16 - 20 June 2018
  Banja Luka      Bosnia and Herzegovina

Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Authentic Processed

Director:  Nikolina Čato

11th International culture and music festival "DUKATFEST” will be held in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 18.06. till 20.06.2018.
In recent years, "Dukatfest" hosted more than 80 folk and music ensembles from 47 countries around the world, and has proved to be one of the leading festivals of folk dances and songs of the Balkans. Successfully cooperated with festivals in the region and facilitated the participation ensembles in their program.
In the festival program of "Dukatfest” in 2018, traditionally, will perform 10 ensembles from around the world. The first ensembles, with the highest number of points in the competitive part of the Festival, will win Grand prix "Dukatfest" - 600 euros. All ensembles-participants will be awarded with plaques and certificates of Festival.

The number of participants can be a maximum of 30, including staff and drivers (in case of bus transport)

The Festival "Dukatfest 2018" provides for participants:

  • Accommodation (university accommodation) and food (three meals) for foreign ensembles in the days of the Festival from 16.06.2018. (2:00 pm) till 20.06.2018.(11:00 am);
  • Transfer from the airport Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina to accommodations and return;
  • Tourist tour of the City of Banja Luka;
  • The costs of technical need of ensembles and concert hall;
  • The costs of capture and recording ensembles for the central concert;
  • Certificates for all participants;
  • Promotional materials.

Participants / ensembles have to provide:

  • Travel costs of the state from which they come to Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and return;
  • Health insurance (submit proof of it);
  • Local tax (4 days, 16.06.2018. from 2 p.m till 20.06.2018. till 11 a.m.) and data processing costs for foreign nationals –Total 4 days 20,00 euros per person (be paid by the organizer upon arrival in Bosnia and Herzegovina);
  • All ensemble expenses incurred due to premature arrival or later departure of the ensemble from the term indicated in the propositions, shall be paid by the ensemble.
  • The Festival will provide accommodation facilities for doctors and a clinic for minor medical interventions, as well as a way of providing emergency medical services/from 00:00 to 24: 00/. The costs of serious medical interventions, defined policies of health insurance, do not bear the Organizers of the Festival.
  • All ensembles, who submit an application by February 28,2018 , will receive an official answer about participation in "Dukatfest 2018" not later than 10. March 2018., when Festivals Commission finish selection.

The Folklore ensembles should prepare:

  • A rounded appearance for up to 8 minutes (8 minutes) for the Central opening ceremony (submit name and video/link of choreography in application form);
  • Program to 25 minutes for individual concerts in main festivals program (It is not necessary only live music and original instruments. It can be stylization);
  • Traditional souvenirs to exchange gifts with representatives of the Government of the Republic of Srpska, City of Banja Luka and the organizer;
  • Bring national flag to represent for the competitive part of the program;
  • Bring a CD with traditional music of the country;
  • All ensembles will receive certificates of participation at IFK "Dukatfest 2018".
  • The leader of ensemble is responsible for discipline.
The propositions of International culture festival "Dukatfest" are supported by IOV ( International association of folk art ) whose "Dukatfest" Banjaluka is active member.
Applications for participation in this festival are accepted only from collectives members of EAFF or IOV-WORLD or IOV-national section.
For new collectives EAFF members fill in an Application form for Membership - http://eaff.eu/en/membership/groups
For new collectives IOV-WORLD members fill in an Application form for Membership - http://iov-world.com/application-for-membership/