International Kino Kabaret event together with an intensive film workshop exploring sound and music in film (Finland)

2015 / 10 / 03

Fifty-two international film makers have met to create together short films in Finland (Rovaniemi and Sodankylä) on 4-15 June 2013.

12 young sound designers and composers, guided by tutors Titas Petrikis from Lithuania and Miki Brunou from Finland have worked together with the Kino Kabaret directors, cinematographers, editors, actors and visual artists to create short films. The film makers put emphasis on the role of sound and music in films, and how a soundtrack may change the way the audience experiences the film. By using the sound unconventionally, the film makers were exploring the ways how film narrative could be expanded, enhanced, or with the help of the sound, simply gain a new meaning.

The purpose of Kino Euphoria is to develop new ways of producing films, to collaborate and support young European talents. The organisation supports experimenting and crossing borders while making the short films.

Most of the participants of Kino Euphoria Midnight Sun are young professionals, but the group consist also some students and newcomers in filmmaking. Participants come from Finland, France, Austria, Russia, Hungary, Mexico, Italy, Australia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Norway and Croatia.

Euphoria Borealis has organized Kino Euphoria workshops earlier in Helsinki. The concept of “Kino Kabaret” comes from Montreal, Canada. Kino Euphoria is part of the world wide Kino Movement, that is providing both amateur and professional filmmakers a place to create and screen their short-films. Kino Kabaret is a type of innovative film-making lab where invited artists create films in a mindset of spontaneity and collaboration.The motto of the movement is: “Make well with nothing, do better with little, do it now.” In ten years the movement has grown to be world wide and today there are over 60 kino groups organizing local and international activities for filmmakers in almost all corners of the world. The program director in Finland is Hannaleena Hauru, the president - Katri Myllyniemi.

Kino Euphoria Midnight Sun is organized by Finnish Cultural association Euphoria Borealis in association with NISI MASA European Network of Young Cinema and Midnight Sun Film Festival. The project is funded by Finnish Cultural Foundation and EU Youth in Action.

This article has been partially prepared based on the European Network of Young Cinema (


European Network of Young Cinema
Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä