World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2012"

Director: Iliyan Nikolov

Date: 23 August - 2 September 2012

Place: Nessebar and "Sunny Beach" resort, Burgas, Pomorie, St. Vlas, Bulgaria

With the support of UNESCO

The World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2012" is held for the second time.

Organizers are The World Association of Folklore Festivals - WAFF, the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF, World Folklore Academy and other organizations.
A special feature of the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk" is that all performances are recorded with professional audio and television equipment and the best of them are repeatedly broadcasted by 50 cable televisions in Bulgaria, by satellite televisions "New Bulgarian Television, "Travel TV", "BG TV" and "Heros TV" with coverage across Europe, as well as by the World Wide Internet Televisions "Euro Folk" at tv.eurofolk.com and "TV Rodina" at www.tvrodina. com. With these activities the main goal of the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2012“ is being realized and that is to popularize the traditional folk arts through the enormous possibilities of mass media.

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LIVE TV broadcast on the Internet of all concerts

AWARDS:
GRAND PRIX "Golden Orpheus", a gold medal and a diploma of ABSOLUTE WORLD CHAMPION OF FOLKLORE for 2012.

The Winner of Grand Prize "World Folk 2012" - World Grand Prix "Golden Orpheus" takes also a money prize of 1000 Euro.

First award "Golden Orpheus" in the relevant 14 categories and a diploma of WORLD CHAMPION OF FOLKLORE for the relevant category. The Champions obtain golden medals and for the second and third place – silver and bronze medals.
All participants obtain diplomas of laureates, diplomas and prizes.
According to the evaluation of judges and producers Euro Folk Academy, the best performers and art directors are honored with a Diploma for obtaining the rank of Maestro or Maestro Academic. Diplomas are awarded through the Ministry of Culture of the relevant country.

REGISTRATION FEE (for participants and accompanying persons)

  5 days - 195 Euro per person  - 39 Euro / day / person
10 days - 350 Euro per person  - 35 Euro / day / person

In a group of 21 people – 1 person for free


The BASIC PACKAGES for  5 days / 10 days include:

• 5 / 10 nights in a standard double / triple room in a 3 / three / star hotel
• 5 / 10 breakfasts – Swedish table
• 5 / 10 dinners – Swedish table
• Official opening with a gala concert - 5 - 10 minutes for each
• Defile - parade on the opening day
• 2 / 4 public appearances of 20 - 30 minutes for the competition program
• TV mobile station with a professional filming crew
LIVE TV broadcast on the Internet of all concerts
• Final concert with Official Closing ceremony
• Awards and diplomas in the relevant categories of the World Championships, DVD, CD
GRAND PRIX "Golden Orpheus", a gold medal and a diploma of ABSOLUTE WORLD CHAMPION OF FOLKLORE for 2012.
First award "Golden Orpheus" in the relevant 14 categories and a diploma of WORLD CHAMPION OF FOLKLORE for the relevant category. The Champions obtain golden medals and for the second and third place – silver and bronze medals.
All participants obtain diplomas of laureates, diplomas and prizes.
According to the evaluation of judges and producers Euro Folk Academy, the best performers and art directors are honored with a Diploma for obtaining the rank of Maestro or Maestro Academic. Diplomas are awarded through the Ministry of Culture of the relevant country.

• Information materials about the festival /program and posters/
• Complete festival service

 

Preliminary Program

The festival program includes competitions in the following categories:

•    folklore songs;
•    folklore dances;
•    folklore ensembles;
•    old-time city songs
•    brass and folklore orchestras;
•    popular songs;

•    individual performers;
•    in all categories there is classifying of youths under 19 years.

Concerts take place at the Ancient Amphitheatre in Nessebar and Sunny Beach, Burgas, Pomorie, St. Vlas, Bulgaria.

The jury is entitled to request for the performance of a part of the applied program, if it exceeds the prescribed time limits. However, participants should be prepared, if necessary, to complete the program in its entirety.

During the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2012”shall be made studio audio recordings and shooting of professional videos of the program of the participants, whose performances have been awarded by the jury with shooting of a video clip or against payment.

The duration of the program must not exceed 20 minutes.

The made recordings shall be broadcasted by 50 Bulgarian cable televisions, 4 satellite televisions covering the whole Europe and the by World Wide Internet Televisions "Euro Folk" at tv.eurofolk.com  and "TV Rodina" at www.tvrodina.com .

During the participation of the collective in the championship organizers could invite it to participate in common events – Official Opening Ceremony, Official Closing Ceremony, parade, cocktail and more.

Regulations

Main task of the organizers is to allow the expression of the creative groups and their incorporation into a competitive program, defining the best of them and promoting the winners by broadcasting in the European and World television air.

The World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2012" is organized by the World Association of Folklore Festivals - WAFF, the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF, World Folklore Academy and other organizations from August 23 to September 2, 2012.

The World Championship of Folklore "World Folk" is held with the support of UNESCO.

Host of the festival are:  Nessebar and "Sunny Beach" resort, Burgas, Pomorie, St. Vlas, Bulgaria.

Regulations for participation in the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2012“

To enter the contest, an accreditation of the participants is needed, and that is carried out under the following conditions:

Those who wish to participate in the Championship, must complete and sign application forms, in which there is an explicit text stating that the applicant accepts the conditions laid down in this Regulation.
The collectives who apply for participation must have been awarded prestigious awards from other festivals; the awards should be listed in the application.

Application forms for participation in the competition program shall be adopted no later than 20.07.2012.

Participants pay their participation in the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk in 2012" by the indicated prices.The advance payment is 20% of total amount for participation of the group. It is paid until 30.07.2012. This condition is with the purpose of reservation of the seats in the active resort season.  Two weeks before the beginning of the championship the full amount for participation must be sent. Exception only with the  permission of the President of EAFF.

The price includes staying the night, breakfast, dinner and festival attendance. The minimum participation period is 5 days.

 

REGISTRATION FEE (for participants and accompanying persons)

  5 days - 195 Euro per person  - 39 Euro / day / person
10 days - 350 Euro per person  - 35 Euro / day / person

In a group of 21 people – 1 person for free

Hotels: Hotel **** Aquamarine, Hotel***Kotva

The BASIC PACKAGES for  5 days / 10 days include:

• 5 / 10 nights in a standard double / triple room in a 3 / three / star hotel
• 5 / 10 breakfasts – Swedish table
• 5 / 10 dinners – Swedish table

For individual performers and duets have and participation fee from 50 Euro per person.

It is desirable by post, at the address of EAFF, to send the last released album of the participant / the group or a demo record of not less than two performances. It is desirable to add an annotation of the participant and promotional materials - photos.

Submissions will not be returned.

Awards

The Grand Prix "World Folk 2012" - World Grand Prix "Golden Orpheus", a gold medal and  a diploma for World Champion of Folklore for 2012.

It is determined by the jury, which observes procedure rules, agreed by the members of the jury before the opening of the Championship and announced to the participants on the opening day.

The Winner of Grand Prize "World Folk 2012" - World Grand Prix "Golden Orpheus" takes also a money prize of 1000 Euro.

First prizes "Golden Orpheus" in the relevant categories and a diploma for World Champion of folklore for the relevant category. The champions are awarded gold medals, and for second and third place - silver and bronze medals. At the discretion of the jury, in various categories may be given additional gold, silver and bronze medals with the relevant diplomas.

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

All participants receive Diplomas for laureates, diplomas and object-prizes. The awards are granted at a ceremony during the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2012".

At the discretion of the jury and the producers World Folklore Academy, prominent artists and art directors are honored with a Diploma for obtaining the rank of Maestro or Maestro Academic. The diplomas are sent by the Ministry of Culture of the relevant country.

All award winners receive a free copy of the TV product, which contains some of their performances and has been broadcasted in Bulgaria, Europe and worldwide.

Participants can order against payment full recordings of their performances, including video clips, on CD and DVD. These products have the right for broadcast in the relevant country.

Participants do not get paid up.

At the Opening of the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2012” the organizers invite the ambassadors of the countries whose teams participate in the opening.

The deadline for submission is 20.07.2012.

Unambiguous text: At approved by the jury participation in the Championship, the teams or the representing organizations give the organizers the right to be recorded on audio and video, arranged in a program, presenting the festival and broadcasted by a TV channel or otherwise, for which a contract is signed.

Registration of the Participants

Registration is done on the basis of applying for participation by the team. After confirming the application must be paid an advance payment.
The minimum participation period is 5 days.

General Conditions

The bank transfers are made on the account of World Folklore Academy Ltd.:
Bank account: FiBank- Veliko Tarnovo

IBAN:BG40FINV91501014932134

BIC: FINVBGSF

All bank charges are borne by the sending country.

Completed and signed applications shall mean acceptance of the conditions laid down in this Regulation.

Registration of the participants at their arrival will take place in "Anchor" Hotel, "Sunny Beach" Resort, Bulgaria.

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