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     (Please Note the venue has changed from GOODSTOCK to NIAMOS Screen 2) 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 NIAMOS 2, Chichester…

Pan European 26/11/18 – 8pm at Niamos Sc 2

Presented in Association with Europia     (Please Note the venue has changed from GOODSTOCK to NIAMOS Screen 2) 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 NIAMOS…

Pan Eastern European 26/11/18 – 6pm at Niamos Sc 2

Presented in Association with Europia     (Please Note the venue has changed from GOODSTOCK to NIAMOS Screen 2) 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 NIAMOS Screen 2,…

North by North West Shorts 29/11/18

(Please Note the venue has changed from GOODSTOCK to NIAMOS Screen 2) 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 NIAMOS 2, Chichester Rd/Warwick St, Manchester…

British Two: Uneasy Tales 01/12/18 at 6.15pm

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

Please Note the venue has changed from GOODSTOCK to the University of Manchester and is now taking place at 5.30pm 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…

Documentary Shorts Two 28/11/18

Please Note: This Screening has moved from GOOODSTOCK to the University of Manchester 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…

O!PLA Polish Animation Programme

The POLISH ANIMATION FESTIVAL “O!PLA”, meaning:” Oh! Polish Animation “, has been running since 2013. Its objectives are to promote the work of Polish animators, both at home (O! PLA INNOVATION) and abroad (O!PLA ACROSS THE BORDERS), by means of special screenings for viewers of all ages, lectures, meetings with creators and animation workshops. The…

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 6:00pm Partisan, 19 Cheetham…

British One: Comedy Tales 01/12/18 at 4.00pm

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

Advisory Cert 12A Friday 30th November at 4.00pm  Partisan, 19 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester M4 4FY 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…

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…

Submissions: 15th Edition 2018 -Submissions now closed: 7th July

Submissions to out 15th Anniversary Edition taking place 26th Nov – 2nd Dec 2018 are now closed.  *LATEST CLOSING OFFER* DEADLINE EXTENDED FROM 2nd – 7th July you can get a massive 50% off your submission on both WITHOUTABOX and FILMFFREEWAY using the following code now: 50percentoffKino The code can be used for any category including already discounted categories…

British New Wave Prog 3: 6.30pm Sat 25/11/17

We’ve bereavement and bad timing, depression and self-delusion, bucket lists and bloody-mindedness in our third British Programme. EDITH  (Dir: Christian Cooke, Wri: Ray Robinson, Prod: April Kelley, Sara Huxley, Fiona Neilson, Star: Peter Mullan, Michelle Fairley, Elliott Tittensor, UK, 2016, 15 min) Since his wife Edith’s death four months ago, Jake has fallen into a…

British New Wave Prog 1: 2.30pm Sat 25/11/17

We’ve unusual houseguests and unexpected encounters, a West Country Western and a Liverpool revenge-noir in the first of our British Programmes. IN THIS HOUSE    (Wri / Dir: Owain Hopkins, Prod: Alan Humphreys, UK, 2016, 13 min 5 sec) An elderly couple live out their strange and beautiful existence together, in a relationship where not everything…

Programme Manager’s Thursday Recommendations!

SPECTACULAR SHORTS AND EYE-OPENING SEMINARS AT THE KINOFILM FESTIVAL. Today at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, we’ve fatal femmes and has been boxers, border-jumpers and avenging cabbies, robberies gone wrong and time bent out of shape, and all manner of shadowy criminality in our KINO NOIR programme, which will be kicking off, in more ways…

Get Ready! The Opening Gala is here! (Sat 18th Nov 2017 7-11pm)

It’s Sat the 18th November and it’s time for our opening night at the Odeon Great Northern Cinema (formally AMC Cinema). The activities kick of at 7pm with a drinks reception with live music from Greater Manchester singer-songwriter James Holt. Meet the stars and have your photos taken on our red carpet – make it a night…

Festival Hosts – Attention!

Remember when you were in school and were asked to do the German exchange and you said “yes! I want to go and stay in someone’s house” and then, a year later, they said “do you want someone to stay at yours?” and you shouted “yes!”. Well, we have an opportunity just like that. A…

Jury Members Wanted

Have you ever fancied taking part on a film jury to decide the winner of an award for a film festival? Maybe you already have! The 14th edition of Kinofilm Festival 2017 is looking for a jury panel to decide on our winners, by watching a selection of films and voting in November. Some experience…

Laurels

The preparation for Kinofilm Festival 2017 is coming along smoothly and we have a jam-packed schedule of films and events to suit every filmmaker and film fans needs! But, first, if you have been selected for our film festival and want to show off to all your friends, family and fans, then please copy our…

Get Ready, Kinofilm Festival is Coming!

It’s not long until the 14th edition of Kinofilm Festival and the festival team are working hard to finalize the film programmes, notify the filmmakers, organize events, create partnerships with fantastic businesses and create a festival that’s going to be exciting for everyone. We can confirm we have events from Women in Film and TV,…

FESTIVAL TEAM 2017

We are excited to announce that a month ago we appointed the new Festival Manager to assist deliver this year’s Kinofilm festival. Our new Festival Manager is Nicole Pott, the Festival Director of High Peak Independent Film Festival, the inaugural event which took place in July this year and will take place again in June 2018. We are…

Festival Volunteers Wanted Now

Do you want to become part of the 14th edition of Kinofilm Festival 2017? Kinofilm™ & Manchester International Film Festival is currently looking for volunteers with various interests and skills. As we are a non-profit film festival, we would not be able to keep our unique reputation for showcasing some of the best international animation…