26 - 29 June 2020
  Thessaloniki      Greece

Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Authentic Processed Styled Pop, Jazz, Modern, Hip-hop

Director:  Panagiotis Pagonidis

A few words about Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is the second most populous city of Greece. Often referred to as the co-capital of Greece. The population of the agglomeration is currently estimated at 790.824 inhabitants. The foundation of the city in the Hellenistic period coincides with a critical phase in the history of the Macedonian Kingdom, starting from the early death of Alexander the Great and claim the throne of Macedon king from his descendants. In the 2nd BC century the city was conquered by the Romans, like the rest of the Greek area and the headquarters of the Roman theme of Macedonia. The importance of it appeared later on the intention of the transfer of the capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine the Great to the east, and was one of the candidate cities which had been suggested as a surrogate of Rome, to eventually selected Byzantium. After the Ottoman conquest by the Ottomans in 1432, remains in the Ottoman Empire for almost five centuries. Thessaloniki was founded by Cassander and received its name in honor of his wife, Thessaloniki, which was half-sister of Alexander the Great and daughter of Philip II and the fifth wife, Thessaly Princess Nikisipolis. The city's position in the wider Macedonia-Thrace region, a seaport as a natural gateway to that area of the sea and the natural fortification render Thessaloniki both important strategic point and on the other hand commercial, transport and cultural crossroads since ancient times to the current years.

Idea behind this contest-festival is:

  • The union of all ages under the auspices of creativity, culture and art
  • The opportunity to present their work
  • Noble competition should inspire in the field of culture and art
  • The creation of the "largest group of friends" around the world
  • The acquisition of experiences
  • Building confidence in themselves and their abilities

Aim of the contest-festival is:

  • The acquaintance between members of different clubs and individual groups
  • The exchange of views, expertise and culture
  • The fun and the acquaintance in a beautiful part of Greece, Thessaloniki.
Also during their stay, participants will have time to visit beautiful places, swim in the blue water, enjoy the Greek sun and the Greek hospitality. Holiday, fun, rest. We are waiting for you!

Participants in the festival:

  • In the contest-festival may participate soloists and artistic groups, without limitation in the number of participants
  • Participants at all ages
  • The number of participations in the festival is limited
  • All participants (individual or groups) must bring the flag of their country

MUSIC: Instrumental-music performance with all instruments (Folklore, Classic, Pop, Jazz, Groups, Orchestras, Soloists)

SINGING: Folklore, Classical, Pop, Jazz , Chorus, Music and dance groups (solo, duet, trio, choirs)

DANCE: Folklore Classical, Jazz, Modern, Break dance, Hip hop, Latin, Balroom (Solo or groups)

Organizational & Technical requirements:

  • Participants present 2 songs (total duration 6 minutes).
  • The duration of each song should not exceed three minutes.
  • The music must be written to USB or accompanied of their own orchestra.
  • The song should not be playback. Vocals are permitted, if considered necessary for the best performance of the song and the participant performs the song live.
  • Participants present 2 instrumental tracks and the duration of each track should not exceed five minutes.
  • Participants present 2 dances (total duration 6 minutes).
  • The duration of each dance should not exceed 3 minutes.
  • The music must be written to USB or accompanied of their own orchestra.
  • Musical instruments, theatrical sets and anything relating to the presentation and execution of the participations not charged to the organizing committee of the festival, but the participants themselves.
They shall inform the organizing committee.
  • The rehearsals and the presentation of the participations are made under the guidance of the organizing committee. For the order in the presentation rehearsals and the festival the participant will be informed in time.
  • The organizing committee has the right to distribute festivals promotional material. It also reserves the right for radio or television broadcasting and recording, filming or photographing of the Festival. The cost for the participants is optional for the photo shoot 10 € and for the video 20 €.
  • For all decisions responsible is the organizing committee.

Participation fee:

  • 174 Euro per person - CAPSIS HOTEL 4* - 2 meals, breakfast and dinner
    • Participants may arrive earlier or prolong their stay. For each day the cost is 38 € per person (2 meals, breakfast and dinner, in triple rooms: 2 adults + 1 child up to 11,9 years old) in the hotel which will be staying during the festival.
    • The stay in a triple room (3 adults), in case of availability, is an additional 12 €/per person /per day. 
    • The stay in a double room, in case of availability, is an additional 22 €/ person / day.
    • The stay in a single room (1 adult or 1 adult + 1 child up to 11,9 years old), in case of availability, is an additional 55 €/ person / day.
  • 156 Euro per person - EL GRECO HOTEL 3* - breakfast only
    • Participants may arrive earlier or prolong their stay. For each day the cost is 32 € per person (breakfast, in triple rooms) in the hotel which will be staying during the festival.
    • The stay in a double room, in case of availability, is an additional 13 €/ person / day.
    • The stay in a single room, in case of availability, is an additional 35 €/ person / day.

In a group participation of 10 people, honorary participation free for the responsible teacher (10+1).

Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation 3 nights in the chosen hotel
  • Cups, Medals and Certificates of participation will be given.
  • An invitation letter will be sent to participants who apply for it.
  • Participation in the festival (not in a competition part).

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transfer from:  Airport to the hotel and hotel to the airport & The hotel to the festival theater and theater to the hotel. Upon  request. The prices vary depending on the number of the group. 
  • Optional excursions. The prices vary depending on the number of participants. Optional tours will be available at your convenience and could be arranged at the arrival of participants.
  • First aid for emergency cases will be provided, but medical services should be covered by the participants themselves. The safety of participants is exclusively personal responsibility of each participant.
  • Contest fee: (you can take part in the festival part only without additional payment)
    • 1st solo participation is 30 €
    • 2nd solo participation is 20 €
    • Group 3-5 performers are 50 €
    • Group of 6 performers or more is 100 €


June 26th, 2020, Friday

Arrival Day. Check in at the hotel from 13:00 onwards. The person responsible for each country or group will inform you in detail about the final program. Free time to stroll in the market, relaxing, sightseeing or whatever pleases you. Dinner.

June 27th, 2020, Saturday

Breakfast. Departure from the hotel around 9:00 and transfer to the festival area for the “International Moments Contest 2020”. Lunch (lunch basket from the hotel). Free time until the afternoon. At 19:00 “International Moments Gala 2020”. During the show will be offered water, soft drinks, juices, sandwiches and pastries. Souvenirs will be given to participants by the local municipal authority at the end of the show.

June 28th, 2020, Sunday

Breakfast. Free time or you can choose one of the optional excursions suggested by the organizing committee upon your arrival at the hotel. Dinner.

June 29th, 2020, Monday

Breakfast. Departure of the participants to return to their homelands with the hope that this experience will stay memorable and the promise to meet again.

The festival program can be changed by the organizing committee, if necessary, for the best carrying out of the festival.

We look forward to seeing you in our place in this celebration of music, singing and dancing! We will be happy to welcome you to Thessaloniki!

Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

Аs a next step, 30% of the total amount should be paid to the account of the organization committee. Invitation letter will be sent to you after this deposit is being made. The rest of the payment, 70%, should be done until May 15th, 2020.

In case of a participant or participants not presented to the festival or in case of cancellation of participation, no refund is eligible!

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