2008 – AMONG THE STARS OF THE FESTIVAL WORLD
CIOFF® (Conseil International des Festivals de Folklore et d'Artes Traditionels) is a non-professional international non-governmental cultural organization. It is an international council of folklore festivals and folklore art organizers within UNESCO where it has a consultancy role. The membership in this organization is a prestigious event for all organizers of international folklore festivals around the world. Only top festivals achieving excellent levels of organization, dramaturgy and technical background can be granted full membership within the organization. And the International Folklore Festival Pilsen succeeded! The International Folklore Festival Pilsen was granted the full membership in CIOFF® on November 1, 2007 (during a council meeting in Mexico). Therefore, the 12th year of the festival in 2008 was the first time when the festival carried proudly its new name International Folklore Festival CIOFF® Pilsen.
Participants of the 12th IFF CIOFF® Pilsen 2008
- Jiskra 58 SOKOL Valcha Plzeň
- Meteláček a Malý Meteláček
- Mladinka a Mladinečka
- Velký dechový orchestr ZUŠ Chválenická, Plzeň
Other Czech ensembles
The festival is a regular member of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts CIOFF.