Subversive Festival

Subversive festival

The Subversive Festival is an annual international fortnight of political, activist, cultural, educational, literary and artistic events that takes place in Zagreb, Croatia every May.

Initially founded as the Subversive Film Festival in 2008, the festival celebrated the 40th anniversary of the protests of 1968 and screened films by Jean-Luc Godard and Chris Marker and featured speakers including Chantal Mouffe and Slavoj Žižek. Subsequent festivals have been dedicated to the Arab Spring, social movements, decolonisation and the ‘utopia of democracy’.