BlackSeaFest

The international festival – competition BlackSeaFest will be held in the city of Batumi – the tourist capital of Georgia located on the Black Sea coast. Today Batumi is the most important cultural, economic and tourist center of Georgia. It is famous for the historical center of the city and the modern tourist area with skyscrapers. The city with the richest history, mention of which occurs in the IV century BC, the Greek philosopher Aristotle.

Beside that most of the Georgian resorts attract tourists with their antiquity, Batumi is very modern and original, it attracts travelers with unusual buildings, original attractions and a mixture of all sorts of shapes, colors and sounds. It is very interesting that Batumi is not built up with shops and hotels, but is a large park, which is really nice to walk in the middle of summer heat and in the evening. Batumi – the personification of modern Georgia. Its clean beaches attract tourists from all over the world, history and culture are fascinating, the number of events taking place will not make you bored, and restaurants serve delicious national cuisine.

Dates of the event

20 – 24 July 2020, Batumi, Georgia.
19 – 23 July 2021, Batumi, Georgia.
18 – 22 July 2022, Batumi, Georgia.

The ideals of Fiestalonia are directed on the uniting the creative people, which will take part in this significant event for the whole region, where the representatives of different countries and nationalities will meet in order to promulgate the peace, friendship, fraternal relations and world nations’ solidarity by means of art of dance, singing and music!
The competition is held under the patronage of the mayor of Tbilisi | CID UNESCO | ACAVE | Conservatory of Gerona. Every teacher and leader of the group will receive a special European thank you certificate and official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of Spain. The best teams and performers will receive free participation at the contests of international importance in Spain, Italy and France.

A big welcome awaits you in Georgia!

BlackSeaFest

All of our programs consist of two parts:

  1. Participation in the competition and festival
  2. Participation in the Festival without competing in the competition*.

* For those who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival. They will still participate in the other festival activities including: joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing participants will also perform at international friendship concerts combining different kinds of art.

Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring you to a whole new level of creativity!

Fiestalonia is a member of CID UNESCO

CID UNESCO

Why is it worth participating in this contest

  • Europe’s leading competition committee will organize a competition of international level in Georgia;
  • International jury of certified experts and leaders in the field of culture with a worldwide reputation;
  • Presence of the producers at the competition Fiestalonia Georgia;
  • The grading system, which guarantees the highest quality of refereeing;
  • Workshops, master classes, round tables with leading experts and teachers;
  • Free master classes for all participants and their teachers from leading experts;
  • Workshop with teachers, working on the mistakes from the competitive view.
  • The possibility of paying only the festival fee;
  • The possibility of payment in the office in Tbilisi;
  • The possibility to order the complete service package that includes accommodation, meals and transfers;
  • Magnificent scene and other conditions for demonstrating their own capabilities;
  • Official international license certificates with the results of the contest will be awarded not only the teams, but also each individual participant;
  • Leaders of the groups participating in master classes receive European certificates;
  • Leaders and sponsors of the teams receive official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of Spain.
  • Co-organizers of the contest Fiestalonia Georgia are the official structures of Georgia, the festival-contest is held under the patronage of the mayor of Tbilisi, as well as the European Council, CID UNESCO | ACAVe;
  • Best performers of “Fiestalonia Georgia” contest will be invited to the international competitions in Spain, Italy and France;
  • The ability to attract to touring in Europe.

Targets and objectives

  • Strengthening of international relations, providing the creative atmosphere for the professional experience exchange among the participants;
  • Discovering new names and talent;
  • Involving music producers and managers for organization tours and concerts for the participants of this contest in Spain, Italy, France;
  • Popularization of Georgia on the international level;
  • Increasing the level of performance among collectives, searching for new creative personalities;
  • Strengthening of the cultural connections between Georgia and the European Union.

Nominations

GROUP (А) — instrumental music (soloists, ensembles, orchestras)

  • piano solo, piano ensembles for one instrument ( two instruments in one program are not allowed);
  • Academic stringed and stringed bowed instruments (violin, alto, violoncello, contrabass etc.);
  • Folk instruments: accordion, bayan, stringed bowed, stringed and plucked instruments, stringed drums instruments etc.;
  • Wind instrument;
  • Guitar.

Technical requirements

  • Soloists, duets and small groups present one competitive composition, groups from 5 persons present one or two competitive compositions not longer than 5 minutes each other.
  • Once declared program should not be changed. It should comply the performing at the contests concert.
  • There is no restriction on the participant’s status (for example: music school, music academy, music college, conservatory, amateurs or private tuition). Professionals and amateurs are measured in different categories.

Group (B1) — Choir’s singing. B1.1. mixed; B1.2. Half mixed/chamber choirs; B1.3. Homogeneous choirs; B1.4. Children.

  • Academic singing
  • Folk singing;
  • Folklore (authentic) singing;
  • Pop singing;
  • Jazz singing;
  • gospel;

Technical requirements for group B1

  • One or two own choice composition with the accompaniment or a cappella not longer than 5 minutes each other.

Group (B2) – singing (ensembles, soloists, duet, trio, quartet, quintet) 

  • Academic singing;
  • Folk singing;
  • Folk (authentic) singing;
  • Jazz singing;
  • Pop Singing.

Technical requirements group B2

  • Soloists, duets and small groups present one competitive composition, groups from 5 persons present one or two competitive compositions not longer than 5 minutes each other.
  • The composition, which characterizes abilities of the performer.
  • All the compositions should be recorded on USB flash drive in MP3 format.
  • It’s obligatory to indicate soloists, duets and small groups of 3-5 persons.

GROUP (С) – Choreographic groups and soloists

  • Classical dance;
  • Folk choreography, folk-stylized dance, ethnic dances;
  • Ballroom dance;
  • Ballet dance;
  • Sport dance (hip-hop, disco, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance, pop locking and other street styles);
  • Modern dances (jazz, modern, neoclassic etc.);
  • Variety dance;
  • Oriental dance;
  • Children dances;
  • Street dance;
  • Social dance (argentine tango, balboa, bachata, boogie-voogie, waltz west coast swing, zoom, Irish network dance, country, lindy-hop, merengue, reggaeton, rueda, salsa, samba, samba de gaffiyera, forro, hastl and etc.)

Technical requirements group C

  • Soloists, duets and small groups present one competitive composition, groups from 5 persons present one or two competitive compositions not longer than 5 minutes each other.
  • All the compositions should be recorded on USB flash drive in MP3 format.
  • In the application it’s necessary to specify if the layout of performances is needed or if the work will be executed by one set.
  • It’s obligatory to indicate soloists, duets and small groups of 3-5 persons.
  • There is no any restriction on the participant’s status (for example: ballet school, dance academy, dance college, amateurs etc.)

Jury

The jury of the BlackSeaFest competition is staffed by outstanding artists, educators and producers. The exact list of jury members will be published closer to the beginning of the competition. The list of possible members of the jury of the competition can be found at: http://ru.fiestalonia.net/jury/

The jury has the right

  • not to award all the prizes; 
  • to share prize among performers;
  • to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
  • to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations;
  • the jury evaluates the participants on one hundred-point system, the final result is made up of the average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores;
  • the jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review.

Evaluation criteria

GROUP (А) – choreographic groups and soloists

– mastery – technique of movements’ execution;
– compositional creation of the performance;
– suitability for the theatre (flexibility, costume, properties, performing standards);
– choice and correspondence of the musical and choreographic materials;
– artistic skills, disclosure of an artistic image.

GROUP (B) – instrumental groups and soloists

– degree of the complexity of the repertoire;
– degree of virtuosity and technical capability;
– scenic culture, artistic skill, posture.

GROUP (С) – singing (choirs, ensembles, duets, trios, soloists)

– purity of the intonation and quality of sound;
– beauty of the timbre and the voice strength;
– scenic culture, artistic skill
– Mastery – technique of movements’ execution

GROUP (D) – artists and authors of the decorative and applied arts’ products, fashion theaters

– author’s creative personality and mastery;
– composition methods skill
– skills in the technique the work is done;
– uniqueness of the idea and execution;
– colour solution.

GROUP (E) – Original genre

– level of preparation and mastery;
– suitability for the theatre (flexibility, costume, properties, performing standards);
– artistic mounting of the program.

Prizes

The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.

Regarding the genres of performing and nominations the awards are distributed due to seven age groups

  • participants who received up to 70 points become prize winners (copper diploma);
  • participants who received from 70 to 79 points – prize winners of the third degree (bronze diploma);
  • participants who received from 80 to 89 points become prize winners of the second degree (silver diploma);
  • participants who received from 90 to 99 points become prize winners of the first degree (gold diploma);
  • participants who received 100 points become winners of the grand prize of the contest “BlackSeaFest” (platinum diploma).

Each group participant is given a nominal diploma from the founders and providers of the contest. Ensembles, soloists, duets and small groups – winners of the first prizes get from the Spanish authorities an additional diploma in the form of engraving on a special base. The Grand prize winners are given the nominal diploma and personalized trophy cups FIESTALONIA. Each team head, teacher and sponsor will be given thank-you letters on the letterhead of the kingdom of Spain. The directors of the groups will get an international certificate of passing the master classes. We have established special award of the president of Fiestalonia Milenio – a free participation in the international contests in Spain, Italy and France.

Program of stay

1st day
– Arrival of the participants, meeting in the airport, transfer, accommodation in the hotel.
– check in to a hotel; (from 14:00)

2nd day
– press conference;
– presentation of international festivals committee Fiestalonia (Spain).
– registration of the participants;
– Tour in Batumi (2 – 2,5 hours)

DURING THE EXCURSION YOU WILL VISIT:
– Old and New Boulevard, with its amazing singing fountains
– The statue of Ali and Nino – a symbol of eternal love and understanding between nations
– Piazza Batumi Square

* The tour of Batumi is included in the price.

3rd day
– Contest day;

4th day
– Day free;
– 18:00 — Gala concert and giving out of the awards to the participants*;

*Gala concert will be held with the participation of the winners selected by the organizing committee of the competition together with the jury.

5th day
– check out from the hotel at 12:00.

ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net

ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.

Prices

With the accommodation (for not local participants)

APPARTMENTS EUPHORIA 4+****
Batumi (breakfast + dinner)
Price Extra night
accommodation in a DBL room 270 € / person 43 € / person
accommodation in a TRPL room 260 € / person 35 € / person
accommodation in a QDRPL room 250 € / person 31 € / person
Hotel Sky Tower Hotel 5*****
Batumi (breakfast + dinner)
Price Extra night
accommodation in a DBL room 311 € / person 53 € / person
accommodation in a TRPL room 290 € / person 46 € / person

* The participants who are accommodated at the apartments of the Hotel Euphoria, can use the swimming pool and SPA of the hotel Euphoria 5 *****. Breakfasts and dinners will be served for them in the restaurant of the hotel Euphoria 5 *****. The Sky Tower Hotel 5 **** has excellent hotel’s facilities.

  • soloists pay extra €50.
  • duets pay extra €40 for a duet.
  • small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.
  • For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €15 per person.

What is included into the price

  • 5 days and 4 nights (Accommodation in a hotel according to your choice);
  • Transfer hotel – place of performing – hotel
  • Excursion around Batumi with the guide
  • Master classes (the themes will be determined latter)
  • Program of the contest
  • Gala Concert with an award ceremony;

ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net

Prices without the accommodation

  • The participation fee will be 70 euro / person and it applies for participants and for the group leaders of the groups from 5 people;
  • Soloists, duets and small forms have to pay extra separately (25, 45 and 35 euros, respectively);
  • For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €15 per person.
  • The group must purchase at least one excursion during the festival;

* This price includes: everything according to the program, except for hotel accommodation, meals and transfers.
* If the groups/participants want to take part in the additional nomination – they have to pay extra charges.
*If the application is filed to participate in more than one nomination – it must be paid as an extra participation.

Extra trips

Mountain Adjara – Gonio Fortress
Botanical Garden – Peter’s Fortress
Colchis Reserve- Poti – Picnic in the Reserve
Martvile Canyon
Park “Tsitsinatela”
Travel to Imereti region

Extra requirements

  • All the rights of the photos and video belong to the organizers of the festival Fiestalonia Milenio.
  • Payment is a confirmation of participation in the contest, if for some reasons the participant refuses to take part in the competition, payment will not be returned.

How to take part in the contest?

To book a contest trip contact us at our e-mail: info@fiestalonia.net
Telephone: 0034 972 376550 / 0034 688 276248
After that we will refer you to the authorized tour operator in you country

Period of accepting the applications

  • the last day of receiving of the applications is for 21 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • the last day of payment is for 15 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • terms and conditions of the agreement are to be requested from our managers.

Completed application please send to info@fiestalonia.net

Catalog of our festivals and competitions 2018 – 2020

BlackSeaFest

Searching for a sponsor

Dear friends!
Your creative group wants to participate in one of our international festivals but your budget for this year is up? The tickets are too pricy or your creative group has not enough funds to participate in one of the contests? Don’t lose hope, because many artistic groups face these problems. Don’t collapse, we’ll give you some advice how to find a sponsor.

1. Address to the authorities
Address to the state regional organizations which can be ministries of culture or public departments of culture, education and work with youth. Write an official petition and amplify it with lively pictures. Remember that the first impression is very important. From our side the international festival committee FIESTALONIA will provide you with an official petition addressing the official organizations to assist in helping you to participate in an international festival and present there your country and region.

2. Turn to entrepreneurs for help
Business is always interested in creation of a favorable image and promotion of its production and services. Try to convince them that an investment into the propaganda of their own country and their folk out of the country will always do only the good. FIESTALONIA has developed a special program for your sponsors. Each sponsor can be presented on the festival in the form of advertising products, banners and the foremen can do short commentaries about sponsors during the concert. The organizing committee of the festival and municipal authorities give official thank you letters into the address of the sponsors as their gratitude for the development of cultural relations among different countries. Your artistic group can print the logo of your sponsor on your own T-shirts. All this makes a positive image for the sponsor as thousands of people will get to see that.

3. FIESTALONIA prepares an official petition
FIESTALONIA sends an official petition to the address of the official authorities in your region or town with a request to support your artistic group in presentation of your region on an international contest. Also FIESTALONIA can send official letters of support from regional authorities of the countries which receive a contest to the address of the regional authorities in your country.

4. Organize a free concert
Organize a free concert in your town and raise donation funds. While doing this prepare vivid posters which explain your desire to participate in the international contest. During the concert ask people to give donations as your desire for demonstrating your talent and culture is a part of a common cause.

5. Address the culture supporting funds
Certainly there exist associations and funds which give help in preservation and development of culture in your region. Gather as more recommendations and references as possible and address them. Anyways it’s their obligation to help talented performers.

6. Go through the Mass Media
Attract the attention of the Mass Media. Prepare an article about a coming festival and about the necessity to participate in it. Tell the press about the importance of participating in festivals and contests for cultural development. The press always willingly writes about culture and the upcoming events, especially if it concerns the reputation of the country and the propaganda of the culture of the country abroad. In the article try to explain about the upcoming festival in detail and for receiving the necessary information address FIESTALONIA. We will willingly introduce you the press releases.

7. Use social networks
To attract attention to the trip use social networks at most. Be inimitable and ingenious. Get together with all the group and brainstorm how to become more creative.

8. Donations’ gathering
You can organize donations’ gathering through electronic payment systems. If each of your friends transfers one euro, you may get up to one thousand euros.

9. Make money during the concerts
During the concerts on our and other contests you can sell your CDs and souvenirs.