An International Jury, presided over by Vincent Baudriller, Director of Théâtre Vidy in Lausanne, rewarded Prague Quadrennial as one of the 12 of the most trend-setting European festivals of this year from a pool of 760 festivals from 31 countries. The main criteria were Artistic Merit, Innovation, Internationality, Political Value and Sustainability.
Congratulations to everyone on the PQ team!
Other 11 awarded festivals are: Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Aix-en-Provence, France), BIG BANG (Antwerp, Belgium; festival takes place in 11 cities across Europe), Malta Festival Poznań (Poznań, Poland), Midnight Sun Film Festival (Sodankylä, Finland), Manifesta (Amsterdam, Netherlands; location of festival changes with each edition), NEXT (Lille, France/Kortrijk, Belgium (Flanders)/Tournai, Belgium (Wallonia)), Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival (Groningen, Netherlands), Perforations Festival (Zagreb/Rijeka/Dubrovnik, Croatia), Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (Prague, Czech Republic), Santarcangelo Festival Internazionale del teatro in Piazza (Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy), SICK! (Brighton/Manchester, United Kingdom). http://www.effe.eu/effe-award