What we're about

Feel the Pulse of London's Indie Filmmaking Scene! We are a truly open platform for both experienced filmmakers and those finding their feet as storytellers and producers. With regular screenings, classes, and production opportunities, a broad spectrum of new work is constantly being created by our members and we screen these works monthly. Each of our events is a genuine reflection of the current output of London’s filmmakers, established and emerging.


Short Film Open-Mic Screenings

Kino hosts one of the longest-running short film nights in London. Filmmakers register in advance to screen their short on a first-come/first-screened basis. There are no themes, no pre-selection and no restrictions, other than that films be under 6 minutes and that at least one of the filmmakers attends the event to introduce their film on the night.

The People's Film Festival

Kino provides independent short filmmakers with an unprecedented positive film festival experience while giving audiences access to artistic labours of love. We’re committed to giving each and every filmmaker that submits to our festival 100% feedback! And to keep the competition fair, our categories are based on Production Budget rather than genre. We run monthly short film competitions. The winners of the monthly competitions form the Official Selections for The People's Film Festival which runs annually. Annual winners will be eligible to apply for up to £1,000 in production support for their next short film project.

Networking Opportunities

We pride ourselves on being approachable in an all-too-often intimidating industry. Each month we host a Kino Social where first-timers and Kino veterans alike can mingle and discuss potential collaborations on upcoming projects.

Classes & Workshops

Regular filmmaking workshops are open to anyone who has an interest in learning more about the craft of short filmmaking - from lighting, cinematography, screenwriting, directing and more. Stay tuned for our 2019 Class Schedule.

International Network

Kino London is a partner of the worldwide Kino filmmaking movement, which started in Montreal in 1999. The Kino community is active worldwide, with groups of filmmakers springing up across North America, Europe, Africa, India and Australia. The binding philosophy behind Kino is the belief in making high-quality films with the minimum of resources, regularly, in a supportive environment which fosters experimentation and development.

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Kino London's Short Film Open-Mic

Candid Arts Trust

Kino London returns for another evening of short films introduced by their makers, tons of laughs and free popcorn. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE IN ADVANCE & SAVE £2: http://bit.ly/KinoSept19TIX Filmmakers present their work and have the opportunity to discuss their creations with audiences and filmmakers alike. Our Open-Mic is refreshingly non-competitive in an all too often intimidating industry. Both industry professionals and first-timers bring their shorts to Kino making the quality of cinema screened 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 filmmakers around the world. SUBMIT YOUR FILM: www.kinoshortfilm.com/short-film-openmic Register in advance to screen your short film with no restrictions other than it be under 6 minutes and that you are present to introduce your film. Films are accepted on a first-come, first-screened basis. Our preference is for films of 6 minutes and under, and our plan is to show only one or two films per screening that are 6-10 minutes long. One film per filmmaker per Open-Mic. *********************************************************** Nearest tube: Angel Doors at 7:00pm, films start 7:30pm £7 at the door, £4.99 online. http://bit.ly/KinoSept19TIX

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Kino London's Short Film Open-Mic

Candid Arts Trust

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