International Festival of Children’s Theaters (Međunarodni festival pozorišta za decu)



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Country and Region SerbiaVojvodina
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Subotica, Vojvodina, Serbia
Festival Contact Information

Međunarodni festival pozorišta za decu
Otvoreni univerzitet
Trg cara Jovana Nenada, 15
24000 Subotica
Serbia
Phone: (381) 24-554-600
Fax: (381) 24-553-116
Email: lutfestsubotica@gmail.com

Festival Description

Subotica International Festival of Children’s Theatres was founded in 1994 by Subotica Municipal Assembly with the aim of presenting the most valuable and artistically most relevant national and international stage productions for children and of contributing to promotion of new and affirmation of already existing cultural values on international ground.

The 19th edition of the International Festival of Children’s Theatres is going to be held 20-26 May 2012 in Subotica, Serbia, encompassing also touring performances throughout Vojvodina and the rest of Serbia and the Festival reprise in Szeged, in neighbouring Hungary. During seven days, Festival will host artists, theatre experts and students of theatre academies from various parts of the world, including Europe and host country Serbia.

The focus of the Festival will be on Polish Puppetry which is going to be presented through an exhibition of puppets, costumes, set design sketches and posters by Polish artists in Subotica, Novi Sad and Belgrade, scientific gathering on the given subject, participation of puppetry students from Białystok and Wrocław in the Festival opening ceremony and through participation of Polish theatres in the main (competitive) program of the Festival. For its exceptional contribution to development of theatre art for children and culture in general, Festival has been awarded Vuk’s Prize, the greatest cultural acknowledgement in the Republic of Serbia, in 2005.

Festival Dates September 21 - 27, 2014
Festival Links

http://www.lutfestsubotica.net
http://www.openunsubotica.rs/

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Practical Info:

Open competition 2014:
  • SUBOTICA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL is announcing an open competition for participation in the competitive programme of the 20th Festival which is going to be held September 21 - 27, 2014. All puppet and children’s theatres, as well as all those theatres which have performances for children in their repertoire,* are invited to send their applications to Festival Head Office address:
  • Contact information
    • Open University Subotica
      Trg cara Jovana Nenada 15
      24000 Subotica, Serbia
      Phone/fax: + 381 24 554 655
      Phone: +381 24 554 600
      Fax: +381 24 553 116
      Email: lutfestsubotica@gmail.com
  • Deadline for entries by February 28, 2014 at the latest. Applications received beyond the stated deadline will not be considered.
  • All those applying for official selection are under obligation, besides sending the completed application form by regular mail or by e-mail, to send the following:
    • full length DVD (i.e. video recording of the whole perfo romance)
    • 5 horizontal photographs of the performance (13x18 cm, 300 dpi, quality 3/ i.e. about 1500 x 2100 pixels)
    • short summary of the performance in English (up to 900 characters)
    • cast and production team list (full names please)
    • short text about the theatre, or a CV (up to 900 characters) theatre logo
  • Without these elements the application will NOT be considered valid and complete. These elements are necessary for the selection (a recording – when it is not possible to see the live performance) and for creating the catalogue of the Festival. Submitted material will be kept in Festival archives and will not be returned.
How to apply 2014:
  • All those applying for official selection are under obligation, besides sending the completed application form by regular mail or by e-mail, to send the following:
    • full length DVD (i.e. video recording of the whole perfo rmance)
    • 5 horizontal photographs of the performance (13x18 cm, 300 dpi, quality 3/ i.e. about 1500 x 2100 pixels)
    • short summary of the performance in English (up to 900 characters)
    • cast and production team list (full names please)
    • short text about the theatre, or a CV (up to 900 characters)
    • theatre logo
  • Without these elements the application will NOT be considered valid and complete. These elements are necessary for the selection (a recording – when it is not possible to see the live performance) and for creating the catalogue of the Festival. Submitted material will be kept in Festival archives and will not be returned.
Awards:
  • Grand Prix of the Festival – award for the best play as a whole
  • Special award for originality and fantasy
  • Award for the best director
  • Award for the best stage design
  • Award for the best original music
  • Award for the best puppet design
  • Seven equal acting awards

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