FAKS 2018

Starts 19. april 2018. in Rovinj

FAKS – Amateur Cultural Creation Festival

Based on the principle of lifelong learning and love for amateur creativity, FAKS - the Amateur Cultural Creation Festival is an international cultural, educational and entertaining event which unites choral festivals, acting festivals, exhibitions of visual arts and meetings of amateur groups and takes place in spring each year.

Events in 2018.:

International wind orchestra festival from 11.-13.05.2018.

International choral festival from 19.-22.04.2018. (Vol. 1) & 03.05.-06.05.2018. (Vol. 2))

International traditional and folklore dance festival from 28.-30.09.2018.

 

FAKS festival is proud to be recognized from European Festival Association (EFA) and chosen to get EFFE label for 2017/2018 as one of the best European festival. EFFE quality label was given to festivals with an artistic commitment, involvement in their local communities and a European and global outlook.

 

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HIGHLIGTS OF THE FESTIVAL

The FAKS festival offers special accommodation packages at favourable prices in resort Belvedere 4* in Vrsar:

155 EUR per person

FAKS – FB

  • 3 overnight stays in two-bed room.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in time of stay
  • Istrian dinner and party in agritourism
  • Organisation of concerts and tours with a group guide

140 EUR per person

FAKS – HB

  • 3 overnight stays in Rovinj in two-bed room.
  • Breakfast and dinner in time of stay
  • Istrian dinner and party in agritourism
  • Organisation of concerts and tours with a group guide

Festival locations

Rovinj

ROVINJ

On the beautiful Istrian coast, just below the Channel of Lim, there lies Rovinj, one of the most romantic places on the Mediterranean, and one of the most developed tourist places in Croatia. This town is characterised by a rich natural and cultural heritage, particularly the church of St Euphemia, the old town and the Zlatni rt forest park. It represents an ideal destination for all those who yearn for a sentimental atmosphere of bygone times. Romantic and mysterious, but at the same time full of possibilities for unforgettable fun, Rovinj becomes and remains a town to which you want to return.

Vrsar

VRSAR

Vrsar is a beautiful little town of fishermen, winemakers and farmers, with a history longer than 2,000 years. It was built on a picturesque little hill near the stronghold of Vergotin, the former summer residence of the bishops of Poreč. The rows of stone houses climbing up the hill towards the old town centre, the church that dominates the townscape, and the quiet bay surrounded by islets all make the beauty of Vrsar unique. With its irresistible combination of authentic architecture and preserved nature, Vrsar offers you a unique ambient of the Mediterranean that you can only wish for.

Pazin

PAZIN

Situated in the very heart of the Istrian peninsula, only around 30 km from famous tourist spots, Pazin is a town with a long and rich tradition, as well as many sights. Despite not being situated on the coast, its surroundings are ideal for a variety of sporting activities. If you wish to experience an environment in which people have been living since the ancient times, participate in programmes celebrating the tradition, life or food, stroll through the old stronghold, leaf through an incunabulum or seek inspiration, the town of Pazin and inland Istria are the perfect places for you.

Festival participants 2016

CHOIR ARMONIA

Italy

CHOIR ARMONIA

CHOIR APZ ALOJZIJ MAV

Slovenia

CHOIR APZ ALOJZIJ MAV

CHOIR FIOR DI ROCCIA

Italy

CHOIR FIOR DI ROCCIA

CORO MONTENERO

Italy

CORO MONTENERO

CHOIR KUD SCT – CHOIR RETRO

Slovenia

CHOIR KUD SCT – CHOIR RETRO

CHOIR MELICUS

Italy

CHOIR MELICUS

MePZ REVOZ

Slovenia

MePZ REVOZ

IL FOCOLARE

Italy

IL FOCOLARE

CORO POLIFONICO DI TRICHIANA

Italy

CORO POLIFONICO DI TRICHIANA

VILLACHORUS

Italy

VILLACHORUS

CHOIR RIIARINNA

Finland

CHOIR RIIARINNA

EL SCARPON DEL PIAVE DI SPRESIANO

Italy

EL SCARPON DEL PIAVE DI SPRESIANO

CORO POLIFONICO BEATO JACOPO DA VARAGINE

Italy

CORO POLIFONICO BEATO JACOPO DA VARAGINE

CHORO LE OREGE DE HOI

Italy

CHORO LE OREGE DE HOI

CANTEMUS BOY`S CHOIR

Hungary

CANTEMUS BOY`S CHOIR

CORALE DEI LAGHI

Italy

CORALE DEI LAGHI

Other festivals

CHORAL MEETINGS

The choral meeting is open all year around to choral groups of all ages and all kinds from all over the world – as their name reveals, it is not a stressful contest but a unique opportunity to meet other choirs from different countries, sing together and make new friends in the magic atmosphere of Istria. Come along and enjoy the concerts of friendship with one or more local choirs. Send a request on festival@maistra.hr or sign up here.

Application form

CHORUS INSIDE CROATIA 31.08.-05.09.2017.

During the six-day event of the international festival, choirs from various countries will engage in competition and reach for their best performances at the main concert which will be held in the Adris hall in Rovinj. The festival opening ceremony will be held in the grand Church of St. Euphemia in Rovinj.

Application form

MUSICA SACRA 14.-16.10.2016.

With the 20 years of its tradition, the international festival of sacral music MUSICA SACRA is coming to Croatia where the choirs will present themselves with the best performances of sacral music in the churches of Vrsar, Funtana, Rovinj and at other beautiful locations in Istria. Festival „Musica sacra über die Grenzen und Berge“ (Musica Sacra across the boarders and Mountains) was initiated by maestro Manfred Linsbauer from Austria. It's meant to bring people from all neighbouring countries of Austria together to make music. Its emphasis is to cultivate spiritual and traditional choral music.

 Application form

PARTNERS OF FESTIVAL

 

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