KINOdiseea International Children’s Film Festival targets children aged 3-15, parents, grandparents, teachers and films lovers with up to 140 films from 16 countries, and explores the diversity of the children’s film genre from new film to retrospective programmes, from fiction film, documentaries and experimental film to animation, from debut films to consecrated cinema, films that seldom have to chance to enter the cinema theatre network in Romania.
KINOdiseea goal is to reveal the cultural heritage of other countries through the films they produce, to show the children (at the workshops) how an idea becomes a film, to attract as many children as possible to a celebration of quality films.
One of the important aspects of the Festival is offering children the opportunity of meeting European and Romanian film industry professionals of whom they can ask questions in the Q&As following the film screenings, and in the film workshops, helping children understand the film industry, the details of making a film, inspiring and motivating them to watch European films and maybe pursue a career in the film industry.
The festival also hosts creative workshops attended by some 1,000 children, and a Masquerade ball attended by 500 Children. Other satellite events screening the best films shown in the main event take place in another three cities in Romania.
KINOdiseea in member of ECFA and a partner of Zlin IFF, Cine-Jeune IFF, Kristiansand IFF, Ale Kino IFF.