Kinofest Mobile Logo

Kinofest International Film Festival, reaching to the twelfth edition, brings 150 shortfilms to the Romanian public, screened in four cities: Bucharest (Elvire Popesco Cinema and FotoCabinet), Cluj (Urania Palace), Oradea (Moszkva Café) and Timişoara (Ambasada).

There are 3 competitions, gathering 51 films, premiere in Romania. The Online Competition is taking place on and on Kinofest Youtube channel, between 6th and 23rd September. The 17 finalist films for the Online Competition are available for viewing and a public with no borders is invited to vote. The film that gathers most votes winns the Best Online Film prize.

Animation and Fiction Competition will be screened at FotoCabinet on Friday and Saturday from 7PM. 36 shortfilms will be projected in the presence of the jury.

Two selections of films for children and young public will be screened at Elvire Popesco Cinema, in weekend, from 11 AM. And in the afternoon, the program will be: Saturday, from 3 PM – Romanian independent shortfilms („Made in Romania”), and Sunday from 1 PM – „Adventures in Animation”, a program that gathers best films made in 2017 and 2018, by the students of the most prestigious animation schools in France: Supinfocom Rubika, Pôle 3D, ArtFx, École Estienne şi ISART DIGITAL.

In Cluj, at Urania Palace, from 7 PM, on Friday will be screened a program of Japonese fiction films. It is a selection from the „Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia”, a partner-festival, invited from Tokyo; Saturday: „World Panorama Animation (1)” – animations from all over the world; and Sunday „Tortilla de cortometrajes”, a program of awarded Spanish fiction films.

In Oradea, at Moszkva Café, will be shown three film selections: Friday from 10 PM - „World Panorama Fiction”, films that are part of the official selection, but they are off-concours; Saturday, from 7 PM - ”World Panorama Animation (2)”, and Sunday, from 7 PM – “25 Years of Slovak Animation” and “Invited festival: O!PLA, Polish Animation Festival”.

In Timisoara, at Ambasada, Friday from 7 PM will show “Parlez-vous Kinofest?” – a program of francophone shorts.

The concept and graphics of the Kinofest 2018 visual campaign is signed by Radu Ţinc and Meka Studio.

At FotoCabinet, Urania Palace, Moskva Cafe and Ambasada, the entrance is free. At Cinema Elvire Popesco, the tickets are available on

Kinofest 2018 is promoted by Radio Impuls

Main partner: The French Institute in Romania (Bucharest and Timisoara).

Media partners: Zile si Nopti, Iqads, Urby App, Romania Pozitivă, Yotransfer, Modernism, Cinefan,, Revista Comics, Buzznews, Transylvania Today, Upnews, Cluj Insider, ClujToday, Copilarie

Kinofest is a festival rejected repeatedly from public financing, for 12 years.