STATUS OF THE FESTIVAL
The ARLEKIN Festival is held under the motto "The World in My Eyes" and aims to encourage children and youth imagination and creativity to create original media products by means of digital technologies.
Partners of the Festival are Varna Municipality, The State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, BDZH, BNT, BTA, BNR, “Bulgaria Now” Gazette (Chicago), the Italian Cultural Institute.
The Festival is held under two programmes: national and international. It may be attended by children and young people up to the age of 20 years from Bulgaria and abroad.
No participation fee is required for both programmes. Accommodation at the Varna Grand Hotel, St.Konstantin and Elena Complex, is paid by the participants.
Cinema & TV
Song Competition “Cinema – My Love, My Song”
The Song competition is held under a separate regulation published on the Festival web site.
Each participant (inclusive of group of participants) has the right to apply for participating with one and the same product only under one of the programmes. Each participant may apply with 3 different products at the most (video clip, audio recording, photographies, etc.) for the separate categories under each one of the programmes.
For participating in the International programme, the Cinema & TV and the Animation categories, separate subtitles to the film should be sent in SRT, SUB, SBV formats. Applications for participating in the Festival are submitted via completing the e-
Applications in any other mode shall not be considered by the Selection Committee for participation admittance.
Upon filing the Participation Application, each participant receives a Registration Number for participating in the Festival.
The product content should respect good manners and should not contain discriminative elements or violence.
Each application for the separate categories under both programmes is considered by a Selection Committee of experts, which determine the admitted to participate. The decisions of the committee are final.
By April 20, 2019, participants in the Cinema & TV category present a promoclip of their product with duration not longer than 1 minute for admittance to the Festival, and for the other categories – the finished product.
The List of Admitted Participants is published on the Festival web site by April 15, 2019. Final versions of the products are submitted by May 10, 2019. Each product is submitted as a file with a name containing only the participant’s registration number.
Each admitted product is demonstrated before the Jury and the public within the Festival days. After its demonstration, the author/s answer questions from the audience in the demonstration hall. Demonstrations are recommened to be done in the English language. If that impossible, a simultaneous interpretation is used by an external for the team interpreter.
Each Participant in the Festival days fills-
During the festival days, the audience in the Hall votes anonymously for awarding the Prize of the Audience in each category. The prizes of the professional jury are statuettes and diplomas.
CINEMA & TV
A videoclip, created individually or as a team work, is admitted for participating in this category. The videoclip should be in Resolution HD or Full HD in format MP4, WMV, MPG2. It should meet the requirements of one of the following lines: feature films, documentaries, reporting films (highlights), promo films.
Participants presenting films, which contain music and movie shots with reserved rights, should present at request by the Festival a declaration for lawful usage of these materials. In case of such declaration not submitted, the Festival reserves its right to not admit the presented film in the competition programme.
Under this category Arlekin prizes are awarded for idea and screenplay, cinematogtaphic artistry, directing, editing and by one prize for Best Product in each line.
Short novel with a story line and characters.
The film duration should be within 8-
Application for idea for making a film – by December 20, 2018. The application is submitted by way of completing an e-
Virtual training for creating screenplay and the means of expression of the cinema art
Providing support for shooting and editing the film
Film of 8-
Highlights (reporting films)
Videoclip of up to 3-
Film of up to 5-
This category accepts for participation short animated films produced by means of various technical modes. Participants compete in three lines:
Line 1 – Participants at the age of up to 8 years
Line 2 – Participants at the age of 9-
Videoclips under this category should be in MP4, MOV, WMV, SWF, MPG2 formats. An
Audio format products are presented under this category in one of the following lines: Radio Journalism and Audio Dramatization.
Products should be of up to 7-
For participating in the international programme a phonograma of the content in the English language is submitted in a text document named by the registration number of the participant.
An audio product representing a radio broadcast or reporting (highlights). In case the original product is over 7 minutes, its short version should be presented, with musical performance cut.
An audio product representing an audio dramatization of a literary work or a part of it.
Under this category YouTube, VBOX7 channels, vloggers and bloggers participate with their sites. Recent publications on them should not be of a period longer than 1 month as of the date of application. Admitted participants present their product and answer questions from the Jury and the public within 7 minutes. In this line one Arlekin prize is awarded for Best Internet Media.
Participation under this category is individual. Each participant should submit up to 10 author’s photographies without any collages used for producing the photographies.
Their dimensions should not be less than 2550 x 3300 and in some of the JPG, PNG, TIFF formats. Thereto the participant sends a description of each photography containing the name of the camera and lens having made the photos with, as well as additional computer processing.
Each photography is named by the participant’s registration number, followed by a dash and order number. An example for naming the third photo by a participant with number 124: 124-
Each admitted to participate in the Festival presents before the Jury and the audience his/her photographies and answers questions within 7 minutes. In this line one
All participants under this category may take part in the competition “The Best
Photography of the Festival”, which is held during the Festival. Each participant should submit one photography from the festival days as publishing it on an online platform.