Digital catalogue of the festivals in Varna supported a project of the Ruse Opera about Shostakovich
On 11 August the first award-winners were announced at the Festival of the Bulgarian Film "Golden Rose"
On this day 25 years in Varna: the final of the International Music Festival “Varna Summer” with Katia Ricciarelli
Criteria are needed for assessment of the qualities of festivals, this is the opinion of the expert Lyubomir Kutin
Data about the counting and assessment of the festivals in Varna in 2013
International Music Festival "Varna Summer"
International Ballet Competition - Varna
International Theater Festival "Varna Summer"
Such an assessment is not a surprise for the first two, but the third one, the Theater "Varna Summer" shows that for its comparatively short existence, it reflects a successful model, which deserves to be specially studied.
International Puppet Festival "The Golden Dolphin";
International film festival "Love is Folly";
Bulgarian Film festival "Golden Rose".
"The Golden Dolphin" corresponds to the care for the children. The two film festivals, though created at different times, and in different social and economic conditions, affirm the idea of Varna as a capital city of the national and world showing of films.
International Jazz Festival "Varna Summer";
Biannual of the visual arts "August in the Arts";
World Festival of the Animated Film;
International biannual of Print;
International May Choir Competition "Prof. Georgi Dimitrov";
International Folklore Festival - Varna;
International Fair of the Crafts and Arts.
The first two were created during the last two decades and present the modern jazz and visual arts. The Animated Film Festival till its cancelling in 1989, had un unquestionable reputation in the world, but after its re-establishing in 2011 it is still looking for its audience. The Biannual of Print, since its creation in 1981, targets a more specialized audience and to a certain degree logically is behind in the preferences. The May Choir Competition, regardless of its fifty-year-long history, has rarer participation of Bulgarian choirs and logical decreasing popularity. the Folklore Festival, whose beginning is in 1992, round up the third group of events. the traditional crafts, cultural and creative industries places in the peak of the tourist season in August, have the potential for development.
European Music Festival
International Music Festival "Discovery"
The European music festival fills in the cultural calendar of Varna in the period March - May. Its comparatively modest presentation in the questionnaire is due to the way proceeds. Spread in two months with about 7-8 events ,part of which rely on stars with world-wide popularity, the European Music Festival looks rather like a thematic musical season, than an event, which in a predictable period concentrates certain artistic energy. The Festival "Discovery", engaged with the cause of encouraging young pop musicians and the presentation of affirmed representatives of the genre, obviously needs a more active dialogue with the local community so that it identifies in it important for the city messages.