The KINOLUB Film Festival is about bringing what is best in cinema to the young audiences (4 - 18 years of age).

The screenings of selected (short and full-length) films are held in arthouse cinemas and cultural institutions in many cities in Southern Poland (Krakow, Kielce, Rzeszow, Rybnik, Busko and others) - with attendance of over 10 000 viewers.

The program is built on the conviction that film is an excellent tool that conveys both emotions and knowledge - about unexpected situations, relationships and the world. Recognizing that due to the current cinema and tv programming, children have limited access to diverse, beautiful and challenging motion pictures - the festival Competition has an important international focus.

Apart from film screenings, the audiences have a chance to participate in festival workshops, Q&As and special events.
The professional part of the event includes industry meetings and events organized with the help of Krakow Film Commission - for all guests (Polish and foreign) to meet and discuss most important issues in children’s cinema today.

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

Full Competition Regulations available at

Main points:

The organizer of the Festival is the IKS Foundation
with an address in 40-040 Katowice, Lompy 14/500,

1. The Competition announcement:
the 24th of October 2017.
2. Competition entries deadline:
the 15 th of January 2018
(as evidenced by the post mark on the envelope).
3. The list of films selected to the Competition shall be announced no later than:
the 1st of April 2018.

Both full-length and short films; live-action and animated films are entitled to be entered into the Competition, as long as they are dedicated for children and youth between the ages 4 and 18.

Please send us along with your film entry:
- a signed entry form (available at along with your submission (it contains legal and licensing details)
- 5 stills
- dialogue list (with timer, in English)
- synopsis

Entering a film into the Competition is not subject to any registration fee.

During the Competition Festival Jury (Adult and Children's) will award prizes in two categories: for the best full-length film and for the best short film.

Overall Rating
  • thank you for selected my film, good communication and quality

    July 2018
  • Stella 1

    Cool Festival for children.
    Unfortunately we did not attend.

    July 2018
  • Elliot Cowan

    I was not able to attend the festival but the folks organising it were as helpful and communicative as I've encountered anywhere.
    Friendly and helpful and they followed up with some news about my screening which is something I've never experienced before.

    July 2016
  • jeo baby

    am very proud my film '2 girls' is a part of KINOLUB. KINOLUB was totally great...

    June 2016
  • morteza asemani

    1- Inviting filmmakers.
    2- Giving certificate and book festival to filmmakers.
    3- inviting filmmakers from different country to make partnership and international films with another.
    4- Showing posters and photos about accepted films.
    6- Support independent filmmakers.

    June 2016