Welcome to 5th Annual KinoDrome - 2022 Season

The submissions for 2022 event are open (from January 1 to July 31). The festival takes place in Cleveland, Ohio (USA), September 25, 2022.


KinoDrome is: an IMDb verified short-form film festival, screenwriting contest and photography contest, based out of Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Kinodrome's mission is to show your work publicly. Unlike most corporate sponsored festivals we DO NOT believe in rejections. You will not receive a typical "We are sorry but..." letter after you submit your film. If you follow our submission rules and submit a film of decent production value - you WILL become an official selection. 

FILMMAKERS - the Art of Short Cinema and 11 Minutes Mark!

The standard length of an old 35mm film reel is 1,000 feet (305 m), which runs approximately 11 minutes. KinoDrome accepts the most creative and superbly original SHORT FILMS, MUSIC VIDEOS, EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA, DOCUMENTARY shorts, and ANIMATION (all under 11 minutes in length) from independent artists, professionals, hobbyists, students, and amateur filmmakers, anywhere in the world. 


SCREENWRITERS - you're the ones who create NARRATIVES. You should be more APPRECIATED by everyone in this field. So, at our festival - your name and your script's title will be presented on the big screen, too! All properly formatted scripts will be accepted. All Official Selection script titles and authors will be featured on the screen at the beginning of award ceremony!

PHOTOGRAPHERS - your still image can tell the story as well. KinoDrome accepts still photographs from fine-art photographers, photojournalists, and all others, including cinematographers (DPs)! 


Artists and Writers, submit something that incorporates one of the following: 
-- an ORIGINAL narrative or experimental concept, 
-- thought PROVOKING themes, 
-- slightly UNUSUAL subjects and characters, 
-- an OPENMINDED way of artistic expression;


2018 festival was our first event in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2019, we had more participating artists. The 2020 festival was a virtual event (online) due to C-19 crisis and we gave out the record number of awards (new categories)! In 2021, we were back on GROUND - safe and smart. And in 2022 we aim for both: ON-GROUND and ONLINE event on the same day!


Several award winning titles from our festival had additional public shows (at other festivals) and today they are - multiple exhibited and award winning films or scripts! Check out the following award winning content creators on Google or IMDb: Carol Conley, Ayesha Abouelazm, Eileen O'Meara, Logan Fry, Al Mertens, Barsan Rostami, Saman Hosseinpuor, Stefan M. Mladenovic, Martin Mulcahy, John Maslowski, Jason Klingensmith, Bianca Cassinelli, Juliette Blanche, Shaun Rylee...


-- 50% of award winning titles from female artists (unlike Hollywood); 
-- several award winning films from Iran (despite current sanctions); 
-- age range of award winning artists: from 17 to 77 (or higher); 
-- award winners from America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; 
-- many artists (and winners) from our home-state of Ohio; 
-- many (award winning) films were created on smartphone; 
-- 20% of award winners are very talented FIRST time filmmakers or writers!

Check us out online - Google "Kinodrome festival" to find links. Explore this site (buttons on the top). Find us on FilmFreeway, read reviews by artists and SUBMIT with confidence! Become Kinodrome's friend - we're here for YOU.

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The 2022 Festival Sponsor: MDI - Cleveland

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