History of ICF

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for the 59th International Children's Festival in Šibenik - Croatia. The application form is in .doc file.
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59-th ICF propositions

Terms under which shows and programs for the 57th ICF, Šibenik-Croatia should be applied
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Call for participation at the 59th International Children's Festival in Šibenik - Croatia

The applications have been opened for the 59th International Children’s Festival in Šibenik – Croatia, which will take place from 15th to 29th June, 2019. Croatian and international theatres, ensembles, art organizations, associations or individual artists, have the right to apply.

Terms under which shows and programs for the 59th International Children’s Festival, Šibenik-Croatia should be applied, are defined with 59th ICF PROPOSITIONS.
Applications should be addressed to tajnistvo@hnksi.hr and production@mdf-sibenik.com not later than 8th February 2019.

The application form can be downloaded as .doc file here.

Call for participation in the Workshop programme of the 59th International Children's Festival in Šibenik, Croatia

Submissions for participation in the Workshop programme of the 59th International Children’s Festival Šibenik will be available soon.

About ICF

Here, on the flagstones of the oldest city built by the Croats, the cultural history of Croatia and Europe was built over centuries. The paintings of Juraj Čulinović, the multidisciplinary geniuses of Antun and Faust Vrančić, the architectural mastery of Juraj of Dalmatia, the author of the St. James cathedral’s stone poetry just to mention the most distinguished give Šibenik a safe anchorage in the cultural sea of Croatia and Europe. Šibenik has always had leanings towards music, song and the performing arts.

The theatre tradition in Šibenik started 130 years ago, on January 29, 1870, when the theatre building was inaugurated. It makes the theatre, after the one in the town of Hvar on the island of the same name, the oldest theatre in Croatia. That’s where the Croatian language was spoken and defended from those who wanted not only to conquer but to subjugate Šibenik and Dalmatia. Nevertheless, the most distinctive trait of the cultural scene in Šibenik, and its trademark of a kind, is the International Children’s Festival — internationally recognised Croatian cultural event, unique in the world for four decades. The first festival was held in 1958, the result of the initiative and efforts of several children arts enthusiasts, but it quickly turned into a big, complex, internationally important festival and stage mechanism, founded on three elements — children, the festival and the city. It is certainly a multidisciplinary


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