Calling All FIlmmakers, Musicians, Writers, Actors!
This week! 11-11-11 MARNkino Kabaret will kick-off.
This is a 2-day filmmaking challenge. The theme will be announced at 5:30
Friday at MARN. There are no entry fees to participate in this event.
Then join us as we screen the films Thursday 11-17 at the Times Cinema at
*MARNkino Kabaret Rules
* [image: KINO]
• There is no cost to register.
• Filmmakers/team leaders can register in-person at the kickoff on
* • Filmmakers who absolutely can't attend the kickoff may register in
advance by contacting MARN ( firstname.lastname@example.org) Filmmakers who do
this will not get the theme in advance of the kickoff and will not get
access to the Milwaukee Music Library in advance; this information will be
communicated to them either during or at the close of the live kickoff
• Films must be turned in on DVD by 5:30pm on Sunday 11-13-11, along
with a 1-page form, which is provided at the kickoff.*
• Films must run 7 minutes or less including credits, and the credits
must include the MARNKino logo, which is available on the
• Films must incorporate the theme, which will be revealed at the
kickoff, and must be produced during the 48-hour period.
• Filmmakers may only use materials (for example images, locations,
music, etc.) for which they have secured permission to use.
• Films can't include any material that could be considered X-rated.
• Filmmakers who choose to use music from the Milwaukee Music Library
must credit the musicians/groups exactly as specified in the Milwaukee
Music Library (which will be made available to filmmakers at the kickoff.)
They must also provide a copy of the film on DVD to each of the
musicians/groups whose material is used in the film.
• The Kabaret screening will be held at 7pm on Thursday 11-17-11 at the
Times Cinema on 60th & Vliet.*
• All films that follow the rules will be shown in a single screening.
• Films that could be considered R-rated will be shown in the second
half of the screening, to accommodate potential participation and
attendance of kids.
• *Tickets for the screening are only $3 each.
• Milwaukee Hot Club will play for a closing party held immediately
after the screening.*
• At the screening, the audience will be given ballots, and audience
choice award prizes will be presented--including one FABULOUS top prize to
be announced at the screening.
*What is Kino?*
The word “Kino” comes from the Greek word for “movement,” and is a slang
term for “cinema” in several languages. Born in Montreal, Kino began as
what founder Christian Laurence called a “jam session for filmmakers.” He
challenged his friends to make one new short film per month, every month
throughout 1999. But when the year 2000 came, they didn't want to stop. By
2002, a new venue was required because more than 400 people were showing up
each month to see the films. Soon the concept became an international
movement, and new Kino cells continue to spring up in cities around the
2002: Paris; Hamburg; Madison, WI
2004: Lausanne; Toronto; Berlin; Vienna
2005: Adelaide; Lyon; Bordeaux; Louisville, KY
2006: Sydney; Toulouse
2008: Barcelona; Ougadougu (Burkina-Faso); Mainz; Dresden
2009: London; Majunga (Madagascar); Bratislava; Zagreb; Whitehorse, Yukon
2010: Casablanca; Helsinki; Managua (Nicaragua); Amsterdam
2011: Marseille; Brussels; *MILWAUKEE!!
Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) is now sponsoring a Kino
microcinema in Milwaukee. Screenings are held on the third Thursdays of
each month at the Times Cinema on 60th & Vliet.
The Spirit of Kino*
Kino is about more than providing a monthly venue for filmmakers to screen
short films, or providing a unique local indie microcinema for film goers.
It's about creative freedom and collaboration, and about a collective of
artists producing new films with little or no means. Kino cells are
laboratories for artistic experimentation and development, and for creating
and showing films without constraints. Monthly screenings motivate the
artists, and act as a catalyst to inspire new work.
Kino cells typically hold an annual Kabaret, or 48-hour filmmaking
event. During these events, participating filmmakers receive a theme, and
have 48 hours to complete and turn in a new short film that incorporates
the theme. The event ends with a screening of the films and closing party.
Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN)