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Programme cooperation

Every year, many civil society organisations and other organisations participate in producing the festival’s programme, for example by inviting international speakers, hosting discussions or by producing artist performances.

Next year's theme is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The regional focus is on Africa. The festival’s opening hours have been extended by an hour on both days, allowing us to fit even more activities over the weekend.

The Programme Manager makes final decisions on programme suggestions. Decisions will favour the festival’s annual themes and the timeliness of the suggestion.

Factual programme cooperation

Parties interested in factual programme cooperation may produce discussions, interviews or panels and thus gain greater visiblity for their themes and campaigns.

A factual programme producer is responsible for the content, participants and running of their programme, as well as for organising interpreting if necessary. A programme producer is also responsible for the expenses related to their programme such as performers' fees, travel and accomodation.

However, the festival partakes in the traveling and accommodation costs of a few international speakers. 

Kepa provides factual programme producers with A/V equipment and stages, compiles communications materials for the event, communicates with media about the event and markets the event through several channels. Kepa also offers a warm meal for speakers on the day of the event. The programme producer is also made visible in the event’s communication.

Factual programme proposals for the 2018 festival are no longer accepted. The factual programme selections will be made by mid-February. 

Films and documentaries

The festival programme includes films and documentaries about societal themes along with related discussions and interviews. The film programme is selected in co-operation with local film festivals. Proposals for films and dcumentaries for the 2018 festival are no longer accepted.

Culture programme cooperation

Culture programme producers can produce events like musical performances, smaller-scale dance or theatre performances as well as children’s programming.

A culture programme producer must participate in the negotiations with the artist or open the negotiations between the artist and Kepa. A producer is primarily responsible for the expenses of the programme, including the artists’ fees, travel and accomodation. In some cases, Kepa may also share some of the expenses with the producer.

A culture programme producer benefits from the use of the festival’s comprehensive communications channels, through which the programme and programme-producing parties are promoted.

Culture programme proposals for the 2018 festival are no longer needed.