ZAGREB, Feb 10 (Hina) – The fourth edition of the KinoKino international film festival for children will take place in Zagreb’s Europa Cinema from February 20 to 24, organisers announced at a press conference earlier this week.
On show will be eight contemporary feature films for children which will be vying for the festival’s awards, including a festival premiere of the first Croatian SF film since Croatia became independent 27 years ago, entitled “My Grandpa Is an Alien”.
The festival’s director Selma Mehadzic said that the idea from the outset had been to create an attractive and educational programme for the youngest audiences to promote going to the cinema and understanding of cinematic content and culture in general.
She said she was very proud that attendance had been growing steadily from year to year, noting that the first festival had attracted about 2,000 visitors and the previous one about 4,500.
Mehadzic said she was glad to see that the cinema had become a place for children to meet, socialise and learn.
The competition programme provides an overview of the most important recent feature films for children from around the world. It includes the award-winning Danish comedy “I Am William”, the Dutch film “My Extraordinary Summer with Tess”, the Indian comedy “Pickhu’s Dream”, the German-Finnish co-production “Matti and Sammi and the Three Biggest Mistakes in the Universe”, the Turkish adventure film “My Short Words”, Kenya’s Oscar nomination “Supa Mondo” and the Serbian film “The Witch Hunters”, which won the main prize at the prestigious TIFF Kids festival in Toronto.
More details on the official website here.