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 Film
- Special Mention
- Diplomas

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
  • I'm very happy that my film "HEAR US SWEET FREEDOM!" was invited to the official competition. It was such a surprise that I won the award for the best film! Thanks a lot to the international Jury! And a big thank you to Mariam, the festival director and her team!

    September 2022
  • Thank you for the festival, so cozy and comfortable atmosphere <3

    December 2021
  • Evelina Barsegian

    Great warm festival in beautiful Armenia

    December 2021
  • Khachatur Danielyan

    KIN 18th International Film Festival is an interesting platform that first gives women directors the opportunity to present their work to a wider audience, discovering new names.
    The festival is an opportunity to see the works of creative directors living hundreds of kilometers away from us, who become a unique means of cultural communication.
    One of the advantages of the festival is that the films of the festival are also available online.

    December 2021
  • Katie Green

    We were delighted that our student film "Give it Back!" was accepted this year. Communication with the festival staff was excellent. Mariam in particular was incredibly accessible, efficient and patient. We would love to work with you again next year!

    November 2019