The Winning Films at Kinofest 2014
The Fiction Competition was won by Carlos Lascano with "LILA", a 9 minutes short, 2014, Argentina-Spain co-production. Lila is a dreamy girl who can't resign to accept reality as flat as she perceives it, hence she uses her imagination and her skills to modify it. Armed with her sketchbook, Lila walks off to the world convinced that she has the power to make it a better place. Sitting at a bar hanging out at a park or walking down a street Lila draws the lines that fill up the magic lost by those around her. The film combines the classic image with animation, and the atmosphere is enchanting. Carlos Lascano won many awards for his previous animations, but for "LILA" – this is the first prize, and we think that many others will follow.
The Jury Prize went to Julio O. Ramos - "DETRÁS DEL ESPEJO" (Bihind the Mirrors). Julio is a peruvian origin film maker, now based in Los Angeles. His last film ("Detras del Espejo") is a 12 minutes thriller, happening in Peru, in a cheap motel, and gathers poverty, pornographic images traffic, politics, murder.
At the Animation Competition, the big prize went to the Irish shortfilm "CODA", 9 minutes long. The jury's choice was unanimous. Although it is a 2014 production, the film already gathered about 30 festivals selections and 7 awards. Alan Holly, the author, tells the story of a lost soul who stumbles drunken through the city. In a park, Death finds him and shows him many things. The Jury appreciated the beautiful technique, but especially the story's sensitivity and the power to impress the viewer.
The Animation Jury Prize was won by "BAD TOYS II" - Daniel Brunet and Nicolas Douste, a 6 minutes French 2012 production. The film has already a nice route through festivals (including Clermont-Ferrand) and several prizes; the Kinofest distinction comes to certify once more the excellent direction and editing, the great humor, the originality.
Synopsis: bank robbers on the run, the city's top cops on their trail: a high speed chase and no time to toy around!
The Best Micromovie was voted online by the public, on Youtube/Kinofest. "CALOR HUMANO" gathered most like's from the 15 finalists films. It is a Spanish 3 minutes production, signed Marc Nadal. The film is a personal meditation.
The Fiction Jury: Catalin Saizescu, Claudia Mota, Toma Cuzin, Alexandra Paun si Diana Metiu.
The Animation Jury: Bogdan Lazar, Cristina Zaharia si Andrei Cotrut.
Kinofest prizes, totaling 2600 euro, are offered by Centrul National al Cinematografiei.
Kinofest 2014, the 8th edition
Grab a film!
We're almost ready! We published the lists of films selected in the festival.
Between 26th and 28th Union, Energiea Pub, Independent cultural center Carol 53 and Gradina cu filme.
We have more than 200 films, Romanian premiers: 67 shorts in the competitions, German shorts, Spanish shorts, Japonese shorts (a 3 hours selection from the festival Short Shorts Film Festival&Asia 2014), the productions of the best animation schools in France (Gobelins & ArtFx), and many others.
Just like last year, the Micromovie competition takes place online, right in this moment. From 1st favorite.
The Animation and Fiction competitions (32 and 20 films) will be screened at Cinema Union, and 2 juries will nominate the winners.
Animation Jury: Cristina Zaharia (film critic and senior cinema editor at Port.ro), Radu Tinc (art director MEKA Creative Open Space, graphic designer and animator), Bogdan Lazar (animation director and co-owner of Golem Studio), Eugen Erhan (cartoonist), Andrei Cotrut (cartoonist).
Fiction Jury: Mihai Fulger (film critic and journalist, editor at Romanian Cinematheque), Catalin Saizescu (film director), Toma Cuzin (actor), Claudia Motea (actor and script writer), Diana Metiu (stage designer and teacher).
September, come to see the best digital shorts at the Cinema to 28th September, you can see the films online and vote your
There are 4 Romanian films present in the official selection: "O vacant la mare" (Cristina Grosan) in the Fiction Competition, "Space Boy and Space Dog" (Andrei Nicolae) in the Micromovie competition, and in Off Competition - "Just One More" (Cristina Dalea) and "No Way Entry" (Maria Pla).
Kinofest is a cultural, original Romanian project, organized by Asociatia Kinofest.
With the support of: CNC (Romanian Center of Conematography)
Partners: British Council, Goethe-Institut Bucuresti, ANF, Kiss FM, Zile si Nopti, Apa Nova, 220.ro, IQADS, Aimee, Temple Media
Main media partners: Digi 24, Digi Film, "Ca-n filme"
Media partners: CinemaRX, Modernism.ro, Cinefan.ro, Spectacular, Gens du Bien, Yotransfer.ro, B356.ro, IQool, Creionetica
For the 2014 edition, we organized a contest for the official poster of the festival. We received some interesting and beautiful works. It wasn't esy to choose the winner! We decided that Aaron Thai's proposition is the most suitable for the festival. (http://aaronthai.com/)
Aaron Thai is a London based animator. He loves animations. Love to draw. Love to paint. Love to spray paint on walls. Love sculpting. Love sketchbooks. Love to carry one anywhere he goes. Love to sketch randomly anytime. Love books. Love magazines. Love digital. Love analog. And he loves to enter design competitions, for fun : )
MICROMOVIE COMPETITION 2014
Today, 1st September,begins the Kinofest Micromovie 2014 Competition.
The 15 nominees shorts, from 11 countries, will be available for viewing between 1st and 28th September on the Kinofest web page and on Kinofest Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDKT0b5cBvWdJco5k1FaAEX6DWAYyy0Np).
The public will be able to vote (an youtube account is necessary). The film that gathers most Like-s until 28th September, 1AM will be designated winner.
The selected shorts are 90% animations. The themes and genres are diverse.
Kinofest Film Festival will held the projections in public places between 26-28 September, in Bucharest.
Have a pleasant viewing!
Call For Entries
We're starting the official Call for Entries for Kinofest 2014
The 8th edition of Kinofest will take place on 26-28 September, in a cinema, an unconventional space, and online.
The Animation and the Fiction sections will be voted by an expert jury, and the prizes will be cash.
The Micromovie competition will take place, for the second time, online – on the Kinofest Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/MrKinofest?feature=mhee), between 1-27 September. The short film that will gather most votes from the public, will be declared winner, and will receive a cash prize.
You can start sending films! The deadline for registrations is 17 August. Please read about registration requirements, terms and conditions here.
This year we're organizing (again) an international contest for the official poster of the festival, a contest opened to any graphic-designer and artist interested. Read more here.