Throughout the six festivals days, eight different films will present a whole array of extraordinary little heroes and heroines, and compete for as many as three awards! The best films will be judged by a jury of professionals and a jury of children, with the addition of an award to the audience’s choice. After the screenings, stick around and share your impressions with our moderators Ana Đordić, Maja Kovač, Jelena Modrić, Sara Stanić, Iva Šulentić, Višnja Vukašinović and Toma Zidić.
Fanny’s JourneyLola Doillon
Master SpyPieter van Rijn
My Life as a Zucchini | out of competitionClaude Barras
The Legend of Timm Thaler or the Boy who sold his LaughterAndreas Dresen
The Day My Father Became a BushNicole van Kilsdonk
The Mystery of Green HillČejen Černić
Tsatsiki, Dad and the Olive WarLisa James Larsson
These eight short films will take you on delightful quests for the wealth and beauty in others, as well as in yourselves. The short films program is brought to you in association with the Croatian Radio Television. The films were made as part of the Eurovision Children’s Drama project, suitable for children age 10 to 13.
Two select film classics for children will be presented by the special guests of this year’s KinoKino Festival: writer Sanja Pilić and film theorist Nikica Gilić. Sanja will focus on the film adaptation of the children’s classic novel Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner, and Nikica will introduce one of the most popular children’s films of all times – Goonies!
A line-up of short live action and animation films intended for preschool children, introduced to moving images on the big screen for the first time. Watching the films together and enjoying the magic of a cinema screening, the youngsters will also have a chance to make little film diplomas together, a souvenir of their first film festival experience!
Mushroom BertPia Auterid
Piccolo ConcertCeylan Beyoğlu
Little ShimajiroIsamu Hirabayashi
Misho & Robin: DanceDenis Alenti, Vjekoslav Živković
Misho & Robin: ColoursDenis Alenti, Vjekoslav Živković
Misho & Robin: Hide and SeekDenis Alenti, Vjekoslav Živković
Tiny’s New HomeJustin Hayward
The SledOlesya Shchukina
Silence! For Pete’s Sake!Kai Pannen
The 18+ screenings are hosted at the Müller Hall simultaneously to the main competition screenings at the large hall. The line-up is designed as a cinematic alternative to adults accompanying children to the movies. Ahead of the official release in cinemas across Croatia, take a look at the exclusive preview of Ira Sachs’s new film Little Men. The screening of The Reader by the award-winning British director Stephen Daldry will be attended by David Kross, one of the leading actors in the film and a member of our professional jury this year.
Apart from films, KinoKino Festival will host workshops intended for children, mentored by experts in different cultural, artistic and social fields. The idea is to give children a chance to spend time at the cinema before and after the screenings and to fill this time with learning and fun.