Location: Nessebar and the resort complex “Sunny Beach” (Wikipedia)

The World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2015" is organizing by
The World Association of Folklore Festivals - WAFF,
The European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF,
World Folklore Academy, Event Vacation.
 
With support of:
UNESCO, IOV-WORLD, CID-UNESCO
Municipality of Nessebar, Burgas, Pomorie,
 
Financial support
EACEA - Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency will finance 12 European Countries (from EU) for their participation at the World Championship of Folklore 2015 by project "European Folklore Heritage".
For financing conditions you can see section Registration of the Partitsipants.
 

Basic Information

A special feature of the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk" is that all performances are recorded with professional audio and television equipment and the best of them are repeatedly broadcasted by 50 cable televisions in Bulgaria, by satellite televisions "Travel TV", "BG TV" and "Heros TV" with coverage across Europe, as well as by the World Internet Television "EuroFolkTV" at tv.eurofolk.com  With these activities the main goal of the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2015“ is being realized and that is to popularize the traditional folk arts through the enormous possibilities of mass media.

The concerts of the World Championship of Folklore “World Folk 2015” are broadcasted live on the World Internet Television “EuroFolkTV”.

The marks of the participants appeared in the competition program of the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2015" are valid for ranking in the World ranking list of folklore.

 

ATTENTION !!!
In 2015 under the project of EAFF "European Folklore Heritage"
submitted for approval to European Commission and the program of the European Union "Europe for Citizens" - European remembrance will finance 12 European Countries (from EU) for their participation at the World Championship of Folklore 2015.
Funding will be for 25 people from a country for 5-day period of the Championship. Financial support will be up to 160 Euro per person. The official confirmation of the selected groups will be on 27th of July 2015.
In order to apply for granting a subsidy for participation it is necessary in the Application form (in the Note box) to write "Applying for subsidies from the EU - EACEA" - Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

General Conditions

The bank transfers are made on the account of World Folklore Academy Ltd.:
Bank account: FiBank- branch Veliko Tarnovo
 
All bank charges are borne by the sending country.
Completed and signed applications shall mean acceptance of the conditions laid down in this Regulation.      

Unambiguous text: At approved by the jury participation in the Championship, the teams or the representing organizations give the organizers the right to be recorded on audio and video, arranged in a program, presenting the festival and broadcasted by a TV channel or otherwise, for which a contract is signed.

Champions

Folk Dance Ensemble „Poligrodzianie“ at University of Technology

Poznan Poland

winner of the Grand Prix Golden "Orpheus", a gold medal and the title "Absolute World Champion" for 2015 from the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2015"

Cao Yuan Qing "A Yin"

Hoh Hot, Inner Mongolia China

winner of the silver medal – Second place at the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2015", a gold medal and the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore music", nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Ensemble for folklore dances "Balgarani" at the Association Ensemble for folklore dances "Balgarani"

Sofia Bulgaria

winner of the bronze medal - Third place at the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2015" and winner of the gold medal and the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore ensembles" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Ensemble "Izvorash"

Sipoteni village, Kalarasi region Republic of Moldova

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore Dances" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Tamburaški orkestar “Dugo Selo” - Glazbena škola “Dugo Selo”

Dugo Selo Croatia

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore music (orchestras)" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Folk dance group "Pastalnieki" at Krustpils House of Culture

Jekabpils Latvia

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore Dances - children" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Kokle group "BALTI" at Cultural and educational centre of Babite Municipality

Babite Latvia

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore music" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Folklore Dance Ensemble "Liksme", Cultural Center at Daugavpils region

Daugavpils Latvia

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore Dances" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

KUD BISER

Velika Kladusa Bosnia and Herzegovina

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Authentic Folklore Dances" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

"Bamdad" Music Group

Mashhad Islamic Republic of Iran

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore music" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

"Serashk" Ensemble

Mashhad Islamic Republic of Iran

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore music" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Children's Dance Ensemble "Mkhedruli-4" at Choreography School and Studio "Sea of Harmony"

Kobuleti Georgia

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore Dances" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Vitaliy Ermachkov at St. Petersburg University of Culture

St. Petersburg Russia

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Individual performers - folklore music" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Jung-ah, Song and Jang, moon-hee

Seoul Republic of Korea

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore music" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Folklore Group "Dospat" at "Ivan Vazov - 1926" Community centre

Dospat Bulgaria

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Authentic Folklore Songs" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Folklore Dance Group "Hubavenka" at "Svetlina" Community centre

Hubavene, Municipality of Roman, Vratsa region Bulgaria

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore Dances" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Chamber Group for Folklore Music "Bolyarsko nastroenie" at "Nadezhda - 1925" Community centre

Turkincha village, Municipality of Dryanovo Bulgaria

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Folklore music" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Pavlina Hristova

Harmanli, Haskovo region Bulgaria

winner of the gold medal, the title of "World Champion" for 2015 in the category "Individual performers - folklore songs" and Nomination Golden "Orpheus"

Gallery

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XII World Championship of Folklore "World folk 2022"

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23 – 28 August 2021 Online

XI World Championship of Folklore "World folk 2021" - ONLINE

Nessebar, Sunny beach resort, St. Vlas and Pomorie Bulgaria
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15 – 24 September 2020 Online

X World Championship of Folklore "World folk 2020" ONLINE

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22 August – 1 September 2019

IX World Championship of Folklore "World folk 2019"

Nessebar, resort "Sunny Beach", Pomorie, St. Vlas Bulgaria
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VIII World Championship of Folklore "World folk 2018"

Nessebar, resort "Sunny Beach", Burgas, Pomorie, St. Vlas, Obzor Bulgaria
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VII World Championship of Folklore "World folk 2017"

Nessebar, resort "Sunny Beach", Burgas, Pomorie, St. Vlas Bulgaria
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VI World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2016"

Nessebar, resort "Sunny Beach", Burgas, Obzor, St. Vlas Bulgaria
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IV World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2014"

Nessebar, resort “Sunny Beach”, Burgas, Pomorie, St. Vlas Bulgaria
22 August – 1 September 2013

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Nessebar, resort “Sunny Beach”, Burgas, Pomorie, St. Vlas Bulgaria
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Nessebar, resort “Sunny Beach”, Burgas, Pomorie, St. Vlas Bulgaria
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