The Kino Short Film Festival celebrates the art of short filmmaking by independent and student filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest, giving them a venue to share their work with an audience. Films of ten minutes or less in any genre are accepted: narrative, documentary, animation, music videos, and experimental. Each spring in Moscow, Idaho, we host filmmakers and fans at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, and now streaming online as well at www.kinofilmfest.org
We only accept work created in or by filmmakers from Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington.
The festival is supported by the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, the University of Idaho, and its Film & Television program, along with the School of Journalism and Mass Media.
The 2023 festival will be held on Friday evening, April 28th starting at 6:30 pm and can be viewed online at www.kinofilmfest.org
The jurors will recognize the following:
-Runner Up - Best Film
-Best Student Film
-Runner Up - Best Student Film
The audience will also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite film, which will be recognized as the Audience's Choice Award.
(These awards and categories may be revised prior to our event)
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 within the past two years.
All films must be ten minutes or less in length.
Again, Only films made in or by filmmakers from Idaho, Oregon, Montana, or Washington may be submitted.
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.