Initiated by the writer, director and producer Nebojsa Jovanovic, the festival focuses on the work of filmmakers from around the world who are at the beginning of their careers.
KineNova will open with Glory / Slava by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, a Bulgarian/Greek coproduction nominated in the Best Film category at the Locarno International Film Festival 2016.
The International Competition jury is composed of Răzvan Rădulescu (Romania, head of the jury), Galina Toneva (Bulgaria), Mira Furlan (Croatia/USA), Mario Mazzarotto (Italy) and Meto Jovanovski (Macedonia). The jury will decide the Grand Prix for Best Feature Film, the Best Director Award and the Best Screenplay Award.
Another competitive section is the Short Film Programme. Additional, non-competitive programmes include World Cinema Overview, Balkan Review and an acclaimed director’s first and latest films Programme, which features films by the Romanian Corneliu Porumboiu.
Motherland / Ana Yurdu (Turkey, Greece)
Directed by Senem Tüzen
Depth 2 / Dubina Dva (Serbia)
Directed by Ognjen Glavonjic
Produced by Non Aligned Films and Humanitarian Law Center
Coproduced by Cinéma Defacto
Petting Zoo (USA)
Directed by Micah Magee
Glory / Slava (Bulgaria, Greece)
Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
Produced by Abraxas
Coproduced by Graal Film, Screening Emotions, Aporia Filmworks, Red Carpet
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Greek Film Centre
Interruption (Greece, France, Croatia)
Directed by Yorgos Zois
Two Lottery Tickets / Două lozuri (Romania, Spain)
Directed by Paul Negoescu
Produced by Actoriedefilm.ro
Coproduced by Papillon Film
Suported by Erka Synergy Communication, Cinelabs Romania, HBO Romania and UNATC
The Buffalo (Iran)
Directed by Kaveh Sajjadi Hoseini
Road to La Paz / Camino a La Paz (Argentina)
Directed by Francisco Varone
Directed by Pjotr Lewandovski