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June 17 – July 1, 2017

The first festival was held in 1958, the result of the initiative and efforts of several children’s art enthusiasts. Along the years, the Festival has turned into a big complex multidisciplinary/multimedia cultural event, which not only displays but actively invites participation. It is a review of the best work for children as well as of the best work by children.

The basic cultural and pedagogical justification of the festival is that it promotes aesthetical education of children and young adults, and develops all artistic forms of children’s creativity. The festival also stimulates many ideas in art forms for children and by children: dramatic and music arts, puppetry, film, literature and visual art. The festival has the full support of UNICEF and UNESCO and continuing patronage of the Croatian President.

As the Manager of the Festival, Ivana Badzim initially screens for potential shows that would be of interest for participation in our Festival. However, the last word regarding the selection of the shows/performances is from The Artistic Board of the Festival.

We would like to invite you to submit your application consisting of:

  1. filling out the application form attached
  2. technical rider
  3. video recording of a FULL performance. The full performance can be submitted either as a DVD which you need to send to: HNK u Šibeniku, Internacional Children Festival, Kralja Zvonimira 1, 22 000 Šibenik, Republic of Croatia, or a link to internet content.

The deadline for submission is the 9th of December 2016.

The final selection of the shows will be announced beginning of January 2017.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at
in case you need more detailed information or visit the official website of the Festival (