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The festival logo.Danube - River of Europe Festival

Closing : 1st May 2017 (send notice of your intention to enter by 15th April)
Festival: 11-14th May 2017

Set in Ruse (aka Rousse) Bulgaria - a town on the River Danube the festival is held every second year (last held in 2015). The very broad theme is PANTA REI - EVERYTHING FLOWS - just as the great Danube river flows by the town, marking the border between Bulgaria and Romania.

There is no limit on length, genre or technique. Entries on DVD  or memory stick in MPEG2 or MPEG4. The only important thing is for the movies to be non-commercial, to support the universal values and to be nice. An expert pre-selection panel will choose which of the entries will be screened. Each one chosen secures its maker or his/her representative: hotel, food and access to all events during the festival. The authors will receive information from the organizers within two weeks.

There are no festival taxes, and the events from the cultural programme and the closing cocktail are covered by the organizers.

(From Britain, you fly to Bucharest in Romania - it is a 30Km run by bus/taxi from there over the border bridge to Rousse.) Events include outings, banquets, workshops and discussions. You will eat and drink a lot!

No entry fee or even forms. Write or email your intention to enter include information about: the name, length and type of digital carrier of the film, name and address of the author and if s/he will come to Bulgaria.

Come along if you can. The friendly festival team arrange for students to translate into excellent English.

PROGRAMME

11 May, Thursday
until 6 pm registration of participants at the lobby of the central city theatre
- 6:00 pm official opening and first film block
12 May, Friday
-  9:00 am screenings
- 12:00 noon cultural programme
13 May, Saturday
-  9:00 am screenings
-  2:00 pm screenings
-  8:00 pm official closing, cocktail
14 May, Sunday
- departure of participants


Contact: Vladimir Iliev
PO Box 365
Rousse 7000
Bulgaria

Tel: 00 359 899 056 119

E-mail : e-mail: vladimiriliev@abv.bg

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