Filmonik Melbourne

Filmonik Melbourne is a filmmaking group in Melbourne established in 2013. Filmonik is a non-competitive and open platform for both experienced filmmakers and those just finding their feet as storytellers. Filmonik Melbourne is part of the worldwide Kino Movement that started in Canada in 1999 and is now active in more than 60 cities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The binding philosophy is the belief in filmmaking with minimum resources, in an inclusive, collaborative environment.

“Do well with nothing, do better with little, and do it now!”

Filmonik Melbourne mostly produces two types of events.

- Monthly -
Filmonik has a monthly, open-screen screening of short films, of any genre, that have a duration of 5 minute or less - the first of its kind in the creative city of Melbourne. Filmmakers can show-up on the night to screen their newest shorts, sight unseen. The uncurated, spontaneous screening of short films of any genre and all filmmaking levels creates an awesome and surprisingly balanced film night for the public and for the filmmakers who climb on stage after their film for a quick interview with the host. Regular screenings are free and happen at Loop Project Space and Bar.

- Annually -
In line with the global Kino cells, Filmonik organises yearly events that are called Kino Kabarets, where directors, actors, writers, musicians and technicians meet, create and screen short films in a short amount of time. The duration of a Kino Kabaret can be anywhere from 24 hours to 12 days, as it is the case for some overseas Kino Kabarets. The Kabaret concept, often described as a video "jam-session", celebrates the reciprocal exchange and sharing of knowledge and technical resources, all in a centralised working environment that we call the Kinolab. This Kinolab is in equal parts: a gathering place to meet, inspire, collaborate and organize with other film artisans, and a post-production workshop. The best Kinolab is ideally open 24 hours so that everyone can collaborate at any time, right up until the screenings. Kino Kabarets have occurred yearly since 2003 in numerous cities around the world and the strength of these unique events resides in their non-competitiveness compared to the team-based competitions like other 48 hours film challenges, where teams are formed to win awards and therefore are less likely to share, exchange or collaborate. A Kabaret is an unforgettable experience for all involved - you have to see it to believe it.

Filmonik Melbourne is a filmmaking group in Melbourne established in 2013. Filmonik is a non-competitive and open platform for both experienced filmmakers and those just finding their feet as storytellers. Filmonik Melbourne is part of the worldwide Kino Movement that started in Canada in 1999 and is now active in more than 60 cities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The binding philosophy is the belief in filmmaking with minimum resources, in an inclusive, collaborative environment.

“Do well with nothing, do better with little, and do it now!”

Filmonik Melbourne mostly produces two types of events.

- Monthly -
Filmonik has a monthly, open-screen screening of short films, of any genre, that have a duration of 5 minute or less - the first of its kind in the creative city of Melbourne. Filmmakers can show-up on the night to screen their newest shorts, sight unseen. The uncurated, spontaneous screening of short films of any genre and all filmmaking levels creates an awesome and surprisingly balanced film night for the public and for the filmmakers who climb on stage after their film for a quick interview with the host. Regular screenings are free and happen at Loop Project Space and Bar.

- Annually -
In line with the global Kino cells, Filmonik organises yearly events that are called Kino Kabarets, where directors, actors, writers, musicians and technicians meet, create and screen short films in a short amount of time. The duration of a Kino Kabaret can be anywhere from 24 hours to 12 days, as it is the case for some overseas Kino Kabarets. The Kabaret concept, often described as a video "jam-session", celebrates the reciprocal exchange and sharing of knowledge and technical resources, all in a centralised working environment that we call the Kinolab. This Kinolab is in equal parts: a gathering place to meet, inspire, collaborate and organize with other film artisans, and a post-production workshop. The best Kinolab is ideally open 24 hours so that everyone can collaborate at any time, right up until the screenings. Kino Kabarets have occurred yearly since 2003 in numerous cities around the world and the strength of these unique events resides in their non-competitiveness compared to the team-based competitions like other 48 hours film challenges, where teams are formed to win awards and therefore are less likely to share, exchange or collaborate. A Kabaret is an unforgettable experience for all involved - you have to see it to believe it.

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