Ten years after its creation, the Student Short Film Showcase changed its name to KinoStart, and became a nationwide competition, supported by the Consejo para la Cultura y las Artes de Nuevo Leon (CONARTE) and Monterrey Film Festival (FIC Monterrey).

From May 7 to June 11, 2018, KinoStart is open for submissions by officially enrolled students from any Mexican school. Selected works will be part of the KinoStart 2018 Official Selection, that will showcase at the official venues during the 14th Monterrey Film Festival, from August 16 to August 23, 2018.

In order to participate, short films must comply with the following requirements: genres must be fiction, documentaries or animation; original and unpublished works only; made either in the year 2017 or 2018. Selected participants will be notified online through the Festival’s website www.monterreyfilmfestival.com and CONARTE’s www.conarte.org.mx.

KinoStart winner will be granted the Best Student Short Film Trophy, and will receive a prize that includes sound design and color correction for his or her next film production sponsored by MGA Sound.

KinoStart is open for submissions online via Moviebeta http://movibeta.com. For further details, you can also go to https://2015.monterreyfilmfestival.com/es/convocatoria-kinostart/