O!PLA Polish Animation (Cert 15) March 26th (8.30pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

O!PLA 2019 – almost 22.000 Jury members, almost 140 festival venues located between the Baltic Sea and the Tatra Mountains, more than 100 shorts divided into 8 categories. Poland’s biggest, most unique and completely grassroots celebration of animated film. Now O!PLA is back with a new programme voted for, as ever, by “the biggest Jury…

Workshop: How Does Music Affect Film? Presented by Interstellar Duo March 26th (7:00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

This two hour workshop will explore the use of music and sound in short films by looking at different musical genres and how effective they can be at setting the feel of the film.  Participants will help to create a short film soundtrack using different pre-recorded tracks made by Interstellar Duo. Join us at 7pm…

Made Up North (Cert 18) March 26th (6.30pm) & 29th (6.30pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

A baptism ritual and a social media sensation, a tarot reader in crisis and a burglar with a dilemma, a runaway boy and a girl who can’t run far enough, childhood friendship shattered and male bonding gone sour, in a selection of films with a distinctly Northern flavour. Join us on March 26th from 6:30pm…

French Shorts Programme (Cert 15) March 26th (6.00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

Free programme of great French Short Films presented in Association with the Alliance Francaise – Manchester. We’ve feckless fathers and embarrassing mothers, inquistive children, and troublesome teenagers, the burden of guilt and the brutality of grief, plus the sorrowful perspective of the perpetual “other woman”, in this selection of films with a decidedly familial theme.…

Experimental Shorts Programme (Cert 12) March 26th (4.00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

There’s temporal displacement and social anxiety, the pressures of commerce and the pressures of creativity, a search for belonging, and a journey through family history, an encounter with censorship and a confrontation with social pressure, an exploration of film and memory and an 80s icon with an identity crisis, in a selection showcasing a more…

Animation Programme Two: Special Selection (Cert 15) March 26th (2.00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

Poetic musings, an animal’s parental instinct; a film that encourages playing with matches, and one that stumbles upon some interesting distractions from life on Earth. A dark look at gender identity, and an even darker take on couple-hood. From making friends, to a masterpiece morality tale on the art of being stubborn, you’ll find it…

Stars In Shorts (Cert 15) March 25th (6.15pm) & 26th (4.00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

Check out this fab programme of famous faces in our Stars in Shorts programme specially curated from films in various programmes throughout the Festival. And this is just a taster as there are lots to come in many other programmes for you. So have fun and Spot the Stars in this year’s KINO Fest! Join…

Micro Wonders Programme (Cert 15) March 23rd (2.00pm) & 26th (6.15pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

We’ve animation and experimentation, music videos and mobile phone movies, documentary portraits and meditative memoirs, snappy sketches and satiric stingers, surrealism, silliness, and short sharp shocks, in this selection that demonstrates that brevity is often the soul of cinema.   Join us in screening these micro wonders either on March 23rd at 2pm at The…

Kino Tales: Comedy Shorts (Cert 15) March 22nd (4.00pm) & 26th (6.15pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

We’ve sex and commerce, lavatory humour and hotel room farce, a competitive game player and a hypocritical censor, an author meeting his audience and a megalomaniac’s minion questioning his job security, in a selection of films aimed squarely at the funny bone. Join us at Gullivers NQ, Oldham Road. General admission £5, concessions £4 for…