"Euro Folk" Black Sea Fest

Director: Kaloyan Nikolov

Date: 1 - 10 September 2008

Place: Bulgaria, Primorsko - Kiten

The “Euro Folk” Black Sea Fest is held within the scope of “Euro Folk 2008” Musical Feasts - The world is television, which is in different European cities and countries from 3 May till 21 October 2008. Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2008” comprise fifteen musical festivals.

Main event of the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2008” is Festival №1 in Europe of the traditional folk arts – Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk”. Every year in the Festival participate from 9 000 to 15 000 musicians, singers and dancers.

Typical feature of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2008” is, that all performances are recorded with professional audio and television technics and the best of them will be repeatedly broadcasted by 50 cable televisions in Bulgaria, the satelite and national cable televisions "Eurocom Bulgaria" and "Heros TV", as well as by the World Wide Internet television "Euro Folk" at www.eurofolk.com/tv . All this activities realize the main purpose of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2008” – The world is television to make the traditional folk arts popular through the mass media.

Preliminary Program

The fest program includes competitions in the following categories:

  • folk songs;
  • folk dances;
  • folk ensembles;
  • folk customs;
  • popular and variety songs;
  • old-drawing songs and romances;


The jury will have the right to ask for partial performance and to interrupt it, if it exceeds the prescribed time limits. Participants, however, must be prepared, if requested, to perform the program in its entirety.  

During the Festival studio audio recordings and filming of professional video clips of the participants' program will be done free of charge of those performances awarded by the jury or against payment.

The program must not exceed 40 minutes.

It is recommendable that participants should consider 5 days stay in order to make audio recordings and video clips of high quality.

The made recordings will be broadcasted by 50 Bulgarian cable televisions, by satellite televisions with European holding as well as repeatedly on Internet television "Euro Folk".  

During their participation in the Fest, the group could be invited by the organizers to take part in the common events - official opening, official closing, parade, cocktail or others.

Regulations

The “Euro Folk" Black Sea Fest is held for the fourth time within the scope of 14 performing days and evening concerts. Main task of the organizers is to ensure the creative groups an access to the stage, to gather them in a concourse programme aimed at defining the best ones and to popularize the award winners of the fest by broadcasting their art in the European TV channels as well as repeatedly on World Wide television "Euro Folk".

The “Euro Folk” Black Sea Fest is organized by Euro Folk Academy, Balkan Folk Academy, the Municipality of Tzarevo and other organizations within the scope of "Euro Folk 2008" Musical Feasts - The world is television, from 1 September  till 10 September 2008.

In "Euro Folk"" Black Sea Fest could also take part spectator groups that are not included in the festival's program. They pay for their stay with a reduction and in case they are willing to use the sports equipment, they pay in addition 1 Euro per a person for one day.

To enter the participants must be accredited, which is realized under the following conditions:

The organizers Euro Folk Academy send a letter and regulations for participation to interested groups.

Those who wish to take part in the Festival must fill-in and sign application forms, by which they formally agree with the conditions laid by these Regulations.

The application forms should be sent not later than 20.07.2008.

It is desirable that the participants should send at the above-mentioned address of Euro Folk Academy the latest album of the artist /band/ or demo record of not less than two songs. Further to this it is recommended that the application form should be accompanied with annotation and promo-materials such as photos. All sent materials are not subject of return.

In case the request for participation exceed the necessary entries for the concourse day, the jury makes a preliminary selection based on the given records and informs in written form all candidates for which day they qualify.

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