Born out of Lennart Meri’s idea in 1987 the Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival is the oldest of its kind in the Baltic region. It presents authentic documentary stories, masterpieces telling stories from the survival of indigenous peoples through to dramatic conflicts in highly developed societies. Estonian Television broadcasts 6 of the best documentaries, and after the last film is shown viewers can vote for their favourite to be awarded the Estonian People’s Award.
Oito24 – is the ingenious name of a festival that takes place between Rua 8 and Rua 20 in Espinho from 08.00 to 24.00. For 3 days in summer, the streets, squares and many shops are given over to artists, performers and designers to create new projects and artistic creations, with strong involvement from the community. This free festival promotes encounters between creators, artists and the public, as well as outdoor film screenings and gourmet activities in the town market.
Ördögkatlan Fesztivál – “Dragon’s Cauldron” – is a multicultural event in 4 small villages in the Villany wine region. The annual pan-art festival takes place in almost 45 locations over 5 days in August. Several of the events are suited to an intimate indoor setting for a small audience, while some are open-air concerts with thousands present. The varied programme includes jazz, world, rock, folk and classical music, drama, circus, dance, literature, art, workshops and children’s events.