8. The ensembles
are expected to be ready to take part in the Festival
different performances respectively for the Opening and
Closing ceremonies up to 7 min.;
• fragment performances for the processions 3-5 min.;
• block performance lasting 20 minutes;
• performance 30-45 minutes.
Organizing Committee will consider only the candidatures of
those Ensembles who have sent the above required promotional
materials in due time.