Call for Applications


Application Invitation For Participating In

The 16th International Naj,naj,naj festival

Zagreb, 27. 03. – 01. 04. 2015

The City Theatre Žar ptica is inviting all children theatres interested in the festival to submit their applications to participate in the 16th International Naj,naj,naj festival which will be held in Zagreb, Croatia from 18 – 23 March 2016.

No puppet performances are accepted for application at the Festival.



Applications are due to 1 November 2015 at the latest at our address:

Gradsko kazalište Žar ptica
15. Naj,naj,naj festival
Bijenička 97
10000 Zagreb

Or online at

Applications reaching us after 1 November 2015 will not be taken into consideration.

You can download the application form here:

Application form


The Application should contain the following information:

Apart from the completed Application form, all candidates to participate in the competition should send the following:

  1. A DVD recording of the performance (By mail).
  2. 4 photographs (By E-mail).
  3. A short summary of the performance with an obligatory English version of the summary if the performance is a show from a foreign country (By E-mail).
  4. The casting list (By E-mail).
  5. The theatre’s logo (By E-mail).

The DVD recording is indispensable in the case the selector is not able to view the performance in person. After the process of selection, DVDs are not returned to the candidates.


The Speciality of the Naj,naj,naj festival:

The aim of the Festival is to offer the very best of the Croatian and international children theatre production to the children of Zagreb and present the performances during the Spring school holidays.

The Festival performances are free of charge.


How are performances selected:

The main criterion for selection of performances is their artistic value. The selector, appointed by Marija Sekelez, the general manager of the Naj, naj, naj festival, decides on the official programme of the festival.

The results of the selection will be announced at on 15 December 2015 at the latest.




The Naj, naj, naj festival is a competition. All performances are followed by an expert jury of five members constituted of renowned theatrical artists and critics.

The best performances are awarded Golden Fire Birds (Žar ptica) in ten categories.


What is provided by the Naj, naj, naj festival:

The Naj, naj, naj Festival provides accommodation to all participants from outside Zagreb, food at the hotel and technical support. Travelling costs are covered by each participating theatre.


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