Kinofilm, Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival

About Us

Established in 1995 the festival is now in it's 15th International Shorts edition. Kinofilm has a unique reputation for showcasing the best and unique short films from around the world. Whilst being renowned for seeking out diverse, challenging and groundbreaking new films, we welcome filmmakers that are pushing the boundaries of the short film art form.

The festival maintains a high standard with many European & International award-winning shorts featured in the Festival, giving new and emerging filmmakers the opportunity to have their work screened alongside that of critically acclaimed, established short filmmakers.

The Manchester based Festival includes special programmes in North West Shorts (UK), British New Wave, Euro Cine, International Panorama, Kino Exposed (student and youth shorts), low/no budget shorts, Animation and various themed programmes such as Horror, Romantic Tales, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Comedy and our increasingly popular Women in Film section.

Please note for 2018, we will further welcome short films and animations from Eastern Europe as we extend the Polish festival to include more Baltic countries.

As part of out 15th anniversary we are introducing a features section called Transitions for those short filmmakers that have successfully made the transition from short film to feature. This section is for previous entrants of Kinofilm Festival and can only be entered if you have previously had a short film screened at Kinofilm Festival. You must provide the name of the short film and year of the festival it was screened in.

Our submissions are open until 7th July and you can submit now on various platforms including FilmFreeway and Withoutabox. We have a special code available to Genera members.

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