KINO! is a new magazine for cinema and cinematic.

KINO! is based on the belief that cinema is far from being dead or entirely born yet, but emerges anew with every age reflected in its vision.

KINO! endeavours to spread cinematic culture as a way of defeating delusions reducing cinema to an industrial product and the viewer to a consumer.

KINO! is a space where impulses of free creativity come together. It believes in the necessity of breaking through the frameworks of existent social consensus and of transcending the established modes of existence.

KINO! stands at that starting point of actuality which opposes, here and now, the demands of capitalism in its market logic of devaluating every form of revolt against it into merely another sort of merchandise.

KINO! does not distinguish between the local and the universal, but simply argues that the local can, with its characteristics, determine universal processes with the same credibility as the determinations of the general can.

KINO! establishes a space for an active communication among currents in cinematic consciousness which reject the idea of political borders and cultural barriers.

KINO! is aware that what cinema needs are viewers allies who, with their visions, contribute to the sum total of a cinematic event. It therefore strives for a deepening of the bond between audience and creator.

KINO! insists on the principle of mobilising the gaze which elevates pleasure through the awareness that a cinematic act can be the site of an active confrontation between the filmmaker’s and the viewer’s vision where paths are opened towards a liberation from the bonds of established reception logic.

KINO! rejects the idea of the viewer as an object. It respects them as subjects having complete responsibility who can, in their own – often marginalized, repressed, exploited or depersonalised – existential positions, recognise the possibility of choice and find a space of self-awareness and (re)action.

KINO! is a non-profit, independent and utopian space.

KINO! is lead by the belief that from the viewpoint of creation it is precisely the view of utopia that is of key importance. The utopia that connects cinematic art to its age and to the historical point of its arising. The utopianism in which, through a historical perspective, films are watched in the past that begins here and now but also in the future having begun a century ago.

KINO! adheres to the demand to resist the endless destructive force pervading our time with a revolution of a comparable creative energy which is to reinforce memory, clarify dreams and allow images to mean.