There are open mic nights and then there are open mic film nights. Kino is a monthly event held in Brick Lane's Vibe Bar which invites budding auteurs to roll up and show off their efforts. Each film has to be under six minutes so there's no chance to get bored while you munch popcorn and meet the filmmakers.
Tomorrow night, Kino 20's guests are Ben and Chris Blaine, the creative chaps behind Charlie Productions who will be talking about their films including the award-winning short Hallo Panda about "a zoologist who falls in love with a lepidopterist but ends up having to wank off Panda, a talking black and white bear".
If you're screening a short, you get in for free otherwise it's £4. More details here.
If you're bored of the multiplex, London has plenty of alternatives coming up:
Fill up on popcorn and cinematic treats at the the Cineroleum in Clerkenwell Road.
The Deptford Project's Silent Cinema is showing modern classics next month including Ferris Bueller.
There's a whole weekend of Star Trek flicks at the Prince Charles cinema in the offing.
And if you want to see how far animation has come since Steamboat Willie, be sure to book your tickets for the London International Animation Festival.