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The 11th edition is over. For 3 days, at Cinema Elvira Popescu, Energiea Pub and Lente the screens gathered all kind the emotions, the fantesies, the excitement, the funny/sad/realistic/absurd characters...
67 films competetd for the 3 festival's prizes.

Friday evening, BACKSTORY was chosen the Best Fiction shortfilm at Kinofest 2017. As a young child, the protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event changes the course of his life forever. A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone. The films is writen and directed by Joschka Laukeninks (Germany), it is distributed by Aug&Ohr Median Agency, and it has a spectacular journey in festivals all arround the world. The film creates powerful emotional reactions. It is very well made, in the smallest details. You can "feel" the author's experience in commercial field. The film is like a mountain rousse that carryes the viewer through the story and all the emotions, and in the end it drives him safely to the calm "finale".
The Fiction jury: Alexandra Paun (screenwriter and independent film producer), Ana Maria Ilie (contemporary art curator, creative director at Galateca Art Gallery), Toma Cuzin (actor), Daniel Sur (writer).


Saturday evening was screened the Animation competition. The jury choosed CATHERINE, by Britt Raes (Belgia) - a tragic comedy of a sweet little girl, who grows up to be a crazy old cat lady. Released in October 2016, the films has already dozens of festivals selection, and many prizes. It is a known fact that filmmakers are cat-lovers! (us included :) ) 

The jury motivated theire choosing: we loved the concept/the screeplay, the good quality technique, the humor, the sincere way of showing the character as it is, the original way of expressing the characther's emotions. The Animation Jury members are: Radu Tinc (art-director and owner at Meka Studio), Ana Maria Ilie (contemporary art curator, creative director at Galateca Art Gallery), Andrei Cotrut (illustrator, art director), Valentin Partenie (Kinofest director).


The Online Competition was won by Jesus Martinez Nota (Spain) with his short animated film: THE AIRPLANE. Games about airplanes are different arround the world. While for some babies airplanes are the spoons full of food, conducted by theire mothers, children in Syria sing about the deadly airplane strikes: "Nothing is left". A very powerfull 1 minute film! THE AIRPLANE was voted by the Youtube public.


Kinofest 2017 is supported by KissFm.

Main partner: The Bucharest French Institute.
Media partners: Zile si Nopti, Iqads,, Cinemagia, Urby App, Romania Pozitivă, Yotransfer, Modernism, Cinefan,, Revista Comics,, Show Pass and

Well, that's it! See you next year!

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