14th Kino Otok is coming – a wave of brave film visions

14th Kino Otok is coming – a wave of brave film visions

Spring flowers have decorated our paths, and with each passing night, the days keep becoming longer, announcing that summer is near. Warm breezes of the first summer nights will be greeted for the 14th time by the International Film Festival Kino Otok – Isola Cinema, from 6-10 June.

Film Screen under a Starry Night by the Sea

With film projections under starry skies, by the sea, and in cinema theatres, conversations with guests from around the world, music nights by Izola’s Lighthouse, the Otok film wave wishes to offer fresh new film images, turn that frown upside down with the silver light of the screen, and invite audiences to take a look into other lives, as well as open the door for new thoughts and friendly socialising. Meanwhile, it will splash to Cerknica, Tolmin, Sežana and Idrija; in the days before and after the central Izola happenings, the wave will reach Ljubljana’s Kinodvor and Slovenian Cinematheque.

Once again Video on the Beach and Submarine

The programme with independent feature films, largely unavailable in mainstream Slovenian cinemas is joined by our traditional section Video on the Beach with a selection of fresh, punchy short films by free-spirited authors, as well as Submarine – Otok for Kids, a diverse film-educational programme for children, youngsters and families.

Regional Endemite FOCUS

This year, FOCUS will be sailing into its second edition, it is an international training and networking event established last year for film professionals, and a regional endemite showcasing less visible film professions. In 2018, the focus will be on emerging film editors and sound designers from Croatia, Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia) and Slovenia.

Warming Izola up for the Film Wave

As preparation for the days of new film vision, Izola will be warming up on Sunday, 6 May 2018. Teenagers from Slovenia will gather in Art Cinema Odeon for the EFA Young Audience Film Day, where they will choose the winner of EFA Young Audience Award among the three nominated films.

See you at Otok!