KINOdiseea International Film Festival returns to Tulcea with the most awarded films of the year, for young audiences

After ending its program in Bucharest, the KINOdiseea International Film Festival for young audiences, now in its thirteenth edition, arrives in Tulcea, at the Jean Bart Theater, between September 30 and October 3.

For twelve years, KINOdiseea brought to the attention of the Bucharest public films premiered in South-Eastern Europe or Romania, the latest children’s films, appreciated by international audiences and film critics around the world, awarded at international festivals such as Berlin, Sundance, or festivals profile with tradition, productions with educational and social themes, which do not enter the classic distribution network.

This year, KINOdiseea returns to Tulcea with 6 European feature films and a Romanian film. The films are aimed at children, families and teachers, but also at cinephiles. The screenings will take place every day, from Thursday to Sunday, from 10:00 (screenings dubbed in Romanian) and at 12:00 (screenings subtitled in Romanian). In addition to film screenings, children are expected at 3 workshops behind the scenes of cinema coordinated by Paul Grec and Andrei Răuțu.

The films from the KINOdiseea Tulcea program are:

DELTA GUARDS (directed by Liviu Mărghidan, 2021, Romania, 85 minutes, grades II – V)

Synopsis: Several children spend their summer holidays in a camp in the Danube Delta, where they learn how to survive in the wild. One day, while cleaning the waters of the Delta with plastic bottles, they come across two poachers who are fishing illegally using an electrical device. Now the children have an important mission!

SISTERS / SISTERS – SUMMER IN WHICH WE DISCOVERED OUR SUPERPUTERS, (directed by: Silje Salomonsen & Arild Østin Ommundsen, 2020, Norway, 78 minutes, clasele II – VII).

Synopsis: The most acclaimed European children’s film of the year, awarded at most of the festivals at which it was selected, tells the story of two very different sisters, Vega (9 years old) and Billie (5 years old), who go on a trip to the wild Norwegian nature with their father. Their adventure is a lot of fun, but the father is injured and injured, and the two girls have to find help, facing the wild animals, each other and their own fears, eventually coming to save their father alone.

MARTIN AND THE MAGICAL FOREST / MARTIN AND THE MAGICAL FOREST, (directed by Petr Oukropec, 2021, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, 80 minutes, grades II – VII)

Synopsis: Martin, who lives in the city, spends his summer in a camp in the woods. He finds it annoying not to have access to the internet, but he completely forgets about it, when he discovers that there are creatures in the forest that need his help, to stop the construction projects that are starting in the area. An intelligent and adventurous film, around the theme of protecting the environment.

BUSTER’S WORLD, (directed by Martin Miehe-Renard. 2021, Denmark, 85 minutes, grades IV – VIII)

Synopsis: Even when facing difficulties, Buster (11 years old) never loses his sense of humor – he is optimistic and ambitious and wants to become one of the greatest magicians Denmark has ever seen. His biggest dream is to win the talent contest, so Buster trains every day with his old friend Mr. Larsen, who is a good connoisseur of magic. However, Buster has a few obstacles to overcome, especially since the school bully, Simon-Olaf, is not only the fiercest contestant in the contest, but also wants to conquer Joanna, the girl Buster is in love with. Things get even more complicated when his disabled sister asks for his help and Mr Larsen’s health deteriorates.

JACKIE ȘI OOPJEN, (directed by Annamaria van de Mond, 2020, The Netherlands, 90 minutes, grades I – VIII)

Synopsis: Jackie and Oopjen, the Dutch film directed by Annemaria van de Mond, is a comedy for the whole family that invites us to walk among the galleries and works of art of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. At the end of the visitor program, Jackie, the 12-year-old daughter of a custodian, discovers that one of Rembrandt’s famous paintings is coming to life. An unlikely friendship is formed when Oopjen (a famous character in Rembrandt’s painting) confuses Jackie with her long-lost sister.

F COMES FROM HAPPINESS / H IS FOR HAPPINESS, (directed by John Sheedy, 2019, Australia, grades II – VIII)

Young Candice Phee finds herself on an adventurous mission when, as part of a school project, she becomes a mediator in her quarrelsome and sad family. Candice is enthusiastic and funny and spends her time trying to cheer up those around her. Her new colleague, Douglas Benson, believes she came from another dimension, but becomes a reliable ally in her mission. The film is the screenplay of Barry Jonsberg’s book – “My Life as an Alphabet” and illustrates the different facets of life between a fantastic forest, full of magic and the conservatism of a small town.

SPACE BOY, (regia: Olivier Pairoux. 2021, Belgium, 100 minutes, classes IV – VIII)

Synopsis: Shortly after moving to a new city with his father, Jim, a talented 11-year-old boy, he has to take part in a competition for young science enthusiasts, together with his new classmate, Emma. Jim convinces her to secretly build a hot air balloon together. Trying to fulfill his father’s desire to reach space, Jim takes Emma on an adventure that brings the two closer.

Jean Bart Theater Program:

September 30, 10:00 – JACKIE AND OOPJEN (dubbed in Romanian), grades I – IV
September 30, 12:00 – DELTA GUARDS, grades I – VIII
September 30, 14:00 – AUDIOVISUAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP, coordinator Paul Grec
October 1, 10:00 – F COMES FROM HAPPINESS (dubbed in Romanian), grades IV – VII
October 1, 12:00 – SISTERS- SUMMER IN WHICH WE DISCOVERED OUR SUPERPUTERS, grades IV – VII
October 1, 14:00 – AUDIOVISUAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP, coordinator Andrei Răuțu
October 2, 10:00 – SISTERS – SUMMER IN WHICH WE DISCOVERED OUR SUPERPUTERS (dubbed in Romanian), grades II – VII
October 2, 12:00 – BUSTER’S WORLD, grades IV – VIII
October 2, 14:00 – AUDIOVISUAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP, coordinator Paul Grec
October 3, 10:00 – MARTIN AND THE MAGIC FOREST (dubbed in Romanian), grades II – VII
October 3, 12:00 – SPACE BOY, grades IV – VIII

Reservations are made at the e-mail address [email protected]

KINOdiseea is organized by the Metropolis Cultural Association, co-financed from the local budget of Tulcea City Hall, action co-financed by Tulcea County Council, in partnership with Jean Bart Theater, in partnership with “Gavrilă Simion” Eco-Museum Research Institute Tulcea, Esplanade Hotel, Tulcea County School Inspectorate, Tulcea Children’s Palace, Radio Romania Constanța and TL News.

KINOdiseea is the largest children’s film festival in Southeast Europe. The festival is a member of the ECFA – European Children’s Film Association. At the previous 12 editions, the festival had over 120,000 participants.


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