Event dates: August 29 - September 6. One day of barbecue in the middle.
Location (KinoLab, Sound Studio, Bar, Editing Area, Equipment Rental, Garden, Restaurant, Playground, Bee Hive):
Jugendclub ELOK - Laskerstr. 6-8 in 10245 Berlin (Friedrichshain), near S-Ostkreuz. http://zope2.in-berlin.de:8100/wsb/elok/
Screenings on September 1 and 5, Cinema Moviemento, Kottbusser Damm 22, Berlin Kreuzberg @ 10 PM - http://www.moviemento.de
Optional welcome screening on August 27 at 10 PM (Early arriving Kinoites may present one short film they directed at another KinoKabaret).
DEADLINE : no deadline, just fill the form anc come to us.
Before you fill the form, please create yourself a COPY account (get 20 GB free cloud space for file sharing) here: https://copy.com/?r=swbWF8
Upload a good printable high-res 300dpi headshot / portrait JPG picture of yourself there (unless we have a picture from a previous edition) plus a filmography and give us the links to download it in the form! If you are a director or author, please upload your screenplay / production plan this way. (Note: If you are new to filesharing remember: Don't copy the file link from the browser but let COPY create a short link for sharing! There is an extra button for that function!)
What is a kino movie? Here are some examples:
COMEDY (Austria) https://vimeo.com/76654885 HEK TICK TACK by Dave Lojek
ANIMATION (Berlin): https://vimeo.com/105649683 BIRD RADIO by Hannerina Moiseinen
EXPERIMENT (Hamburg): https://vimeo.com/67630448 KABARET FREEZE by Maxime Billon
DRAMA (Berlin): https://vimeo.com/105995842 GUILT by Gytis Tumas
Please INSURE your health and equipment properly in Germany!
KinoBerlino hosts the international KinoKabaret in Berlin in 2015. We have become very popular in the independent short film scene and thank all previous participants, team members and supporters for their work and energy.
Artists from over 20 countries made more than 1000 short films at our events. Several kinoites qualified for elite film schools, created commercial production companies, improved their skills in acting, editing, filming, or composing, directing, distribution. KinoBerlino has seeded or inspired new kino cells in many European cities. Our films are broadcast and some have been selected for other international film festivals.
Both the cinema Moviemento and the production venue (KinoLab at youth club ELOK) have a limited capacity. To respect this fact and the nerves of our organization team members, we will limit the number of participants to 160 this year by closing the application form earlier.
Watch a collage of faces from 2012: http://dai.ly/x12sny0
Some additional guidelines:
1. We will limit the number of films per round by raising their quality. To avoid extremely long and tiring screenings, we decided that each director may create one film at our event plus one quickie. The maximum running time will be 7 minutes. This way we inspire collaboration and bigger teams, because the directors who are not busy will assist other filmmakers and share their wisdom and skills. Friendships evolve through the spirit of collaboration. We believe that a director should learn to make one film that is important instead of several meaningless videos.
2. Directors are advised to upload their film script or synopsis with the application form as pdf. Spontaneous movies (i.e. "quickies") are still possible, because they belong to the KinoKabaret philosophy. Yet we believe that a good director should know what she or he wants. So a plan (script or synopsis, shot list, storyboard, approximate cast and crew list, realistic locations and equipment plans, props and make-up ideas) is the minimum that we expect the directors to provide for their teams. Premeditation becomes bliss for your audience. There is no competition involved, nor do we give awards.
3. Nobody sleeps in the kinolab. Due to sanitary reasons and several cases of misconduct by over-zealous individuals in the last years, KinoBerlino decided to stop hosting participants at our event venue. There will be no sleeping room and no camping! We extended the productions rounds by one day so everyone has a chance to sleep at their Berlin accommodation (host, hotel, couchsurfing, etc.).
4. Berlin participants are highly advised to host foreign guests. The guests will behave decently. While we cannot force Berlin residents to become hosts, we will ask them for specific reasons, if they refuse to host a guest. Since the number of KinoKabaret participants is limited, we need criteria for our registration. Kino is about SHARING space, time, talent, skills, and enthusiasm.
5. Skill building workshops. KinoKabarets are filmmaking laboratories. So we will offer several workshops, depending on the availability of tutors. These lessons will focus on steadycam or drone work, basic video editing on Linux, introductions to animation with Blender, acting preparations and coaching, short film creation and festival distribution.
6. Barbecue day in the middle. To regain energy, we have inserted a day for relaxation after round one. So the second production meeting will start in the evening of that day.
7. Great film equipment. Depending on the availability of new sponsors and municipal support, we endeavour to get high quality film cameras, DSLRs, lenses, lights, sound equipment and rigs. But you should bring your own gear as well!
8. Talent pool. There are always enough directors and actors at our events. To reach out, we encourage every filmmaker to invite gifted and mature camera operators, focus pullers, gaffers, editors, writers, make-up artists, designers, prop-makers, musicians, sound experts, assistant directors, production managers, and multi-talents. A contact list will be provided for all participants after the event, so you can continue to collaborate and grow artistically.
Kino encourages participants to learn about the craft of filmmaking by making films, unshackled by the burden of resources, time and money. Kino provides filmmakers of all skillset, background, ability and experience with a support network to write, shoot and edit their projects as well as an opportunity to show the work to a large audience. Founded in Montreal in 1999, the movement has spawned cells in cities around the globe. The week-long filmmaking experiment will pair veterans with newbie filmmakers, actors and crew members (absolute beginners or industry professionals). More experienced kinoïtes will mentor teams and infuse the workshop with their own unique perspectives, skills and culture. Participants will team up to write, shoot and edit short films during 3 days of each round, at the end of which the resulting work will be screened to a cinema audience. The screening might be followed by a party in honor of the participants and organizers. The films are broadcast & maybe uploaded.
AN INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE PROJECT
Participants will meet and edit in the KINO LAB, situated at ELOK, Laskerstrasse 6 - 8, Berlin Friedrichshain, S Ostkreuz. The KINO LAB will be fitted with a little bit of filmmaking and sound recording equipment. Editors should bring their laptops. The KinoKabaret is a non-competitive, collaborative project: participants with experience will assist those who need it. Sharing equipment, lodging and skills is the backbone of this workshop. Please carefully read the GUIDE TO THE KINOKABARET (explanation, procedure, technical information) and the RULES (code of conduct, safety, insurance, broadcast agreement). With your registration and signature you accept them and promise not to question or discuss them. Please be punctual for the production meetings! Please label all your equipment with your name. There will be a lot of equipment all over the place!
What makes KinoKabarets special is its mix of participants: Amateurs mix with more experienced people, artists mix with technicians, locals mix with international participants, and people of all abilities learn from one another. The concept is successful and a lot of fun precisely because it is inclusive and non-judgmental. As we endeavor to make the KinoKabaret an accessible event, the KINO LAB will be made accessible for people with a disability. We have a ramp.
The KinoKabaret is open to participants 18 years of age and over.
The participation fee is 30 EUROs for one round and 50 EURO for the whole event (yes, a discount is granted if you stay the whole time). Remember to bring enough funds for public transport tickets, food, emergencies, props, your production, the Berlin nightlife and culture scene..
The International KinoKabaret 2015 is kindly supported by: ELOK + MOVIEMENTO + APEIRON FILMS + ALEX TV + 25p *cine support + Rock'n Roll Rental + MG Rizzello's Music for Film and Media + LEMONAID + ChariTea + WWS Berlin + CPU NET + Video- und Filmverband Berlin / Brandenburg + Quartiermeister + DEDO WEIGERT FILM + BE NEWS BERLIN + Die Hochzeitsdrucker