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Here comes the decision of our Jury!

Our 2018 Jury first special mention goes to Destination Nowhere by Prapat Jiwarangsan (Thailand 2018) for it’s intelligent and aesthetically convincing technical-aesthetic decisions to work with monotonous and repetitive manual work and a rough sound to evoke questions of (in-)visibility and precariousness of a marginalized person in a dominant surrounding.

Our 2018 Jury second special mention goes to Optimism by Deborah Stratman (USA / Canada 2018) for it’s humorous and sensitive research into the landscape and history of a special place linking it to the allegorical and conquering quest for light and sun, gold and wealth - and evoking the film-historic genre of gold digging on many levels as an underlying metaphor.

With great unanimity we would like to give the award for best film at the 2018 Kinodot Film Festival in St. Petersburg to a film which stands out for its brilliant complexity, its multitude of narrative layers, its subjective urgency. We were thrilled and enchanted by the aesthetic and sensitive diversity of styles, how animation builds up from the structures in the photographs. We were equally intrigued by the convincing visceral quality of the soundtrack and especially the voice with it’s different acoustic levels. The grandmother's story is dealt with fragile complexity and we see and hear the work of a filmmaker/artist who manages to densely combine aesthetic and concept. So the 2018 award goes to Where is Eva Hipsey? by Orla McHardy (Ireland 2017)

The Jury: Madeleine Bernstorff, Andrea Slovakova, Yakov Lurie, Marc Pelletier

Congratulations to our prizewinners!!

*Still from Where is Eva Hipsey? by Orla McHardy

Kinodot at Rodina on the 2nd and 3rd of June

02.06, 19.00 Rodina cinema (Karavannaya str., 12)

Gare Paris-Saint-Lazare, 10 avril 2017, 12h03-12h07 by Pablo-Martin Cordoba, France, Argentina
Film-collage 2 - introduction by Anais Ibert, France
Cargo by Jasmine Ellis, Germany
What Time Is Love? by Anna Franceschini, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany
NN by Pablo Mazzolo, Argentina
XCTRY by Bill Brown, USA
A Plastic Bottle's Stair Dance by Mikhail Basov, Russia
Please Come Again by Alisa Yang, United States
Destination Nowhere by Prapat Jiwarangsan, Thailand
Accelere Chapultepec by Kaveh Nabatian, Canada, Mexico
Song For Billy by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, UK
Martin Cries by Jonathan Vinel, France

03.06, 19.00 Rodina cinema (Karavannaya str., 12)

Flame by Sami van Ingen, Finland
Katagami by Michael Lyons, Japan
Sky Room by Marianna Milhorat, USA
Elastic Recurrence by Johan Rijpma, The Netherlands
L'envol by Patrick Bokanowski, France
Tangled by Pille-Riin Jaik, Austria
Your father was born a 100 years old, and so was the Nakba by Razan AlSalah, Palestine
Overland (part one) by James Edmonds, Germany
Hijacked by Shambhavi Kaul, USA
Forest Paths (forget Heidegger) by Michiel van Bakel, The Netherlands
Optimism by Deborah Stratman, USA / Canada
Where is Eva Hipsey? by Orla McHardy, Ireland

Tickets: http://rodinakino.ru/
Entrance 200 rubles

*On the poster - still from NN by Pablo Mazzolo, Argentina

The competition program of VI Kinodot is announced!

This year our competition program includes a record number of 24 films. But, although the program has grown bigger than ever, it actually consists of only two screenings, and we think it's a good approach to try and avoid unhealthy growth (that many good festivals have been the victims of), and stay compact, hungry and mobile.
Among the selected films you will find new works by our former participants Shambhavi Kaul and Mikhail Basov, as well as films by other well known authors, who we haven't had a chance to show at Kinodot before. Congratulations to our participants! And we thank all filmmakers for sending us films! Selection was quite difficult this year with so many good works submitted.

So, here is the program: http://kinodot.com/eng/kinodot_2018

And here is the list of selected films:

A Plastic Bottle's Stair Dance by Mikhail Basov, Russia

Accelere Chapultepec by Kaveh Nabatian, Canada, Mexico

Cargo by Jasmine Ellis, Germany

Destination Nowhere by Prapat Jiwarangsan, Thailand

Elastic Recurrence by Johan Rijpma, The Netherlands

Film-collage 2 - introduction by Anais Ibert, France

Flame by Sami van Ingen, Finland

Forest Paths (forget Heidegger) by Michiel van Bakel, The Netherlands

Gare Paris-Saint-Lazare, 10 avril 2017, 12h03-12h07 by Pablo-Martin Cordoba, France, Argentina

Hijacked by Shambhavi Kaul, USA

Katagami by Michael Lyons, Japan

L'envol by Patrick Bokanowski, France

Martin Cries by Jonathan Vinel, France

NN by Pablo Mazzolo, Argentina

Optimism by Deborah Stratman, USA / Canada

Overland (part one) by James Edmonds, Germany

Please Come Again by Alisa Yang, United States

Sky Room by Marianna Milhorat, USA

Song For Billy by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, UK

Tangled by Pille-Riin Jaik, Austria

What Time Is Love? by Anna Franceschini, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany

Where is Eva Hipsey? by Orla McHardy, Ireland

XCTRY by Bill Brown, USA

Your father was born a 100 years old, and so was the Nakba by Razan AlSalah, Palestine

*Still from Flame by Sami van Ingen

Kinodot invites to the special screening in Brno (Czech Republic)

05.04 at 20.30 TIC gallery, Radnicka 4, Brno, Czech Republic

Program of films from our competitions
YesYesYesYesYesYesYes by Juan Camilo Gonzalez, 2011, United States, Colombia, 6'
An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris by Yann Chapotel, 2013, France, 5'
Behemoth or the Game of God by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, 2015, Lesotho, 13'
Out of Autofocus by Mikhail Basov, 2016, Russia, 2 min.
A Farewell To All That by David Munoz, 2016, Spain, 28'
The Hollow Coin by Frank Heath, 2016, United States, 12 min.
Green Screen Gringo by Douwe Dijkstra, 2016, The Netherlands, 16 min.
Stillness by Marc Pelletier, 2016, Canada, 16 min.

Our entry call is over

Thank you all very much for sending your films! This year we have more entries than before, so now we are going to do our job and will get back to you with selection results as soon as we can.
Photo from our screening in Tbilisi.

Kinodot invites for special screenings in Moscow and Tbilisi

21.02 at 20.00 Karo 11 Oktyabr, 24 Novy Arbat, Moscow, Russia

23.02 at 19.00 Cinema House, 2 Dzmebi Kakabadzeebi St, Tbilisi, Georgia

«Festival <Kinodot> accepts films matching at least one criteria: no money, no mumbling, no music, no montage — so the conventional works give way to more radical ones, poetic, often amateur and other kinds of films forming the alternative to the elitist canon of mainstream festival programming» (Yakov Lurie, Glukk.com)

Program (95 minutes)

Out of Autofocus by Mikhail Basov, 2016, Russia, 2 min.
Stuff As Dreams by Guli Silberstein, 2016, United Kingdom, 6 min.
Stillness by Marc Pelletier, 2016, Canada, 16 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.
Bad mama, who cares. by Brigid McCaffrey, 2016, United States, 12 min.
We’ll Go to Neuilly Inch’Allah by Mehdi Ahoudig and Anna Salzberg, 2015, France, 20 min.
Green Screen Gringo by Douwe Dijkstra, 2016, The Netherlands, 16 min.

https://www.facebook.com/kinodot/

The entry call is open

The 6th Kinodot Experimental Film Festival has opened the new entry call! Please, submit your films before the 28th of February. We accept experimental films of any length finished after 01.2016 via all our favorite platforms: ReelportFilmFreewayWithoutaboxFesthomeClick for festivalsFilmFestivalLife and MoviBeta!

Please, read the Regulations here.

Still from Bad mama, who cares courtesy of Brigid McCaffrey

The Jury has spoken!

It's been a few days since the screenings and now we can finally announce the decision made by our international jury. The prize for the best film and $1000 go to Stillness by Marc Pelletier, Canada! Congratulations to Marc and big thank you to all filmmakers, who took part in Kinodot competition!


The screenings went very well, and there have been two publications in the local film press about the program, please, check them out if you want to practice some Russian:
http://www.glukk.com/kinodot-2017/
http://kinoart.ru/blogs/kinodot-2017-chistota-poryadka-vlast-voobrazheniya

Thank you all and see you soon!

The screenings of Kinodot competition will take place on 27-28.05 in Rodina cinema and Wordorder in St. Petersburg

The Schedule

27.05

19.00 Rodina, Maliy Zal 2 (Karavannaya, 12)
Vortex Temporum by Yann Chapotel, 2016, France , 7 min.
Green Screen Gringo by Douwe Dijkstra, 2016, The Netherlands, 16 min.
Turtles are Always Home by Rawane Nassif, 2016, Canada, Lebanon, Qatar, 11 min.
Carcasse by Clémentine Roy, Gústav Geir Bollason, 2017, France, Iceland, 60 min.

21.00 Rodina, Maliy Zal 2 (Karavannaya, 12)
Sad Song of the Hard-Edge Transition Wipe Markers by Mika Taanila, 2017, Finland, 3 min.
Bad mama, who cares! by Brigid McCaffrey, 2016, United States, 12 min.
Out of Autofocus by Mikhail Basov, 2016, Russia, 2 min.
Rolls and Shutters by Stina Wirfelt, 2016, United Kingdom, 17 min.
We’ll Go to Neuilly Inch’Allah by Mehdi Ahoudig and Anna Salzberg, 2015, France, 20 min.
Illegal_its Impact on the Body by Jorge Lozano, 2016, Canada, 37 min.

28.05

19.00 Rodina, Maliy Zal 2 (Karavannaya, 12)
Stuff As Dreams by Guli Silberstein, 2016, United Kingdom, 6 min.
The Hollow Coin by Frank Heath, 2016, United States, 12 min.
Poses by Boyd Ruamcharoen and Christine Dickerson, 2016, United States, 7 min.
Stillness by Marc Pelletier, 2016, Canada, 16 min.
Ciudad Maya by Andrés Padilla Domene, 2016, France, 26 min.
A Farewell To All That by David Muñoz, 2016, Spain, 28 min.

21.30 Wordorder (Fontanka, 15)
We Make Couples by Mike Hoolboom, 2016, Canada, 57 min.

Tickets to Rodina can be purchased here: http://rodinakino.ru/
Wordorder - free entrance!

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: http://kinodot.com/eng/Kinodot_2017/

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
01.06.2013-31.03.2014

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
23.08-01.10.2013

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 

01-31.05.2013

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

01-30.04.2013

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