The Entry Call

Dear Friends,

We are happy to remind you that in 2015 we will have the 3rd edition of the minimalist short film festival Kinodot, which is almost a jubilee!

And, as usual, we accept submissions in four categories: No Money, No Mumbling, No Music, No Montage, up to 20 minutes! The deadline for submitting to this year competition is the 1st of March. And the competition starts on April 1.

You are welcome to submit your films via,, or through the 'contact' form on our site.

Looking forward to your new films!

Always yours,


The awards ceremony at Erarta on 26.06 at 20.00

The closing ceremony and the offline screening of Kinodot competition program will take place at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art on 26.06 at 20.00.

Don't miss out if you are in town!


The second Kinodot competition is over

The best short film by decision of the professional jury is 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 by the jury goes to 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.


The second Kinodot competition has started

Watch & rate the films in competition and help your favorite film win the Audience Prize! 
Go to the competition page. 


The selection results for Kinodot competition 2014 are online!

11 films from 9 countries are competing for two main prizes. Read more here.


Meet the Jury 2014

We are very happy to introduce the great Kinodot jury team 2014! The fate of one of our prizes (the Jury prize, to be specific) is in the hands of these nice folks.

And, by the way, the second great news is that this year we will have cash prizes! That's right, good old hard currency), stay tuned for details!


The Deadline is Near

Dear filmmakers, You have a few days left to submit your films for this year competition before the 1st of March, and reelport is the best place to do it!


Films by John Smith

Only on Kinodot! From 23 of August till 1 of October we will be hosting a special program by John Smith, one of the most interesting avant-garde filmmakers of our time. More here


The Closing Ceremony and Film Screening

The diplomas are in good hands now, and the off-line screening at Erarta went pretty well. The competition 2013 is officially closed! See the small photo report here


The Dot Shorts Program has started!

From the 1 of June every few days we publish on the Main Page a new film participating in the Dot Shorts program. All the films will be available till April 2014.


Closing Ceremony and Film Screening in St. Petersburg

The closing ceremony and the off line screening of the first Kinodot short film competition program will take place on 27.06.2013 at 19:00 in the contemporary art museum Erarta (St. Petersburg, Russia). The total lentgh of the show is 105 minutes. Free entrance. Welcome!


After three days of discussion the jury team has decided on the awards:

First Prize: YesYesYesYesYesYes by Juan Camilo Gonzalez
Second Prize: 15 Summers Later by Pedro Collantes
Special Mention: Exland by Mihai Grecu and Thibault Gleize

Congratulations to the winners! The winning films will be available on our website for another 7 days, untill 10.05.2013


The competition has ended, but we have a new program for you! We are proud to present the special program of experimental films curated by the Balagan Film Series. The program will be available on our website during May.


The voting results by the audience have been confirmed! In the course of the competition 3378 watched the films and 426 people have voted.

The three films with the highest ratings are:
For it is dark in the hole by Florian Seufert 4.875
Bigfoot by Oren Gerner 4.84375
Mr. Siebzehnruebl by Tuna Kaptan 4.80328

So, the winner of the competition by the audience vote is For it is dark in the hole by Florian Seufert! Congratulations to the director!

We thank all the viewers, who gave their votes for the just cause! Now we are expecting the decision by our professional jury team.


The first competition at Kinodot is officially over. Soon we will publish the results of the audience vote and the decision of the jury.


Please, welcome the First Kinodot Professional Jury Team!


To our regret, we have to take the film You Like It, I Love It by James Vaughan off the program due to the conflict of interests with another festival. You Like It, I Love It goes offline on 15.04 at 00.00 Seychelles Time (UTC+4).


The first Kinodot competition has started! Watch and rate 14 short films online before the end of April.


The list of films, selected for the competition is published online! The show starts in 5 days!


Our new website with a secure video player is up and running! 


Today is the deadline for submission to the competition 2013.


Kinodot together with Russian online movie theater Cloudcinema has organized the open screening of Sleepless Nights Stories by Jonas Mekas in St. Petersburg, on the occasion of his 90th anniversary.


The entry call of the first online film festival Kinodot has started.