Launched in 2002 by KIBLA Multimedia Centre in collaboration with the Linux Users Group of Slovenia Association (LUGOS, established in 1997), the international open code KIBLIX Linux IT Festival was developed out of the so-called Linux Install Fest (LIFe), established in 1999. Since its inception the festival, named simply as KIBLIX since 2008, has gradually developed in the contemporary art and education-related festival tackling the issues of information technology, open code and open society.
In the 2010 edition KIBLA Multimedia Centre joined forces with another two Slovene festivals dedicated to art and technology – the HAIP Festival and the International Festival of Computer Arts (IFCA). The 9th edition of the KIBLIX Festival, conceived by Miha Horvat, was dedicated to low technology, ecology, open code and waste, called the Waste – Technology Minus.
The KIBLIX 2014 Parallels festival took place at KIBLA Portal venue in October 2014. In October 2015 the MRFR-Kiblix Festival took place, like in 2013 again as a joint venture with the International Festival of Computer Arts (IFCA).