ZAGREB, June 10, 2019 – The European Festivals Association (EFA) and the international Europe for festivals, Festivals for Europe (EFFE) judging panel headed by Sir Jonathan Mills has short-listed 24 laureates among 715 applications for the EFFE 2019-2020 Awards with Music Biennale Zagreb and the Vukovar Film Festival running for the awards.
EFFE awards celebrates arts festivals that demonstrate artistic excellence and at the same time have a strong impact on the local and regional development of cultural cooperation.
EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe is initiated by the European Festivals Association (EFA) and supported by the European Commission.
The winners will be presented during the EFFE Awards Ceremony in BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts Brussels on 26 September 2019.
This year saw the 30th edition of the Zagreb Music Biennale which presented almost 50 programmes with numerous guest composers from abroad as well as presenting new compositions by Croatian composers. More than 400 local and foreign performers participated in the biennale.
The next biennale will be held in April 2021.
The Vukovar Film Festival (VFF) – Festival of Danubian countries has been held in August every year for the past twelve years. Films are awarded in three categories and the winners get Golden Barge for the best long feature, Golden Barge for the best short feature and Golden Barge for the best documentary.
Over the past 12 years, VFF screened over 900 movies and attracted 300,000 spectators on aggregate.
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