KINOFILM 16th Edition useful information

UPDATE WED 4th MARCH – PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF LISTING 50 SCREENINGS AND EVENTS. If the programme you are looking for is not yet published please bear with us as we working down the list to publish all events on the site which also have to be published simultaneously on Facebook and Eventbrite. The official screening selection list will tell you when and where a certain film is screening. Thanks for your patience.

With over 1000 films submitted and some really high quality shorts from around the world it was an incredibly hard task to make this year’s selection, and we have some really great shorts on show this year for your enjoyment. We have almost 300 short films as well as 40 screenings and educational events over 9 days. We have a fantastic line up and its a big thanks to all the filmmakers that submitted their films this year. Congratulations to those selected and condolences to those whose films where not accepted on this occasion.

Festival Passes. If you have a film in the festival you will be eligible for Festival Passes, the delegate forms will be on line soon, check back next week. Please note only two festival passes per film, priority goes to Director / Producer / Writer and applications must come from the director or producer or contact us first if you are representing the film as the director / producer is not available. Any other requests please contact us at

Venues news. This year we will be hosting the core of the festival at The Old Bank in Withington. 

Credit: Grant Archer

We will also be holding screenings of the Spanish Shorts and Italian Shorts programmes at the Instituto Cervantes on Deansgate with our partners Cervantes and Dante Alighieri and the French Shorts programme will take place at our partners Alliance Francaise building on Portland Street. Other venues across the city include Gullivers on Oldham Street, Number 70 Oxford Street as well as Eagle Labs and Albert Square Chop House, both of which are situated in the heart of Albert Square. 

Gullivers, Oldham St.

Number 70, Oxford St.









Alliance Francaise, Portland St.



Instituto Cervantes, Deansgate









Tickets. Standard ticket prices will be £5 / £4 (concessions). Screenings at Number 70 Oxford Street (old Cornerhouse), Cervantes and Alliance Francaise will be free and should be booked in advance. Individual screening tickets are on sale on Eventbrite and Festival Passes will be available soon. Passes for the 9 days are £50 (including the opening Gala on Sat 21st March, the Awards Ceremony and Closing Gala on Sun 29th March. Passes for the 7 days are £35 (excluding the opening weekend, Opening Gala and Closing Gala). If you are coming for just a day or two or the weekend only, you can buy Day Passes for just £10 (for minimum of 4 screening excluding the Closing day of the Festival) or weekend passes for just £17.50.  

Ways you you can help us.

Volunteers. Do you have useful skills or film festival experience, or just eager to get involved in the Festival? If so we need your help now. So if you fancy volunteering on this year’s festival or are even available now, please read our volunteers section, complete the form and we’ll be in touch.

More announcements soon. Please check back regularly.


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  1. Suggest you include a bold link to the crowdfunding website … I’d like to contribute but can’t find my way to the relevant page

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