Община Варна - култура и изкуство
Candidature of Varna for European Capital of Culture
It was launched on 13 June 1985 by the Greek minister of culture, the famous actress and singer, Melina Mercouri. Initially, the initiative was called European City of Culture in a special motion of the Council of Ministers of the Union.

The official document stated that the European City of Culture was to present a culture which in its historical roots and contemporary development was characterized both by common elements and a heritage which had been due to differences.


Bulgaria’s European Capital of Culture
In 2019, a Bulgarian city and a Italian city will be the European Capitals of Culture. The designation procedures are described in Decision No 1622 of 24 October 2006 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

The applications are assessed by a special commission of 13 members. Seven of them are from European institutions and six are appointed by the applicant-country.



Festivals and Competitions
ХІII International Animated Film Festival

September 2017

The festival was founded in 1979 under the initiative of the International Animated Film Association and after 1981 was under the auspices of Lyudmila Zhivkova International Foundation. The General Direction Film Festivals, TSO Bulgarian Cinematography, Union of Bulgarian Film Makers, Committee of Television and Radio, TSK Bulgarian Video and Zname na Miara Center were involved into the organization of the festival. The Grand Prix is Zlaten Kuker.

Like the most film festivals at that time it was also a biennial one, taking place in October every odd year. Six editions of the festival were implemented, the last one – in 1989. The films were presented in the cinemas of Varna. Since 2011 the festival is revived again in Varna. It is planned to happen in September.
For contacts:
Varna 9000
2, Slivnitsa Blvd.
Festival and Congress Center
Iliya Raev, Director, tel. +359 52 608 453
e-mail: fk@mail.orbitel.bg
site: www.fcc-varna.com

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