Years running: 11 (since 2008)

Kinolub: International Film Festival for Children and Youth

International Film Festival for Children and Youth.


KINOLUB is a new international film festival based on the achievements and design of the Children's Film Festival organized from the year 2008 by the Cinema Development Foundation in the cities of Southern Poland.

Its organizers, the IKS Foundation, set the focus on film education and that is the event’s unique and important feature, 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 8000 viewers, with the core base in Krakow. 

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 KINOLUB statuette. 


  • Best Full-lenght Film (Adult Professional Jury) 
  • Best Short (Adult Professional Jury) 
  • Best Full-lenght Film (Children's Jury) 
  • Best Short (Children's Jury) 


  • Live-action and animations, both feature-length and short films are eligible to take part in the Competition as long as they are dedicated for children between the ages 4 and 18. 

Deliver a screening copy of the film either by: 

  • traditional mail on a DVD, 
  • making a copy available online through WeTransfer, Dropbox and similar,
  • submitting the film by a festival portal appointed by the Organizer (Festhome, ClickForFestivals or similar). 

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

The winners are chosen by a Professional Adult Jury as well as a Children's Jury.

The organizer of the Festival is the IKS Foundation.




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Katowice 40-040


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    November 05, 2017
  • Deadline
    January 15, 2018
  • Notifications
    April 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    1 — 30 June 2018
Categories & Fees

live-action and animated films

  • Deadline — free

live-action and animated films

  • Deadline — free
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