Slovakia – ArtKino Metro (Trencin)

SK - ArtKino Metro (Trencin) Slovakia - ArtKino Metro (Trencin) @Radovan Stoklasa and Matej Mikloš

Built in between two world wars, in 1938, cinema theatre ArtKino Metro belongs to the most traditional cultural venues in the town of Trenčín. Our desire is to restore and share the charm and sense of community that only live cultural events can bring. We try to show the youngsters that watching a movie on their laptop is different from watching it at the cinema, where you can experience it more fully and share this experience with others. Organization of workshops, discussions with filmmakers, and local festivals lie therefore at the core of our efforts.

All age groups can find their section in our programming. Besides ordinary screenings of European movies, we also organize special screening for seniors, morning screenings for mothers and fathers on parental leave, who can come to watch the movies with their babies, or filmmaking workshops for school kids. Furthermore, we believe that when the young audiences are at a certain stage of their development, it is not sufficient to organize the activities for them. They are the ones who need to take an initiative and learn how to build a community. Therefore we engage them in co-organizing our annual festival Film Square, where they can also screen their movies and enjoy watching them on the big screen. Such activities give students the opportunity to present their work, and serve as a place of encounters with more-experienced visual artists, who share with them their experience of the beauty and struggles of filmmakers’ world.

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Find out more about Kristina Horinkova, ArtKino Metro Ambassador here.