Kinofilm would now like to announce the revised dates of the 12th edition of KINOFILM Manchester International Short Film Festival will be 4th – 8th June 2014. As in 2010 we are focusing primarily on European and UK productions and this will be our second European focused festival but we also welcome quality submissions from outside of Europe for our International Panorama strand of the festival.
CALL FOR ENTRIES NEWS: Submissions to Kinofilm have been extended into 2014 taking into account the new festival dates. The festival submissions Early Bird entry is closed but the current deadline is now open to 28th February at a cost of £25 (non-student rate). There is a seperate rate for filmmakers from the North West of England (UK) of £15 and we also have a special reduced rate for students of £10 all from now untill the 28th February. (see the submissions page for full range of fees).
Please note that films can be submitted by post or on-line through our partner submissions sites. Depending on where you host your film you can submit via any of the following sites: WITHOUT A BOX, FESTHOME, CLICKFORFESTIVALS, MOVIBETA, and FESTIVAL FOCUS for our “3 Minute Wonders” free Competition. Submissions are open now on all site incliuding WAB. Please note the current deadline of 28th February, fees will change on 1st March to £15 (student), £20 (North West), £30 (all others), so submit early to get the best rates.
All categories of short film are welcome, fiction, experimental, animation, documentary, student films and music videos. The maximum length is 20 mins (unless agreed in advance with the festival director) and films must have been produced within 18 months prior to the festival dates (so films produced from 01/01/2013 are elligible. There is an emphasis on European productions but we welcome international entrants for our special International section of the festival including international award winners. For the forms and to submit your film via post please down load the forms below.
RED HEADS – this year we will have a special progamme of short films made by Red Head (Ginger) filmmakers or where the central character in the film is a red head (ginger), in celebration of UK Read Head Day in Manchester.
WOMEN IN FILM – as always in Kinofilm we present a special programme for the best outstanding women filmmakers. You may submit your film to this category if you wish to be considered for the Women in Film programme.
PLEASE NOTE, FILMMAKERS FROM GREATER MANCHESTER AND THE NORTH WEST CAN SUBMIT FILMS AT THE DISCOUNTED RATE OF £15 THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY. WE ALSO OFFER A CURRENT DISCOUNT TO ALL STUDENT FILMMAKERS OF £10 (FILMS MUST HAVE BEEN MADE AS PART OF AN EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT TO QUALIFY).
For more details and the application forms please go to our submissions page.
Shortcut to FestHome site (online submissions available here)