Short Films — No Money, No Mumbling, No Music, No Montage

Kinodot is an online festival of minimalist short films, launched in 2012.

All films selected for Kinodot programs match at least one of the criteria: No Money, No Mumbling, No Music, No Montage.

You can find more details about Kinodot Short Film Festival herehere and here.

Below is the list of our short film programs sorted by date - starting from the newer ones. Please, feel free to check out all of the programs, as well as our short film competition, because most of the films are still available online.

Enjoy the show!


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