Kinofilm Festival presents a wide selection of top short films from this year’s Festival as a preview of the 16th Edition giving audiences a flavour of what’s to come in Kino 2020, taking place 21st – 29th March. The opening gala will be held at 437 Wilmslow Road, Withington M20 4NW at the festival’s main venue The Old Bank. Join us for a reception from 6pm with the screenings beginning at 7:15pm. The night will continue with live music from 9:30 – late!
If you are quick you can get one of our early bird tickets, starting at just £6.50! Once those are all gone tickets will cost £10 for a wonderful evening.
Can’t make the event? Luckily for you we have a very special encore gala on March 23rd at Eagle Labs, Albert Square. With a discounted ticket price of £5/£4 (concession) you’ll get all the films shown below from 8pm!
BERTIE (STAR IN SHORTS)
Dir / Wri: Garry Crystal, Prod: Karen Newman, Cast: Alison Steadman, Arthur Darvill, Jemima Rooper
UK, 2018, 16 min 30 sec, Cert 15
Neurotic parents Tom and Lisa have moved to what they believe is their dream home, only to have their idyllic lives shattered by Ann, a widow, and Bertie, her pet pug
THE TRAFFIC SEPARATING DEVICE (DOCUMENTARY)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Johan Palmgren, Wri: Julian Antell, Mattias Grosin, Cast: Georg Tökös, John Wick
Sweden, 2018, 15 min, Cert 12
A traffic separating device is installed in the middle of Stockholm. It is designed to keep out normal cars and only let buses pass. But the city planners reckoned without human stubbornness.
STARVATION (ANIMATION / IRANIAN)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Zahra Rostampour, Cast: Hamed Pourkerman
Iran, 2018, 7 min 12 sec, Cert 12A (F Rating)
A hungry wolf gets stuck in stereotypes about being the big bad wolf of the story.
GIRL ALONE (MANCHESTER / NORTH WEST)
Dir: Keith Farrell, Wri: Linda Barnett, Prod: David Arrowsmith, Josh Key, Cast: Amy James-Kelly, Keith Carter, Simone Holmes, Tom Cassidy
UK, 2019, 13 min 40 sec, Cert 15
A girl with a dark past finds herself alone and on the run. But sometimes moving forward is harder than it seems…
BORDER CROSSING (POLISH)
Dir / Wri: Agnieszka Chmura, Prod: Piotr Lenar, Cast: Pola Galica Galoch, Agnieszka Koscielniak, Andrzej Rozmus, Andrzej Franczyk
Poland, 2019, 15 min, Cert 15 (FFF Rating)
Can the innocence of a little girl melt a border guard’s icy heart?
RELICIOUS (ITALIAN / EURO)
Dir / Wri: Raffaele Palazzo, Prod / Wri: Eugenio Villani, Prod: Haselwurm Produzioni Film Commission Piemonte, Cast: Raffaele Palazzo, Giancarlo Palazzo, Manolo Elia, Maryan Pasar
Italy, 2018, 8 min 27 sec, Cert: PG
Imagine if religion was just something you could pick up the supermarket, like yogurt. Which brand would you choose?
THE WIND PHONE (INTERNATIONAL)
Dir / Wri: Kristen Gerweck, Prod: Linda C. Riedmann, Cast: Megumi Kabe, Hitoshi Masaki, Yukina Takase, Miho Ando, Hiroshi Watanabe
USA/ Austria, 2019, 15 min 52 sec, Cert 12 (F Rating)
A phone box on a longely stretch of coastline becomes a focal point for the hopes, fears and longings of a grieving community.
PLEASED TO EAT YOU! (MILDLY OUTRAGEOUS)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Adrian Hedgecock, Wri / Cast: Oliver Lansley, Anthony Spargo, Cast: Lee Ravitz
UK, 7 min 06 sec, Cert 15
Three men stranded at sea. When one of them dies, the two who remain can either eat him… or just sing about it!
98 min 47 sec.