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KINO ATHENS INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Home to conceptually provocative films

KINO (Independent Film Festival of Athens) focuses on unusual films which challenge their viewers. We believe in the power of films to inspire change within our society. KINO believes that independent filmmaking is vital to galvanize communal discourse and is committed to curating equitable and inclusive programs for all. Via screenings, Q&As, talks, exhibitions, KINO intents to enhance dialogue, promote learning and create a community based on cinema.  

Mission

KINO's program will centre on daring filmmaking that embraces fearless artistic crossover works. We constantly look for fresh films, visual innovations, daring experimentation and new approaches to the visual arts. KINO supports freedom enhancing cinema and new methods of visual artistic creation. We commit ourselves to staying free and open to continuous discovery. 

Vision

KINO through its visionary programming intents to enhance independent filmmaking with all year round activities. KINO Athens Film Society will establish a weekly gathering in Athens for film lovers who seek to be challenged by cinema. 

Sections

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - FEATURES

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - SHORTS

  • NATIONAL COMPETITION - FEATURES & SHORTS

  • KINOJUNIOR - FEATURES & SHORTS

  • SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Submissions

The International Independent Film Festival of Athens, KINO Athens accepts films through out the year from every genre, every subject and every place. We encourage independent filmmaking and daring, crossover works. 


>> KINO Athens organizes the International Independent Film Festival of Athens and accepts submissions for the initiative.

>> FILM ENTRY FOR KINOATHENS 2025 IS NOW OPEN!

+ No premiere request. We do not disqualify any films based on premiere status.

+ No limitation, everyone can apply.

SUBMISSION FEE**

In order to complete the submission, the payment is required according to the deadlines: 

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Early bird 

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From: May 1st to 15th of December 2024

 

+ Feature Films: 9 € 

+ Short Films: 5 €

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Late Entry 

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From 16th of December 2024 to 15th of January 2025

 

+ Feature Films 15 € 

 

+ Short Films 9 €

 

The entry fees are applied to each submitted film.

>> Keep in mind KINO Athens program is mainly formed by INVITATIONS.

How to Apply

- To complete the submission the Festival requires a preview copy of the film with english subtitles with the exception of English and Greek spoken films.

 

+ The preview copy should be uploaded to a secured streaming platform, such as Vimeo. The URL and password should be submitted through the online entry form of the festival. The preview link should be private, downloadable and available up until the end of January 31st 2025. 

 

+ Once submitted, the preview copy will only be shared within the programming team of the festival for the purpose of deciding if and/or it will be presented.

 

+ Submissions must be completed online via:

 

https://filmfreeway.com/kinoathens 

 

+ Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be taken into consideration.

 

+ If selected the programming department will sent an official invitation to participate. 

 

+ The Festival is under no obligation to communicate the reasoning behind its choices with regard to films that are not selected.

Shipping Details​

The shipping costs of materials submitted to the festival for selection purposes are covered by IFFA. All materials must be delivered on time for testing purposes. 

 

Disclaimer

Please be informed that the Terms and Conditions stated in this document are subject to change. Any changes made are fully at the discretion of the Festival.

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Tickets & Info

International Independent Film Festival of Athens, KINO Athens 2024 takes place from 1st to 10th of March 2024 at Technopolis City of Athens, Serafio Center & Michael Cacoyannis Foundation. 

The Entrance is free for all screenings+ It is advisable to pre-book your free ticket.​​

+ Technopolis Venue

+ Michael Cacoyannis Venue

OR at the Box Office Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

Director of Photography
Film Set

+ More Info

+ Serafio and French Institute

It will on a first come first served basis 

+ Sold Out Screenings

In case of sold out screenings, waiting numbers for remaining tickets are available as from 10 minutes before for the screening at the venues

+ Festival's Venues

Serafio Center

Echelidon 19 & Pireos 144

Metro: Kerameikos (Line 3) / 800m walking distance

Metro Petralona (ISAP) / 800m walking distance

Bus: 049, 815, 914 (Kolimvitirio stop) 

** Night bus service

Technopolis City of Athens 

Pireos 144

Metro: Kerameikos (Line 3)

** Night bus service

Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

Pireos 206, Tavros 177 78

Metro: Tavros (Line 3) / 500m walking distance (7mins)

Metro Petralona (ISAP) / 800m walking distance

Bus: 035, 049, 815 (Kolimvitirio stop) 

** Night bus service

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