The Kino Short Film Festival celebrates the art of short filmmaking by independent and student filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest each spring in Moscow, Idaho. The festival is supported by the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, the University of Idaho and local sponsors. We only accept work created by filmmakers from Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington. The Kino Short Film Festival supplies a venue for independent and student filmmakers to share their work with an audience. Films ten minutes or less in any genre are accepted: narrative, documentary, animation, music videos, experimental.
We ONLY accept films made by filmmakers from IDAHO, MONTANA, OREGON and WASHINGTON and that are ten minutes of less in length. PLEASE, NO INTERNATIONAL OR UNQUALIFIED SUBMISSIONS.

The audience votes for their favorite student film and favorite independent film and the winners are give plaques as prizes.

NO INTERNATIONAL OR UNQUALIFIED SUBMISSIONS.
FILMS MUST BE MADE BY FILMMAKERS FROM IDAHO, OREGON, MONTANA OR WASHINGTON IN THE UNITED STATES.
All films must be produced with in the past two years.
All films must be ten minutes or less in length.
Again, Only filmmakers from Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington may submit work.
All entrants submitting acknowledge they hold the copyright to their work and have clearances and permissions for any intellectual property included in their film (music, etc.)
Upon acceptance into the festival the filmmaker must make a downloadable copy of their film available for Kino Short Film Festival on FilmFreeway.

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  • Jeremy Brown

    What a wonderful festival that truly honors the filmmaker, can't speak highly enough about the dedication this festival has to its filmmakers. If you're in the Northwest, don't miss your chance to be a part of this festival.

    June 2018