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Kino Short Film Festival

The 2018 Kino Short Film Festival will take place May 4, 2018 at 7 p.m., and May 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Kenworthy Performing Arts  Centre.

The Kino Short Film Festival is an annual event held in Moscow, Idaho. The festival was founded in 2001 by former University of Idaho faculty member Hans Rosenwinkel. This event showcases short film work from students in the Broadcasting/Digital Media Production degree program at the University of Idaho.

Each year students in the Advanced Video Production class plan, write, direct, and produce their own original short film over the course of one semester. Kino Fest serves as the finale in the class, and gives the student filmmakers a chance to share their work with a public audience. Student films range from a myriad of genres and often span across a range of talents and abilities. After all films have been screened, the filmmakers will be introduced to the audience. This is a wonderful experience for the students as audience members can ask questions, give comments, or share feedback and praise.

Audience members are also given a rate card prior to the screening of the films and are asked to review each student film and give comments after the showing. It is encouraged that all attendees rate and give comments on all films, as the anonymous feedback is shared with the students.

Beginning in 2016, Kino opened up the festival to local filmmakers, producers and directors, as well as other University of Idaho students and alumni. We’ve expanded  to two nights to cover both sets of films – the first night features all of the student films while the second night is all of the selected films from open submission. We hope you enjoy this new format and continue to help support our growing film community!

Awards & Prizes

The audience votes for their favorite student film and favorite independent film and the winners are give plaques as prizes.

Rules & Terms

All films must be produced with in the past two years.
All films must be ten minutes or less in length.
Only filmmakers from Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington may submit work.
All entrants submitting acknowledge they hold the copyright to their work and have clearances and permissions for any intellectual property included in their film (music, etc.)
Upon acceptance into the festival the filmmaker must make a downloadable copy of their film available for Kino Short Film Festival on Film Freeway.

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