December 2023 / Art Bioskop 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. DIY and punk cinema, esoteric and obscure, outlandish and daring works, particularly supporting films coming from independent film labs from Europe and the rest of the world.

Our 2023 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). Similar to previous years, one part of the program will be centered on special programs 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 2021-2023.

List of our programs (2019-2022) :

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 2021 - 2023.
No length limit.

Submission requirements:

Please state the year of the production and the analog (source) format on your FilmFreeway entry.
Submission fee is €10 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
  • Nathan Ceddia

    Long live analog film! This festival does a wonderful job celebrating the art of filmmaking. Alongside their well-curated screenings, they expand the experience with live projections and analog music performances. Thank you for being such great hosts and welcoming me into your film family.

    December 2023
  • Thank you Kinoskop for sharing analogue films to the modern audiences!
    Amazing experience and great communication!

    November 2023
  • Thank you Kinoskop for giving my Film Algae a chance to share in your festival. I hope that you enjoy the film. Thanks.

    November 2023
  • Tim Dübbert

    Great festival with a bunch of really interesting selections.

    November 2023
  • Bill Royer

    A beautiful Film Festival dedicated to preserving the analog craft of making movies. Expert Film Studies and Theory curators from around Europe review each entry. I was honored to have my short Postcards From Last Summer selected, and even though I couldn't attend, the team behind the festival was warm, attentive, and communicative. I won't think twice about submitting a film for consideration again.

    August 2023