The competition program of V Kinodot has been published!

We proudly present our competition program 2017! There are 17 films, including 2 films by people we have met before in different years - our former prize winner Yann Chapotel and our ex jury member David Munoz. Thank you all for sending us your films and congratulations to our participants with selection!

A Farewell To All That by David Muñoz, 2016, Spain, 28 min.
Bad mama, who cares! by Brigid McCaffrey, 2016, United States, 12 min.
Carcasse by Clémentine Roy, Gústav Geir Bollason, 2017, France, Iceland, 60 min.
Ciudad Maya by Andrés Padilla Domene, 2016, France, 26 min.
Green Screen Gringo by Douwe Dijkstra, 2016, The Netherlands, 16 min.
Illegal_its Impact on the Body by Jorge Lozano, 2016, Canada, 37 min.
Out of Autofocus by Mikhail Basov, 2016, Russia, 2 min.
Poses by Boyd Ruamcharoen and Christine Dickerson, 2016, United States, 7 min.
Rolls and Shutters by Stina Wirfelt, 2016, United Kingdom, 17 min.
Sad Song of the Hard-Edge Transition Wipe Markers by Mika Taanila, 2017, Finland, 3 min.
Stillness by Marc Pelletier, 2016, Canada, 16 min.
Stuff As Dreams by Guli Silberstein, 2016, United Kingdom, 6 min.
The Hollow Coin by Frank Heath, 2016, United States, 12 min.
Turtles are Always Home by Rawane Nassif, 2016, Canada, Lebanon, Qatar, 11 min.
Vortex Temporum by Yann Chapotel, 2016, France , 7 min.
We Make Couples by Mike Hoolboom, 2016, Canada, 57 min.
We’ll Go to Neuilly Inch’Allah by Mehdi Ahoudig and Anna Salzberg, 2015, France, 20 min.

Please, read more about the films on the competition' page:

Dear Friends, We will publish the new Kinodot program soon. Meanwhile, we just opened a little crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo to raise some cash for inviting filmmakers to St. Petersburg. Please, share, repost and support!

Click here to see the campaign page at Indiegogo

The entry call for the V Kinodot has started! New year — new rules: Kinodot becomes the festival of experimental films

Click on the logo to read the new regulations:

The closing ceremony and the screening of prize winning films will take place on July 3rd at 17.00 at Rodina cinema. Address: Karavannaya 12, St. Petersburg

ASAP and Observer — Short Film Competitions 2016

ASAP (as soon as possible) is starting on the 1st of April on our website.

The screenings of Observer program will take place in St. Petersburg on the 16th and 17th of April, at 19.30 at Fotografika Academy, Ligovskiy prospekt 25 (entrance from per. Uliana Gromova, first arcade, code 2945B).

Short Film Competition 2015

The results of the 3d Kinodot competition

The Audience Award goes to ‘The Milkman’ directed by Joe Bor & Daniel Berg, produced by Howard Cohen, United Kingdom.

The Special Jury Mention goes to ‘Serori' by Pedro Collantes, Netherlands. For creating a crisp and funny story - challenging, but rewarding in its simplicity - which makes the viewer both fascinated and uncomfortable; echoing in the consciousness long after being seen.

The Special Jury Mention goes to ‘Cutaway' by Kazik Radwanski, Canada. For its striking, sensitive and very tactile insight into real life experience; seen from a very different, subjective and simple, point of view. 

The Jury Prize goes to ‘Absent Minded’ by Roberto Catani, Italy. For a rich and skillful realisation of a genuine sense of daydreaming, the atmosphere of melancholia, mystery and magic, and for evoking a lovely sense of child-like play. 

The winners of the Audience Award and the Jury Prize will get $500 each from our partner Smart Media Systems.

The competition page

The Jury Team 2015

Photos from the closing ceremony in Fligel space

Short Film Competition 2014

01-30.04.2014  Competition page

The second Kinodot competition is over, but some films are still available online. Here are the results:

The prize for the best short film from the professional jury ― An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris by Yann Chapotel, France: For aesthetically and technically fascinating film, combining time levels and movements beautifully, well structured and orchestrated, not a second too long or short. 

Special mention from the jury ― Junction by Andrey Klychnikov, Russia: For catchy minimalistic and extremely well balanced illustration of casual human interaction.

The audience prize ― Junction by Andrey Klychnikov, Russia.
Diploma from the festival organizers ― Cycloid by Tomoki Kurogi, Japan.

The date and venue of the closing ceremony is to be specified shortly.

The winners of the audience prize and the jury prize will get $500 each from our partner Smart Media Systems.

About selection results | The Jury | The competition page

Short Film of the Day & Dot Shorts Program

A Few Pages About Tango by Kaja Dymnicki A Few Pages About Tango by Kaja Dymnicki

From the 1 of June we publish a new film every few days. Most of the films participating in Dot Shorts program are still available after 31.03.2014.   




Films by John Smith

Om by John Smith Om by John Smith

Only on Kinodot! Special program by John Smith, one of the most interesting avant-garde filmmakers of our time. Read more & watch

Experimental Short Films presented by Balagan Film Series 


This program of films and animations was collected from friends and collaborators of Balagan -- a monthly series of film screenings that has been in operation since 2000. Balagan was begun by two avant-garde filmmakers -- Jeff Silva and Alla Kovgan -- in a small video projection room of a movie theater in Brookline, MA. It has since grown to include two more curators -- Stefan Grabowski and Mariya Nikiforova -- and to be hosted by the historic Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA, which accommodates a couple hundred audience members and a variety of analog and digital formats....

The program has finished, but most of the films are available online

Short Film Competition 2013


Awards 2013

Audience Prize: For it is dark in the hole by Florian Seufert
First Jury Prize: YesYesYesYesYesYes by Juan Camilo Gonzalez
Second Jury Prize: 15 Summers Later by Pedro Collantes
Special Jury Mention: Exland by Mihai Grecu and Thibault Gleize

The 14 short movies in competition have been selected by our team from almost 700 entries according to the criteria: No Money, No Mumbling, No Music, No Montage. The winners were decided by the audience vote and professional jury.

The competition has finished, but many of the films are available online