Kino (movement)

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Kino is a film-making movement that advocates the production of short-films on little to no budget, using small crews, and non-competitive collaboration. There are Kino Groups around the world. Kino is divided into individual cells, or chapters, most of which have a monthly screening where member directors and guests can screen their films. Cells may also feature "Kino Kabarets", where members of the public are invited to collaborate and create films.[1]


The Kino movement was founded in 1999 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada[2] by Christian Laurence and friends. It has since spread worldwide (mostly in French-speaking countries and central Europe), and is now composed of over 70 physical cells, as well as many Facebook groups.


  1. ^ Finnan, Sean (March 13, 2019). "A Cell of Film-makers Meets Up to Create Movies, Fast". Dublin Inquirer. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. ^ Rose, Alex (February 8, 2019). "Montreal short film collective Kino marks its 20th anniversary with events". Cult MTL. Retrieved 12 April 2019.

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