Once upon a time … A little fairy whispered to Ivor to initiate festival of legends, myths and stories…

And so the LegendFest was born. Every year since then, the festival is a product of joint effort, hard work and involvement of a large number of people. Many of them can be found on this site. Some are permanently here, some only occasionally, some leave, but every one of them leaves a mark and contributes to the final product. For that, we wish to say a BIG thank you. Here, you can get to know a small part of our big family.

Ivor Zidarić

President of Association Val kulture

He is a conceptual leader, the driver and the ‘brain’ of all projects. A playful Peter Pan. Always looking for a new challenge, he brings together interesting people, collects unusual objects and lots more. He is the happiest when he can bring people together for the common goal and when he realizes all the ideas into practice. He is quick and elusive. Just when we think one project is coming to an end, he is already moving onto another one…

IVA LULIĆ

Hovering around in synergy with her camera, she records all the important and unimportant, entertaining and magical moments of LegendFest and beyond. Through her brilliant photos, those who experienced the magic of LegendFest in person, remember again how much fun they had, and those who still do not know what we do, want to come to the festival and explore it for themselves.

Amalija Albaneže

Accomplished painter who quietly, effectively and responsibly executes every artistic task she is given. She sets the exhibition. She is skilled in the interior and exterior design, beautifying all kinds of surfaces - from walls and trees to costumes and children's faces. She paints, glues, cuts, merges, stitches, burns, soaks... and applies hundreds of other amazing techniques so that LegendFest locations truly become part of a fairy-tale...

Vanesa Petrac

Quirky, unpredictable and funny. She embodies LegendFest throughout the year, sourcing out people who share the same vision about the festival, and collects broken mirrors, bottles and forgotten costumes along the way. For a couple of days during the festival she turns into an unusual, sparkling creature who giggles, screams, jumps and runs around... She also helps local animators to get into their festival characters and draw you into this magical world.

SUZANA GRUBIĆ

A 'Šibenik nightingale', diligently like a little bee visits the beautiful locations of the Šibenik - Knin County to make arrangements and negotiate with institutions and people of this beautiful, sunny part of Croatia. Her voice reaches many in a way that only our dear friends in Dalmatia know how to do... gently and persistently with a lot of details and colours...

ELIS BAĆAC

A young woman from Pićan who grew up with LegendFest which determined the direction of her education. She enthusiastically explores and collects folklore of Pićan, analyzes it and presents it to the visitors of LegendFest. With her research she wants to prove that LegendFest is the guardian of folklore, and people are social creatures who cannot do without communication, stories and storytelling...

Ivan Matejak

External associate - he makes sure that LegendFest and all our projects are internationally connected. He also takes care of our applications for the EU funds, making sure that all administrative matters are resolved with 'scalpel' precision, calm and rationale and are always supported by 'facts and figures'...