What is the Kino Zone?
This is an event where films enter and only those of pure soul survive. We believe in the art of cinema and its ability to capture pieces of the human spirit. We want to bring forward those that are best at doing that. If you feel that you’ve applied a piece of you in your film, send it to us and let it be judged by the Kino Zone. Just be wary, the zone has a mind of its own, it can look into the depths of your core and may reveal some truths that you weren’t prepared for.

How is it organized?
The Kino Zone Awards will be a seasonal event where a selection is made every 6 months split into a summer edition and a winter edition. We have made preparations into organizing the physical screening event but the specific details will be released closer to the event date or until there is some form of resolution for the Covid-19 pandemic, if that is earlier. The event will be held in Varna, Bulgaria.

The Kino Zone Awards (referred to as ‘the event’ below) is an online competition where films are being judged in various categories and winners are selected by the committee.

The event wants to support filmmakers who are passionate about the art in cinema and seeks to give them more exposure and recognition.

A selection will be held every 6 months to form a Summer and Winter editions of the event.

Films must have English subtitles unless it is the spoken language in the film.

We accept films of up to 30 minutes runtime.

Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted, but a separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry.

A person can submit multiple films to the event but each film must have a separate entry.

All entry fees are non-refundable.

The decisions of the committee regarding the film selection are final.

Kino Zone Awards reserves its right to change any of the rules without consent or information to contestants.

By submitting, you agree that you own all copyrights and intellectual properties to your work.

All rights such as the music used in the film must be cleared. The film producers are fully responsible for observing those regulations and the event reserves its right to remove a contestant if a violation is found.

Overall Rating
  • Corey Lovering

    On behalf of the entire Miss Mary Mack cast and crew, we thank you for your support of our thriller short film. Highly recommend this festival!

    September 2021