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Zagreb Festivals

Zagreb International Folklore Festival
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The International Folklore Festival organized in mid-July, is a cultural presentation of all folklore groups belonging to Croatia, other European countries and from remaining continents. The festival showcases various music concerts, performances of folklore groups, exhibitions, and presentations either live or on screen. Participants of the festival perform in the Upper Town, Ban Jelacic square and also in Zagreb area.

Address: Zagreb Concert Management, Kneza Mislava 18, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 4501194, +385 1 4501200

Zagreb World Theatre Festival ( Visit Site )

Right from the beginning, The World Theatre Festival has always attracted international attention from lovers of innovative and experimental theatre. Each year in September-October, masters of theatre production, actors and performers gather together to enthral the audience with some unique theatrical offering.

Address: ZKM, Teslina 7, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 4872554, +385 1 4874582

Queer Zagreb FM Festival ( Visit Site )

During the last days of April, Zagreb hosts one of Europe's biggest gay festivals, The Zagreb Queer Festival. The event features many world artists who show tolerance to alternative sexuality through their art. The festival features a variety of theatre, dance and visual art events which promote tolerance without any discrimination on the basis of creed, colour or sexual orientation.

Address: HDLU, Trg žrtava fašizma bb, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 4611818, +385 1 4611819

Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films – Animafest ( Visit Site )

Known internationally as "Animafest Zagreb", Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film is Europe's second oldest animation film festival. It started in 1972 and as the name suggests, the festival is a get-together of like minded animation film lovers and filmmakers. The festival's main aim is to promote the skill, dedication and production of producing animated films through various thematic programs, in the form of exhibitions, lectures, debates and other events. It is held annually, usually during the first week of June.

Address: Nova ves 18/3, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 3907074

The International Festival 'Funny Comics Show' ( Visit Site )

The International Festival 'Funny Comics Show' tries to explain to the audience, the creative thinking and process that go behind creating a comic. They do this by arranging events such as workshops, premiers, exhibitions, lectures, concerts, debates, book promotions, cinema screenings and one to one talks about comics. The festival is held in the last week of November.

Address: Radio 101 Gajeva 10, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Tel.: +385 91 5541330


One Take Film Festival ( Visit Site )

The One Take International Film Festival, arranged in November, is one of a kind because it promotes only those films that are shot in one take i.e. from the time the camera is turned on to the time the camera is turned off. This excludes the cinematic editing processes of editing, cuts, fades in/out and transitions etc.

Address: Tuškanac 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 4834261

Festival of New Circus

Zagreb's contemporary circus festival, held in late October is of international standing with participation from countries like France, Canada, Italy, USA, and Germany along with local performers. For two whole months, the circus is an entertaining treat to audiences who look forward to numerous dare devil performances, magic shows and comic acts.

Address: Mala performerska scena, Gunduliceva 18, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 4833154

International Puppet Festival ( Visit Site )

The PIF or International Puppet Festival is an event organized by professional theatre companies who use puppets as a means of expressing emotion. Till now, more than 500 puppet groups from all around the world have participated in the festival, which is held annually in mid-September. The festival has been held since 1968, so has a long standing tradition & reputation behind it. Seminars, puppet exhibitions and puppet shows are a part of the celebrations.

Address: PIF, Medunarodni centar za usluge u kulturi - MCUK, B. Magovca 17, Zagreb 10010, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 6601626

ZAGREB! Festival ( Visit Site )

ZAGREBI! Festival strives to protect the environment by encouraging students, producers and parties to present their projects in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development.

Every year in September, the festival arranges various events of musicians and activists who believe in this noble cause of securing a healthy environment for present and future generations.

Address: Kneza Mislava 10/1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 2455833

Festival of Alternative Theatrical Expression – FAKI
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Alternative theatre takes an altogether different meaning when artists and companies who do not work under institutional theatre come together for the FAKI festival. Cultural events and theatre performances by street performers, musicians, dancers, jugglers and actors are the main attraction of this festival.

Address: Budmanijeva 12, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 6197223


Dance Week Festival ( Visit Site )

The Dance Week Festival is one of the most significant dance festivals in the Croatian regions of Zagreb and Rijeka. Established more than 25 years ago, it is held annually in May or June, international dance theatres / companies and their choreographers come together to present a theatrical & musical extravaganza.

Address: Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (HIPP), Biankinijeva 5 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 4833083, +385 1 4621967

Snow Queen Trophy

The Snow Queen Trophy is a men's and women's slalom race, held every year in January as part of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. It has taken place on the slopes of the ski centre on Sljeme just outside Zagreb, since 2005. The race is the most visited skiing race in the Alpine skiing World Cup circuit with a prize fund of €165,000.

Address: Croatian Ski Association, Trg Krešimira Cosica 11, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 3093009

Zagreb Dox ( Visit Site ) ( Wikipedia )

This international documentary festival, which established itself in 2005, is held annually in Zagreb in February. It is one of the biggest of its kind in south east Europe showcasing quality documentary films as well as providing a meeting point for reputed writers, photographers, directors & movie makers. The festival also organizes workshops, pitching forums and presentations to help striving film makers to continue develop their projects.

Address: Nova Ves 18 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 4854821, +385 1 4838215

Zagreb Film Festival ( Visit Site )

Since its inception in 2003, the Zagreb Film Festival has reached the pinnacle of success in the international film market. The festival screens films in three separate international competition programs for feature films, short film and documentary film plus a separate competition for short films made only by Croatian authors. The screenings and events of the Zagreb Film Festival take place every year in mid-October.

Address: SC - Savska 25, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 4829477