KROKODOKODIL, a festival of literature and illustration for children, was established in 2013. It is an annual festival dedicated to the youngest generations of readers in our country.
Festival of literature and illustration for children, KROKODOKODIL, was launched around the premise that it is imperative to contribute to the development of future reading audiences in a dynamic, systematic and continuous way. The societies that take pride in the popularity of reading are always those that have a careful and thorough system of forming such habits in early childhood. Festival KROKODOKODIL aims to do exactly the same, using different audio and visual materials, as well as dramaturgy, directing, decor and mise en scene. This results in the mixture of festival and theatre further boosted by the inclusion of state of the art multimedia so that the whole event is adapted to the sense of rhythm and general sensibility of the youngest literary audiences.
The festival program also includes workshops for children and for general audiences, lectures for professionals in the field of literature for children, as well as a creative competition for kids throughout Serbia. Finally, the festival program includes an exhibition of submitted visual and written works which are evaluated prior to the festival. Young authors of the winning pieces are awarded during the Festival’s main ceremony.