The 12th International Festival of highschool theatre Juventafest  will be held in Sarajevo from 6-10th September 2024, organized by the Association for development and improving of multimedia arts and culture „Medija-Art“.

The application is open to all theatre groups whose performers are age 14 – 19. All participants on the scene (actors, choirs, dance groups, musicians), have to be of age anticipated for highschool.  It is desirable, but it is not stipulated that supporting sections (scenografers, costume designers, make-up artists and others) consist of high school students. Submitted play should not be shorter than 30 minutes, while maximum duration of the paly is not set. All the groups are obligated to deliver quality made recording of the play as closed Vimeo or Youtube link. Recording should be made in total of one shot and from one place without editing. If the play is not in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian or Montenegrin language, the recording of the play must be subtitled in English.

The selector of the Festival will select maximum of eight theatre plays for the competition/main festival program.

The duration of the Festival is five days. Except for the competition program, educational program of the Festival is also of great importance. Four performing art workshops will be organized for the Festival participants.  All of the Festival participants are obligated to attend all the Festival programs. Any non-compliance with the above mentioned, and all is graded during the Festival (cooperation with the hosts, other participants and groups, overall behavior, general impression and similar) could affect individulas or groups when it comes to sanctions, disqualifications and other form of sanctions.

If selected, the play must be identical as in the recording.  Adding scenes, re-directing, changing the set design and/or costumes etc. after the video was submited and application completed is not allowed!

Festival jury is composed of three members –  theatrologists, playwrighters, actors, directors…

By the propositions of the Festival, jury will decide on the following Festival awards:

  1. Grand Prix for the best theatre play at the Festival
  2. Special Jury Award


All rights to change and add to mentioned rules are reserved by the organizer.

The organizer of the Festival will provide accomodation and food during the duration of the Festival for all the festival participants.

Theatre groups independently cover their transport cost.

The Association „Medija – Art“  is the only valid organizer of the International Festival of high school theatre Juventafest.

For any questions please contact

The deadline for the applications and submission of the recording of the play was 1st June 2024.


Director od the Festival

Jasna Diklić