Mednarodni filmski festival Kranjska Gora – KGIFF je mlad filmski festival, ki je s svetom filma to čudovito podalpsko vasico prvič objel julija 2016. Ideja zanj se je porodila iz želje po oživitve lokalne filmske tradicije, ki sega v davno leto 1951, ko je bil v Kranjski Gori posnet prvi slovenski mladinski celovečerec Kekec, ki je bil na beneškem festivalu leta 1952 nagrajen z Zlatim levom.

Bistvo festivala je v združevanju filmskih ustvarjalcev in ljubiteljev gibljive slike, ki lahko tekom bogatega desetdnevnega programa na več prizoriščih uživajo v žanrsko raznolikih dokumentarnih in igranih filmih tako domače kot tudi tuje filmske produkcije. Filmske projekcije bogati pester spremljevalni program, ki vključuje delavnice za otroke in odrasle filmske profesionalce, pogovore z avtorji filmov, okrogle mize, gledališke predstave ter glasbene koncerte.

Eden od glavnih ciljev festivala je širitev filmske kulture med najmlajše, zato je uvod festivala vedno namenjen otroškemu in mladinskemu programu. Program delujemo s sklopom Domačica, ki v ospredje postavlja domače filmske ustvarjalce, v sodelovanju z bližnjimi državami in drugimi festivali pa organiziramo tudi sklop filmov Skok čez plot, pri katerem se bo letos v fokusu predvsem Srbija in njihova bogata filmska produkcija.

Osrednji del festivala predstavlja tekmovalni program, v katerem predvajamo slovenske in mednarodne filmske uspešnice, mednarodna strokovna žirija pa ob slovesnem zaključku festivala podeli nagrado najboljšemu igranemu in dokumentarnemu filmu iz programa.

Festival vodi predana ekipa mladih ustvarjalcev, ki vsak s svojimi talenti prispevamo h kakovostni organizaciji in edinstvenemu festivalskemu vzdušju. S svojimi raznolikimi interesi in izkušnjami dajemo festivalu temelje, na katerih gradimo festivalsko zgodbo. Vsako poglavje odpira tudi nova poznanstva, ki festival vodijo v nove razsežnosti in prinašajo nove dogodivščine. V svoje vrste radi sprejemamo nove obraze, ki prinesejo nove ideje, zato se festivalu vsako leto pridružijo tudi prostovoljci z vsega sveta.

Verjamemo, da bomo KGIFF še naprej uspešno razvijali v pozitivnem ekipnem duhu, dobri atmosferi in brez rdeče preproge, a z veliko dobre volje in ustvarjalnosti.

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Kranjska Gora International Film Festival – KGIFF is a young film festival, which saw the light of day in July 2016, in the beautiful environment of the eponymous mountain village. The essence of the festival is to bring together film makers and motion picture lovers. The idea was born from the desire to revive our village’s tradition with film (dating back to 1951) when the first Slovenian feature film for the young audience, titled Kekec, was shot here. Kekec was awarded with the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film festival in 1952.

In a rich and diverse 10-day programme, we will offer to spectators international and local documentary and fiction films of all kinds and genres. In addition to screening latest film hits, KGIFF organizes diverse accompanying programme, which will include workshops for children, workshops and master classes for adult film lovers, round tables with authors, theatre performances and concerts.

One of the festival’s main goals is to expand the film culture among children and youth. That is the reason why we dedicate first three days of the festival to them. Later on the festival will continue with the successful Domačica, which focuses exclusively on local film makers and new, locally produced films, and Jump Over the Fence section, where KGIFF collaborates with regional film makers from nearby countries; this year we will specifically focus on Serbia. KGIFF also pays great attention to documentary and activist films, which will be presented in the Look and see section.

The final and central part of the festival is Competition, where both Slovenian and the latest international film hits will be screened. At the festival’s final ceremony, the expert jury will announce the award for best fiction and documentary movie.

The festival is led by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of young artists, that contribute, each with its own talents, interests and experiences, to a quality organization and unique festival atmosphere. Each and every one of them, give the festival a solid foundation to create a one in a kind festival story. Each chapter opens new connections and acquaintances that bring new adventures and lift the festival into new dimensions. KGIFF team is happy to include new faces that bring new ideas, and for this reason each year, volunteers from all over the world help creating and executing the festival. An important part of the festival are internationally renowned names from the world of film, with which KGIFF managed to put a festival on a higher level.

KGIFF team believes in confident attitude and fierce team spirit, that will help the festival to develop successfully, without the red carpet but with a lot of positive energy and creativity.