INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL VARNA

 
Regulation

Of the 23rd International Folkore Festival
VARNA 2014


The 23rd International Folk Festival will be held from 3 to 7 August, 2014 in the city of Varna, Bulgaria.

1. Dance ensembles for traditional and elaborated folklore may apply for the following two categories:

  • Youth Ensembles over 16 years old;
  • Adults’ Ensembles.

2. The ensembles wishing to participate in the 23rd International Folk Festival – Varna 2014 should send a letter in English expressing their wish to participate in the Festival not later than 31 January 2014 to the address:

International Folk Festival
Culture Department
Varna Municipality
43, Osmi Primorski Polk blvd
9000 VARNA
BULGARIA
tel. (++359/ 52) 820-667
e-mail: office@varnafolk.org
www.varnafolk.org

3. The candidates should send either with their letters or up to 28 February 2014 the following materials:

  • short CV of the ensemble in English (maximum 1000 symbols, including blanks);
  • 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, PNG);
  • recent video recordings (DVD, format as AVI, MPEG4, DIVX) with ensemble’s performance not shorter than 15 minutes;
  • 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 3, 2014 to 10:00 a.m. on August 8, 2014.

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 2014 the Organizing Committee will send official invitations to the ensembles, approved for participation in the festival.

8. The ensembles are expected to be ready to take part in the Festival programmes with:

  • two 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 30-40 minutes.


Note: The Organizing Committee will consider only the candidatures of those Ensembles who have sent the above required promotional materials in due time.


 

 
 
 
 
 
The main organizer of the Festival is the Municipality of Varna, the Society of Choreographer – Varna and Shumen University – Varna.
The Festival was founded in 1992 on the initiative
of Varna Municipality. In its 20 editions up to now more than 150 folk ensembles have taken part, which means over 10 000 participants from 50 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America.
Bulgaria
International Folk Festival

Culture Department
Varna Municipality
43, Osmi Primorski Polk blvd
9000 VARNA
BULGARIA
tel. (++359 52)
820-667
e-mail: office@varnafolk.org
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