The KINOdiseea International Film Festival stops in Tulcea, between September 22 and 25

International Film Festival for Young Audiences – KINODISEEA arrives at Tulcea againbetween 22 and 25 September, at the Jean Bart Theater and the Avramide House and brings nine films and three workshops for children. Entry to all events it’s free.

Since the first edition in 2009, KINOdiseea – International film festival for young audiences aimed to bring to the attention of the Bucharest public the newest children’s films, premiering in Romania or even South-Eastern Europe, productions appreciated by international audiences and film critics from around the world, awarded at festivals such as Berlin, Sundance or profile festivals with tradition, films with educational and social themes, which do not enter the classic distribution network.

In 2022, KINOdiseea brings to the audience of all ages in Tulcea both new films awarded in the last two years at important film festivals for the young audience and not only, such as Zurich Film Festival, Brussels Animation Film Festival, Lithuanian Film Awards and Children KinoFest but also films to see again on the big screen.

These are:

DRAGON PRINCESS / DRAGON PRINCESSE (R: Jean-Jacques Denis & Anthony Roux, animation, 2021, 70m., France)

Synopsis: Bristle is a little girl raised by dragons. But when her father must give Sorgerog the second most valuable thing to him, he offers Bristle. This drives her to despair and forces her to flee the family cave. Bristle then embarks on a journey of discovery into the human world. Among them, she learns the meaning of friendship, solidarity, and the greed that seems to be eating away at their hearts.

Awards: Best Film – Anima – Brussels Animation Film Festival 2022, nominated for Best Film – Children KinoFest 2022, nominated for Best Animated Film – Lumiere Awards, France 2022.

BUTTERFLY HEART / A BUTTERFLY’S HEART (r: Inesa Kurklietyte, family, 2021, 108 years old, Lithuania)

Synopsis : The film tells the story of a 10-year-old boy named Juozapas, who is extremely special because he was born with his heart outside his chest and survived. Juozapas avoids interacting with children, the center of his world is an old, deserted mansion and the insects he raises there. His peace is disturbed when a girl of the same age, Rugile, moves to town and it is time for him to go to school. After sharing various experiences, they gradually become friends.

Awards: Five nominations at Lithuanian Film Awards 2022 for Best Actor, Best Picture, Best Makeup, Best Costumes, Best Sets.

LAURA’S STAR / LAURA’S STAR (A: Joya Thome, family, 2021, 79 m., Germania)

Synopsis: A new chapter begins for Laura. Together with her parents and her brother, Tommy, she moves into a new house but at first she can’t quite get used to the new town and has difficulty making friends and socializing. One evening, he sees a star falling from the sky. Laura rushes to the injured star’s aid and takes care of him. The two become friends and the star takes Laura on many exciting adventures.

VICTOR ROBOT (R: Anatoliy Lavrenishyn, sci-fi / adventure, 2020, 75 m., Ukraine)

Synopsis: Ukrainian director Anatoliy Lavrenishyn’s feature film debut, Viktor Robot, speaks with a lot of candor and humor about friendship. The distant future. The artificial star that is supposed to provide power to the planet around it is not working. The only one who can fix it is little Vicky’s grandfather, its creator. However, he mysteriously disappears. The little girl and her assistant – a small robot Viktor – go in search of him.

Awards: Audience Award for National Competition – Odesa International Film Festival 2020, Best Animated Film – Ukrainian Film Critics Awards Kinokolo 2020, in Official Selection – Children KinoFest 2021 – Official Selection, Best Song Award – Ukrainian Film Academy Awards 2021.

THIS IS FINE TOO (R: Valentin Urziceanu, animation / comedy, 2022, 78 m., Romania)

A satire on film, music and life. Giani is a Roma boy who dreams of becoming a great guitarist, inspired by his role model, Django Reinhardt, the famous artist who developed Manouche Jazz. In Europe torn apart by the Second World War, he travels from Bucharest to Paris on foot, and on the way he has the chance to listen to traditional songs of various European nations, which he distills into his own style. The film oscillates between Giani’s story and the creative team’s drama in the face of real-life constraints. Like a Deus ex machina, the project manager will make the ending happy, like in the stories.

THE WOLF AND THE LION/ THE WOLF AND THE LION (R. Gilles de Maistre, live action, 2021, 99 min., France, Canada)

Synopsis: After the death of her grandfather, 20-year-old Alma decides to return to her childhood home – a small island in the heart of the majestic Canadian forest. While there, she rescues two helpless cubs: a wolf and a lion. A special bond will be created between them, but their world collapses when the forester discovers the animals and takes them away. The two baby brothers will now begin a perilous journey across Canada to reunite with Alma.

The production won the award for Best Children’s Film at the Zurich Film Festival in 2021.


Synopsis: Jim Button, his friend, Lukas, the engine driver, and Emma, ​​the steam engine, are forced to leave the small island of Lummerland. Their journey takes them to the kingdom of Mandala, where the three will embark on an incredible adventure: the search for Li Si, the emperor’s daughter, kidnapped and reported missing. Together, the three venture into the city of dragons to free the princess and solve the mystery of Jim’s origins.

The film is the winner of the Animago AWARD in 2018 and the Bavarian Film Awards in 2019.


Synopsis: Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are three intelligent children who receive the unfortunate news that their parents have died. Mr. Poe tries to find a guardian for them among their relatives – Montgomery or Josephine Anwhistle. They end up living with the worst of them all, Count Olaf, who only wants to steal their fortune. To implement his plan, Olaf disguises himself as assistant Stephano and captain Julio Sham.

The film won the Academy Award in 2005, in addition to 10 other awards and 28 nominations.

BELLE (dir. Mamoru Hosoda, animation, 2021, 121 min., Japan)

Synopsis: Adolescence is a difficult one for Suzu, a shy 17-year-old girl who lives with her father in a village in Japan. One day Suzu decides to create an account on “U”, a virtual world with over 5 billion members. She thus becomes Belle, a beautiful singer who enjoys success and popularity. In “U” he meets a terrifying creature that lives alone in a floating castle, refusing to let anyone near or explain the wounds on its body to others. Together, the two embark on a journey full of adventure, challenges and love, in an attempt to become who they really are.

Also, on September 22 and 23, there will be a stop motion animation workshop, coordinated by actor Paul Grec, and on September 25 a screenwriting workshop, coordinated by director Andrei Răuțu.

KINODISEEA is organized by the Metropolis Cultural Association, a project co-financed from the local budget of the Tulcea Municipality, co-financed by the Tulcea County Council and financed by the National Cinema Center.
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KINODISEEA is the largest children’s film festival in Central and South-Eastern Europe. The festival is a member of ECFA – European Children’s Film Association. In the 13 previous editions, the festival registered over 150,000 participants, in Bucharest and other cities in the country.

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