Veliko Tarnovo Bulgaria
Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled
Director: Kaloyan NIkolov
Location: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria (Wikipedia)
Town host - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgarian: Велико Търново) is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province. Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famous as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. The old city is situated on three hills, Tsarevets, Trapezitsa and Sveta Gora raising amidst the meanders of the Yantra. Tsarevets housed the palaces of the Bulgarian Emperors and the Patriarchate with the Patriarchal Cathedral, as well as a number of administrative and residential edifices surrounded by thick walls. Trapezitsa was known for its many churches and as the main residence of the nobility. In the Middle Ages it was among the main European centres of culture and gave its name to the architecture of the Tarnovo Artistic School, painting of the Tarnovo Artistic School and literature.
The detailed program of XXIII Stara Planina Fest "Balkan Folk 2019", X Bulgarian National Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2019" and World Cup of Folklore you can see HERE
3 HB / 4 days Period
5 HB / 6 days Period
To participate in the contest, the participants need accreditation, which is realized under the following conditions:
- Groups willing to participate in the World Cup of Folklore™ complete and sign application forms.
- Collectives applying for participation must have obtained prestigious awards from other festivals, awards to be mentioned in the application.
- All participants are to make their own travel arrangements to and from place of conducting, Bulgaria and pay their travel expenses. The Organizing Commitiee provides accomodation and cultural program (excursions) by agreement with the participants.
- A group delegation can include artists and their accompanying party. The number of artists and accopanying people is not limited.
During the participation of the team in the World Cup of Folklore™, it may be invited by the organizers to take part in joint events – Official opening, Official closing, defile, accompanying concerts, cocktail, master class, competition for traditional breads or others.The presence of invited teams in various events is required.
- Applications for participation in the competition program shall be submitted no indicated time.
- Participants pay a fee to participate in the World Cup of Folklore™.
B) Folklore songs groups, modern arrangement of folklore music; - (choirs and ensembles)
C) Folklore dances groups, authentic folklore; (folklore dance groups, ensembles)
D) Folklore dances groups; modern choreography (folklore dance groups, ensembles)
E) Folklore mix ensembles - Authentic performances; (live vocal, instrumental and dance)
F) Folklore mix ensembles - Processed performances; (live vocal, instrumental and dance)
G) Folklore Instrumental groups; folklore music (ensembles and orchestras)
H) Folklore customs groups; replica (folklore groups, ensembles)
I ) Group of urban folklore; (old town songs, old town dance, world folk)
*i individual performers and duets by all categories exept E,F,H;
*1 by all categories there is also ranking of children and young people up to 18 years. /in children's and youth groups can participate up to 30% of participants from different age /
*2 by all categories there is ranking adults people up 18 years.
The jury evaluates by the following 3 criteria:
1. Level of complexity and technique of performance
2. Vision /costumes, properties, staging, selection of repertoire/
3. Stage manners /behavior on stage, gestures, contact with the audience, spirit emanation, artistry/
The duration of the program should not exceed 10 minutes.
It is desirable by post or e-mail, to the address of EAFF, to send the last released album of the participant (the group) or demo records of not less than two performances. It is desirable that the application form has an added annotation about the participant and advertising materials – photos. The sent material are not a subject of return.
The big award World Cup of Folklore™- Veliko Tarnovo 2019, Bulgaria and a diploma for the WINNER of WORLD CUP OF FOLKLORE
Vouchers for participation in World Championship of Folklor WORLD FOLK and other with total sum of 2000 Euro
First awards in the relevant categories and a diploma for the World Cup of Folklore™ for the relevant category. The champions obtain golden medals, and for the second and third place – silver and bronze medals. At jury’s decision in the single categories could be given additional golden, silver and bronze medals with the relevant diplomas.
The jury awards the best performances with a free of charge shooting and producing of a free video clip.
All of the participants are granted with deeds for laureates, diplomas and object – awards. The awards are granted on a ceremony during World Cup of Folklore™- Veliko Tarnovo 2018, Bulgaria.
In jury’s opinion and the producers from Euro Folk Academy the best performers and artistic directors shall be honoured with a Diploma for obtaining the rank Maestro or Maestro Academic. The diplomas are sent to the relevant municipalities with asking for a ceremonial delivery.
All award winners get a free of charge copy of the TV product, which consists of their performances, and has been broadcasted in Bulgaria or in Europe.
The participants can order against payment full recordings of their performances, including video clips, CD and DVD. These products have the right to be broadcasted in the relevant country.
The jury consists of 3 people.
Collected points standings with odds for a World Cup of Folklore™
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Points by Category
Points by Grand Prix
World Cup of Folklore™
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Unambiguous text: The collectives or presenting organizations, if approved by the jury to participate in the World Cup of Folklore™, give the organizers the right to be recorded on video and audio, arranged in a program, presenting the fest and broadcasted by a TV channel or in some other way, for which a contract agreement will be signed.
Registration of the Participants
Participation fee: (for participants and accompanying persons)
The participation fee includes:
Accommodation in 1/3 and 1/4 rooms, 3/5/10 half-board (breakfast and dinner-buffet), (supplement for 1/2 room is 5 Euro per person per night)
Free place on every 25-th member /25 +1/
The participation fee does not include:
Additional day in some of the hotels: it costs 26/31 Euro per person
Facultative tours (tour of Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia, Kazanlak, Gabrovo, Shipka, Russe, Bucharest)
Transport, parking, insurance...
Transport from airports: /Sofia, - 220 km., Burgas - 210 km., Varna - 210 km., Bucharest - 210 km. Istanbul - 490 km./, railway - Gorna Oriahovitza - 11 km.
Registration fee in World Cup of Folklore™ for second category is 100 Euro.
Additional payment for Luxory Hotel 4**** - Standart + 10 Euro per day per person
The sender covers all bank fees.
The invoices are received from the office at the centre of Veliko Tarnovo -59, "Tsar Todor Svetoslav" str.
All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulation.
The registration of the participants at their arrival in Veliko Tarnovo is going to be made at the office of “Balkan Folk” - 59, "Tsar Todor Svetoslav" str.
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News About the Festival
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Winner of Golden medal in category "Folklore dances groups; modern choreography" and Grand prix at the 4th World Cup of Folklore - Veliko Tarnovo 2019
Musical theater "Ambasadorii", Bucharest (Romania)
Winner of Golden medal and nomination for Grand prix at the 4th World Cup of Folklore - Veliko Tarnovo 2019
Ensemble for authentic folklore "Kapantsi" at "Prosveta 1883" Com. center and Club of the pensioner, Getsovo village, Razgrad municipality (Bulgaria)
Winner of Golden medal in "Folklore mix ensembles - Authentic performances" category and nomination for Grand prix at the 4th World Cup of Folklore - Veliko Tarnovo 2019
Music group "Avaye Gouran", Kermanshah (Islamic Republic of Iran)
Winner of Golden medal in "Folklore Instrumental groups; folklore music" category and nomination for Grand prix at the 4th World Cup of Folklore - Veliko Tarnovo 2019
Dance group "Zaryab", Sanandaj (Islamic Republic of Iran)
Winner of Golden medal in "Folklore dances groups, authentic folklore" category and nomination for Grand prix at the 4th World Cup of Folklore - Veliko Tarnovo 2019
Folklore ensemble "Kitka sharena" at "Prosveta - 1935" Community center, Katuntsi village, Sandanski municipality (Bulgaria)
Winner of Golden medal in "Folklore songs groups, modern arrangement of folklore music" category and nomination for Grand prix at the 4th World Cup of Folklore - Veliko Tarnovo 2019