Launched in 2006 by the Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia to complement its annual Linhart Encounter, the Visions Festival of Young Theatre Groups is a showcase of the best Slovene youth theatre productions of the season. The programme is selected by an expert selector, while an international expert jury of the festival also confers the Vizionar Award for best achievements in different categories.
The first festival was organised in Ptuj and presented 10 productions from an initial 40. The second Visions Festival of 2007 was held in Maribor and involved the presentation of 8 productions from Slovenia and 1 production from Hungary. Recently held in Nova Gorica, the festival’s programme also includes international guest performances, theatre workshops, and a round table discussing the presented performances.