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The Croatian Burlesque and Cabaret Festival 2024 /
Hrvatski Burlesk i Kabaret Festival 2024

Welcome to the 8th edition of The World Meets in Croatia - The Horror Edition.

The categories will be mixed every night, and the crowning ceremony will be on the festival's final evening.
The categories are as follows:
Best of Classic Award
Best of Neo Award
Best of Boylesque Award
Best of World Diversity Award.

At previous shows, we always have 1 to 3 more crowns for performers surprised by special skills, costumes, or other beautiful things. Be it glamorous, modern, dark, different, powerful, and special – be who you are! Show us your wonderful and best acts, and let us celebrate a festival full of strength, fun, passion, inspiration, and happiness.

Dates and application information:
The festival will occur in Rijeka from the 16th - 18th of May 2024.
The application period is from the 17th of September 2023 till the 5th of January 2024, 00:00 European time.
We will reply to all applicants between the 5th of January ~ and the 20th of January 2024. (We aim to respond to everybody. It may not be on the same day, but everyone will receive a response during the time above.)
Announcements will be made on the 29th of January 2024.

Please read all the information carefully, as most questions are answered in the following information, along with how to fill in the application.
Thank you!

The Festival Nights:
Thursday the16th of May:
The Cruise of Ghosts
Friday the 17th of May:
Creatures of the Night
Saturday the 18th of May:
The Cemetery Party
Crowning of the winners


Act details:

Act length is 5 Min. (However, if you have an act that will fit but it's longer, feel free to send it over for consideration as well).  *Please note that we cannot accept any fire or aerial acts.
The act that you submit will be the one that is performed, and there will be no option to change it.
We do accept all kinds of acts (also, even if you don't have a horror act, please feel free to apply with your best act)
All performers receive free entry to the festival.

There will be workshops during the daytime across the three days.
These will be held at two different venues.
If you would like to offer a workshop, please let us know; as for this edition, we will be taking only 8-10 workshops. This is because we want to allow everyone to go to all workshops if they wish.

Vendors Market:
During the festival, there will be a market with various stalls and vendors selling wares to buy.
If you'd like to a stall, please let us know. All stalls are free, but we do ask in exchange that you donate something for our winners or the raffle.
The market will be in the same venue as the shows, so we are limited on space.
Performers: If you have postcards or flyers of you or your business, please give them to us, and we will place them out for you on the promotable.

Any other support:
Please let us know if you need support or want us to know anything else, from accessibility to general questions and concerns. Also, we want to inform you that the venue is on a ship, so it isn't the best for accessibility. There are steps to get to the main venue where the event will be held. However, please get in touch with us, and we will do everything we can to make it comfortable for you.

Be aware that we will not tolerate any problematic acts or behavior. This is a safe space where we will not accept any hate, racist behavior, or similar will not be tolerated.
We also reserve the right not to allow performers to perform who are drunk, disorderly, or under the influence of drugs or any other substances. The festival reserves the right to exclude these performers from the festival if necessary.

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