The first festival of Monodrama and mime was held in 1973. and was established by group of theatre artists and art activist. Festival enjoyed great support of various theatre workers, public and cultural activists from both Zemun and Belgrade, and was growing up place for many future theatre experts of various profiles. Significantly, festival had big support of National theatre, and was held on its stage in Zemun, and also had major logistical support of Puppet theatre "Pinocchio". The festival is held each year in the first week of July on the stage of Puppet theatre "Pinocchio", as well as on other locations in Zemun. The three-member jury awards two Golden awards: Golden Necklace "Maja Dimitrijević" for best monodrama and Golden Necklace for best mime. The jury awards the Golden Necklace of the audience "Siniša Dašić" for the most successful participants of the festival. Each year the festival issues catalogue which contains all the information about the competition and support programs, as well as other important information on events related to the festival. During the Festival, the daily printed newsletter is published which contains current service information related to the program of the Festival. The necessary funds for the Festival are given by City Assembly of Zemun, as the founder, Secretary of Culture of the City of Belgrade and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. However, a large material aid to the festival is provided by charity. Since 1993. to 1996. Festival of Monodrama and mime was not maintained. Reasons for this are in the general social, political, financial and economic crisis in Yugoslavia which broke up that year. Group of theater enthusiasts launched in 1995. the initiative to restore Festival. This group managed to revive Festival in 1996, and in spite of many difficulties, managed to improve and develop it, and to introduce it to the international family of monodrama and related festivals and to ensure appropriate media coverage. Management and labor bodies of the Festival are: Festival Council, headed by its president, Festival director, coach and selector for the monodrama pantomime. Statistical data says the following: Since the renewal of the festival, and ending with the 2011., there were a total of 200 first-run shows in the selection, and 26 plays out of competition and the accompanying program. Sixteen exhibitions were held. The publishing program was expanded and in addition to regular catalog 9 books were published in the field of theater arts with a circulation of 4,300 copies, which have been promoted in the restaurant "Old Custom". More than 850 performances have applied to participate in the Festival, and out of all selected just one play was canceled due to force majeure. In the festival program we've seen artists from 32 countries, and, of course, from Serbia. The performances were seen by about 26,000 spectators. Festival representatives were in Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, Albania and the Republic of Serbian, as guests of the local festivals or as participants in the competition part of the program.