WHAT IS KINO?
A low-budget filmmaking movement born in Montreal and gone global.
WHAT IS KINO SYDNEY?
The Sydney chapter of the Kino movement. Also refers to the monthly screenings.
WHAT IS KINO KABARET?
A special edition of Kino which happens once a year. Participants sign up to make films in 32 hours alongside international and interstate visitors. They are provided with a Kino Lab, fully kitted out with filmmaking equipment. Open to beginners and established filmmakers alike.
WHO CAN MAKE A FILM?
Anyone. From people who've never made a film before to Oscar-winners.
HOW ARE FILMS SELECTED?
They are not. While there is no pre-selection, feel free to act as if there was and make the best film possible. Come have a look at other films first, if you think you've got what it takes then take the plunge. Register to screen a film and that film will be screened, provided it obeys The Rules.
HOW DO I REGISTER TO SCREEN A FILM AT KINO SYDNEY?
You simply let us know by email the title and length of your film and the number of the screening at which you want it screened.
HOW DO I REGISTER TO TAKE PART IN THE NEXT KINO KABARET?
Kino Kabaret 2013 sessions will be announced at a later date.
WHAT ARE THE RULES?
1. Films must be made specifically for Kino
2. They must be under 5 minutes.
3. They must be world premieres. Don't post your film online before the screening.
4. Films must be brought on the day as a file on a USB stick.
5. At the end of the film, the words (or logo) "Kino Sydney" must appear, followed by the screening number.
6. No home movies please, and no films advertising a product, venue, service or event.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE KINO LOGO?
WHAT IF I BREAK THE RULES?
You get a challenge. You are given the subject or genre of your next film, and are not allowed to screen anything at Kino until you've screened your challenge film.
CAN I USE COPYRIGHT MUSIC WITHOUT PERMISSION?
If you do we will still screen your film, but we encourage you to seek out rights-free music or musicians who might want to lend you some tunes for free or even compose an original score. Check out our Music page on this site, or visit the Free Music Archive for cool tunes.
WHAT IF I JUST WANT TO WATCH?
That's cool, simply come along to a screening. It won't be long before you want to make a film yourself...
I MADE A FILM BEFORE FINDING OUT ABOUT KINO, CAN I SCREEN IT AT KINO?
No. Your film needs to have been made specifically for a KINO screening. Even if it has never been screened to an audience before, we will not screen it.
WHAT IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?
Shoot Samuel an email on firstname.lastname@example.org