HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL
The International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! goes back to the 1960s. At first only national, in mid 1990s it was completely reorganised and became a first-class European event. Every year, Ale Kino! attracts over 10,000 cinemagoers and is, besides the Biennial of Art for Children, one of the two largest festivals organized by the Children’s Art Centre.
Last year Ale Kino! embarked on a tour around Poland. "Ale Kino! on Tour" is now available in little villages, whose young inhabitants seldom have the opportunity to encounter quality international film productions.
The mission of Ale Kino! is, first of all, to enable young cinemagoers to see interesting and varied films, but also to carry out a large-scale promotion of artistic and intelligent productions aimed at children and teenagers, and to create a meeting place and discussion forum devoted to young audience cinema. Ale Kino! FILMS The Festival offers to its audience a unique chance to become acquainted with a variety of young audience films from all over the world. Its programme includes live-action films and animations, both short and full-length ones, made in the years 2009-2011, i.e. the most recent productions which are not normally available in Polish cinemas or TV channels. Ale Kino! presents movies that fall outside stereotypes, movies that are interesting in terms of artistic and educational values. These can be Polish productions, European ones, as well as films from different countries of the world which are rarely represented on Polish screens. They all offer the view of the world from the perspective of different cultures and artistic conventions. Ale Kino! programme consists of such films which treat every cinemagoer, whether young or old, as a partner in a dialogue across the cinema screen rather than a mere buyer of a cinema ticket.