Kamloops Independent Short Short (KISS) Film Fest
Sunday, March 8th 2020
Deadline to submit films is Feb 29th, 2020
SCREENING: March 8th at noon. FREE
The KISS Film Festival is a celebration of the short film format and local filmmakers.
The Kamloops Film Society has been encouraging local filmmakers through the KISS Festival for a number of years. And this year, talented local directors and the audience will be treated to the excitement of seeing the films on the big screen at the Paramount Theatre as part of the KFF. Cash prizes for winners are awarded by the KISS Committee, the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission, Kamloops Arts Council and Joy Factory Films.
This event is our way of celebrating the hard work and passion of our regional talent. Come support these films and filmmakers from our community by attending the FREE screenings.
Rules & Regulations
Films must be under 5 minutes in length. Filmmakers must reside in the Thompson Nicola Regional District.
The screening of films is a public event, so please keep that in mind when submitting films.
Please have all permissions for copyright secured before you submit. Click here for filmmaking tips.
Films may be dropped off at MOVIEMART downtown. You may submit them in DVD format but preferably a .mov or a quicktime file on USB stick (if labeled properly all drives will be returned at the screening). All entries must include an entry form (available at MovieMart or here: Entry Form and a $10 entry fee.
Several cash prizes are awarded, including 1st, 2nd, 3rd and a Youth Prize selected by jury; as well as an Audience Favorite award. The TNRD Film Commission also supports local filmmakers by sponsoring two cash prizes. Films produced with the help of Kamloops Film Society board members are not eligible for named prizes, but can be awarded audience choice. Any filmmaker who submits a film to the KISS Film Festival must not have been paid to produce their film; in other words, any films submitted must be independently produced rather than commercial, paid-for productions. Filmmakers must have full copyright compliance for all material used in their films.