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European Festivals Association: 60 Years On!

European Festivals Association (EFA), 2012

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the European Festivals Association (EFA) the festival network released its jubilee publication and first film entitled 60 Years On: Festivals and the World.

"The 'European Festivals Association: 60 Years On!' is a book about EFA and its 60 years as a network for solidarity, growth, diversity, artistic endeavour and for people; a book about Europe in times of transitions and enlargement; a Europe in the process of re-invention, integration and the creation of Europe as cultural project; a book about the nature of cultural networks and their mission, their added value, their projects and what they mean to their members. And, of course, a book about festivals as platforms for artistic creation and social actions deeply rooted in society" (Darko Brlek, EFA President). The Jubilee publication is available at www.efa-aef.eu/en/activities/shop.

Being at once insightful, atmospheric and informative, the first EFA film 60 Years On captures the mosaic of festivals and activities which characterize the Association. The film is available for download with subtitles in several languages (English, French, German, Italian, and soon more) at the EFA Jubilee website and the EFA YouTube Channel.

During the EFA Jubilee Gala from 23-25 May 2012 in Bergen, Norway, both publication and film were presented to 180 representatives of festivals, sister festival associations, cultural networks, policy and media from 46 countries and regions of the world, hosted and co-organised by the Bergen International Festival.

For more information please contact: Juliane Reissig, Communication Manager, European Festivals Association, Kleine Gentstraat 46, 9051 Ghent, Belgium; tel.: +32 9 241 8080; fax: +32 9 241 8089; e-mail: Juliane@efa-aef.eu; www.efa-aef.eu