Years running: 6 (since 2013)


Experimental Film Festival


Kinodot Experimental Film Festival

Kinodot was launched in 2012 as online minimalist short film festival at In five years the project has developed into independent international experimental film festival with live screenings in movie theaters and unconventional venues in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Films submitted to Kinodot must match at least one of the four 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.

Kinodot was created to support and distribute new experimental films, and to inspire filmmakers to experiment in their own way. We promote freedom of ideas, formalism, simplicity and self-restriction as oppose to the secondary film production and self-censorship of high budget festivals. We believe that a great film can be created with very basic means, without special education or expensive equipment. We also believe that creating and following a strict set of formal rules can have a liberating effect on every artist.


The winner of Kinodot competition is decided by professional international jury. Kinodot Jury Prize and 1000$


Kinodot competition includes only one category: Experimental films. There is no genre, topic or length restrictions.

Films are to be finished not earlier than 15.01.2016

Submission is to be made via Filmfreeway and other platforms. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    October 15, 2017
  • Deadline
    February 28, 2018
  • Notifications
    April 20, 2018
  • Event dates
    2 — 3 June 2018
Categories & Fees

Experimental films of any length.

  • Deadline — $8
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