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Kinofilm Festival 2024 Trailer

Check out this year’s Festival trailer edited by Lee Bolton of Elerby Studios.  

KINOFILM FESTIVAL 2024 Award Winners Announced

Best EU Short Film: Winner: L’Acquario Director, Writer, Producer: Gianluca Zonta, Co-Writer: Alessandro Salentino, Producer: Camillo Esposito & Andrea Guidot & Serena Marconi Country: Italy[…]

Volunteer Registration Open Now

Love film and love working with other people that do? Do you want to be involved in the 18th Edition of Kinofilm Festival which has[…]

KINOFILM presents KINO SHORTS 70 – Wed 21st Sept 2022, 7.30pm

Kinofilm Festival is pleased to announce edition 70 of our KINO SHORTS NorthWest filmmakers event in Manchester, taking place Wednesday 21st Sept at Mini Cine,[…]

KINOFILM presents KINO SHORTS 69 – THUR 18th August 2022, 7.30pm

  Kinofilm Festival is pleased to present our next event in the current season of  NorthWest filmmakers events. KINO SHORTS Edition 69 will take place[…]

KINOFILM presents KINO SHORTS – WED 22nd June 2022, 7.30pm

Kinofilm Festival is pleased to present our next event in the new series of KINO SHORTS’ NorthWest filmmakers event. The event will take place bi-monthly[…]

Kino British Shorts Festival Trailer Oct 2021 & Laurels

Here is the trailer that was produced for the 2021 Festival (postponed from 2020). this edit by Lee Bolton of ELERBY STUDIOS.

Kinofilm Winners – British Short Film Awards

We are proud to announce the 17th edition of the Kino British Shorts Festival Awards that took place Sunday 24th Oct 2021 The 17th KINOFILM[…]

Film and screening list.

To see details of all the programmes please go to our Eventbrite page where you can also buy all tickets and passes. Here you can[…]

Kinofilm 2020/1 Part 2. The British Shorts Festival – Coming Soon

Kinofilm Festival 17th Edition Passes now on sale here or on Eventbrite. Early Bird discount until 13th October. Limited amount available.  To see details of all[…]

Kinofilm Festival International Winners Online edition 2021

International Winners 2021 The 16th KINOFILM Festival online edition is now over and we’re proud to remind our audiences and filmmakers of the winning films[…]

The Mix (Cert 15) 16th May (5:15pm)

The Mix takes you on a journey of survival and resilience, and raises awareness on polution. Enter the cirme world as we witness a jewellery[…]

We Welcome this year’s Jury Members

 For this year’s International Section of the 16th Kinofilm Festival in our Premiere OnLine Edition, we reactivated  our jury members lined up for last[…]


LATEST FESTIVAL NEWS AND LATEST SUBMISSIONS OFFER UPDATE ON OUR LATEST OFFER: Use code “50percentOFFK” to receive 50% off your entry to Kinofilm Festival on[…]


We are still taking submissions for the next edition of the festival and submissions will be open until the end of the year. Though we[…]


It is with regret that due to the worsening situation with the second wave of Covid-19 in the UK and particularly in the North West[…]

Kinofilm Festival Postponed Due To COVID-19

It is with great regret that we must announce postponement of this year’s KinoFilm Festival due to the worsening Coronavirus outbreak. With yesterday’s announcement from[…]

Announcing the Official Selection Kinofilm Festival 16th Edition

We’re excited to announce our official selection for the 2019/20 film festival. From just under  1000 entries we have selected 300 short films for your[…]

Final Day Submissions – Filmmakers get 50% Off

Last Chance to Enter KINOFILM 2020 So, it’s that time of the year when our submissions come to an end. If you are a filmmaker[…]

Submissions Now Open: 16th Edition 2019/20

jonkino / May 24, 2018 Submissions to our 16th Anniversary Edition taking place from 26th Feb – 1st March 2020 are now open, firstly on FilmFreeway platform.[…]

A Special Thanks To Everyone That Made The 15th Edition Happen!

Kino would like to thank the many volunteers who gave their time and effort in the weeks prior to and during the festival, without which[…]

KINOFILM 15th Edition Award Winners, Runners Up and Special Mentions

As the 15th Edition of KINOFILM Festival comes to a close, it’s time to look back and reflect on the amazing array of short films[…]

Fri 30th Nov Women in Film – on offer at NIAMOS from 12noon

In addition to our spectacular Animation day at Partisan today (Friday 30th) we have another super day on offer today at Niamos, with our special[…]

*UPDATE* Animation Showcase on Friday at Partisan

Friday is our spectacular Animation Showcase! We’re hosting the selection of Programmes from 12 – 9:30pm at the wonderful venue Partisan Collective in Green Quarter,[…]

Get Ready! The Opening Gala is here! (24/11 6.30-11pm)

It’s Sat the 24th November and it’s time for our opening night at the great new and historic venue NIAMOS (formally Nia Centre/BBC Playhouse/Grand Junction[…]

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Festival Venues & Ticket Prices

VENUES, BOOKINGS & TICKET PRICES Main Venues: NIAMOS, Radical Cultural Arts Centre,  Chichester Rd/Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU Tel 07717 848497, Tickets £5 (Full) £4[…]

KINOFILM 19, Manchester European Short Film Festival May 2024


Official Selection 2018

  We’re excited to be able to announce our official selection for the 2018 film festival. From well over a 1000 entries we have selected[…]

14th Edition Kinofilm Festival Award Nominations, Ceremony and Screening. 26/11/17

Below you will find who has been nominated for our awards, taking place at our awards gala tonight at 6pm (arrival)  with the presentations beginning[…]

Bafta Presents Red Road + Q&A with editor, Nicolas Chaudeurge 26/11/17

The BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British writer, director or producer goes to.. As part of the 70th anniversary celebrations, BAFTA present a screening[…]

Stars in Shorts Programme: 12.00 Sun 26/11/17

Where would film be without its stars? Even in the world of shorts, we find famous faces. Whoopi Goldberg and Peter Mullen, Shia LeBeouf and[…]

Horror Shorts Programme: 8.30pm Sat 25/11/17

Guilty family secrets and sinister furniture, the perils of the bar-room pick up and the alienation of the morning after, a challenge to the food[…]

British New Wave Prog 2: 4.30pm Sat 25/11/17

We’ve an agoraphobic romantic and a merry widow, a hapless detective and a frustrated filmmaker, a brace of vengeful sons and a nightmare job interview[…]

Brit Films for the weekend – In Another Life, Sat 25/11/17

Kicking of at 12.00 noon screening and discussion of local filmmaker Jason Wingard’s first feature IN ANOTHER LIFE. Following the screening Jason and co-producer Hannah[…]

Programme Manager’s Thursday Recommendations!

SPECTACULAR SHORTS AND EYE-OPENING SEMINARS AT THE KINOFILM FESTIVAL. Today at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, we’ve fatal femmes and has been boxers, border-jumpers and[…]

Kinofilm Festival Opens Saturday 18/11/17 at ODEON, Great Northern!

Join us this Saturday as we kick start 14th Edition of Kinofilm Festival 2017 at ODEON, Great Northern. A night to be remembered with a[…]

Festival Hosts – Attention!

Remember when you were in school and were asked to do the German exchange and you said “yes! I want to go and stay in[…]

Jury Members Wanted

Have you ever fancied taking part on a film jury to decide the winner of an award for a film festival? Maybe you already have![…]

Get Ready, Kinofilm Festival is Coming!

It’s not long until the 14th edition of Kinofilm Festival and the festival team are working hard to finalize the film programmes, notify the filmmakers,[…]