With a long heritage that dates back to the 1960s when it started life in Poznan, Ale Kino! has become a popular event and is the only one of its kind in Poland. In the mid 1990s, the festival achieved international status, and it now attracts more than 10,000 people each year.

In the past few years the festival has started touring Poland, and Ale Kino! On Tour is now available in villages all over the country, reaching new young audiences that would not normally have access to top-quality international film.