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If you are busily looking to cast or crew your short film for Kino #74, try our good friends at StarNow - the country's leading casting and crewing resource.

Filmmakers, click over to StarNow and create a free profile to browse actors and crew or post an open casting call for a role.

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KINO #74

Kino #74 has been announced for Monday 14th October at 107 Projects from 6:30pm. Join us as local filmmakers, from old pros to first timers, strut their stuff and screen their often attention grabbing, frequently energetic and always creative short films.


$15 for short films, dancing, food and 2 drinks. With your ticket in hand, cheer on the highly original films, listen to unflinching Q&As, chat with filmmakers and film buffs, listen to groovy tunes, drink Little Creatures (or Pipsqueak or wine or water) and munch on pizza.


Anyone can screen if the film is a world premiere; include the screening number (74); under 5 minutes; not an advertisement;  If you want to screen register now with



Kino Kabaret Trailers

Kino Kabaret is coming and we have a trailer. No, wait, we have two trailers.

For those that don't know, Kino Kabaret is a 32-hour filmmaking challenge. Kabaret brings filmmakers of talents and skill levels together to create short films. All participants will have access to gear, locations, tech and skill workshops, filmmaking specialists, musicians, and actors.

After slogging it out, from script to screen in only 32 hours, each session will climax with a screening party where participants will strut their shorts before a cheering audience.

Watch the trailers below and register your spot now here.

Kino Kabaret Sydney 2013 Trailer 1 from Vanessa Dang on Vimeo.

Kino Kabaret Sydney 2013 Trailer 2 from Vanessa Dang on Vimeo.


Both by Vanessa Dang.



Try The Real Thing + Kino #73

In March, Kino Sydney partnered with International Experience Canada to challenge local filmmakers to make a short around the concept: 'My idea of Canada.' Kinoites embraced the challenge with enthusiasm and creativity.

In August, an esteemed jury considered all the challenge films and selected one to be awarded a grand prize of $500 cash. The winning film was Try The Real Thing by Vanessa Dang & Bri Small. 

Take a look below to watch the winning film and see if you like their vision of Canada (or if you would rather try the real thing and visit Canada).


Kino Sydney returns on Monday 2 September for Kino #73. Join us at 107 Projects in Redfern for the freshest short films from our local talent, the freshest pizza, the freshest beer from Little Creatures, the freshest audience and the freshest baked goods.

Kino #73

Monday 2 September, 1830

107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern

$15 incl. films, pizza, 2 beers (or similar).

Advance tickets can be purchased below to avoid disappointment on the night.




Post Kino #72


Kino #72 was a great success last night with a close to sold-out audience, with a vibe that was burning with creativity.

We screened a total of 14 films,

Ginie Laverdure - Awe struck

Collin Trevena - Caterina Vitt

Franck Bossi & Chase Lee - Game On

Jason Ide - Red Rattler Music Video

Jayman - Bleed for you

Kenny, JJ & Mia - Das Bush

Robert Klein - Seaside Samba

Suzanne Rath - Game of Things

Connor Doyle - White Boys Episode 2

Chris Hale - Guardians of Space for Joy Time

John Klyza - Run Toni Run

Thomas Greader & Shane Addision - Magician

Vanessa Dang - Elloit Loves

Mohammad Daghar Pour - Anonymous

Four filmmakers picked up challenges,

- Connor Doyle will do a Tony Abbott bio-pic with an underwater shot.

- Chris Hale will do a film with Kick-Arse Female Sidekick Character and will use a green screen.

- Christian Reverchon will do an animation set in Bangkok.

- Jayman will make a 5 minute Shakespeare film with snorry cam.