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Festival and Congress Centre – Varna

2, Slivnitsa Blvd.

The Festival and Congress Centre – Varna was opened to public in 1986 and from then on it became a centre for the most prestige events in the field of art and culture. Apart from different artistic events and festivals, science meetings and seminars are carried out; different companies celebrate their yearly holidays. Regardless the difficult years in the period of transisition, when it lost the state financial support, the FCC not only kept its place, but managed to enlarge the field of its activities.  The Festival and congress centre is the face of Bulgaria in prestige international congress organizations such as ICCA, EFCT, AIPC and the only Pan-European chain of cinemas Europe Cinemas of the European Union. Some of the most prestigious events, of which FCC is a coorganizer, are Zlatna roza (Golden rose) Bulgarian featured films festival, European film productions festival, the Varnensko lyato (Varna summer) International Music Festival, Varna Summer Theatre Festival, International May Choir Competition, International Ballet Competition – Varna and many other events. In 1993 the FCC initiated and became the main organizer of the Love Is Folly International Film Festival which is the only one international film festival with a competitive programme for featured films held in Bulgaria. During its thirteen edition this festival has won world  recognition as a visiting card of Bulgarian culture. Located only 100 m from the Black Sea shore just next to the Maritime Park in the very centre of the city the Festival and Congress Centre offers 1000 sq. m exhibition area, 12 multifunctional halls with capacity from 50 to 1000 seats equipped with high-level systems, and a catering service for 500 people. Every day at least 8 events take place and annually the visitors attending the cultural events only are about 250 000.

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