EFFE Laureates 2017
The EFFE International Jury selected 26 festivals from amongst the 715 EFFE Labelled Festivals for their exceptional quality, work, commitment and impact within their contexts and territories. These 26 Laureates are in the run for the EFFE Award handed out on 18 September during the Arts Festivals Salon in Brussels, hosted by the Centre of Fine Arts – BOZAR.
Pawel Potoroczyn, chair of the final EFFE Jury meeting, is “delighted with the result which is representative for the whole EFFE Label list covering 39 countries. The geographical reach, diverse festivals’ scope and diversity in arts disciplines, as well as a strong social engagement, are reflected in these 26 EFFE Laureates celebrating the diverse festivals’ community all over Europe”.
The 26 EFFE Laureates (in alphabetical order) are:
- 12 Points, Ireland
- Africtions - captured by Dance, Germany
- Altofest International Contemporary Live Arts, Italy
- ASALTO Zaragoza , Spain
- Athens Digital Arts Festival , Greece
- Bábkarská Bystrica TOUR - Double impulse, Slovakia
- Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival, Cyprus
- Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UK
- Edinburgh International Festival, UK
- European Film Festival Palic, Serbia
- Festival of Five Churches, Hungary
- Festival of Wonder, Denmark
- FMM Sines - Festival Músicas do Mundo, Portugal
- Gdansk Shakespeare Festival, Poland
- Gender Bender, Italy
- GOGOLFEST - International Annual Multidisciplinary International Festival of Contemporary Art, Ukraine
- International Theatre Festival - Varna Summer, Bulgaria
- Les Eurockéennes de Belfort, France
- Mittelfest, Italy
- Ravenna festival, Italy
- Tallinn Architecture Biennale , Estonia
- Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre, Georgia
- TANEC PRAHA - The International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre, Czech Republic
- Theaterfestival Boulevard 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
- Utrecht Early Music Festival, Netherlands
- Walk&Talk Azores, Portugal
NB: the festivals that received the EFFE Award in 2015 were not considered for nomination in this edition.
Find more details about the EFFE International Jury here.