23 August 2021     Championships 

The online voting system of the online edition of World Championship of Folklore "World Folk" 2021 is now open. The digital forum is held from 23 to 28 of August. The large-scale competition includes 29 groups and individual performers from Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Malaysia, Russia, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Hungary, the Philippines and Croatia.

Video files with the performances of participants are published on the virtual platform of EAFF which provides an opportunity to the internet viewers to vote online for their favorite folklore performances and to define the winner of the "Audience award".

If you have a favorite performer or you are participant in the Championship, you can share the following link with your relatives, family and friends in order to gather as much as possible votes until 27.08.2021: https://eaff.eu/en/online-festival-vote/1002-3073-xi-world-championship-of-folklore-world-folk-2021-online

Virtual format of the competition is held in parallel with its traditional eleventh edition which is held from 19 to 29 of August on the Bulgarian Black sea coast involving more than 1000 participants from 60 folklore groups. During the first part of the traditional format, the jury nominated 4 groups for the grand prize:

  • Ensemble "Codrenii" at House of Culture - Calarasi, Moldova
  • Folklore dance group "VOLUNGĖ" - Kėdainiai, Lithuania
  • Children's folklore ensemble "Shareno gerdanche" at Center of youth activities and initiatives - Targovishte, Bulgaria
  • Ensemble for authentic folklore at "Docho Mihaylov 1906" Community center - Babuk village, Silistra

You can watch the awarding ceremony of the both events on the closing day of the traditional format on 28 August on the stage of the Antique Amphitheater in Nessebar at 21 o'clock - here.