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

Only films for children & youth.
No amateur films, music videos, experiments.
Date of production: 2018 and later.
Shorts, features, animations.

No entry fee.

By submitting the film, the filmmaker grants the organizer all licenses, rights, and consents listed in the Competition Regulations:

IKS Foundation with the seat in Busko-Zdroj
with a postal address in Poland,
Lompy 14/501, 40-040 Katowice,

Overall Rating
  • Fernando Barreto Arroyave

    From the beginning we had great communication with the festival, very organized and professional.

    July 2019
  • Robert von Wroblewsky

    Great festival, run by a dedicated team that invites filmmakers and greets them with warm hospitaly. Loved every minute of it!

    June 2019
  • 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