European Film Festival Integration You and Me will take place for the 15th time this year. For more than a decade this event has paved the way for the topic of disability in the media, culture and social space – not only in Koszalin, but also around Poland and Europe. The Festival has also been an inspiration for several dozen organizations and foundations organizing Small Festivals You and Me in over 30 places around Poland. It has been four times in the European Parliament and in London, in 2015 it also visited Italy, Spain, Croatia and Lithuania.
Within the framework of the International Organ Festival, concerts are held with the participation of chamber ensembles, choirs, a symphony orchestra and organ virtuosos in the period of two summer months. The best performers from Poland as well as from abroad are invited to participate in this artistic event.
During the Festival, films are presented in two competitions: Polish Full-Length Feature Film Debuts and Short Feature Film Debuts, divided into the following categories: animation, document, story. Being the only one of this type in the country, the Festival focuses in such a wide scope on the latest achievements by directors who are making their debut. Special shows, workshops, concerts, exhibitions, panel discussions and debates on young cinematography will supplement the programme of the Festival.
Young people aged from 15 to 30 who are fascinated with the theatre, acting and song are the participants of the Festival. The Festival offers an opportunity to meet both professionals: students of acting and musical, actors and singers as well as enthusiasts fascinated with actor song.
The main purpose of the Festival is the promotion of cinema among viewers in school and preschool ages. This year, we are inviting children to undertake a journey the production of the Swedish author of children’s literature: Astrid Lindgren. A number of interesting film shows and other attractions including film shows and live reading of excerpts from the novels by Astrid Lindgren will take place as part of the event.
Organized by: Centrum Kultury 105 [105 Cultural Centre] in Koszalin.
From September to December Narva carries the title of the autumn cultural kapital of Estonia. This symbolic designation demonstrates the favourable attitude from city of Tallinn towards Narva and its interest to revive the local life as well as give an opportunity to demonstrate its attractive side. Tallinn passes on the symbolic status of the Estonian capital to Türi in spring, then in summer to Pärnu and fi nally to Narva in autumn. The agenda of the autumn capital programme is varied and full of activities, most of which have the national status.
At the opening ceremony of the 2018 festival, the music of Estonian young composers, Estonian fashion designers' works will be presented. We are waiting for guests from Finland, Russia, Germany, France, etc. The event is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. In 2018 the Narva Opera Days will be held for the third time.
Another vibrant holiday in June is St. John’s Day, the most popular folk feast. Throughout the night, all over Estonia there are bonfi res setup, people are dancing and singing. During the night peole are looking for the blooming fern. Legend says that this flower blooms only this night. The one who finds it will become wealthy and happy. It is believed that during St. John’s night people must stay awake till dawn, because this night is the guardian for the entire coming year. On the territory of Narva Castle there is entertainment programm and concert during this day.
Narva Energy Run (Narva Energiajooks) includes 7 km run, walking Nordic walking and 21.1 km run. The running trail goes along the streets of Narva, passing historic bastions, fortifications, the Alexander's Cathedral and many other exciting buildings. The Narva Energy Run is a unique opportunity to run on the most eastward track of the European Union.
The most colourful event in June in Narva is City Days. Traditionally this event falls on the first weekend of the month. The program of the city’s main event is made in such a way that the residents and guests can take an active part in it, rather than just look on. The list of activities includes sports competitions, contests, concerts, exhibitions, artisan fairs, a solemn procession through the streets of the city, theatrical performances, a festival of national cultural societies, a community walking tour, interactive programs, etc.