Festivals and competitions

“VARNA Summer” International Music Festival

The “Varna Summer” International Music Festival is the first music festival in Bulgaria, founded in 1926 in the city of Varna.

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Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival

The festival was established in 1961. Until 1974, except 1965 (when the Balkan Film Fest had its single edition), it was held every year

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International Choir Competition Prof. Georgi Dimitrov and National Festival of Children’s and Youth Choirs

In 1982 the competition was named after the prominent Bulgarian composer Georgi Dimitrov - the founder of the contemporary Bulgarian choral school.

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International Puppet Festival The Golden Dolphin

The International Puppet Festival The Golden Dolphin was established in 1972. Its 19th issue is forthcoming in 2025. It is held once in every three years, from 1st to 7th October.

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International Print Biennial

The Biennial is defined as an international forum and encounter of artists from different countries, bearing the wealth and variety of the world graphic art.

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International Jazz Festival 

Established in 1992, it is held annually featuring world famous musicians from Bulgaria and abroad.

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Varna Summer International Folk Festival 

Established in 1992 under the initiative of Varna Municipality, it is held every year in the first week of August.

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Varna Summer International Theater Festival 

The Varna Summer International Theater Festival is the theater event of largest international dimensions in Bulgaria. It is held every year between 1 and 11 June in Varna within the framework of the Varna Summer Festival of Arts.

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Love Is Folly International Film Fest

The festival was established in 1993. The programme is a competitive one and features selected films produced the last two years dealing with the subject of love. It is open every year on the last Friday of August. 

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International Photograph Salon 

Established in 2003 as a national photograph salon, in 2007 it turned into an international event held annually, featuring professional and amateur photographers from all over the world. 

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European Music Festival – Varna

The festival was established in 2004 under the initiative of Elite Music Agency in partnership with Cantus Firmus. The festival’s programme includes symphony, chamber concerts and recitals.

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International Animated Film Festival

In October 1979 the First World Animated Film Festival "Varna” ’79 took place. Six editions were organized, the last of which in 1989. Since 2011 the festival has been re-established in Varna. 

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International Sofia Film Fest – Varna

The festival was founded in 2010 under the iniatiative of the film company "Aleksandar Nikolov – Artin" OOD and "Art Fest" EOOD. The programme presents the newest trends of the world, European and Bulgarian film art. 

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International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films 

Established in 1965 in the city of Varna as an international review of Red Cross and health films, the Festival became a world event in the years to 1991.

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Radar Festival 

The festival aims to expand the boundaries of cultural life in Varna, to present musical projects, in which a variety of artistic forms meet in a coherent way, such as film, video art, poetry, contemporary theater and dance, and perhaps the most creative sector in our modern life - technologies.

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