The festival will be held in Kiev 2019.
The Fourth Ukrainian Festival Joy Fest.Children will be held on May, 23-25
The Seventh International Theater Festival JoyFest will be held on September, 26-29
JoyFest - an unique festival area in Ukraine. Every spring and autumn we are gathering theater groups, artists and photographers from different regions of Ukraine and all over the world. Classic, modern, underground, experiments - all in one package! The main goal to bring joy for the audience! The JoyFest program consists performances, photo and art exhibitions, master classes.
The festival has an active social component – the organizators help orphans, the disabled and pensioners to attend the performances.
Slogan: Find an art in yourself!
The festival is not competitive. The festival jury determines the nomination by themselves and expresses their opinion and recommendations for teams and individual participants for their work.
The jury of the festival: the representatives of the organizing committee, actors and directors Kiev theaters, artists, and culturologists.
The entrance is FREE.
The area of the festival:
"SCENE" demonstration of performances of amateur theaters
"ACTING" Acting workshops from leading directors, actors, teachers from drama schools
"PAINTING" exhibition of art works and meeting with Ukrainian artists
"WORKSHOP" Interesting creative workshops for children and adults
"KIDS ZONE" performances and shows for children, games, creative activities, cinema
"ZONE ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION" variety show from JoyFest partners, lounge area, photo area, dance performances, musical program
Objectives of the festival:
- Make art closer, clearer and more accessible to every Ukrainian
- To give the opportunity to non-professional actors, artists, photographers, filmmakers to realize and present their talents and skills
- To organize workshops for adults and small guests and participants of Joy Fest
- Bring to the theater movement as much Ukrainians and citizens of other countries as possible, regardless of their professions and age
- To provide the Ukrainian creativity for the international theater community
- To show the possibility of a gradual professional development for non-professionals
The JoyFest - is the only large-scale international event, which is aimed at the development and recognition of folk art. Organizators of JoyFest don`t see any boundaries and limitations for creativity and desire to learn new things and self-cultivation. JoyFest - is any creation that has evolved from a hobby into a way of life.
Thanks to the active promotion of the event in the media and social networks, as well as cooperation with various theater festivals abroad and the International Association of amateur theaters (AITA; http://www.aitaiata.org/gil/) we have got a lot of applications for participation in JoyFest.
JoyFest - is a direct proof of the fact that the line between professional and amateur art has become very thin and small. Nowadays, the most important thing: a human's desire to develop in the same time with hard work and active lifestyle.
At our festival professionals and amateurs are creating together, sharing an experience to each other and enjoying the collaboration and communication.
- The audience - over 10000
- Geography - different cities of Ukraine, Italy, Georgia, Romania, Italy, Israel, Egypt, Romania, Paraguay, Hungary, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Lithuania
- Participants - 600 people and more
- Media partners - 50 media and vore
- Publications in the Internet - more than 300 materials