4th Kinotrip International Film Festival
On Saturday, 30 March, the 4th Kinotrip Film Festival came to a close. In three days, the young watched six feature-length films and one programme of short films. The young audience were most impressed by the documentary Minding the Gap (Bing Liu, 2018), which won the Kinotrip Audience Award.
The 4th Kinotrip International Film Festival, the largest event of Kinodvor’s Kinotrip Film Programme – By the Youth for the Youth, took place between 28 and 30 March 2019. The diverse film programme was again carefully selected by the young members of the Kinotrip Film Club.
At ten festival screenings, more than 1,100 visitors, most of them young, travelled across various film worlds.
They were joined by interesting guests. Via Skype, the young talked with Debra Granik, the director of the opening film Leave No Trace (USA, 2018), and Bing Liu, the director of the documentary Minding the Gap (USA, 2018), while Hanis Bagashov, the director of the short film Mishko (Macedonia, 2018), visited us in person at Kinodvor. The young talked with him and socialised after the screening of the Kinotripie short film programme.
In addition to the diverse film programme, a variety of accompanying activities also took place. The young Kinotrip Film Club members provided interesting introductions before every screening. The exhibition entitled Fanzine of Kinotrip’s Highlights was on view at Kinodvor’s Gallery. The Sharpening the Gaze workshop on film criticism took place throughout the festival. At the closing screening, we saw the premiere of Izgubljeni sendvič (Lost Sandwich), a short film made by the participants of Kinotrip’s pre-festival film workshop under the mentorship of Luka Marčetič. All this was followed by Kinotrip’s closing party.
During the 4th Kinotrip Film Festival, Ljubljana was also visited by the representatives of Medienzentrum Parabol from Nurnberg, who, in cooperation with the Ivan Cankar Student Hall of Residence – KUD Pozitiv Cultural Association and Kinodvor City Cinema, will carry out a youth film exchange this year as part of the preparation activities in the framework of Ljubljana’s candidacy for the 2025 European Capital of Culture, with which Kinodvor is strengthening its international cooperation in the field of young audience development.
You can find many videos and photos from the 4th Kinotrip International Film Festival captured by students of the Ljubljana High School for Media and Graphic Technology on our website and our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We thank all who helped create and spread the word about this year’s edition of the festival and invite you to join us on our journeys across different film worlds for the young also in the future.
Partners and supporters of the 4th Kinotrip International Film Festival:
City of Ljubljana – founder of Kinodvor Public Institute
Slovenian Film Centre
Biotechnical Educational Centre Ljubljana, Con film, KINO! Society for Expanding Film Culture, Kraken Society and FeKK, Kurja polt Genre Film Festival, Fivia, French Institute in Slovenia, Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Slovenia, Balassi Institute, Ljubljana, High School for Media and Graphic Technology