The first idea was, within an evening together with friends who visited the same countries, to talk about their journeys in Asia. Many people showed interest to share experiences from their roads and that’s how the three-day long event (15-17.3.2013), at which more than 600 people showed up, started. In October the festival was extended to Pezinok, Bánska Bystrica and Pieštany. Throughout the entire year of 2013, there were 2014 attendees at the festival.
2014 – A year of growth
We are extending the festival even to Trnava, Trenčín and Žilina. We’re gaining rights for film festivals Snowfilmfest and the expedition camera for Pezinok and Bratislava. 120 presenters are presenting from Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary including stereofotography (3D presentations) thanks to the supports of the International Visegrad Fond. We are building an organization team for the festival. We’re organizing a conference about tourism and a photo competition. In the year 2014 more than 3000 people came to our events.
2015 – The beginning of the travelling festival, regular presentations and finding mentors
In April we’re starting the regular travelling presentations Cestami Necestami in Bratislava with a format of 1 topic, 3 presentations lasting 30 minutes and a discussion.
Since summer mentors from the LEAF organization teach us how to progress (we’re writing our values). In October we’re selling out 3 out of 4 events at our mini-tour, after which we’re launching a new website, we’re getting help on that from the guys from Visibility.
The November tour works out great – DK Ružinov is full for 2 days straight and more than 4000 visitors come in 12 cities. Throughout the year of 2015 more than 8000 attendees were present at our events.