The purpose of the KIN (kin means “a woman” in Armenian) International Film Festival is to discuss the problem of Gender Equality through films, problems of violence, inequality, discrimination and other problems related to women’s rights and gender problems.
The festival’s goal is to promote women's creativity, establish a network between women filmmakers from different parts of the world and give hand to a better understanding of different cultures and each other.

International Film Festival “KIN” includes the following categories:

1. Short Films Competition Program for Documentary, Fiction and Animation films under 30 min
2. Guest Program for feature length and short films
3. Retrospective screenings of films of world famous woman filmmaker
4. Program of Guest Film Festival

The nominations are:
- Best Documentary
- Best Fiction
- Best Animation
- Special Mention

Films must comply with the following:
- The film is produced in last three years
- The film is Documentary, Fiction or Animation

Good to know:
- The film's length is LESS than 30 minutes -> COMPETITION Program
- The film's length is MORE than 30 minutes -> GUEST Program

Only women filmmakers can apply.
All films have to have English subtitles, films which produced in English, too.

Overall Rating
  • Lola García-Ajofrín

    An intimate film festival in Yerevan dedicated to supporting independent women filmmakers With excellent communication, this festival stands out as a commendable platform for underrepresented voices in the film industry. Thanks!

    February 2024
  • anne-lise maurice

    It was an honor to be selected in Kin Festival. Thank you to all the team for screening my film in Yerevan.

    December 2023
  • A wonderfully organised festival with incredible communication. We were saddened that we couldn't attend in person but still felt very involved. Thank you for selecting to screen our film Amend!

    December 2023
  • Piret Sigus

    Thank you! It was so nice surprise that The Turnip was recognized with a diploma

    December 2022
  • Nairi Hakhverdi

    Wonderful festival! Such an important gem and asset in Armenia! Thank you for screening Sweeping Yerevan!

    December 2022