Opening Gala Screening 24/11/18 (repeat screening on 01/12/18)

An appetiser for the main event; a hand-picked selection box of choice cinematic cuts, featuring famous faces, award-winning animators, romance, crime, politics, patriotism, fractious families, and all the magic of the movies, in this special Gala Screening. Come and join us for the grand opening of the 15th edition Kinofilm Festival at the wonderful NIA Centre, (former BBC Playhouse) in Hulme.

Cert 15

Sat 24th Nov at 6.30pm

Niamos Sc1, Chichester Road, Warwick Street, M15 5EU Manchester

Tickets for the Opening Gala are £10.00 including a Glass of Wine on arrival  at the opening reception.

Get Tickets here


Please note there will be a second chance to see the Opening Programme at our Pop-Up Cinema with a Repeat Screening on Sat 1st Dec at 8..00pm at Goodstock, 6 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5QA

GET Tickets for the Repeat Screening only HERE


Dir: Jonas Rierner / Prod: Johannea Schubert

Germany, 2018, 14 min,  Cert PG

Francis, the dreamy film projectionist, accidentally crashes into the limousine of gangster boss Mascarpone. Suddenly he finds himself in a mobster film. When a heist goes wrong he has to rescue his dog and conquer the heart of the film diva Vivien.


Dir: Stephen Gallacher, Prod: Sashi Arnold, Wri: Chris Croucher, Cast: Olivia Colman, Jamie Blackley, Isabella Laughland, Andrew Ellis

UK, 2018, 10 min 9 sec, Cert 15

Sometimes you get more than you pay for, but life advice from a self service check out, is probably the strangest deal you’ll get in the supermarket today.

unexpected item kinofilm


Dir / Prod / Wri: Bob Findlay, Prod: Amanda Richards, Cast: Ray Winstone, Kerry van der Griend

Canada, 2017, 14 min 35 sec, Cert 15

A son attempts to connect with his dying father through images of the father’s life. while staying present to his young daughter.

sliding away kinofilm


Dir / Wri: Joseph Lynn, Prod / Wri: Emily Eyre, Cast: Noel Fielding

UK, 2018, 3 min 52 sec

An elderly angel lives out his final moments.

swansong kinofilm


Dir: Harry Jackson, Prod: Alfie Johnson, Cast: Gwyneth Keyworth, Julia Deakin, Mark Davison, Nathan Bryon

UK, 2018, 7 min 58 sec

Jess is on trial for a job at a high-tech call centre. When her competitor suddenly collapses, her only means to save him is a state of the art computer system. The problem is the art is in a terrible state.

lifeline kinofilm


Dir: Iain Robertson, Prod: John Quinn, Wri: Donna Franceschild, Cast: Katy Murphy, Steven Duffy

UK, 2017, 10 min

A chance encounter between two strangers – ordinary people in a not so ordinary situation…

bridge kinofilm


Dir / Wri: Tiffanie Hsu, Prod: Pin-Chun Liu, Domenica Castro, Cast: Joan Chen, Audrey Hui

USA, 2017, 14 min 18 sec

Twelve-year-old Adeline Tang struggles to navigate America’s adult playground and keep her mother’s gambling under control, all for the promise of that perfect family Christmas.

wonderland kinofilm


Dir / Wri: Sophie Beaulieu, Prod: Martin Berléand, Cast: Tcheky Karyo, Patrick d’Assumçao, Florence Thomassin, Eric Guérin

France, 2017, 18 min

What if the story of Jesse James and killer Bob Ford was just a glorified expression of an unlikely vision of masculinity?

jesse james kinofilm


Dir: Chris Shepherd

UK, 2018, 6 min, 4 sec, Cert 15

This satirical animation considers why Brexit is happening. A variety of British characters, interviewed the day after the UK voted to leave the EU, speak about what motivated their decision.

brexicuted kinofilm


TRT: 98 min 16 sec

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