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Festival of the Bulgarian Film GOLDEN ROSE

Activity Active
Founded 1961
Location Varna
First edition in Varna 1961
Last edition in Varna 2020
Frequency of occurrence every year
Month September – October
Usual duration 5-10 days
Type cinema
Regulations Competition
Audience for all
Content experimental
Range national
Organizer a public institution
Type of participants professionals
Places in halls
Access paid
Official website

The Festival was founded in 1961. Its basic organizers have been the Managing Body of Cinema Workers, the Committee of Culture and the City People’s Council – Varna, and after 1994 – the National Film Center. Until 1974, with the exception of 1965, when there was one-time edition of the First Balkan Film Festival, it has been held every year. The first edition of the Festival included feature, documentary, popular-science, and animated films. A special jury designates awards for the best film of contemporary theme, the best scenario, director, camera work, the best performance of female and male roles and others. The basic slogan was “The Native Film Art for Peace and Socialism”.  

 

Until 1971, it was called Festival of the Bulgarian Film and contained competitions in all basic film genres. Parallel to this festival, the non-feature film has its forums in Kyustendil, Velingrad, and Dobrich (then called Tolbuhin). In 1974, it was renamed the Festival of the Bulgarian Feature Film and has been held once in two years. 

 

In 1990, it had a one-time edition in Sofia, but in 1994 it returned to Varna again. The next edition of the Festival was in 1996. In 2000, the practice of holding it once in two years was resumed and its program included non-feature Bulgarian films as well. Since 2010 it has been held every year.

 

The first editions of the Festival were in the cinemas “Republic”, “Golden Sands” and “Lenin”, and since 1972 – in the Palace of Culture and Sports, and since 1986 until now the host of the festival events has been the Festival and Congress Center. 

 


Editions in Varna 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

1961 – 31 July – 11 August

1962 – 12 – 22 July

1963 – 5 – 14 August

1969 – 13 – 20 September

1970 – 18 September

Closing of the Festival. Fragment from the film by Rosen Ginev “Varna 20th Century”

1972 – 19 September

1988 – 9 – 13 October

1990

1996 – 29 September – 6 October

2002 - 18 - 24 October

2004 – 27 August – 4 September

2006 – 1 – 5 September

2008 – 3 - 9 October

2010 - 2-8 октомври. www.zlatnaroza.bg

2011 – 7 – 13 October

2012 – 5 – 11 October

2014 - 11 - 17 October

2015 – 2 – 11 October

2016 – 19 – 25 September

2017 – 30 September – 7 October

2018 – 27 September – 4 October

2019 – 27 September 4 October

2020 – 24 September – 1 October