How Kinow helps film festivals set up their 2020 editions online


During this period of confinement, it must be said that a great deal of thought has gone into finding solutions, particularly for the cultural and 7th art sectors.

Indeed, the agenda of film releases, like that of festivals, is configured on a case-by-case basis, and pushes these actors to reflect on new content, new experiences to offer to spectators... in order to maintain their editions digitally.

Kinow is committed to deploying several online solutions and propelling the festivals into a new form, in the absence of their annual physical edition. This way, these festivals can offer alternatives to their visitors, whether regulars or just curious, so that they can access this year's selection.

Kinow has always had in its DNA to develop thematic video platforms, offering a turnkey service for the implementation and administration of VOD (video on demand) solutions for specialized media such as Tënk, LaCinetek, L’agence du court métrage… Virtual festivals are part of this lineage.

To date, the Kinow team is proud to have been able to broadcast the Aubagne International Film Festival, which took place from March 30 to April 4, entirely on free VOD. Soon, new 100% digital platforms will see the light of day, including Champs-Élysées Film Festival (June 9-16, 2020), Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 15-30, 2020), Le court en dit long Festival  (June 1-6, 2020) and Monstra Festival in Lisbon (May 11-June 7, 2020).

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Aubagne International Film Festival

Since 2000, Alcimé has been organising the Aubagne International Film Festival, which promotes young cinematographic creation and musical creation for the image. The implementation of this double artistic orientation is ensured by the articulation of four complementary and indissociable actions: supporting the international diffusion of first works, offering a training space, promoting the cultural diversity and being a place of education to the image. The Festival's specificity today offers a major showcase for international image and music professionals. More information.

Champs-Élysées Film Festival

A major international film festival in Paris, the Champs-Élysées Film Festival will take place from 9 to 16 June 2020 for a 9th edition, 100% online and free of charge, to discover the best of independent French and American cinema. Created by producer, distributor and exhibitor Sophie Dulac, it brings together more than 25,000 spectators and professionals on the Champs-Élysées every year. The festival brings together for a week the heart of contemporary cinematic creation by presenting audacious, original and ambitious films.  More information.

Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Usually held on the banks of the lake, the Annecy Festival is the world reference for animated films, with a competition of short and feature films, television and commissioned films, graduation films, and virtual reality works, as well as numerous previews and exclusives. Professionals from the animated film industry meet at the Market dedicated to the sector (MIFA), and attend meetings around the world of films.

Rendez-vous from June 15 to 30 to discover the best of world animation at its first Online edition! More information.

Le court en dit long Festival

Every year, about a hundred short films are produced in FWB and, since 1993, the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles/Paris has been distinguishing about thirty of them via the Le Court en dire long Festival. School and workshop films, self-produced films or films supported by the Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, animated and fiction films, the polymorphism of formats is in the spotlight and is part of this creative momentum.

Through a resolutely multidisciplinary programme open to innovative territories, the Centre ensures the promotion in France of emerging or confirmed talents from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation with a view to optimising their distribution in France.  More information.

Monstra Festival

Since 2000, MONSTRA | Lisbon Animation Festival has as the main goals to celebrate artistic transversality and to promote encounters between people with different artistic backgrounds by using the most underfunded and multidisciplinary language we know: The Animation Cinema. In the past 20 years, we have presented over 15.000 films from more than 20.000 directors all over the world. They’ve organized countless workshops in many countries, have been in more than 300 Portuguese cities and villages and over 150 cities in all 5 continents. It’s a journey that now reaches its 20 years of existence and they kept their initial goals: Art is one of the strongest way of transforming the world in a better, more beautiful, balanced, multicultural and more human place.  More information.

About Kinow

Kinow provides a cloud solution to help media, broadcasters and distributors deploy and enhance their own live and on-demand streaming platform. Kinow is one of the most advanced OVP (Online Video Platform) on the market and brings together all the technologies needed to manage a free or paid OTT video service. Since its launch in 2015, Kinow has deployed more than 300 platforms worldwide. A few examples of Kinow clients: the platforms Bref (short film), Tënk (documentary), LaCinetek (authors films) and the film distributors Carlotta, Shellac and Saje.

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