13th Annual

KINOFILM, Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival

November 23, 2015 to November 29, 2015


Category

Short Film

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
June 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 17.00 12.00
Student Fee 15.00 *
Subs from Greater Manchester 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
July 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 23.00 18.00
Student Fee 15.00 *
Subs from Greater Manchester 15.00 *
Late DISCOUNTED Deadline (40% off)
July 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 16.00 11.00
Student Fee 9.00 *
Subs from Greater Manchester 9.00 *
Late Deadline
August 7, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 27.00 22.00
Student Fee 15.00 *
Subs from Greater Manchester 15.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
August 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 22.00 17.00
Subs from Greater Manchester 22.00 17.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately October 15, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 3 minutes to 20 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after July 1, 2013

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Greater Manchester

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 2  
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 2    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 2    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
SDV    
MiniDV    
DigiBeta    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
Film Gauge
  8mm
  16mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best European Short Film

Best International Film
Sponsor:Best International Short Film

Best UK Short Film

Best North West Short Film

Best New Director

Best Animated Short Film

Best Experimental Short Film

Best Short Documentary

Best Three Minute Short

Best Red Head Short

Best Screenplay

Best Actor

Category Rules

FESTIVAL ENTRY PROCEDURE
1) Applicants should submit a DVD (PAL) viewing copy of their work, which should be clearly marked with film title, contact name, email and mobile number or via media files or on-line through WAB.

2) We accept short films made in all formats of digital and video. Films must be no longer than 20 minutes (unless agreed in advance with the Festival Director) and must have been completed within the last 2 years. We are now screening most films on digital files but in some cases we may be able to screen the films ONLY on 35mm, 16mm, Mini DV, DVD, Beta, Digi Beta, SP and PAL. We regret that we are unable to pay for any transfers, such as Digi Beta to Beta SP, or Beta NTSC to PAL (so correct formats must be sent).

3) Films submitted to previous Kino Film Festivals will not be accepted (unless requested or agreed by the Festival Director).

4) Delivery costs of the viewing copy must be borne and arranged by the applicant. Viewing copies will not be returned as they will remain in the Kino archive for future reference.

5) Delivery costs of the screening print must be borne by the applicant or forwarding festival. Kino will cover return costs of the screening print but not any additional charges which may be incurred at the consignee’s end.

6) All packages from outside the European Union must bear the declaration: “for temporary importation only and for cultural use at a film festival - of no commercial value”. Documentation/proforma invoices for films from outside the EU must not state a value that exceeds £10 as this often attracts importation taxes. Please contact Kinofilm if you need an example form, or have any questions - it is important that the package is sent with the correct paperwork. Any film attracting freight charges/ importation taxes our end will not be accepted, and will be returned at the sender’s own cost or may be retained by UK customs, where its retrieval will be the sender’s responsibility.

7) Screening prints must be sent direct (door to door) to the Kino office address and not Festival venues (by an approved courier), and must not be left for collection at the airport.

8) Kino will accept responsibility for technical damage, fire and destruction, loss or theft, during the period of time that prints are in possession of the Festival only, or if lost when being returned by the festival. Film prints are insured for their print value (or part thereof) only, up to a maximum of £500. Tapes or digital formats are insured for duplication costs, and a replacement only (i.e. not new master copies). Please do not send your only master tape for screening.

9) Viewing copies must be received with all relevant supporting materials by the submission deadline - as dated on the submission form - unless, by prior arrangement a late submission has been agreed with the Festival Director.