Call for Authors 2018

15th Seven Days of Creation Festival

Aug 12-18, 2018 Pazin, Croatia

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VMČ Association (Udruga Veliki mali čovjek) is calling for participants for the 15th Seven Days of Creation Festival. We are looking for authors interested in participating in the evening programme, which takes place every night from August 12 to August 18, 2018 in Pazin, Croatia. This call is open until June 10, 2018.

Apply with your proposals for exhibitions, films, lectures, performances, concerts, and under certain conditions theatrical performances.

The Seven Days of Creation Festival, within its possibilities and budget, and in accordance with the authors needs and wishes, provides conditions for a presentation of the work at the Festival. 

Priority in the selection process will be given to those applications in compliance with the idea and concept of the Seven Days of Creation Festival.


The Seven Days of Creation Festival is a project intended for the development of innovative cultural productions, promotion and education. It has been running yearly since 2004 in Istria, Croatia. The festival programme is based on the interaction of different media, continually creating new possibilities, situations and spaces with new authors.

The goal of the festival 
is to provide a structure for interdisciplinary action and for the creation of an educational international environment, which connects diverse forms and ways of expression: from visual, theatrical, musical and literary expression to science, new media and non-material culture.

Whole-day workshops
are held during the festival, which end with the final presentation UPRAVO STVORENO (JUST MADE), a multimedia event on the final day of the festival. This way, workshops participants join the festival programme as authors well.

The evening programme
takes place on each day of the festival, with a different theme every day.

The Seven Days of Creation Festival holds the EFFE Label 2017-2018, a European label for remarkable and innovative festivals, awarded by the European Festival Association. 


LECTURES. They should give the audience a broader insight into a specific topic, through presentations of books, concepts, authors and organizations. Ideally, the lectures will supplement and inspire the workshops and their participants, as well as attract a specific audience with its subject and approach.

They are not limited in media nor form. They can be group or solo, held in different locations: public town spaces, atrium of the Pazin Castle and the town gallery “DLS” (where the exhibition is open for 7 days). Exhibitions can last from one to several days, depending on the festival’s programme, the technical requirements of the exhibition and authors’ wishes.

They are held mostly outdoors. Various musical expressions are welcome (vocal and instrumental; from traditional to experimental).

They should be subtitled in English, while duration and genre are not specified. The priority will be given to films that explore and question.

Applications should include a summary of the proposed performance, including information on duration, necessary material, equipment and space. Please provide links to video materials, if you have any. 

They will be considered only if they conform to our budget limitations and do not exceed our technical capacities. If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to contact us.


All applications are to include the following information:

1. Personal info: name and surname, address, phone no., e-mail, website if any
2. A short bio (please include your date of birth)
3. A short description of your work (please include links, photos and other materials you might have)
4. Production requirements (equipment, space, budget...)

PLEASE NOTE: The information and materials will be used in promotional materials, so make sure you send correct, up-to-date info. If you need to make any changes in your sent application, you can send the whole application again, as soon as possible.

Apply (or ask for additional information) by June 10, 2018 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Selection process: We will review every application and contact all authors by email with the selection process results. We kindly ask for your patience regarding the selection process. The results are expected during June, and no later than July 15, 2018. If you need the results before the deadline, please indicate so in your application or contact us afterwards.


The 7ds world of creative freedom inhabited by strange creatures can be found in the heart of the magical Istrian peninsula / Croatia. Here, year after year, young and affirmed authors flock together to share their work and ideas with other like-minded individuals.

Join us from August 12 to 18!