Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Kino Microcinema

"The reason for this movement is to give you a good kick in the ass." Kino filmmaker.

"Kino" is the Greek word for "movement" and means "film" or "the cinema" in Russian, German and other languages. Born in Montréal in 1998, Kino began as a challenge, made by founding filmmaker Christian Laurence to his friends, to make one short film per month until the year 2000. However, at the end of this period no one wanted to stop and, in fact, Kino had formed into a movement that encouraged filmmakers in groups scattered across Montréal and Europe to "do well with nothing; do even better with a little," and—most importantly—to "do it right now!"

KINO welcomes, without discrimination, anyone who wishes to undertake a serious artistic challenge. We are concerned first and foremost with artists involved in cinema, television, and multimedia, but KINO offers itself up to all those who are called to cinematographic adventure, regardless of age or prior experience.

KINO is a decentralized movement, which means each cell is managed independently. However, in order to facilitate the exchange of information or to speak on behalf of the network, Kino Montréal humbly acts as the “Mother Cell” and presides de facto over the KINO organization.

Here is a video about Kino from a Wisconsin cell of Kino:


And the official Kino website:


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