petak, 28. travnja 2017.

TELE2 is the Festival's new telecommunication partner and sponsor of the plays La bottega del caffè and Othello

The Dubrovnik Summer Festival and Tele2 have signed a two-year sponsorship contract, which includes telecommunication services and sponsorship of the plays La bottega del caffè and Othello at the 68th Dubrovnik Summer Festival. The contract has been signed by Ivana Medo Bogdanović, the Festival's acting Executive Director, and Viktor Pavlinić, Tele2's Chairman of the Board, today, on 27 April 2017, on the occasion of the opening of Tele2's new office in Dubrovnik.
„The Dubrovnik Summer Festival enjoys support from the business sector, but new sponsors are certainly not found every day. Moreover, it is a special honour to partner with a company which enjoys such great prestige among its users and whose business philosophy focuses efficiently on the satisfaction of its clients“ – explained Ivana Medo Bogdanović.
Like every year, from 10 July to 25 August, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival will present around 80 theatrical, musical, ballet, operatic, film, fine art, folklore and other programmes at more than 10 site-specific venues, and play host to around 2.000 artist from all over the world who will perform before more than 60.000 local and foreign visitors. Repeat performances will include last year's hit plays which were warmly received by audiences and critics alike. The song and dance comedy La bottega del caffè, directed by Vinko Brešan, will be shown on 25, 26 and 27 July in front of Sponza Palace, and Shakespeare's Othello, directed by Ivica Boban, on 31 July, 1, 2, and 3 August at Lovrjenac Fort.

četvrtak, 27. travnja 2017.

Du Motion - Dubrovnik Runners’ Days

Third consecutive edition of the sports and recreational event Du Motion - Runners' Days Dubrovnik will be held on the 29th and 30th of April 2017. The two-day event combines the growingly popular Dubrovnik Half Marathon, an exclusive race around the iconic City Walls, a 5K charity race for citizens and a children's race. Runners will also have the opportunity to visit Du Motion Expo and enjoy other various programs.
In a very short period of time Du Motion has earned the epithet of one of the most successful and best organized events of this kind in Croatia. This year again it will attract professional and recreational athletes from more than 40 countries in the city under Mt. Srd over the May Day weekend.
There are many reasons why runners should come to Dubrovnik. Du Motion and its races are renowned for their interesting panoramic tracks that explore the old city and the Dubrovnik coastline with a start and finish line on the historic Stradun. However it is also well-known for its great atmosphere and runners from all over the world, and there are a variety of packages with many racing benefits for all applicants.
For more info please visit the official website. You can also follow Du Motion social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Du Motion - Runners’ Days Dubrovnik 2016  video.

ponedjeljak, 24. travnja 2017.

Akalapela festival

A not – to- be missed event for all a cappella music fans

The preparations for the sixth edition of the Akalapela festival are well underway. This year's sixth edition will take place April 28 – 30, 2017. We will soon release the program's details as well as a list of all a cappella vocal groups that will be joining us for the Aklapela festival. The Aklapela festival fosters traditional a cappella singing, which has been recognized by UNESCO as the world intangible cultural heritage.  
This year, as in previous years, we will welcome numerous a cappella groups from different parts of Croatia, who will perform under the direction of Maestro Josko Saleta.  The traditional a cappella singing, performed at some of the most breathtaking Dubrovnik’s venues, will this year too delight numerous citizens and guests of Dubrovnik.
The Aklapela Festival invites you to join us from 28 – 30 of April in Dubrovnik for a three day celebration of music and friendship.

nedjelja, 23. travnja 2017.

˝Quiet, please!˝ – Film and Dubrovnik are in Love...

The film event ˝Quiet, please!˝ will take place from 24 – 30 April 2017 with the theme ˝Film and the City Since 1919˝. Within this theme, the focus of the second consecutive multimedia festival will be on the period of Yugoslav film, which was very important for Dubrovnik as a filming location. There will be film screenings in the Lazaretto cinema cafe, the Croatian premiere of the Bollywood film spectacle Fan, which was also shot on location in Dubrovnik, will take place, as well as good film music, workshops, programs for children, and a panel discussion on film tourism with distinguished guests from Croatia and abroad.

The program of this year's festival will feature some of the films from the period of Yugoslav cinematography and the well known Croatian film critic, professor of history and current acting Director of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre Daniel Rafaelić, will hold a lecture on the slightly different Yugoslav cinematography.

˝Quiet, please!˝ will address the subject of the film tourism in a panel discussion that will be attended by eminent domestic and foreign experts, such as the already mentioned Daniel Rafaelić, as well as special guest, the President of the Spanish Film Commission Carlos Rosado, from whom we will hear about the experience of Spain as a film destination. The other participants will be a representative of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and a representative of the local tourist agencies.

We continue with screenings of films shot in Dubrovnik with Croatian and English subtitles, including the national premiere of the Indian action hit Fan, which was filmed in Dubrovnik in 2015, and for the first time in nearly 80 years, the documentary film Dubrovnik from 1939, which was considered lost until a few years ago. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the presentation of restored vinyl with the also recently recovered soundtrack of one of the most famous Yugoslav science fiction films Gosti iz Galaksije (Guests from the Galaxy), accompanied by a screening of this same film that was shot in Dubrovnik in 1981. The program will also offer a free film tour through the city accompanied by a licensed guide, a children's race, a film quiz, playing of film music, workshops for children, and another building in the Lazaretto will be specially transformed according the needs of the festival into a cinema cafe where guests will be able to meet local and foreign cinephiles and to experience a touch of cinematic Dubrovnik.

The project ˝Quiet, please!˝ is supported by the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, in partnership with Cinematographers Dubrovnik. For more details about the program follow the Facebook page Tišina Molim.

petak, 21. travnja 2017.


The winners of Blind Date

On Wednesday, April 19th in Mali Ston, around fifty members of the jury, sponsors and partners of the Festival tasted 23 wines in restaurant Vila Koruna. The team, led by the repubtable sommelier Mira Šemić, decided that Cetinka Bačić pairs best with the famous Mali Ston oyster! “Blind date” - selecting white, rose and sparkling wines that best pairs with Mali Ston oysters is the part of the regional festival Dubrovnik FestiWine.
In category of sparkling wines, with Mali Ston oysters best pairs Tris Extra Brut OPG Radovanović.
In category of rose wines, with Mali Ston oysters best pairs Rose Volarević
In category of malvasia wine, with Mali Ston oysters best pairs Tezoro Crvik 2016
In category of posip wines, with Mali Ston oysters best pairs Intrada Krajancic 2016
The absolute winner and the wine that best pairs with Mali Ston oysters is Cetinka Bačić from the island of Korčula.

petak, 14. travnja 2017.

Welcome to the 4th Wine Festival 'Dubrovnik FestiWine'

During the 4th edition of „Dubrovnik Festiwine“ festival  from 17 -23 April, there are many  interesting events promoting the wine culture, such as presentations, workshops, meetings of winemakers and wine professionals, the wine judging called 'Dubrovnik FestiWine Trophy', selection of the best wine to be paired with Ston oysters, and the gala dinner, the proceeds of which will go to scholarships for young culinary talents. Finally, do not miss the central event of the festival — the Wine Exhibition, which is going be held in historic Dubrovnik “Lazareti” on 21 and 22 April 2017.

All of you who love and appreciate wine, whether by growing and producing it, caring for it, studying it or teaching about it, all of you who expertly pair it with fine food, serve it and present it, and all of you who only enjoy it, with all your heart and your senses, welcome to DUBROVNIK FESTIWINE! The festival was launched by the Dubrovnik-Neretva County as a regional wine festival. For the last three years it has gathered only the local winemakers, that is the winemakers of Dubrovnik- Neretva County. This year the festival will also open its doors to all winemakers of Croatia and EU countries who wish to present themselves in Dubrovnik.
In the week from 17 to 23 April wine will be celebrated all around Dubrovnik, and as part of the Dubrovnik Wine Week the restaurants and bars will offer their visitors special menus featuring their delicacies paired with fine wines and thus introduce us all to the festival itself. Join as at many interesting events promoting the wine culture, such as presentations, workshops, meetings of winemakers and wine professionals, the wine judging called 'Dubrovnik FestiWine Trophy', selection of the best wine to be paired with Ston oysters, and the gala dinner, the proceeds of which will go to scholarships for young culinary talents. Finally, do not miss the central event of the festival — the Wine Exhibition, which is going be held in historic Dubrovnik “Lazareti” on 21 and 22 April 2017.
We hope for a large turnout at the event, especially by all of you who live with wine, for wine and from wine!
During the festival Dubrovnik will be an open wine stage, so use it and make your own contribution towards the strengthening of the position of wine.
Let us build Dubrovnik as the city of wine together!

Dubrovnik Musical Spring

Dubrovnik Musical Spring is a new musical event in the city launched by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. It is a cycle of classical music concerts, which will take time from April  18 to April 28, organized to enrich the  cultural offer of Dubrovnik.
This music event is a blend of youth and experience. During these ten days, 90-years-old Orchestra will be conducted by its honorary conductor Pavle Dešpalj; in addition to Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini and famous Zagreb's conductor Tomislav Fačini. As soloists will perform excellent young Croatian musicians: Aljoša Jurinić - fifth best pianist of the world and a finalist of Chopin Piano Competition, the winner of the fifth prize of Queen Elizabeth Competition and the first prize in the competition "Robert Schumann" in Germany; then violist Hiwote Tadesse, winner of the Grand Prix prize at the International competition of young musicians in Moscow, the first prize at the International Competition Citta di Barletta in Italy and others. Then, Đana Kahriman, concertmaster of the DSO and the winner of five first prizes in national competitions; Matija Novakovic, principal DSO basoon whose interpretation is adorned with an exemplary technique and stylistic culture, and as a soloist and artistic director will perform Dmitry Sinkovsky, excellent Russian violinist with successful international career.
Concerts will take place in Fort Revelin and the Franciscan church. With rich program performances of quality musicians, unique experience is guaranteed.