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Krokodokodil 2018
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Krokodokodil 2018




October 12, 2018


Pozorište DADOV, Desanke Maksimović 6/1


Glumaci pozorišta Dadov

Čudovišni festival književnosti i ilustracije za decu KROKODOKODIL u epizodi




The sixth edition of the KROKODOKODIL festival was held  on October 12 2018, with its  central theatrical event at the Dadov  Youth Theatre, and lasted until the end of June 2019.  The theatrical play, IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SNEAKERS, was written by Jasminka Petrovic, a renowned contemporary Serbian writer for children and youth. The director of the play was  Vladan Djurkovic, and it was  performed by the playing company of Dadov.

In the forthcoming months, the play (in the form of workshops) will visit many towns in  Serbia, to present its exciting and extraordinary world in order to entertain, educate and engage children from far-away places, namely under-developed and suburban areas of larger cities, the places which lack contact with contemporary cultural and literary themes.



The name of this year’s festival evoked  its subject – respect towards diversity. The aim of the festival was to question and shine light on the relationship the environment has to the children who are somehow different from  the others. The books showcased during  the festival were:

  • Rico, Oscar and the mysterious stone by German author Andreas Steinhoeffel.
  • El Deafo, a graphic novel by Cece Bell.
  • The Absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
  • On cats, notes and bugs, by Jasminka Petrović .


The questions of tolerance and acceptance of differences and embracing diversity were  the most important aspects of this year’s festival, which also featured  several workshops and lectures for children and professionals in the field of education and literature. The first program for an  adult audience titled “ABOUT A BUTTON, WITCH HUNTERS AND HAPPINESS – how is being different accepted in our society?” was  held on Monday October 15th at the  KROKODIL Centre for contemporary literature. Participants included : Jasminka Petrović, writer of the book About a button and happiness, Ljiljana Marinković, owner of the publishing house for children Kreativni centar, Jovana Karaulić, the producer of the movie Witch hunters and Marko Manojlović, the screenplay writer of the same movie. The talk was  moderated by Ana Pejovic.


Festival KROKODOKODIL, a joint project of Belgrade-based associations KROKODIL and OK – Obrazovanje i kultura, focuses on literature for children and the culture of reading, as well as educating new reading audiences.



The Festival was supported by: Ministry of Culture of  the Republic of Serbia, Literary Network Traduki, and the program Creative Europe within the project SILO. SILO is the joint project of UC Leuven-Limburg (Belgium), Aarhus Universitet (Denmark), Cultuurhuis de Warande (Belgium), Fundación Uxío Novoneyra (Spain), Câmara Municipal da Madalena do Pico (Portugal), Szepirok Tarsasaga (Hungary), Aarhus Public Libraries (Denmark) and Association KROKODIL (Serbia). Partner: Dadov Youth Theater