Kinodot Experimental Film Festival

Kinodot // Kinodot

7th edition

May 31 - Jun 02, 2021
St. Petersburg, Russia

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short

Mission / description Kinodot Experimental Film Festival

Kinodot was launched in 2012 as online minimalist short film festival at In five years the project has developed into independent international experimental film festival with live screenings in movie theaters and unconventional venues in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Films submitted to Kinodot must match at least one of the four selection criteria:
No Money - films made without a budget;
No Mumbling - films without dialogue or narration;
No Music - films without a music score;
No Montage - films made without editing, i.e. filmed in one shot.

Kinodot was created to support and distribute new experimental films, and to inspire filmmakers to experiment in their own way. We promote freedom of ideas, formalism, simplicity and self-restriction as oppose to the secondary film production and self-censorship of high budget festivals. We believe that a great film can be created with very basic means, without special education or expensive equipment. We also believe that creating and following a strict set of formal rules can have a liberating effect on every artist.
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Class Founded: 2012
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Oct 15, 2018

Regular deadline: Feb 28, 2019
Late deadline: Feb 28, 2019

Notification date: Apr 20, 2019

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Fees Fees range from 6.00 to 6.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 2.00 EUR cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 1,000.00 USD
General rules Kinodot Competition
Kinodot competition includes only one category: Experimental films
There is no genre, topic or length restrictions.
Kinodot Jury Prize and $1000. The winner of Kinodot competition is decided by professional international jury.
Submission and Other Terms
The festival will take place in St. Petersburg on 31.05-02.06.2019. Experimental films of any length, finished not earlier than 15.01.2017 can be submitted.
The deadline for applying to Kinodot competition is February 28. The entry fee is 8€ (total).
From the entry fees we pay the award money and cover some basic expenses, same principle as crowdfunding.
By submitting the film to Kinodot Competition the copyright owners agree that, if selected, the film will be screened up to 4 times during the festival and up to 2 more times in the next two years during non-commercial promotional Kinodot screenings.