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Kinofilm Short Film and Animation Festival

Client

John Wojowski, Kinofilm Festival

Project Status

In Development

Kinofilm has been celebrating the talents of emerging and established filmmakers through the Manchester International Short Film and Animation Festival® and Kino Shorts showcasing and networking events for over 20 years. The festival has a unique reputation for showcasing world class short films and debut features from around the world and is renowned for seeking out diverse, challenging and ground-breaking new films.

Challenge

John approached me in December 2018 to talk about the prospect of developing a new website for the Kinofilm festival.  Their website had not been updated for many years, and they were more than ready for a makeover.  Being a non-profit meant that resources were slim, but much of the framework was already in place which meant that the focus could be solely on a new site.

Solution

Small resources meant we had to be creative, but after discussions, we agreed to provide the website design and maintenance as part of a sponsorship deal.  A custom theme was developed with a built-in event calendar, as well as custom post types for festivals and films.  Posts were connected by custom redirects and taxonomies, which allowed for each year's festival to take centre stage.

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