10-12. December 2021 / Yugoslav Film Archive
hybrid edition

The call for entries is open

Kinoskop is a indie niche festival, based in Belgrade, dedicated to the exploratory tendencies and experimental ways of working with celluloid in a digital era, and a showcase of imaginative works of cinema which trigger strong audio-visual stimuli and puzzling afterthoughts, rooted in the spirit of experimental, surrealist and underground cinema. We are looking for fiction, animation, experimental, found footage, documentary, personal cinema, music videos, DIY and punk, and the esoteric and obscure, particularly supporting works coming from independent film labs from Europe and the rest of the world.

Our second edition in 2020 has been a large success due to its online availablity, thus we have decided to make the 2021 as a hybrid edition, which will encompass three days of on-site screenings, and additional program(s) presented on our Vimeo page. Programs will be curated by veteran experimental film aficionados Nikola Gocic (film writer and critic and visual artist), Marko Milicevic (film author and founder of the audiovisual initiative Kino Pleme), Ejla Kovačević (member of Zagreb filmlab Klubvizija and 25FPS festival collaborator) and Aleksandra Dalichow (founder of ExperimentaL CinemA and film reviewer). Similarly to previous years, one part of the program will be centered on audio-visual performances and live soundtracks, and also a slot for a filmmaker in focus.

Films will be awarded in the categories : Grand Prix, Best Soundtrack and Audience Award. Members of the jury will be announced on our page and website.

Deadline for submissions is August 31st.

Grand Prix
Best Original Soundtrack
Best Live Soundtrack
Audience Award

We don't accept films shot on mobile phones and digital cameras.

We accept :

Super 8mm /16mm/ 35mm (celulloid) > digital transfer
Found Footage.based on the analog source (also using analog photography)
Films/ videos made with the use of analog video synthesizers

Films should be made from 2019 - 2021.
No length limit.

Overall Rating
  • Julia Zanin de Paula

    Really nice niche festival. Great work from fellow filmmakers and great opportunity to connect and network. Thank you for the selection and hospitality.

    June 2021
  • offered mind aletring and life changing feedback

    January 2021
  • Yuula Benivolski

    Brilliant programming and thoughtful questions and responses by the curators all contributed to a warm sense of community that really makes you feel welcome. Thank you for including me, and see you next year!

    January 2021
  • Danielle Wakin

    A beautiful curation from a wide variety of different experimental minds, thoughtful q&a, and a breath of fresh air (we need more like it). I am very grateful to have been a part of this year's screening! <3

    December 2020
  • Brittany Gravely

    Wonderful festival, lovingly and intelligently curated...

    December 2020