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International Students’ Folklore Festival- City ofNiš (Serbia) takes place every year from 2008, in midst of July, from 16-20th.
Organizer and founder of the Festival is Students’ Cultural Center Niš and its Academic Folklore Ensemble ORO.
Festival is under patronage of Ministry of Education of Republic of Serbia, City of Niš and City Municipalities.
From it’s beginning,Festival is organized according to Regulations of CIOFF.
Our Festival has been recognized as a CIOFF International Festival, as the highest rang for organizing folk festival, at Congress at Budapest (Hungary) on November 9th 2021.
Our intention is to introduce folklore traditions and diverse national cultures to citizens of Niš and southeast Serbia through Festival, and to present our large cultural heritage as well.
Every year, 6-8 students’ ensembles from different countries take part.
Maximum number of participants (including orchestra and drivers) is 35 persons.
Costs of transportation within Serbia, accommodation and meals are to be submitted by organizer.
Accommodation and meals will be provided in the students dormitories in Niš, in two-bed rooms (each room has bathroom), at the expense of the organizer.
Transportation costs outside Serbia are to be submitted by participating ensemble.
If some group came to Serbia by plane, Organizing Committee will provide bus transportation with covered expenses from the airport (Belgrade) to Niš (250 km).
Performances of the ensembles will take place in Niš, and surrounding towns (Bela Palanka, Ražanj, Knjaževac, Soko Banja and Vladicin Han), up to 20-30 minutes per performance.
Opening ceremony and concert in Niš will be on July 16th.
Final performance of all participants will take place in Niš on July 20th, on open air stage in the City Fortress.
For the opening concert and final concert, each Ensemble should prepare a performance up to 15 minutes. Also, before opening and final concert, street parade is planned.
Ensembles are due to perform with live music (orchestra).
Application deadline is January 31st. Together with Application Form, applicants must enclose CV of ensemble, link for video where we can seeperformance of the group, and at least two photos in optimal resolution which are to be used for propaganda material of the Festival.
Applicants will be noticed about their applications until February 15th.


16.07 - 20.07.2024



Studentski kulturni centar
Šumatovacka bb
18000 Niš  (See in )



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