About the Festival

International Film Festival for Children and Youth KINOLUB


KINOLUB is an international film festival organized since the year 2015 by the IKS Foundation in the cities of Southern Poland – including small villages, where the screenings are held in local cultural institutions.

The focus is also set on film education and that is the event’s unique and important feature, which is developed as well in other endeavors run by the Foundation.

Most of all, KINOLUB is a celebration of films produced for children and youth. Each year in June different cities offer festival screenings to audiences between 4 and 18 years of age. The program includes motion pictures from all over the world –  rich in artistic quality and conveying important messages. The aim is to create an environment for young people to actively and keenly participate in the cultural life and to develop new mindful audiovisual audiences.

KINOLUB Film Festival is a non-commercial event, visited each year by approximately 11 000 viewers.

Film sections are designed to accommodate different age groups and are accompanied by numerous events: interactive film and educational workshops, exhibitions of new technologies, concerts as well as various meetings with the filmmakers and artists.

The Main Competition includes 40-60 productions, both feature and shot films, presented and awarded during international film festivals. The winners are chosen by a Professional Adult Jury as well as a Children’s Jury that award financial rewards and the KINOLOT statuette.