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WOMEN IN FILM 2 – UK 30/11/18

A face from the past, and a confused recollection, the pursuit of nirvana and a chance of salvation, youthful dreams and ambitions and the tyranny of ageism, the immigrant experience and the dance of life, all in our programme of the best of British women filmmakers. Advisory Cert 15 Friday 30th November 6.00pm NIAMOS sc.1…

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WOMEN IN FILM 1 – International One 30/11/18

The pressures of childhood and the perils of peer groups, the search for the self and conformity conquered, self-mythologising machismo and one last great romantic gesture in the first of our programmes celebrating female creativity around the world. Advisory Cert 15 Friday 30th November 4.00pm NIAMOS Sc.2 (Nia Cultural Centre), Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester M15…

LGBT Shorts Programme 01/12/18

There’s young love and sexual experimentation, tourism and flirtation, punk rock, magic, morticians, awkward mornings after and embarrassing maternal interference in our LGBT programme. Advisory Cert 15 Saturday 1st December at 6.00pm GOODSTOCK, 6 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5QA Get Tickets here ISABELLA                      Greater Manchester Premiere Dir: Rohan Reddy, Prod: Lucy Evans, Wri: Lucca Lutzky.…

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Alumni Programme 01/12/18

Advisory Cert 15 Sat 1st Dec 2.00 Goodstock, 6 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5QA Get Tickets here THE HOUSE Dir: Giulia Gandini, Prod: Ibrahim Kamel, Wri: Charlie Tidmas, Cast: Josie Kidd, Ava Emery UK, 14 min 48 sec A house stands aside from all the others, surrounded by legends and myths. Ophelia, 11 years old, decides…

Refugees 29/11/18

What does it mean to be a refugee? To lose everything – home, country, friends, family. To gamble everything on the hope of a new life, somewhere alien and possibly hostile. To try to hold on to something of who you are and where you came from in spite of everything you have had to…

Microshorts 28/11/18

Sometimes, brevity is the soul of wit. And of concise and incisive filmmaking. This programme is designed to demonstrate this. We’ve mobile phone films and music videos, documentary snapshots and experimental oddities, punchy animations and compact dramas. All they have in common is their brief length. And the intelligence with which they explore and exploit…

Experimental Shorts 26/11/18

There’s repressed emotions and subconscious animals, mental illness in a hand-painted realm, the parasitical pathology of a hypochondriac, a compulsive cuboid’s battle with a belligerent red ball and a terrific triffid stop-motion takeover. Plus, Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor coming back to life as we’ve never seen them before, chaos incarnate and chance-based filming mounted…

Middle Eastern 01/12/18

A selection of tales of childhood; of innocence lost and found, of dreams betrayed and dreams fulfilled, of communication across barricades and misunderstandings across generations, of cultural traditions preserved and the unifying possibilities of sport, in this selection of stories from across the Middle East. Advisory Cert 12a Saturday 1st December at 4.00pm GOODSTOCK, 6 Oxford…

Horror Shorts 29/11/18

There’s malevolent social media and toxic technology, the horrors of alienation and the terrors of too much interaction, a visit to an oracle and a confrontation with one’s darkest self, an uncomfortable anatomy lesson, and every parent’s worst nightmare, in this shudder-inducing selection of scary stories. Advisory Cert 18 Thursday 29th November at 8.30pm NIAMOS…

Romantic Tales 28/11/18

There’s young love in Tuscany and a chaotic classroom cupid, a lazy morning after, and a bittersweet comedown, classical literature come to life, and a dirty joke made flesh, a fleeting moment of connection and a fleeting phantom of femininity, in this selection of sharp cinematic arrows targeted right at the heart. Advisory Cert 15…

Kino Noir 28/11/18

There’s wise guys in crisis and young men out of their depth, robberies gone wrong and suicides gone South, a journey into the night and a view from a window, and all the dark deceptions of the photographer’s art, in this selection of sinister and shadowy crime shorts. Advisory Cert 15 Wednesday 28th November at…

KINO MEANS CINEMA – Cine Tales 27/11/18

We’ve loving pastiches and rib-nudging parodies, soft-focus evocations and sharp recreations, picture-palace nostalgia and multiplex misery, wistful romance, deadpan comedy, and the healing power of film, in this celebration of the cinematic art. Advisory Cert 15 Tuesday 27th Nov 8.30pm Niamos Sc 1, Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU Get Tickets here LE CHAT DORE…

International Panorama Two

A search for the right words, an old man’s stoic struggle for survival, musical rivalries and clumsy male bonding galore in our second International Programme. Advisory Cert 15 Sunday 2nd December at 4.00pm NIAMOS sc.1 (Nia Cultural Centre) Get Tickets here SWAN SONG                        UK Premiere Dir / Wri: Guy Mansfield, Prod: Annie Parnell, Wri:…

International Panorama One

Memories of childhood, of lost love and life gone by, the pressures of family duty and obligation, the failings of feckless fathers and overworked mothers, a dream gone sour and a friend indeed that you really don’t need, in the first of our International Programmes. Advisory Cert 15 Sunday 2nd December at 2.00pm NIAMOS sc.1…

American Independent 26/11/18

There’s familial loyalty and filial frustration, manipulative mothers and absentee fathers, traumatic memories and concrete metaphors, voices in the head and doubts in the mind, fitting memorials and magical exits in our selection of the best new American Independent shorts. Advisory Cert 15 Monday 26th November at 6.00pm NIAMOS sc1 (Nia Cultural Centre), Chichester Road, Warwick…

French Programme 29/11/18

Presented in Association with the Alliance Francaise and Europia     The thoughtless cruelty of children, a relationship breaking down, and a pick-up gone sour, shifts of perspective and visions of possible futures, cops in crisis, and soldiers in search of love, in this collection of Gallic shorts. Advisory Cert 18 Thursday 29th November at 6.00pm…

German Programme 29/11/18

Presented in Association with Europia        We’ve got a heist with a bizarre twist, a study of guilt in a police officer, the job interview from hell, two tales of extra-marital affairs gone bad, a tragic miscarriage and the process of divorce through a child’s eyes, all coming together in our Deutsch denomination…

Italian Programme 28/11/18

Presented in Association with Dante Alighieri Manchester and Europia       We’ve awkward goodbyes and overdue reunions, snotty philosophical musings and suspect religious conversions, an expressionist nightmare, and two very different meditations on the immigrant experience, in our Italian Programme. Advisory Cert 15 Wednesday 28th November at 7.00pm INSTITUTO CERVANTES, 326-330 Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester…

Spanish Programme 28/11/18 & 29/11/18

Presented in Association with the Instituto Cervantes and Europia              We’ve methods of mourning and coping with grieving, flights from responsibility and retreats from reality, a past ever-present and a future on hold, romantic regret and parental neglect, unrealistic expectations and dancing on air, in this year’s Spanish selection. Advisory Cert…

Polish Programme One 27/11/18

Presented in Association with Europia       There’s toxic masculinity and provincial patriarchy, cinema romance and the cold comfort of strangers, rekindled relationships and awkard reunions in the first of our Polish Programmes. Advisory Cert 15 Tuesday 27th November at 4.00pm GOODSTOCK, 6 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5QA Get Tickets here LEADER                                           UK Premiere…

Pan European 26/11/18

Presented in Association with Europia       The perils and pressures of parenthood and the fraughtness of family life from first to last, form a unifying thematic thread through this selection of European shorts. Advisory Cert 15 Monday 26th November at 8.00pm GOODSTOCK, 6 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5QA Get Tickets here WEEËN                                      North…

Pan Eastern European 26/11/18

Presented in Association with Europia       There are supernatural communications and arcane rituals, misinterpreted signals and mistimed declarations, journeys within and journeys without, in our selection of shorts from Eastern Europe. Advisory Cert 15 Monday 26th November at 6:00pm GOODSTOCK. 6 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5QA Get Tickets here COASTLAND (Litoral) Dir / Prod…

North by North West Shorts 29/11/18

We’ve improbable artists and feline detectives, romantic encounters and independent pensioners, workplace stress and insensitive bureaucracy, a grim and Gothic past and an uncertain future in this varied selection of films by Northern Talent. Thurs 29th Nov 8.00pm GOODSTOCK, 6 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5QA Get Tickets here TRUE GRIT Dir / Wri: Kriss Foster, Wri…

British Two: Uneasy Tales 01/12/18

We’ve stalkers and trolls, clowns and killers, predators and prey, delusional gangsters, creepy clowns, and risky online relationships in this collection of queasy, uneasy tales, guaranteed to unsettle and unnerve. Advisory cert 18 Saturday 1st December at 6:15pm NIAMOS sc. 1 (Nia Cultural Centre), Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU Get Tickets here SPEED DATE…

Documentary Shorts One 28/11/18

Meditations on mortality and family: mourning, memorials, and medical ethics; the need for closure, the desire to move on, and the impossibility sometimes of ever doing so. All this, plus the disruptive effects of a chicken in the home, in this collection of strangely true stories. Advisory Cert 15 Wednesday 28th November at 4:00pm GOODSTOCK, 6…

Documentary Shorts Two 28/11/18

There’s life after radioactive disasters, journeys into gold prospecting, graffiti artists struggling against government corruption and death threats in the cult of Saint Death. Plus fables from the rainforests of the Congo and nomadic tales from the mountains of Tajikistan. All in our social anthropology focused documentary programme. Advisory Cert 12 Wednesday 28th November at…

Animation 2: Dark & Light 30/11/18

Tales of war-time romance, and film noir too. Cynical old gents, and ones with fond memories to share. Demented potatoes, tortured artistes, and a boy who turned being bullied into a victory. These and many more are the ups and downs, ins and outs, the dark, and the light. Advisory Cert 15 Friday 30th November…

Animation 1: Special Selections 30/11/18

Come one, come all for a special show. Tales of the future, the past, family and friends. To adapting to one’s environment, or ruining it, these films say it all. And, of course, there’s a ragingly funny take on everyone’s favourite upcoming ‘divorce’.   Advisory Cert 15 Friday 30th November at 4:00pm GOODSTOCK, 6 Oxford Rd,…

British One: Comedy Tales 01/12/18

We’ve pranksters and romancers, dietary fads and social trends, communication breakdowns and claustrophobic spaces, online etiquette and religious obligation, supermarket romance and a drastic plan to escape a lonely Christmas, in this collection of British shorts with a distinctly comic flavour. Advisory Cert 15 Saturday 1st December at 4:00pm               NIAMOS 1 (Nia Cultural Centre), Chichester…

25 Years Slovak Animation – A Retrospective 26/11/18

Advisory Cert 12A Monday 26th November at 4.00pm  GOODSTOCK. 6 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5QA Get Tickets here Explore Slovak animation with a special selection 25 Years in Slovak Animation! On the occasion of the 25th anniversary years of Slovakia’s independence, Slovak Film Institute and International Animation Festival Fest Anča prepared the compilation 25 Years…

Official Selection 2018

  We’re excited to be able to announce our official selection for the 2018 film festival. From well over a 1000 entries we have selected 300 short films for your enjoyment and to celebrate the art of short film. All films showing in the festival are listed below (if you don’t see the whole document…