Kinofest is a non-profit organisation, with the office in Bucharest. We're a very small team: three people working most of the year, and only during the festival (the main event) we involve volunteers. We are an independent organisation, developing a cultural project in a political-economical context that disadvantages these kind of activities. We are poorly supported in Romania, and we are even thinking of mooving the festival in another country (if you have a proposal, please contac us). We worked hard over the years to achieve and maintain a hight-quality project, and we made it with minimum assistance, mainly supporting our-selves. We rely also on private financing: media partnerships and donations, wich we geather very hard.

Project and purposes

Our goal is to promote among the Romanian public the short film, independent film-makers, original and inovating ideas in cinema. We manage to bring every year a premium film selection that is the best in Romania.

Kinofest includes various events and projects: an international film competition, presentations and screenings of invited artists/films/festivals, music concerts, live performances... And our latest project is a virtual art gallery where illustrators/graphic-designers can show there work; and we are working whrite now at other interesting ideas. We would like to offer larger perspectives to our public. We want to make Kinofest a phenomena, to gather all digital trends and new techiniques, to have films and music, graphic and video art.

We are involved

We organise workshops, screenings, or other educational projects for the young. We promote the video-making and animations experiments as a creative hobby, or as a possible future career. We have events for amators, for very young people, but also for film-makers, or art students.

Get involved

There are several ways you can help us: donations, partnerships, buying publicity on our media channels (site, poster, etc), organizing toghether a Kinofest event in your city/country (the main festival, retrospectives, screenings, workshops), promoting and recommending our web-page (link, banner), and even "liking" us on Facebook or "following" us on Twitter.!/KinofestDigital


Credit card, via PayPal

You can use Credit cards via the secure and safe PayPal system.

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Bank transfers

Send payments to:

Asociatia Kinofest
Bucharest, Romania

Bank: BANCA TRANSILVANIA – Sucursala Lipscani - Agentia Amzei
Bucuresti, Romania

BIC/Swift code: BTRL RO 22XXX

IBAN: RO 47BTRL 04104205 S48369XX (for RON)

This year, please consider making a donation to sustain Kinofest.

Valentin Partenie
Kinofest Founder