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We are heading for the 11th edition of the festival, which will take place on 29 September - 1 October 2017, in Bucharest.

Kinofest is the first and most important digital film festival in Romania, since 2007, and one of the most significant in Central-East Europe. Kinofest is an independent project, that has the explicit goal of promoting young film-makers, artists and their work – film, music and visual art; and also, to cultivate the interest in and promote the arts and media culture among the general public throught independent film, video and new media making. We manage to bring every year a premium short film selection that is the best in Romania.

Starting last year, Kinofest expanded on internet, organising two more competitions, online. So, in 2017 we have five competition cathegories: three are online (1-30 September) and two are offline (29 September – 1 October). The deadline for the film registration is July 31st 2017.

Online Kinofest Competitions (1 - 30 September): Animation, Fiction, Micromovie. The selected films will be upload on Youtube Kinofest (, and available for the public voting (with “like”). The film that gathers most vots will win the competition – there will be 3 winners, one for each online section: Best Animation Online, Best Fiction Online, Best Micromovie.

OFFline Kinofest Competitions (29 September – 1 October): Animation and Fiction. The selected films will be projected in a cinema, on 29 September-1 October. The jury, one for each section, will choose the winners: Best Animation and Best Fiction. If the budget will allow us, we’ll have two more prizes – a Jury Prize for each offline competition.

The festival includes various events and projects: the film competitions, an Off-competition section, presentations and screenings of invited artists/films/festivals, music concerts, live performances, a virtual art gallery where we present interesting "non-moving" digital art: graphic-design, photography, illustration. We would like to offer larger perspectives to our public, to gather all digital trends and new techiniques, to have films and music, graphic and video art. Starting from 2013, we’re working in developing the Kinofest Youtube Cannel. We publish there films from our official selection, and also any production that gathers our artistic standards, if the producer wants to be part of our project. This year, were hosting three competitions on our YouTube channel. There are more than 6 years since we started on our Facebook page to promote every day a shortfilm, and we called this rubric “Kinofest Daily Film”. More recently we started this also on our Twitter profile.

We happily accept film proposals for the Youtube channel and for Facebook/Twitter, there is no limit about the production date!

I therefore invite you to join us once again in our project, in Bucharest, hoping only for the best!

Valentin Partenie
Festival Director
Telephone: +40 722 721212
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