Kinemastik International Short Film Festival 2012 – Winners

The 8th edition of the Kinemastik Interntional Short Film Festival took place between 27th July and 5th of August 2012.
Exhibition at the Subway of Bare Bones and Ali Tollervey, Dark Horses concert, Workshops by WIZ, Carla Mackinnon and a talk by Matt Lambert all preceded our Short Films Night as the main event of Kinemastik International Short Film Festival.
20 international films were shown, competing for both Jury Award and the Audience Award.

Jury s prize:
Winner: Yuri Ancarani – Il Capo
Special mention: Junior by Julia Ducournau and Remember me, my Ghost by Ross McDonnel

Audience award: Bus Terminus by Duncan Bone, Emma Mattei and Harry Malt

More than 1200 people visited 8th edition of KISFF.

Picture gallery of KISFF is here….


Kinemastik International Short Film Festival 2012 – list of events


Exhibition – Ali Tollervey / Bare Bones


Concert – Dark Horses / Capitol K / Dolls For Idols


A Documentary Workshop for Teenagers – Carla MacKinnon 


WIZ – The Last Apostle of Music Film 


Matt Lambert – The Works and Words of DieLamb

04/08/2012 – 05/08/2012

Kinemastik International Short Film Festival


Children Film Festival

Documentary Workshop for Teenagers – Carla MacKinnon

A Documentary Workshop For Teenagers

Kinemastik is organising a 3 day workshop for teenagers (age 13-17) to teach them how to make their first documentary. This three day course is designed to provide a detailed a practical guide on how to produce a short documentary, starting with the early stages of how to develop an idea.

This course is interactive: participants are expected to come along with one or two ideas written up to talk about. This ideas will be discussed within an industry but also a creative context with pointers given on how to be effective in developing ideas.
Existing treatments, taster tapes and documentaries will be used to illustrate useful points.


Carla MacKinnon bio:
Carla has been producing international film festivals, curating arts programmes and creating illustrative and moving image work for over 10 years. She has experience of arts production from conceptualisation and fundraising through to exhibition and distribution and from traditional methodology to cutting edge digital technology.

Carla has been programming and producing festivals and rolling events since 2004.
Director – Rich Pickings (rolling event) 2009 – present
Manager – TEDxLondon Education Revolution 2011
Producer – London Short Film Festival 2010
Producer – Branchage Jersey International Film Festival 2009
Producer – East End Film Festival 2009
Producer – Rushes Soho Shorts 2007 & 2008
Director – Reel Islington Screenings 2007 & 2008
Coordinator – End of the Pier International Film Festival 2007
Director – No Original Artists (rolling event) 2004-2006

Carla also participates in juries and panels, hosts Q&As and programmes short films for international festivals and organisations. These have included BAFTA (UK), True/False (USA),Birds Eye View (UK), Supershorts (UK), Concorto (Italy) and Vallecas Puerta del Cine (SpainCarla has been leading art and filmmaking workshops since 1999. She has taught young people aged three to ninteen in groups of five to 50+ on free standing and rolling programmes.
In 2006 Carla completed an internship in the Education Department at Whitechapel Gallery. She holds an enhanced CRB certificate and has a sound understanding of good practice in child protection, health and safety and diversity, as well as a track record of fundraising and programming for social and educational initiatives.).

Matt Lambert – the works and words of a DieLamb

Currently based in Berlin, Matt Lambert is a filmmaker, artist and head of video for London-based, multidisciplinary art collective, BARE BONES. He is also actively operating out of LA, NYC and London.

Matt also acts as Editor-at-Large of Motionographer as well as a contributor to other industry publications and lecturer at various universities, art/design/film festivals and conferences around the world.

Matt Lambert will be presenting his work in Valletta, 2nd August, at 5 pm 2012.


KISFF 2012

On the 4th of August, in Arkansas capital, Little Rock, population will joyfully celebrate Johnny Cash day. In Burkina Faso, it is a Revolution Day.  In Germany, there are no holidays but on this very day, Austria celebrates the birth of King Leopold I.

Celebrating all of the above, Kinemastik includes a birthday of its own darling, Short Film Festival, who is 8 this year. We will be having screenings of latest shorts from all over the planet, new local works, workshops for kids and adults, gigs and parties. We’re addressing everyone who fancies our beloved KISFF, to spread the truth about this baby and ensure that no act of cowardice of heart can slow its growth. Invite your friends from the jungles around Manaus to the deserts dunes of Taklamakan to visit our little island during the festival days.

Kinemastik International Short Film Festival – 4th & 5th August 2012.

Tourists are welcome.


This year saw the introduction of two awards, entitled the Golden Dot Awards – a jury award and an audience award.

That Thing You Drew (2010) directed by UK director Kerri Davenport Burton won the Jury award, whilst Bathing Micky (2010) the Swedish/Danish film directed by Frida Kempff won the hearts of the audience with an overwhelming amount of votes.