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International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films

Activity Active
Founded 1965
Location Varna
First edition in Varna 1965
Last edition in Varna 2019
Frequency of occurrence biennale
Month June
Usual duration 5-10 days
Type cinema
Regulations Competition
Audience specialized
Content traditional
Range international
Organizer a non-profit organization
Type of participants professionals
Places prevailingly indoors
Access free of charge
Official website

Among the creators of the Festival are the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Red Cross, the League of the Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross. In 1989, when the latest edition of the festival happened, the support of the Ministry of People’s Health and Social Care, the Ministry of Culture, Science and Education, the Bulgarian Association for Tourism and Relaxation /BATR/, the Committee for Television and Radio and the International Foundation “Lyudmila Zhivkova”, the Creative Industrial Partnership “Orpheus”, the Trade Union of Health Workers and the Union of the Bulgarian Film Makers. 

 

The slogan of the Festival is “Through Humanism to Peace and Friendship”. The forum has solid recognition by the International Federation of Film Producers Association /FIAPF/, furthermore it is placed in the highest category of the specialized competitive festivals. According to its statute, its basic task is to gather and show the best films which deal with topical humanistic red-cross health works, created during the last two years. The Festival was usually held at the end of May and the beginning of June every other year as a biennale, and after its reestablishment in 2015 – at the end of September and the beginning of October every year. 

 

According to its statute, its basic task is to gather and show the best films which deal with topical humanistic red-cross health works, created during the last two years. The Festival was usually held at the end of May and the beginning of June every other year as a biennale, and after its reestablishment in 2015 – at the end of September and the beginning of October every year. In the years in-between, without having an edition, there were organized discussion forums on sensitive issues.

 

Until 1989, the film projections were in the Palace of Culture and Sports and the city cinemas. After 1987, it was held in the Festival and Congress Center, and after its reestablishment – the “Kamchia” Resort, Varna Municipality and the Festival and Congress Center.


Editions in Varna 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019