Kino is a monthly event that has taken place in Sydney since November 2006. Participants make films specifically for Kino then present the work to a sold-out audience. Each film is therefore a world premiere! The event includes music, giveaways, an open bar and organic pizza.
Kino Sydney is an exciting platform for Sydney’s independent filmmakers, actors and technicians. These monthly screenings provide filmmakers of all levels and experience with the opportunity to bring their films to an audience outside of the selection-based world of film festivals.
Like an open-mic night for filmmakers, everyone is encouraged to participate and given the means to do so, effectively blurring the boundaries between filmmakers and film watchers. Kino Sydney is a non-competitive, inclusive and accessible series of events that attracts close to 3,000 participants each year.
Kino Sydney is part of an international network born in Montréal in 1999.
It is now a global movement, with cells in Canada, the US, France, Germany, the UK, South Africa and now Australia
Here are three challenges for you, the filmmakers:
CHALLENGE 1: MINI-DOC PORTRAITS
Create a 3-5 minute video portrait of a favourite local artist, architect or designer (in the form of an interview, a-day-in-the-life, a time-lapse charting the creation of a piece, etc).
CHALLENGE 2: MOTION + DESIGN
Create a video under 5 minutes exploring the intersection between design and moving image (motion graphics, architectural modelling, 3D visualization, animation, light-graphics etc).
CHALLENGE 3: TYPOGRAPHY
Pick one letter in the alphabet (and a corresponding word), then use typography and motion to illustrate that word. The end result will be one crowdsourced film made up of 26 x 10 second segments by 26 different filmmakers.
Based in Sydney, Australia, The Festivalists Ltd are specialists in film festival organisation. This non-profit company exists to showcase the talents of under-represented filmmakers and to develop audiences for their work in Australia. Our goal is to facilitate the promotion of the international film and video culture, to raise the profile of independent films in Australia and to present work that enriches cultural diversity and experience for all audiences.