Can a theatre festival tell a story? FIND OUT JOAKIMFEST 2021 READ MORE Main program of the 16th International Theater Festival 16th Joakimfest 2021 READ MORE Program schedule of the 16th Joakimfest 2021 READ MORE Jury of the READ MORE Thirty years later 16th Joakimfest 2021 READ MORE Side program of the FIND OUT Why are you doing this?


JoakimInterFest was founded in 2006 on the initiative of the then general manager of the Princely Serbian Theatre, director Dragan Jakovljević, and with great understanding and support from the City of Kragujevac.


Since the founding of the festival until today, over 140 performances from 25 countries of the world have been performed at Joakimfest, in which more than 700 theatre creators have participated.


At the festival, all the prescribed measures will be respected due to the situation with COVID-19 in order to preserve the health of the spectators and participants of the festival. Let’s take care of each other!

Thirty years later

Thirty years is a long enough period to scan this region through topics that theatres and some new young theatre people deal with.
Life Afterwards is my intimate, subjective view of this region and theatre, 30 years later.

Life is sometimes so confusing that you can’t be certain what came first and what came later. By the same token I don’t know whether I’m telling this story to get to the end or the beginning of things.

Dubravka Ugrešić / The Ministry of Pain

Don't miss the 16th Joakimfest

Can a theater festival tell a story?

How many performances will be at Joakimfest?

the program

Six performances and one video recording

Program of the 16th Joakimfest:

As If the End Were Not Quite Near

Oct 9 / 8 pm /
Oct 10 / 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm /

Only Voice

Oct 12 / 8 pm /



director and choreographer president of the jury

Nada Kokotović was born in Croatia, and she studied classical and modern ballet, film and theatre directing and philosophy in Zagreb.

She was born in Smederevska Palanka. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Acting from the Faculty of Arts in Pristina under the mentorship of prof. Milan Plećaš. She got her degree in English Language and Literature from the Faculty of Philology.

She was born in 1996 in Užice. She grew up in Stupčevići near Arilje. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade, where she is currently completing her master’s studies.

Host and organizer of the festival:

Originated during the struggle for national independence and in the period when the foundations of cultural life in Serbia were laid, the theater in Kragujevac shared the destiny of its people, maintaining continuity through various groups and theater formations.

Main patron of the 16th Joakimfest:

Founder and main sponsor of the festival:

Patron of the 16th Joakimfest:

Ministry of Culture of Serbia

Sponsors of 16th Joakimfest:

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