The 11th edition of the KINOFILM Festival will take place in Manchester from 23-28 February 2010, as a European Short Film Festival and invites submissions from all over Europe including former Eastern Europe and Baltic States.
Kinofilm has a unique reputation for showcasing the best short films from around the world, whilst being renowned for seeking out diverse, challenging and groundbreaking new film. The festival maintains a high standard with many European & International award-winning shorts featuring in the Festival but also includes special programmes in low/no budget shorts, students shorts and underground cinema, giving new and emerging filmmakers the opportunity to have their work screened alongside that or critically acclaimed, established short filmmakers.
Though the 2010 festival focuses on Europe there will be a limited number of entries considered from non-European countries for award-winning films or for those of outstanding merit, for a special International showcase.
Main categories include:
short drama, animation, experimental, digital shorts, Documentary, Romantic Tales, Cinema Extreme, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy & Sci-fi, Erotica, music videos, Lesbian & Gay, Polish Cinema, and Bluefire (Kino's Black and Asian section), however, the Festival welcomes shorts of any type and genre. The festival will also feature a youth and community led film event and welcomes submissions from those working with youth based organisations.
Short films should be no longer than 25 mins (except documentaries which will be allowed up to 35 mins) and must be made within the last 18 months prior to the festival. The festival does not have a premiere policy but there is a small entry fee from £5.00 to submit a film. There will be a extended deadline for late submissions to the 30th September though this will incur a higher submission fee of £15. Distributors, agencies and educational institutions are exempt but should contact us first to register the exemption. Please note. Exemptions for filmmakers that submitted to the 2007-8 festival and paid the entry fee of £5 will be able to submit their film free (but must provide their reference number and details of previous entry).
Submissions are open from 1st July closing on 10th September. To submit a film please email the Festival for the festival rules, regulations and procedures and application form: firstname.lastname@example.org