About FCC


  The Festival and Congress Centre - Varna was inaugurated in 1986. Since its beginning it turned into the centre of the most prestigious events in the sphere of arts, culture and congress industry. Here, except the artistic events and festivals, are organized congresses, conferences, science meetings, seminars, different companies are celebrate their jubilees. Till now, despite the tough years of the transitional period, when remaining without financial support of the country, the Festival and Congress Centre - Varna did not only save its art territories, but even gained new ones, as well as CIELA cafe-bookstore. The FCC Varna has became the only one international network of cinemas – Europa Cinemas with MEDIA, the European Commission`s support program (Creative Europe / MEDIA Programme) for the European audivisual industry.


  Some of the most prestigious events of which the Festival and Congress Centre-Varna is a co-organiser are: the Festival of the Bulgarian Film The Golden Rose, the Festival of the European film co-productions, the International Music Festival Varna Summer, the Theatre Festival of Varna, the International May Choir Competition, the International Ballet Festival, edition of the European Music Festival of Radio FM Classic, the Christmas and May Salon of Arts – Varna, the International Children Festival of Arts, etc.


  In 1993 the Festival and Congress Centre - Varna became the initiator and organizer  of the International Film Festival Love is Folly, which is the only international film festival with a film competition programme that has been organised on the territory of our country and with its 23 editions it has turned to be a card of the Bulgarian culture in a world scene.

   Varna FCC is situated at the most attractive place in the centre of Varna itself, at the entrance of the Sea Garden, close to the beach, where the number of people is always huge.





  The Festival and Congress Centre – Varna, established in 1986 as an unit of the National Palace of Culture (Sofia), disposes of 11 multifunctional halls with a capacity of 50 to 1000 seats, restaurant, cafes and two summer terraces, situated under one roof of 4000 sq. m. in the most animated street in Varna – along the boulevard at the central entry of the Sea Garden and only 50 m away of the beach alley.

  Constructed after a project of Arch. Kosyo Hristov, with its 80000 cubic meters, almost half of which underground, with its clear outlines and modern silhouette, the building looks impressive and elegant at the same time, and nowadays is one of the architecture symbols of Varna.

    Events with different character are held daily in the halls of the Festival and Congress Centre – Varna.

    The image of the FCC as a centre of the events is supported by over 2000 movie screening per year, a lot of concerts in all ages, theatre performances, literature evenings, children's matinees and shows, art exhibitions, various expositions, international and branch congresses, conferences, seminars, presentations of companies, trainings, national and city-bred celebrations, cocktails, receptions.

    The Festival and Congress Centre is a co-organizer of more than 10 annual festivals, and in 1993 it became the initiator and organizer of the oldest international film festival with competition for feature films in Bulgaria – the International Film Festival Love Is Folly.

    The Festival and Congress Centre is the face of Bulgaria in the International network of cinema EUROPA CINEMAS with program MEDIA.

Film New Europe - FCC Varna is Cinema of the Month - section in August 2013:


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