Veliko Tarnovo Bulgaria
Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled
Director: Kaloyan NIkolov
Location: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria (Wikipedia)
Veliko Tarnovo (in Bulgarian: Велико Търново) is a town 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 marks of the participants appeared in the competition program of the World Cup of Folklore™ - Veliko Tarnovo 2020, Bulgaria are valid for ranking in the World ranking list of folklore
Simultaneously with World Cup of Folklore™ - Veliko Tarnovo is held the Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk”.
Typical feature of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk” is that all of the performances are recorded with professional audio and television technics and the best of them are repeatedly broadcasted by more than 20 cable televisions in Bulgaria and 4 satellite televisions covering Europe, as well as by the World Wide Internet television "EuroFolkTV" at tv.eurofolk.com
All this activities realize the main purpose of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - ЕАFF - to popularize the traditional folk arts through the enormous possibilities of mass media. Preserving the diversity of traditional values and the identity of different nationalities is a guarantee for the evolution of humanity.
All performances will be recorded with professional audio and television technics and the best of them are repeatedly broadcasted by more than 20 cable and satellite televisions, as well as the World Wide Internet Television "EuroFolkTV" at tv.eurofolk.com.
10.00 - Welcoming of participants
11.00 - 19.00 – Competition program. Tours for the free groups.
22.00 – End of the competition program
11.00 – Beginning of the competition program. Tour for the free groups.
22.00 – End of the competition program
11.00 – Beginning of the competition program. Tours for the free groups.
20.30 – Official closing ceremony and announcement of the winners by categories and GRAND PRIX winner
21.30 – End of the program
Departure of the participants. Tours.
12.00 h - Check out of hotels
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 on 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) Groups for folklore customs, recreation of rituals (folklore groups, ensembles)
I ) Groups for 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.
Winners of first awards in the relevant categories get also a diploma for the World Cup of Folklore™ in the relevant category. The champions obtain golden medals, winner of the second and third place get silver and bronze medals. At jury’s decision in the 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 the participants are granted with diplomas for laureates, certificates and gifts. The awards are granted on a ceremony.
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 Academician. The diplomas are sent to the relevant municipalities with request for a solemn awarding.
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 with additional 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:
(for participants and accompanying persons)
- Period 1: 14 - 18 May - 4 HB (4 nights on Half Board)
- Economy 2*/3* - 4 HB - 116 Euro
- Standard 3* - 4 HB - 140 Euro
- Period 2: 15 - 18 May - 3 HB (3 nights on Half Board)
- Economy 2*/3* - 3 HB - 87 Euro
- Standard 3* - 3 HB - 105 Euro
Participation fee includes:
Accommodation in triple and quadruple rooms, 3 or 5 half-board (breakfast and dinner-buffet), (supplement for double room is 5 Euro per person per night)
Free place on every 26th member (25 +1)
Participation fee does not include:
Additional day in some of the hotels: it costs 29/35 Euro per person
Facultative tours (tour of Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia, Kazanlak, Gabrovo, Shipka, Ruse, Bucharest)
Transport, parking, insurance.
Transport from airports: Sofia - 220 km., Burgas - 210 km., Varna - 210 km., Bucharest - 210 km, Istanbul - 490 km., from railway station - Gorna Oryahovitsa - 11 km.
Registration fee in World Cup of Folklore™ for second category is 100 Euro.
Participation fee fee for participation in the competition: individual performer up to trio - 50 euro.
Additional payment for Luxory Hotel 4**** - Standart + 10 Euro per day per person
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”.