I'm not sure about The Rules!
1. Films must be made specifically for Kino
2. They must be under 5 minutes. If it's longer, ask us first.
3. They must be world premieres. Don't post your film online before the screening.
4. They must be brought to the screening in person as a video 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.
I need ideas!
1. Get inspired, watch other films made for Kino - here or around the world.
2. Find yourself a screenwriter.
3. Need a kick up the backside? Ask for a crowd challenge at the next screening (or on our Facebook Page).
4. Kino films can be just about anything... fiction or documentary, animation or experimental, narrative or abstract. Document an event or take a camera with you on your travels, interview someone you admire or remake you favourite feature film in under 5 minutes... everything is possible!
I need a team!
1. Tell everyone about your project and what you're looking for (at a Kino screening, on our Facebook page or within the discussion forum on the Kino website). Kino screenings are full of talented people - including musicians, actors, fashion designers, jugglers...
2. Register for a Kabaret and join/create a team with fellow participants.
3. Offer your services to a pre-existing cast or crew.
I need equipment!
1. You can borrow a Canon HV30 camera, a Sony NEX-VG10 camera and a basic tripod from the Kino office free of charge. Click here for details.
2. Kino recommends Metro Screen for any equipment hire: cameras, lights, tripods, sound recording, blue screen etc.
3. Another option is to ask fellow kino filmmakers with equipment if they can lend you stuff or work on your project. You can do that at a screening or on the wall / bulletin board of our (NEW) Facebook Group.
I need music!
1. We will screen films with "borrowed" music but we encourage you to get your own...
2. Ask musicians around you if they can lend you a track or compose an original score.
3. Check out the tracks on our music for your film page.
4. Check out music with a creative commons license, such as the Free Music Archive
I've made a film for Kino, now what?
1. Register to screen it at the next Kino Sydney. Simply email us the title, length and number of your desired screening (e.g. Kino #25).
2. Show up with your film on DVD on the day of the screening, and hand it to the projectionist. When your name is pulled out of the hat your film will be screened next, you will have a chance to talk about your film after its screening.
3. If you like, post it on Vimeo (add to Kino Sydney Group) and on our Facebook Page.
4. You can also post pictures of the shoot or the screening on our Flickr Group.
4. If it's good, why not submit it to other short film nights and film festivals (here's a good list of 100 good film festivals for short films, and here's the easiest way to submit)