Kino would like to thank the many volunteers who gave their time and effort in the weeks prior to and during the festival, without which the festival would not run so smoothly. Kino would also like to extend special thanks to all the dedicated team at NIAMOS and Goodstock. Maider Jauregi and the team from Instituto Cervantes, Silvana and Manuela from Dante Alighieri, Emmanuel Bottiau from Alliance Française, Kush from Europia and Sheridan and Julie from Firm Start.
Sarah Sich from Work Life, Zoe Garner from Mobberley Cottage Cattery and Suzzane Bryant from Afflecks Palace for sponsoring the festival. Leah and the team from Kim By The Sea and Jordan and the team from Panchos Burritos for being food and drink partners.
Lyn Champion, Tanya Smith, Chris Cronin, Sonya Quayle, Richard Gorick, Danielle Higgins, Molly Ashton, Roy Allen, Chris Green, Joseph Stacey, Harrison Ridley, Juel Stokes, Jane Whitby, Jason Wingard, Helen Nicolson and Marek Whitby for supporting our crowdfunding campaign.
Dave from Media Dog, Helen from Shooting People, Denise Foley and David Martinez from Raindance London, George Stamatakos from Toon Boom, Shant Kiraz from Studio Binder, Andrew Schwartz from Final Draft, Rupert Cox from the University of Manchester, and Charlotte and Lucy from Salvage North West for providing the award winners with marvellous prizes.
To Natalie Kennedy, Jason Winguard, Andy Guy, Alice Ramsey, James Oldham, Sarah Barker, Helen Lyons-Curran, Tash Hawthornthwaite, Mark S Wright, Chris Shepherd, Chee Keong Cheung, Katie and Ian from Festival Formula and Gary and Steve from GAS Music, Rupert Cox, Angela Torresan, Johannes Sjoberg and Ahmad Moradi from the University of Manchesters Granada Centre of Visual Anthropology for giving us their time and sharing their knowledge and expertise through our education events.
A big thanks to Patrick Foster for creating the festival trailer, Natalia Jagielska for designing the festival artwork, Georgia Milner for designing the brochure, Molly Ashton for developing the website and coordinating the volunteers, festival assistants Christian, Toby and Sara for going above and beyond to help deliver the festival, Richard Howe for manning the social media accounts, film booker Azmyra Abdul Aziz, Steve Balshaw for programming another great festival alongside guest programmers Angela Reilly, Nicholas Bimson, Iris Bagola, Sylvana Serra, Justyna Roznowska, and education event coordinator Nicole Pott.
And last but not least, the audience! To everyone that came to screenings or events we hope you throughly enjoyed the festival and we look forward to seeing you again next year.