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Arlekin 2020 - old


Under the patronage of Ministry of Education and Science
Varna, Bulgaria, 6 - 9 June 2020



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

  • Animation

  • Radio

  • Internet Media

  • Photography

  • Song Competition “Cinema My Love, My Song”

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.


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 8-10 minutes with starting and closing inscriptions included. Films should have neither been published on online platforms nor having participated in other festivals and competitions before being presented at the Arlekin Festival.
ocumentary films
Film of 8-10-minute duration with educatuonal orientation, presenting an event, a process, an achievement or a socially important theme.


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 9-14 years

  • Line 3 Participants at the age of 15-20 years

Videoclips under this category should be in MP4, MOV, WMV, SWF, MPG2 formats. An Arlekin prize is awarded in each one of the three lines.


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-minute duration and submitted in the MP3, WAV, AIFF file formats. In each line one Arlekin prize is awarded.
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.
adio journalism
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.
Audio dramatization
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.

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