International Youth Folklore Festival Lake Postcard

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Country and Region MacedoniaOhrid
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Ohrid and Struga, Ohrid, Macedonia
Festival Contact Information

MLADINSKI KULTUREN CENTAR OHRID
Ul. Ohridati B4 1/3
6000 Ohrid - Makedonija
Phone/fax: +389 46789428
Email: mkcoh2001@yahoo.com

Festival Description

The organizers invite youth to participate in the International Folklore festival Lake Postcard. The Festival is held on wonderful coast on Ohrid Lake in the cities Ohrid and Struga. Those two cities are considered top tourism destinations in Macedonia. During this period the area is full of foreign tourists from all over the world.

The organizers have another youth festival that takes place in the same cities but in August. The festival is called International Youth Folklore Festival Ohrid & Struga. For more information visit
http://kadmusarts.com/festivals/6828.html

Festival Dates June 21 - 25, 2012

Festival Events:

Festival program 2012:
  • The organizer has the right to change the festival program. Final program will be given to groups upon their arrival to the hotel.
  • June 21st around 12:00pm (12h), arrival of groups, check in to hotels (first meal is lunch) free day/swimming, walking, sports
  • June 22 — OHRID town
    • 6:00pm (18h) — PARADE defile walking and short presentations
    • 9:00pm (21h) — FESTIVAL EVENING — Performances of the groups
  • June 23 — STRUGA town
    • 18h PARADE –defile walking and short presentations 6:00pm (21h) — FESTIVAL EVENING –performances of the groups
  • June 24 — Ship cruise, lake Ohrid and visit to St. Naum (€8 per person)
    • 9:00pm (21h) ‚ FAREWELL PARTY
      Gift exchange between groups and organizers
  • June 25 — Departure of the groups, after breakfast

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Practical Info:

Festival participation 2012:
  • €80 per person, 4 days on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in the hotels, rooms with bathroom and 2, 3 or 4 beds.
  • €70 per person, 4 days on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in the youth camps, rooms with floor bathroom and 7 or 8 beds.
  • There is a possibility to extend your staying, if you wish, under the special festival conditions, which is 20 eur per person for each extra day (full board basis)
  • Application form, together with 2-3 group photos and short biography, should be sent by December 30, 2011
  • Contact person
    • Dragana Mirkovic
      Email: myfolkfest@gmail.com>
      Phone: +381 65 25 21 078
  • Pre-payment (€20 per person) should be sent at the latest by April 10, 2012
  • Payment details will be sent to you after receiving your application form. This amount is not refundable if the group cancel their participation.
Conditions of participation 2012:
  • Festival is not competitive and is open for all children and youth groups whose members are 7 to 25 years of age.
  • Groups will have two performances at the festival. Each group has to prepare a 10 minute quality program. Performances are on the open-air stages, in the case of bad weather it will be held indoors.
  • It is not necessary to have live music. It is also allowed to perform using CD, but it has to be of a good quality recording. Each group will get a diploma for their participation at the festival, as well as a DVD from the festival organizers after the festival is finished.
  • Every group will get an official brochure of the festival with the presentation of the participating groups, in english.
  • The groups must bring their national flag for the parade.
  • If the weather is nice for swimming, every group is responsible for their members’ safety.
  • Every group must have one english speaking person. Organizer will give an english speaking guide for every group who will be responsible for contact 24h a day.
  • Number of participating groups is limited for each festival, so the places will be given to the groups who send their pre-payment first (€20 per person — this amount is not refundable if the group cancel their participation).
  • Group with 50 members may have maximum of 4 adults (group leader, choreographer, drivers) for free.
  • Group with 40-45 members may have maximum of 3 adults for free.
  • Group with 30-35 members may have maximum 2 adults for free.
  • The groups have to organize travelling to and from Ohrid.
  • For the groups that are coming with their own bus there is a free parking place in the hotel aria.
  • For the groups that are coming by plane, the organizers provide transfers for the performances free of charge. Also we can provide airport transfers (on group request we will send the offer). The nearest airport is Skopje (capital of FYROM) and the bus price depends on the number of people in the group, approx. €25-30 per person, return ticket.
  • If group needs a visa, it is the responsibility of the group to arrange for it. Organizers can only give an invitation letter to groups and can not interfere in the visa issuing process and make contacts to embassies.
  • The groups are recommended to have an insurance policy for their members.
  • Contact person

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