"Euro Folk - Black Sea 2011" International Folklore Festival

Director: Kaloyan Nikolov

Date: 24 June - 4 July 2011

Place: Primorsko - Kiten, Bulgaria

The festival has an excellent quality certificate, issued by European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF.

Online TV broadcast live on the Internet of all concerts

The “Euro Folk 2011” International Folklore Festival will be held within the scope of “Euro Folk 2011” Musical Feasts - The world is television, which is in different European cities and countries during the whole year 2011. Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2011” comprise thirty five musical festivals and are held under the aegis of European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF.

Main event of the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2011” is Festival No 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” 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 and by the satelite and national televisions "Bulgaria TV", "Travel TV" 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 2011” – The world is television to make the traditional folk arts popular through the media.


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REGISTRATION FEE (for participants and accompanying persons)

  3 days -   69 Euro per person - 23 Euro / day / person
  5 days - 110 Euro per person - 22 Euro / day / person
10 days - 190 Euro per person - 19 Euro / day / person
In a group of 21 people - 1 person for free

The BASIC PACKAGES for 3 days / 5 days/ 10 days include:

• 3/5/10nights in a standard double / triple room in a 3 / three / star hotel
• 3/5/10 breakfasts
• 3/5/10 lunches
• 3/5/10 dinners
• Official opening with a gala concert - 5 -10 minutes for each
• 1/2/4 public appearances of 20-30 minutes for the competition program
• TV mobile station with a professional filming crew
• Online TV broadcast live on the Internet of all concerts
• Final concert with Official Closing ceremony
• Winners obtain "GRAND PRIX", First award in the relevant category and diplomas of laureates. The distinguished by the jury artists and artistic leaders are awarded a Diploma of Maestro or Maestro Academic through the Ministry of Culture of the relevant country.
• Information materials about the festival/program and posters/
• Complete festival service

Preliminary Program

The fest program includes competitions in the following categories:

  • folk songs;
  • folk dances;
  • folk ensembles;
  • folk orchestras;
  • popular and variety songs;
  • individual performers;
  • children under 16 years old – in all categories.

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 30 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 and by satellite televisions with European holding as well as by the World Wide Internet Television "Euro Folk" at www.eurofolk.com/tv .  

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 2011” International Folklore Festival is held within fourteen 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 contest 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 on the World Wide Television "Euro Folk" at www.eurofolk.com/tv .

The “Euro Folk 2011” International Folklore Festival is organized by Euro Folk Academy, Balkan Folk Academy and other organizations within the scope of "Euro Folk 2011" Musical Feasts - The world is television, from 24th of June until 4th of July 2011.

In "Euro Folk 2011" International Folklore Festival could also take part spectator groups that are not included in the festival's program. They pay for their stay with a reduction.

Host of the festival is the town of Primorsko, district Burgas, Bulgaria.

 

Regulations for participation in the contest

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

Those who wish to take part in the festival 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 30.05.2011.

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

Awards

Grand-Prix  "Golden Orpheus" and a diploma. The award is decided by the jury in accordance with the procedures, set by the members before the opening of the festival and announced to the entrants on the opening day.

First awards "Golden Orpheus" and a diploma in each category. The awards are decided by the jury in accordance with the procedures, set by the members before the opening of the festival and announced to the entrants on the opening day.

The jury awards the best performances with a free of charge shooting and producing of a video clip.

All award winners are granted with an Honorary sign and deeds as laureates of "Euro Folk 2011". The awards are granted on ceremonies during "Euro Folk 2011" Musical Feasts - The world is television.  

In the opinion of the jury and the producers the best performers and artistic leaders shall be honoured with a Diploma fro obtaining the rank Maestro or Maestro Academic.

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, as well as repeatedly on Internet television "Euro Folk".

Participants can order against payment a compact disc or DVD the full recordings of their performances and video clips. These products will be with the right of broadcasting in the respective country.

Every group may order the date and the hour when their performance will be broadcasted on the World Wide Television "Euro Folk" at www.eurofolk.com/tv .

The music programme is live. The order of sound-check and performances for each day is decided by the organizers.
Participants do not get paid for their performance.

The jury is international and consists of 3 persons.

Unambiguous text: The artists or presenting organizations, if approved by the jury to participate in the Fest, step back to 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 some other way, for which a contractual agreement will be signed.

Accreditations

Each music company or independent producer can send representatives on the Fest, in which case the sender covers the expenses for that.

General Conditions

A 20% advance payment of the total amount for lodging or board and lodging (calculated on the chosen by the group prices and the number of days to stay) should be deposited  /in EURO/ at Eurobank EFG Bulgaria - branch Veliko Tarnovo IBAN:BG97BPBI79311047679001
 BIC: BPBIBGSF by 30.05.2011 to Euro Folk Academy Ltd.

For example, for a group of 21 people who would stay at a two-star hotel, boarding and lodging for 5 days the amount comes out to: 20 (+ 1 free) x 5 x 22 EURO = 2200 EURO. The deposit is 2200 x 0.2 = 440 EURO. This amount should be deposited on the appointed account. The discounts will be substracted by the final payment that will be made at the arrival day.

The prices for lodging, which include the festival service are as follows:

REGISTRATION FEE (for participants and accompanying persons)

  3 days -   69 Euro per person - 23 Euro / day / person
  5 days - 110 Euro per person - 22 Euro / day / person
10 days - 190 Euro per person - 19 Euro / day / person
In a group of 21 people - 1 person for free

The BASIC PACKAGES for 3 days / 5 days/ 10 days include:

• 3/5/10nights in a standard double / triple room in a 3 / three / star hotel
• 3/5/10 breakfasts
• 3/5/10 lunches
• 3/5/10 dinners
• Official opening with a gala concert - 5 -10 minutes for each
• 1/2/4 public appearances of 20-30 minutes for the competition program
• TV mobile station with a professional filming crew
• Online TV broadcast live on the Internet of all concerts
• Final concert with Official Closing ceremony
• Winners obtain "GRAND PRIX", First award in the relevant category and diplomas of laureates. The distinguished by the jury artists and artistic leaders are awarded a Diploma of Maestro or Maestro Academic through the Ministry of Culture of the relevant country.
• Information materials about the festival/program and posters/
• Complete festival service

The sender covers all bank taxes. 

All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulations.

The following document had been assembled in Bulgarian and translated in English. In case of any arising argument only the Bulgarian version is valid.

The registration of the participants on their arrival will be held in Primorsko.

European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF,