2013Exland

Gigantic abandoned amusement parks and abstract commercial displays are hidden somewhere between foggy mountains and windy fjords. From these places, a mysterious colorful tsunami appears, flooding the majestic landscape underneath it. (...)

directors Mihai Grecu and Thibault Gleize
2012Markus

If you try, you'll succeed in the end. (...)

director Irene Terrón
cast Pyrrhocoris Aptersus
2012El Leaving

I'm moving out of my house, again. I watch routines disappearing and Valentina who lives with me. I cross cities, relationships and memories while I'm packing. This film is a passing, through myself, towards an habit so old as the world. (...)

director Ygor Gama
director Julieta Grana
sound designer Florencia Rovlich
cinematographer Francisca Saez Agurto (Maldito Robin)
editor Julieta Graña
production Gris Calmo
2012Mr. Siebzehnruebl

"The cinema is the joy of my life, otherwise there is nothing else!”. When Mr. Siebzehnrübl talkes about the cinema, he would squint his small blue eyes and raise his bushy eyebrows into gray-and-white sickles.  (...)

director Tuna Kaptan
cinematographer Julian Krubasik
sound designer Nina Wesemann
editor Tuna Kaptan, Felicitas Sonvilla
2011YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

The never-ceasing repetition of polite gestures. A micro-universe is created in 4 sets of 11 pieces of paper with hand drawn animated cycles.  (...)

Director Juan Camilo González
2011Ghosts in the Park

Does it exist, the monster under the bed, the bogeyman in the closet, the "Wolpertinger" in the Bavarian mountains, the dragon from midieval times, the Harpy from Greek mythology or Grandma's ghost who howls in the basement? And what do old statues do during the foggy night? Animated mythical creatures float through the park. Static drawings turn into animation into drawing. Strange nightly landscapes make space for ghosts. Statues become alive ... A film, which deals with the inbetween space between mysticism and phantasy, a little bit creepy, a little funny. And somehow a little bit like the drooling monster under the bed which kept us awake as a child... (...)

director Marte Kiessling
2012I Always Dreamed About Being a Robot

When I was little, I wanted to be a robot. But I never got lucky. Instead, I became a panda. (...)

director Robert Ly
cast Sacha Brodeur, Xyomara, Sam&Panda
2012Bigfoot

One day, on one bench, in a neighborhood of immigrants- A man's absurd attempt to create a simple human connection with three strangers: woman, man and a dog. Dance of the most basic human condition. (...)

director Oren Gerner
music composer Benny Andersson
cast Alon Sahar, Rosheda La Bella, Gadi Miron
2013Pillar Cloud

A pillar of cloud is a manifestation of the presence of God in the Torah. Operation Pillar cloud was an eight-day Israel Defense Force operation in the Hamas governed Gaza Strip, officially launched on 14 November 2012. Looking from the outside of each room, 5 Israeli dancers improvise to the sound played in the background. (...)

director Maya Geller
cinematographer Jan Klein
music composer Jonny Zoum
visual effects Noam Sharon
dancer Sivan Medioni
dancer Shai Faran
dancer Bar Altshuler
dancer Nir Vidan
dancer Gili Shaanan
2013Shampooing

Alexis, 10 years old, go out of school and run to a shop: a hair salon. He comes in and asks for a shampoo that will live as a sensual experience. (...)

director Benjamin Charbit
script Benjamin Charbit
sound designer Guenoun Lionel
music composer Pierre Oberkampf
set decorator Bulle Tronel, Maxime Mavilla
cast Clément Marcelle, Lucie-Eleonore Riveron
2012Partir

The life of two characters who follows each other beyond the walls. (...)

production Christian Pfohl (Lardux Films)
director Joanna Lurie
201115 Summers Later

It’s a fine and warm sunny day at a beach in the Trondheim fjord. Laila and Aksel, a couple in their late twenties, are enjoying the opportunity to relax and unwind near the sea. Halvard, an old classmate of Laila’s, happens to be having a walk at the very same place. Although it has been twelve years since they last saw each other, Halvard’s memories seem much more vivid than Laila’s. (...)

director Pedro Collantes
cinematographer Cato Lauvli
sound designer Jan Kristian Hagen
cast Tor Ivar Hagen, Kathrine Strugstad, Bård Ivar Engelsås
2012For it is dark in the hole

Erwin is an expert. Nobody knows holes like he does. He identifies them where others only see a stain, he detects life-threatening condition which an amateur overlooks in ignorance. At least in his reality. The reality of his girlfriend looks strikingly different. Especially when both of them are invited to a dinner. Here Erwin is treated unsympathetically when he tries to convince the hosts that a perceived stain on the wall is in fact a dangerous hole. Who is owning reality anyway? And how dangerous can such a hole actually be? (...)

director Florian Seufert
cinematographer George Steffens
sound designer Bastian Beißwenger
producer Martin Kosok
cast Clemens Giebel, Christina Athenstadt
2012You Like It, I Love It

Roberto and Chris are brothers with the house to themselves. Their next door neighbour, Tony, has an idea for a sustainable music extravaganza he thinks could tour Australian primary schools by rail.  (...)

director James Vaughan
script James Vaughan
cinematographer Adam Howden
sound designer Luke Bacon
production designer Alena Lodkina
producer Olivia Hantken
cast Greg Zimbulis, Kirin J. Callinan, Alexander Vaughan

Short Film Competition 2013

+ the competition is closed, but part of the program is available to watch online +

The Winners

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
Audience Prize: For it is dark in the hole by Florian Seufert

Congratulations to the directors!

The award ceremony and offline screening took place on 27.06.2013 at 19:00 in the Modern Art Museum Erarta (Vasilievsky Island 29 line - 2, Saint-Petersburg, Russia).

Here you can find a small photo report.

 

About the Competition

The competition took place from 1 till 30th of April 2013 and incuded 14 short films, matching our selection criteria: No Money - films made without a budget; No Mumbling - films without dialogue or narration; No Music - films without a music score; No Montage - films made without editing, i.e. filmed in one shot. See more details about the rules in Regulations.

We received about 700 applications from around the world, but chose subjects which seemed to be the most interesting and original: a single shot unexpected meeting with a slightly inadequate old school fan (15 Summers Later); a difficult journey of a bug up the tiled wall (Markus); the story of selfless struggle of the young German with invisible but deadly black holes (For it is dark in the hole); a reportage on the crash of crimson in an amusement park somewhere in a parallel dimension (Exland); a documentary about the owner of the last of its kind porn theater from the late 80s (Mr. Siebzehnruebl); a touching sketch of a young man trying unsuccessfully to make friends with neighbors on a bench in the park (Bigfoot), experimental animation about a mad dance of polite gestures (YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes); the incredible adventures of a boy in a hairdressing salon (Shampooing); a bitter confession by panda, who always wanted to be something else (I Always Dreamed About Being a Robot) ...

These movies do not moralize or tell us how to live, they are not using premade banal plot templates; there are no movie stars, "beautiful" leaves at sunset, meaningless perfect panoramas, children running in slow motion to the music, and other clichés. They are real, and that's what we like about them.

Films are available in true HD quality (select 'high' in the player's settings).

The list of all Kinodot short film programs can be found here.

  

Exland
by Mihai Grecu and Thibault Gleize
2013

Gigantic abandoned amusement parks and abstract commercial displays are hidden somewhere between foggy mountains and windy fjords. From these places, a mysterious colorful tsunami appears, flooding the majestic landscape underneath it. (...)

Markus
by Irene Terrón
2012

If you try, you'll succeed in the end. (...)

El Leaving
by Ygor Gama
2012

I'm moving out of my house, again. I watch routines disappearing and Valentina who lives with me. I cross cities, relationships and memories while I'm packing. This film is a passing, through myself, towards an habit so old as the world. (...)

Mr. Siebzehnruebl
by Tuna Kaptan
2012

"The cinema is the joy of my life, otherwise there is nothing else!”. When Mr. Siebzehnrübl talkes about the cinema, he would squint his small blue eyes and raise his bushy eyebrows into gray-and-white sickles.  (...)

YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
by Juan Camilo Gonzalez
2011

The never-ceasing repetition of polite gestures. A micro-universe is created in 4 sets of 11 pieces of paper with hand drawn animated cycles.  (...)

Ghosts in the Park
by Marte Kiessling
2011

Does it exist, the monster under the bed, the bogeyman in the closet, the "Wolpertinger" in the Bavarian mountains, the dragon from midieval times, the Harpy from Greek mythology or Grandma's ghost who howls in the basement? And what do old statues do during the foggy night? Animated mythical creatures float through the park. Static drawings turn into animation into drawing. Strange nightly landscapes make space for ghosts. Statues become alive ... A film, which deals with the inbetween space between mysticism and phantasy, a little bit creepy, a little funny. And somehow a little bit like the drooling monster under the bed which kept us awake as a child... (...)

I Always Dreamed About Being a Robot
by Robert Ly
2012

When I was little, I wanted to be a robot. But I never got lucky. Instead, I became a panda. (...)

Bigfoot
by Oren Gerner
2012

One day, on one bench, in a neighborhood of immigrants- A man's absurd attempt to create a simple human connection with three strangers: woman, man and a dog. Dance of the most basic human condition. (...)

Pillar Cloud
by Maya Geller
2013

A pillar of cloud is a manifestation of the presence of God in the Torah. Operation Pillar cloud was an eight-day Israel Defense Force operation in the Hamas governed Gaza Strip, officially launched on 14 November 2012. Looking from the outside of each room, 5 Israeli dancers improvise to the sound played in the background. (...)

Shampooing
by Benjamin Charbit
2013

Alexis, 10 years old, go out of school and run to a shop: a hair salon. He comes in and asks for a shampoo that will live as a sensual experience. (...)

Partir
by Joanna Lurie
2012

The life of two characters who follows each other beyond the walls. (...)

15 Summers Later
by Pedro Collantes
2011

It’s a fine and warm sunny day at a beach in the Trondheim fjord. Laila and Aksel, a couple in their late twenties, are enjoying the opportunity to relax and unwind near the sea. Halvard, an old classmate of Laila’s, happens to be having a walk at the very same place. Although it has been twelve years since they last saw each other, Halvard’s memories seem much more vivid than Laila’s. (...)

For it is dark in the hole
by Florian Seufert
2012

Erwin is an expert. Nobody knows holes like he does. He identifies them where others only see a stain, he detects life-threatening condition which an amateur overlooks in ignorance. At least in his reality. The reality of his girlfriend looks strikingly different. Especially when both of them are invited to a dinner. Here Erwin is treated unsympathetically when he tries to convince the hosts that a perceived stain on the wall is in fact a dangerous hole. Who is owning reality anyway? And how dangerous can such a hole actually be? (...)

You Like It, I Love It
by James Vaughan
2012

Roberto and Chris are brothers with the house to themselves. Their next door neighbour, Tony, has an idea for a sustainable music extravaganza he thinks could tour Australian primary schools by rail.  (...)