Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival

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The Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival (Bulgarian : Фестивалът на българския игрален филм „Златна роза“ [1] ) is held in Varna in September or October. [2] [3] Also known as Golden Rose National Film Festival [4] or simply Golden Rose Film Festival, [5] the event was first held in August 1961 [6] under the name "Bulgarian Film Festival"; it ran annually until 1974 (other than 1965) and after that it was usually held every two years. [7] The 34th Golden Rose Film Festival was held September 19 to 25, 2016. [8]



The first time the festival was held, in 1961, the prize-winning film was We Were Young . [9] The top award was originally called the Special Award of the Festival, but in 1963 the name was changed to "Golden Rose". [6] It is also referred to as the Grand Prix. [8] A statuette for the Golden Rose was designed by sculptor Vezhdi Rashidov. [6]

As of 2016, the festival has ten awards determined by its jury, and five other awards: [10]

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