The city of Košice

In 2016, IFF Art Film moved house to Košice, chiefly drawn by the city’s more accommodating infrastructure. The cultural and economic hub of eastern Slovakia, Košice is an ideal location for a film festival.

Cinemas and cultural venues

IFF Art Film will be held in the centre of Košice. The programme of accompanying events for the wider public will take place on the city’s Hlavná ulica (Main Street). Films will be screened at the venues listed below.



Capacity: 550 seats. Thanks to its architectural features, Košice’s Kunsthalle (Hall of Art) is primarily used for holding international exhibitions, workshops and more intimate events focused on the new generation.
Address: Rumanova, 040 01 Košice


Capacity: two screening rooms with 150 seats each. This former military area is now a creative district bristling with life. Košice’s new cultural venue provides spaces for socializing, creative work and presenting various genres of modern art.
Address: Kukučínova 2, 040 01 Košice


The cinema in Dominican Square with tradition. During the totalitarian regime, it was the memorable Dukla cinema. After the revolution, the Cinefil film club was built on its foundations. As of 2023, it has a total capacity of 234 seats and is equipped with the most modern technologies, spectacular acoustics and a cinema screen with digital projection.
Adresa: Dominikánske námestie 8, 040 01 Košice

Kino Úsmev

Capacity: 300 seats. Kino Úsmev is a fully digital cinema with screenings all day, seven days a week. The latest technology delivers audiences a first-rate cinematic experience and offers businesses a unique way to present and promote on the big screen.
Address: Kasárenské námestie 1, 040 01 Košice

Executioner’s Bastion

Executioner’s Bastion, with a capacity of 200 seats, is a historical area from the second half of the 15th century. In the years 1940 – 1943, a replica of Rákoczi’s exile house from Rodosto was built here. Inside of the building you can find an exhibition of firearms and the Bastion Gallery. Beautiful garden is regularly used for organizing various cultural events.
Address: Hrnčiarska 7, 040 01 Košice

The Amphitheatre

Capacity: 3,000 seats. With seating for 3,000 spectators, Košice’s Amphitheatre has been recognized throughout the region since its construction in 1954. The first summertime film screenings here date back to 1965’s “Filmový Festival Pracujúcich” (Workers’ Film Festival), which, after many years in the city’s cinemas, had been relocated to the amphitheatre. It was here on Saturday, 19 June 1965, that the premiere of Oscar-winning film The Shop on Main Street, set in the Slovak town of Sabinov and starring Jozef Kroner, was seen by a whopping 20,000 viewers.
Address: Festivalové námestie, 040 01 Košice