Children KinoFest

Children KinoFest (Ukrainian: Чілдрен Кінофест) is an annual international film festival for children and teenagers, founded in Kiev, Ukraine in 2014. The festival takes place at the end of May, and is held in various Ukrainian cities.[1] This national event, held throughout the country (18 cities in Ukraine) cultivates an appreciation film and an introduction to the filmmaking industry to the young public. Owlet Charlie is a logo, mascot and symbol of Children KinoFest. This character is based on the picture, created by 7-year-old Artem Rassadnikov from Donetsk. Charlie is named after the great Charlie Chaplin, who attended 125 years in 2014. The event has recently partnered with Odessa International Film Festival, also based in Ukraine.[2]

Upcoming Edition

4th Children KnoFest takes place from May 27 to June 4, 2017.

Last Edition

3rd edition of Children KinoFest took place from May 27 to June 5, 2016 was attended by more than 30,000 visitors and was held in 18 Ukrainian cities. Among the young guests of the festival, were the victims of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, children with special needs and the orphans. Many of them visited a cinema for the first time and had an opportunity to see a film on the big screen. The international competition was attended by 7 European movies. Retrospective of cartoons by the animation studio "Aardman"[2] and the animation series My country - Ukraine were shown out of competition. An ambassador of Children KinoFest 2016 was an actor, director and broadcaster Akhtem Seitablayev.

The event is supported by the EU Delegation to Ukraine, the State Agency of Ukraine for movie, Goethe-Istitut in Ukraine, the French Institute in Ukraine, the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine, the Embassy of Norway in Ukraine, the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, the Embassy of Denmark in Ukraine, Danish Film Institute. Organizers - "Arthouse Traffic"''.


The program's sections are as follows:[3]


Best film 2016Mancs (Robert-Adrian Pejo, Hungary, 2015)
Best film 2015Felix (Roberta Durrant, South Africa, 2013)
Best film 2014Belle et Sébastien (Nicolas Vanier, France, 2013)


  1. "Чілдрен Кінофест". Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  2. 1 2 "Odessa International Film Festival". Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  3. "ECFA - European Children's Film Network - European Children's Film Festivals". Retrieved 2016-08-12.

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