The festival was established in 1961. Until 1974, except 1965 (when the Balkan Film Fest had its single edition), it was held every year. The first edition presented feature films, documentaries, popular science and animated films. A selected jury awarded prizes for the best film on contemporary subject, for the best screenplay, best directing, best cameraman, best actress and actor, etc. In 1990 the festival had a single edition in Sofia, but in 1994 it returned again in Varna. Up to 1971 the Golden Rose was an annual festival.
Official opening: 24th of September, 18:00hrs
Venue: Festival and Congress Center
Main organisers: Ministry of Culture, National Film Center, BNT
Organiser: Festival and Congress Center
With the assistance of Varna Municipality
Contacts: Irina Kanusheva – tel. 00359 899 94 30 04; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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