So what is a Short Film Open-Mic?
Refreshingly non-competitive in an all too often intimidating industry.
For these bi-monthly events, all films are selected on a first-come/first-screened basis. Filmmakers present their work and have the opportunity to discuss their creations with audience and filmmakers alike. Both industry professionals and first-timers bring their shorts making the quality of cinema at each event both diverse and entertaining. And with such a broad spectrum of new work being screened, each event is a genuine reflection of the current output of of the indie filmmaking community.
Comedians and Musicians host open mics to showcase new talent or new material, so why not filmmakers?
SUBMIT YOUR FILM
Filmmakers must register in advance.
One film per filmmaker per Open-Mic.
All genres accepted.
A representative from you film must be present at the screening to introduce your film.
All film under 6 minutes are automatically accepted on a first-come/first screen basis.
Films with longer running times (6 to 10 minutes) are still considered. Our preference is for films of 6 minutes and under, however we reserve up to two slots for longer short films of high quality.
Your place at the screening event is not guaranteed until you have sent us a copy of the film, and we have acknowledged receipt of it.
It may be that we like your film, but cannot fit it into the schedule. If this is the case, we may offer to screen your film at the next screening.
We may reject your film if it is not in a recognisable file format. Ideally, we would like an MP4.
Kino Short Film reserves the right to make the final decision on whether or not to screen any particular film.