Get Ready – Kinofilm Festival Opening Gala (Cert 15) 10th May (1:00pm)

Kinofilm Festival presents a wide selection of top short films from this year’s Festival as a preview of the 16th Edition giving audiences a flavour of what’s to come in Kino 2021, taking place 10th – 16th May. The opening gala will be held Bingewave, our virtual theater, on Monday 10th May. Join us for a reception from 1pm with the screenings form our Stars in Shorts programme. The afternoon will continue with a masterclass with Lee Chambers from 2.45pm!

Tickets are available below, join us live with the opening of Kinofilm Festival 2021!


Check out this fab programme of famous faces in our Stars in Shorts programme specially curated from films in various programmes throughout the Festival. And this is just a taster as there are lots to come in many other programmes for you. So have fun and Spot the Stars in this year’s KINO Fest!


Dir: Freddie Waters, Wri: Freddy Syborn, Prod: Gina Lyons, Cast: Jack Whitehall, Lolly Adefope, Ellie White
UK, 2019, 10 min, Cert 12A
Tom is in for a surprise when he meets his elderly grandfather’s two carers. Not only do they appear to be at war but when he discovers a mysterious object in the kitchen things take a dark turn. 

Dir / Wri: Fran Menchón, Sandra Reina / Prod: Fitzcarraldo Films, SL, Cast: Macarena Gómez, Alejandro Cano, Cristina Soria, Víctor Benjumea
Spain, 2018, 14 min, Cert 12A
The game is not the only thing in play, and Macarena hates to lose.

Dir / Prod:  Mayed Al Qasimi, Wri: Roland Walters, Prod: Alex Di Cuffa, Richard Tan, Cast: Michelle Ryan, Denis Lawson,  Alex Di Cuffa
UK, 2018, 14 min, 21 sec, Cert PG
An intergalactic postal worker faces unexpected challenges on her final job.

Dir / Wri: Jake Kuhn, Prod: Oskar Nilsson, Cast: alexander Arnold, Kerry Fox (SHALLOW GRAVE, ANGEL AT MY TABLE, INTIMACY), Robin Soans, Os Leanse
UK, 2019, 6 min 16 sec, Cert 15
A rejected suitor is determined to prove his serious intentions to his girlfriend’s disapproving parents. Even if it involves ritual disembowelment…

Dir / Wri / Prod: Felix Karolus, Wri: Wolfgang Aichholzer, Prod: Manu S. Scheidt, Cast: Senta Berger, Thomas Thieme
Germany, 2018, 10 min 45 sec, Cert PG
For Charlotte it is like any other Sunday, until the doorbell rings and a stranger  surprises her with an exceptional demand.

Dir / Wri: Magali Barbe, Prod: Russel Curtis, Debbie Crosscup, Cast: Timothy Spall, Jessica Ellerby
UK, 2019, 14 min, Cert 12
Nigel is a reclusive elderly man, haunted by his past… until an unexpected visitor arrives and disrupts his lonely routine.

Dir: Jennifer Sheridan, Wri: Tuppence Middleton, John Hopkins, Prod: Isabella Macpherson, Gala Gordon, Patrick Bailey, Cast: Juliet Stevenson, Tuppence Middleton, Jack Farthing, Iwan Rheon, Nicholas Pinnock
UK, 2019n 19 min 30 sec, Cert 15 (FFF Rating)
A Dowager prepares for her birthday party. A Hitman has checked in across the hall…and he’s watching someone.

88 min 52 sec.

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