Kino American Underground Film Festival

For more than 20 years Kinofilm™ has been celebrating the talents of emerging and established filmmakers through the Manchester International Short Film and Animation Festival® and Kino Shorts showcasing and networking events. This years festival (the 16th Edition) commences on Saturday 21st March, running for nine days at 6 different venues across Manchester and Withington.

Kinofilm™ has a unique reputation for showcasing the best short films and debut features from around the world and is renowned for seeking out diverse, challenging and groundbreaking new films. The festival maintains a high standard with many European & International award-winning shorts featured in the Festival. It includes special programmes in low/no budget shorts, North West Shorts, British Shorts, European Shorts, International Panorama, Kino Exposed (student and youth shorts), and Kino Animation, giving new and emerging filmmakers the opportunity to have their work screened alongside that of critically acclaimed, established short filmmakers. The festival screens new debut features by filmmakers that have made the transition from short film to feature or have entered the feature industry from other creative platforms, such as music video, commercials, TV drama or Theatre.


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