FESTIVAL PREVIEW (Cert 15) @ Central Library
Tuesday 27th May, 5.30pm
Enjoy a glass of wine followed by a 60 minute selection of some of the best films in the festival. Meet the team and preview some of the Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival offerings. The programme includes the Academy Award-nominated short The Voorman Problem, directed by Mark Gill, starring Martin Freeman, Tom Hollander and Elisabeth Gray and shot on location in Manchester.
The Voorman Problem
Dir: Mark Gill, 12’ / UK / 2011
A psychiatrist (Tom Hollander) is called to a prison to examine the enigmatic Mr Voorman (Martin Freeman) who is convinced he is a god.
Dir/ Wri: Jamie Humphris, Pro: Luigi Iacullo/Andrew Skarda / 9’ / Australia / 2014
When he couldn’t reach out for his dream, his dream reached out for him… a musical drama about a taxi driver who aspires to touch lives through his songs.
Dir: Aneel Ahmed, Manchester, 2014, 12min
Checkpost follows filmmaker Shahid Mehboob, after he is shot and wounded on a remote highway in Pakistan.
Dir/Wri/Pro: Juan Pablo Zaramella Wri: Juan Pablo Zaramella, 6’ / Argentina / 2012
In a world controlled and timed by light, a common man has a plan that could change his destiny.
GOING TO MECCA
Dir; Jason Wingard, Prod; Mike Elliott, Writ; Davis Isaac (18 mins) 2014
One mother, two sons, three dads and a whole lotta Chesney Hawkes