Want to Screen at Kino?

Filmmaker Molly Brown @ Kino

In true open-mic style, Kino London exists to provide a regular, uncensored platform for London’s indie filmmakers. With no pre-selection, filmmakers book themselves in on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis.

In return for our open-screen policy, we ask your film to abide by a few simple rules:

  1. Films must be under 6 minutes in length (including credits)
  2. Films must feature ‘Kino London’ logo (or simply the words) + screening number at the end (logos are downloadable below)
  3. The filmmaker must introduce the film in person on the night

Once your film is ready (or once you know it will be ready!) e-mail your details (your name, film title, length) to our submissions co-ordinator Ann-Marie at: screen@kinolondon.com and we’ll get you on the list for the next screening. You can email us a download link for your film in advance of the night.

Download the Kino London Logos HERE

Notes for Video Files

We accept anything as long as it’s  been formatted through Handbrake first. We want an MP4.

How to use Handbrake to convert any video file to any format.

Handbrake makes sure the file will be easy for us to play on almost any laptop, and compresses it as much as possible. Just use the default settings on Handbrake and it should give us the most optimised file.

Please export the filename to be Kino then Year and Month of screening, then the submitters name, and the film title i.e:


Once exported, please submit via http://www.wetransfer.com/ to submit@kinolondon.com


Remember: All films screened remain the property of you, the filmmakers. The inclusion of the Kino London logo or text is for this screening only, although if you choose to leave it on for festival submissions or broadcast then we’d be most chuffed!

Often we are asked to compile programmes of shorts for festivals, film events or online broadcasts, which we do from within our back catalogue. However, we never submit or recommend a film without the express permission of the filmmaker. We want to help you get your film out there as much as possible, but only with your agreement!