Festival of the best theatrical performances
as per texts by domestic authors
JoakimrFest will be the 7th till the 15th of May in the Knjaževsko–srpski teatar from City of Kragujevac.
The Festival is named after Joakim Vujic (1772–1847), First Serbian Court Theater Director in Kragujevac 1835/36.
Knjaževsko–srpski teatar the regular host of Festival, organizer is the Direction of Festival and sponsor City of Kragujevac.
Director of the Direction of Festival is Dragan Jakovljevic.
Selector of the Festival is named by Direction of Festival for the period of four years.
The Jury (3–5 members) is appointed by the Direction of Festival.
Knjaževsko–srpski teatar being the institution of special significance to Serbian culture and art, the Theatre endeavours to develop other activities besides showing plays. Since 2005 the Theatre started grandiose publishing business with the magazine Joakim, founded the Gallery Joakim, ordered monographies of all the winners of the Statuette of Joakim Vujic, 2009 published the first edition book Premijera, started to research and publish drama heritage of Kragujevac.
Plays are shown on Stage Joakim Vujic and Stage Ljuba Tadic, Theatreteque is also active, and from February 2007, will start to work the Stage Mija Aleksic. That is the reason why Kragujevac should bear the name of Teatropolis, which was proclaimed in 2005, on the 170th anniversary of foundation of the oldest theatre in renewed Serbia.
In 1965 this theatre also initiated Meetings of professional Theatres Joakim Vujic of Serbia (in central Serbia) and they were held every year in May in one of ten different towns, until 2003. Since 2004, the Theatre became the regular host of JoakimFest and since October 2006, also of the JoakimInterFest, The International Small Scene Theatre Festival.
First JoakimFest was held in Kragujevac at Knjaževsko–srpski teatar, First in Serbian Court Theater, from May 7th to 13th, 2004. At the Festival participate theatrical performances from Uzice, Kraljevo, Nis, Krusevac and Kragujevac. Accompanying programme: Theatre from Krusevac, the play Death and The Dervish, written by Mesa Selimovic and directed by Nebojsa Bradic.
Joakim's award for best play
Joakim's award for director
Joakim's awards for actors
Joakim's award for the text or adaptation
Joakim's award for the scenography
Joakim's award for the costume
Joakim's award for the musical
Joakim's special award