Every month Kino Sydney throws open its screen to local filmmakers to premiere new shorts or revisit old ones. As an open screen, there is no pre-selection or pre-screening of the film – just follow the steps below to register a screening slot.
Screening slots are subject to availability.
1. MAKE SURE YOUR FILM FOLLOW THE RULES
- Films should be under 6 minutes.
- Films should not be an advertisement.
- Films should have ‘Kino Sydney’ logo + screening number – #132 – in the credits. Download from these links – Version 1; Version 2. Or ‘Save Link As’ from the images below.
- You must be 18+ to screen at Kino Sydney.
- Films should be presented by the filmmaker on the night.
2. AUDIO LEVELS
Please ensure that your audio is no louder that -10dB. If you want to learn how to do this or learn more about achieving better audio quality, check out our Editing Audio Tips page.
3. FILM SPECIFICATIONS
Your film should adhere to the following specifications:
- H.264 MOV or MP4 file
- Maximum bitrate of 10 Mbps.
- Maximum resolution of Full HD / 1920 x 1080.
- Audio levels with a maximum of -10dB (as previously mentioned)
4. DELIVERING YOUR FILM
- Arrive when doors open at 6:30pm and take your film on a USB memory stick to the projectionist.
- Or if you have a link to Vimeo, Google Drive, Dropbox etc we can download it.
5. COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW
Please let us know if you feel the content of your film may be offensive or triggering for certain audiences. We won’t censor your film, just inform the audience prior to screening it.
6. GET A CONFIRMATION EMAIL
Keep an eye out for a confirmation e-mail. If the screening is full, we will offer you to be put on the waiting list or invite you to screen at a later date.
7. SPREAD THE WORD