Every filmmaker or animator, whether professional or student, can submit as many works as he/she likes. There is no submission fee. In order to register your work, you must fill and send the entry form.
Deadline for registration is AUGUST 31st, 2019.
1. The filmmaker declares that she/he has the copyright of the work and should be regarded as the sole maker. The person submitting the film/video declares with her/his signature below that she/he is entitled by the owner of the rights in the film/video to undertake such submission and that the owner of the rights agrees to the enclosed regulations in their currently valid form.
2. The festival reserves the right to screen/present the selected films in any festival circumstances and activities(but only under the name of Kinofest).
Kinofest activities consist of:
- presentations and screenings during the festival, the award event(the gala)
- the festival retrospectives
- in exhibitions, lectures
- in a TV broadcast
- in a catalogue (in printed or electronic form)
- on the official website of Kinofest
- on a partner web-site/platform, available only for Romanian IP
- other materials/activities
All our activities will be marked with the festival’s name, all the films will be presented as part of a selection, in groups, so they will not be used separatly. Our activities are not permanent, they are limited in time (usualy they last few days). In all circumstance, the organisers will assure and guarantee the safety of the films, so no copy will by possible.
3. The festival reserves the right to use trailers, music and still images of your work for promotion and marketing purposes (only under the name of Kinofest) – maximum 30 seconds.
4. The movies with dialogues (in any other language than English or Romanian) are accepted only if they are subtitled in English or Romanian.
5. The films selected for the online competitions will be published on our Youtube Kinofest Channel, and will remain there permanently(so, even after the competitions end). By filling the entry form, and registering/sending your film for the Online Competitions, you agree with this condition.
6. Accepted Formats
Accepted formats are MP4, Quicktime, AVI, MPEG 2, DVD-VOB
- 5 seconds black before the movie starts
- export your movie as quicktime 720x576 pixels with dv-pal compressor and 48kh sound or 1280x720 pixels with dv-pal compressor and 48kh sound, or 1920 x 1080 pixels with dv-pal compressor and 48kh sound
7. Competition categories
ONLINE (1-27 October)
The Online competition is for ANIMATIONS. The selected films will be upload on Youtube Kinofest (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBsd6sm3DreHwH6IxIJtr2w), and available for the public voting (with “like”). The film that gathers most vots will win the competition.
We accept films entirely computer generated, 3D animations, digitally composed hybrids which mix different techniques, eg. live action, 2D animation and 3D animation, works produced with Adobe Flash. We accept all genres, whether artistic or commercial productions.
3D SPACE , FX MIX_2D_3D, FLASH, MACHINIMA,OTHER TEHNICS - produced in 2012 or later.
OFFLINE (25-27 October)
The selected films will be projected in a cinema, on 25-28 October. The jury, one for each section, will choose the winners: Best Animation and Best Fiction. If the budget will allow us, we’ll have two more prizes – a Jury Prize for each offline competition.
Animation (3D SPACE , FX MIX_2D_3D, FLASH, MACHINIMA,OTHER TEHNICS) - produced in 2015 or later.
For the Animation category we accept films entirely computer generated, 3D animations, digitally composed hybrids which mix different techniques, eg. live action, 2D animation and 3D animation, works produced with Adobe Flash. We accept all genres, whether artistic or commercial productions.
Fiction (max 20 minutes)
For the Fiction category we accept films of all genres, produced 2015 or later.
The only condition for the participation is adherence to the duration of the total footage of 20 minutes.
8. Registration of the film:
You can send the film only online. You can use, for example, www. yotransfer.ro (3GB), www.dropbox.com or www.wetransfer.com (up to 2MG), etc.
We recommend the MP4 or MPEG 2 format for the online submition.
Required materials for the registration:
- copy of the film (formats are specified above)
- the entry form filled
- still images
- trailer (if possible)
The Entry Form must be signed, in order to be selected for the competition.
All registered films will be submited to a pre-selection process. The Kinofest Team selects the films which will take part in competitions.
The film will not be selected in any of the following cases:
- the digital videofile does not work technically or it is too big
- the film does not fit into any of the Kinofest categories
- the film violates any Romanian or European laws
- the film does not match the artistic standards of the Kinofest Festival
10. Information regarding only the offline selected films (those projected in the cinema, during the festival): the films may be selected in the festival, in a non-competitive section. We have many programs off-competition: presentations and screenings of invited artists /festivals/countries, programs with certain theme, etc. The films screened in these programs are part of the official selection of the festival, but they do not compete for the prizes.
Subscribe to Kinofest Film Festival if your film:
- is creative, original
- tells a story
- is well made, technically
And, of course – you must have the copyright of the film!
Kinofest Youtube Channel is the official channel of the festival and it has 290 films published, until now. Our Youtube channel is not a commercial channel, it doesn't bring any financiar profit. It is made to promote shorts and the work of filmmakers, to offer viewers an interesting short films selection and to increase the festival's prestige.
We invite you to support us in this action, and send us your films!
We are heading for the 13th edition of the festival, which will take place on 25-27 October 2019, in Bucharest.
Kinofest is the first and most important digital film festival in Romania, since 2007. Kinofest is an independent project, that has the explicit goal of promoting young film-makers, artists and their work – film, music and visual art; and also, to cultivate the interest in and promote the arts and media culture among the general public throught independent film, video and new media making. We manage to bring every year a premium short film selection.
Few years ago, Kinofest expanded on internet, organising an online competition.
So, in 2019 we have three competition cathegories: one is online (1-27 October) and two are offline, in cinema (25-27 October). The deadline for the film registration is August 31st 2019.
Online Animation Competition (1-27 October): the selected films will be uploaded on Youtube Kinofest (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBsd6sm3DreHwH6IxIJtr2w), and available for the public voting (with “like”). The film that gathers most vots will win the competition.
OFFline Kinofest Competitions (25-27 October): Animation and Fiction. For each section, the jury will choose the winners: Best Animation and Best Fiction. If the budget will allow us, we’ll have two more prizes – a Jury Prize for each offline competition.
The festival includes various events and projects: the film competitions, an Off-competition section, presentations and screenings of invited artists/films/festivals, music concerts, live performances. Starting from 2013, we’re working in developing the Kinofest Youtube Cannel. We publish there films from our official selection, and also many other films, if the producer wants to be part of our project. On our YouTube channel we also host the online competition. We also have a section on our web page – Exhibition - where we publish digital art works from interesting artists all over the world.
There are more than 9 years since we started on our Facebook page to promote every day a shortfilm, and we called this rubric “Kinofest Daily Film”. More recently we started this also on our Twitter profile.
We happily accept film proposals for the Youtube channel and for Facebook/Twitter, there is no limit about the production date!
I therefore invite you to join us in our project, in Bucharest, hoping only for the best!
Telephone: +40 722 721212