December 2-5th 2022 / Art Cinema Kolarac

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, DIY and punk cinema, and the esoteric and obscure, particularly supporting works coming from independent film labs from Europe and the rest of the world.

Our 2022 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 q&a with guests of the festival.

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

Films must be made between 2020-2022.

List of our programs (2019-2021) :

Experimental Fiction
Found Footage and Foto-FIlm
Comedy and the Absurd
Secret Diaries / Personal Cinema
In the Realm of Non-Human
Cine-Rituals in Magic & Alchemy
Mystery and Horror
Punks and Subversives
Experimental Documentary
Experimental Animation

Grand Prix
Special Mention
Best Original Soundtrack
Best Live Soundtrack
Curators Award
Audience Award

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

We accept :

Super 8mm /16mm/ 35mm (celulloid) to 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 2020 - 2022.
No length limit.

Submission requirements:

Please state the year of the production and the analog (source) format on your FilmFreeway entry.
Submission fee is €5 as a donation to our non-profit organisation
Films should be subtitled in English.

Screening formats:

The accepted projection formats are Digital, Super 8mm, 16mm.

Film shipping and return of films (optional / desired by filmmaker) :

All screening copies of selected films must arrive to the festival no later than the October 15th via post. Shipment must be paid by submitter.

Films will be returned to the owners after the festival. The return shipping costs of the screening copies will be paid for by the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Peter Conrad Beyer

    Great festival, great vision!
    thanks for taking my film

    August 2022
  • I only wish I could've been there in person, the program looked outstanding! Thanks for programming my film !

    January 2022
  • Hannu Nieminen

    Very well organized and enjoyable festival. Organizing team was very enthusiastic and the spirit was just wonderful.

    January 2022
  • Vraiment un des très rares festivals à surtout retenir la créativité et l'originalité d'une œuvre, aussi complexe soit-elle (...). C'est assez exceptionnelle à notre époque du " consumérisme artistique ". Félicitations à toute l'équipe ! !.
    Je recommande très vivement ce Festival (...).
    Guy TRIER
    Really one of the very rare festivals to especially retain the creativity and the originality of a work, as complex as it is (...). It is quite exceptional in our time of "artistic consumerism". Congratulations to the whole team!
    I highly recommend this Festival (...).
    Guy TRIER

    December 2021
  • Thank you very much to the whole team for our selection, we will be back next year with a new movie! Well done to the winners!

    December 2021