International Festival
of Red Cross and Health Films
June 13 - 17, 2019


Between 13th and 17th June 2019, Varna is hosting the XVIII-th (eighteenth) International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films with the following main theme:


February 28th, 2019 is the final date for requests to participate and submission of films for selection.
!IMPORTANT! For Red Cross and Red Crescent films the term for submission is extended to April 15th, 2019.
April 15th, 2019 the applicant will be informed on the selection results.

You can get the regulations from the following link: Regulations for XVIII-th International Film Festival (English version). To download the regulations in PDF You can click with the right mouse button and choose "Save as".


You can submit your films:

CLASSIC POST - by sending a submission letter to the following adress:

Ilko Raev / Director /
International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films
Bulgaria, 9000 Varna,
3 “Bratya Shkorpil” Str.

E-MAIL - all information and link to your film(s) to the following e-mail: ircfilmfest@redcross.bg
Download the form to fill here: SUBMISSION FORM

By choosing one of several on-line platforms below.

Stamp date must be before February 28th, 2019, and the letter should arrive no later than March 20th, 2019!

All films with original language different from English should have subtitles or dialogue lists in English.

Films that are in Work-In-Progress stage as of February 28th 2019 will not be accepted.

Films for selection should be provided in one of the following formats:

  • DVD, HDD or USB by post;
  • YouTube, Vimeo or other sharing service;
  • File transfer server such as dropbox.com; tranz.it; mediafire.com or one of your own choice


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Red Cross & Red Crescent Organizations:
Each National organization of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, determines the participating members of a delegation and sends the information to the Organizational Committee of the Festival before March 15th 2019.

Contact Address
Postal address

International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films - Varna
3 Bratia Shkorpil Str.
9000 Varna



Festival Secretary

Mrs Svetla Lefterova
phone: +359 888 422 421

Foundation International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films

Bank details:

IBAN: BG02STSA93000022044759
Bank: DSK
Bank adress: Bulgaria, Sofia 1036, 19 Moskovska Str.
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