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Two interesting festivals in the cultural calendar of Veliko Tarnovo municipality

June begins with two interesting festivals that are included in the rich cultural calendar of Veliko Tarnovo municipality this summer

Folklore Festival “At the megdana of Arbanassi”

The 8th National Folklore Festival ” At the megdana (square) of Arbanassi ” 2018 will be held on the 9th and 10th of June 2018 on an open stage in the village of Arbanassi.

Over 1,300 artists from all the ethnographic regions in the country will perform on the stage of the National folklore festival for authentic and processed folklore “In the middle of the Arbanassi”. 120 individual performers, folk groups, children’s and youth formations for folk songs and dances will take part in the seventh edition of the competition.

The folklore competition, founded in 1987, was rebuilt eight years ago and has become an important part of the events in the annual cultural calendar of Veliko Tarnovo municipality. It is organized by the local Chitalishte “Ilarion Dragostinov” with the cooperation of the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo and the town hall in Arbanassi. Within the framework of the festival there will be demonstrations of Bulgarian crafts from all over the country.


Sofia Film Fest – Veliko Tarnovo

Another interesting event in the cultural calendar of Veliko Tarnovo municipality is the 7th edition of Sofia Film Fest in Veliko Tarnovo 2018. This time it will be a summer cinema under the stars.

The special selection of films will be presented from 11 to 15 June 2018 and will be in the summer theatre in park Marno pole

It starts on June 11th and within five days in the old capital of Bulgaria will be shown one of the most important, powerful and moving films of 2017 – among them are Golden Palma and Golden Bear winners, as well as numerous prestigious international awards.

The price for the movie ticket is 4 leva, and if you get tickets for more than 2 movies – the price is 3 leva! All screenings have a starting time of 21.00 – after sunset!

The program for the festival includes:

On June 11 (Monday) the latest work signed by Shawn Baker, director-emblem of independent cinema in America- “The Florida project” , USA, 2017

On the second festival evening – June 12 – “On body and soul” (Hungary,2017). This special, beautiful love story received the prestigious “Golden Bear” at the Berlin Festival in 2017.

“In the fade”, Germany-France, 2017, by world-renowned director Fatih Akin, is the next evening movie proposal on Wednesday, June 13th. The premiere of the film was in Cannes’ official competition last year. It is no coincidence that Diane Krueger, with a role in the first German-language film in her career, was awarded the Best Actress Award.

On June 14 “Loveless”, Russia-France-Belgium-Germany,2017. This movie was featured in the Cannes 2017 competition program.

The last evening 15th of June will offer the winner of “Golden Palm” for 2017 – “The Square”, Sweden-Germany, 2017, directed by Ruben Oostlund.

For more summer events and fest in Veliko Tarnovo municipality follow our VT -Today blog.

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