Kino #37 :: in the land of the free-zing

Merry February, one and all! Can you believe January’s been and gone?! But while the weather gets blustery and we stumble – icy-nosed and chilblained-ear – ever further into 2012, there’s one thing you can rely on to thaw out your frozen fingers and toes: Kino.

Hot off the heels of our January challenge in association with LSFF, February’s screening was a toasty affair with a bumper buffet of 12 films to warm the cockles. We were blown away by the fantastic monthly challenge film “Use me” and the stupendously high quality of films across the board.

Speaking of challenges, what lovely little gems were served up to naughty rule-breaking filmmakers last Thursday then?

Will Thorne must make the film “One last dog”, Mark Brainhownd reluctantly accepted the challenge of a film about “an African family struggling in a different society” and Anton Short will take inspiration from “That’s not how you dress for burglary”. Good luck with those folks.

And then there was the monthly challenge delight; an audience-voted slice of inspiration, taken up by an intrepid group of filmmakers who will endeavour to bring it back in the shape of a film next month. This month’s challenge: Karaoke is not Okay – K.I.N.O – we can’t wait.

Not forgetting the films that graced our screen:

The Dealer’s Club – Molly Brown
Beard – Mark Brainhownd
Remain – Dave, Dave & Dave
Occupy Denver – Marius Milcher
How to prevent a Death in the Family – Marie Gear and Owain Rhys Dain
Audition this Way – Andy Lewis
Teatime – Daniel Jarvis
Rosie – William Thorne
Living with Mum – Anton Short
What does he want? – Daniela Ferrer
Use Me – Kino challenge – Paul, Dan, Ben & Will
The Things I Think About – Geoffrey Taylor

That’s it for February. If you want to see your film on our screen in March, drop me a line at and hurry, there are only a few slots left! See you there.