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 Talks: Between time and the screen with Jeff Silva March 23rd (12:00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

Join us at Barclay’s Eagle Labs, Albert Square from 12pm on March 23rd for this incredible insight into the world of documentary, a talk given by filmmaker and professor, Jeff Silva. This talk is free, reserve your space now! How do we understand temporality in documentary cinema and what are some methods that documentary filmmakers…

Kino Tales: Horror Shorts (Cert 18) March 22nd (8.30pm) & 26th (8.30pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

Death on the road and paranoia on the mountain trail, fearsome freight and a Faustian pact, period pains and bad body image, the pressure of exams and a slap up meal with the family, in this selection of sinister and shocking shorts. Join us at Gullivers NQ, Oldham Street from 8:30pm March 22nd.   If…

KINO EXPOSED: Student Shorts Programme 2 (Cert 15) March 22nd (8.30pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

Cultural displacement and a family in crisis, the legacy of abuse and the testament of a survivor, the right to a dignified end, and the desire for a new beginning, plus the brutal reality behind poet’s defiant prison ballad, in this second inspiring selection of films from new and up and coming talent. Join us…

University of Salford – MA: TV Documentary Production Graduate Showcase March 22nd (6.15pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

Kinofilm are pleased to present in association with the University of Salford a showcase programme of MA Documentary films from the 2019 MA Course. Please join us at The Old Bank, 437 Wilmslow Road, Withington at 6:15pm on March 23rd. Tickets £5/£4 (concession). WASTING AWAY Dir: Mark Chapman Since Blue Planet 2 has brought the…

Kino Tales: Fantasy & Sci-fi (Cert 15) March 22nd (6.15pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

We’ve robot companions, synthetic chefs and intergalactic postwoman, sinister birth cults, secret agents with edited memories, and ideas that can kill you in this selection of spectacular and speculative tales. Join us at Gullivers NQ, Oldham Street from 6:15pm. General admission £5, concessions £4.   SOMNIUM (North West Premiere) Dir / Prod:  Mayed Al Qasimi,…

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…

KINO EXPOSED: Student Shorts Programme 1 (Cert 15) March 22nd (4.00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

We’ve gaslighting and online grooming, urban paranoia and religious mania, a family funeral and a moral dilemma, the high price of ambition and the bitter cost of fame, a Kafkaesque film noir nightmare and two women caught in very different time loops in this first selection from the next generation of filmmakers. Join us at…

Salford University Documentary Showcase (Advisory Cert 15) March 22nd (2.00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

Join us at The Old Bank, 437 Wilmslow Road, Withington from 2pm for a glimpse at the newest generation of film makers as Salford University Broadcast Media students screen their documentary shorts. General admission £5, concessions £4.   FARM OR FLIGHT Dir. Dillon James, UK, 11 min 23 sec A young lady farmer discovers an…

Kinofilm Presents: Open Film Session March 22nd @2.00PM **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

16Narrowly missed out on your film being selected for the Kinofilm Festival? Forgot to get your submission in before the deadline? Kinofilm still wants you! From 2pm on Sunday 22nd March at Gullivers pub on Oldham Street, Kinofilm will present an open-mic like event for film makers of all levels. We want to support all…

Get Ready – Kinofilm Festival Opening Gala March 21st/23rd! (6.00pm) (8:00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

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…

Final Day Submissions – Filmmakers get 50% Off

Last Chance to Enter KINOFILM 2020 So, it’s that time of the year when our submissions come to an end. If you are a filmmaker that previously submitted to Kinofilm, you’ll be receiving this notification that our Festival deadline is tonight at midnight (23/08/19) – and we are giving a special 50% of Code just…

Submissions Now Open: 16th Edition 2019/20

jonkino / May 24, 2018 Submissions to our 16th Anniversary Edition taking place from 26th Feb – 1st March 2020 are now open, firstly on FilmFreeway platform. Others to follow. EARLY BIRD entry for the lowest prices until 14th April on FILMFREEWAY for only $15. Several categories are discounted at only $10 (Eastern Europe & Russian Federation, Student, Youth,…

*UPDATE* Animation Showcase on Friday at Partisan

Friday is our spectacular Animation Showcase! We’re hosting the selection of Programmes from 12 – 9:30pm at the wonderful venue Partisan Collective in Green Quarter, under 10 minute walk from Manchester Victoria Station! The full address is 19 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester M4 4FY. The Showcase includes; Animation Masterclass: Chris Shepherd  12pm – 1.30pm Free Tickets…

Get Ready! The Opening Gala is here! (24/11 6.30-11pm)

It’s Sat the 24th November and it’s time for our opening night at the great new and historic venue NIAMOS (formally Nia Centre/BBC Playhouse/Grand Junction Cinema. The activities kick of at 6.30pm with a drinks reception with live music from some fab local talent. Marc Constantine will be playing his unique instrument Hang and following will do…

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Festival Venues & Ticket Prices

VENUES, BOOKINGS & TICKET PRICES Main Venues: NIAMOS, Radical Cultural Arts Centre,  Chichester Rd/Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU Tel 07717 848497, Tickets £5 (Full) £4 (Student) GOODSTOCK** BY V-INSPIRED, 6 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5QA Tel 0161 236 3258 .                     Tickets £3 (All Tickets) **STOP PRESS** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. …

Official Festival Trailer

It is with great pleasure, we can share with you all the Official 2018 Festival Trailer. It provides a mere snapshot of what will be shown at this years event but we hope it’ll get your juices flowing!   A BIG thank you to Patrick Foster for putting this together for us.

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Education Events – Wednesday 28th November 2018

Morning Coffee + Networking  10.30am – NIAMOS, Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU Join us before the day’s events begin for a caffeine injection and chance to mingle with fellow filmmakers and industry professionals.   Trade Secrets from Festival Formula  Free Tickets here 11am-12.30pm – NIAMOS Screen 2, Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU…

Education Events – Thursday 29th November 2018

Morning Coffee + Networking 10am – NIAMOS, Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU Join us before the day’s events begin for a caffeine injection and chance to mingle with fellow filmmakers and industry professionals (please note due to building access times Morning coffee has been pushed back half an hour till 10am) BFI in Conversation:…

Education Events – Friday 30th November 2018

Morning Coffee + Networking  11am – NIAMOS, Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU Join us before the day’s events begin for a caffeine injection and chance to mingle with fellow filmmakers and industry professionals   Women Rising: Moving On Up Panel  Free Tickets here 12-1.15pm –  NIAMOS Screen 2, Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester…

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British Students – 01/12/18 at 12noon

(Please Note the venue has changed from GOODSTOCK to NIAMOS Screen 2) There’s bureaucratic nightmare and brutal bereavement, maximum penalties paid and afterhours liaisons made, murderous art and the art of murder, femmes fatales and amour fou in this showcase of the next generation of British filmmakers. All Films Cert 15 Saturday 1st December at…

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POLISH PROGRAMME 2 – Students 27/11/18

(Please Note the venue has changed from GOODSTOCK to NIAMOS Screen 2) We’ve delusions of grandeur and lives of cloistered contemplation, dreams given form and dreams turned sour,  self-image issues and emotional problems, plus fast-breeding infections, both literal and metaphorical, in our second programme of Polish Shorts, these from the students of the famous Polish…

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International Student 27/11/18

Please note the screening time of this programme has changed from 4pm to 6pm Alienated teens and abandoned lovers, filial responsibility and parental failings, a life in snapshots and a goldfish with a memory, plus romantic interludes for sex addicts and embarrassed introverts alike in this selection of short films from the next generation of…