Presented in Association with Work.Life.
A tribute to our much-loved home city, a wide-ranging selection of locally produced shorts, which tries to capture the wit, the grit, the manic energy, the romance, the dance, the willingness to take a chance, the darkness and the light, the threat and the regret, the poetry and the pagentry, the fantasy and the magic that make Manchester what it is.
Monday 26th November at 8.30pm (Main screening)
NIAMOS sc.1 (Nia Cultural Centre), Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU
(Repeat Screening Friday 30th November at 8.00pm)
NIAMOS 2, Chichester Rd/Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU
JUST SOMEONE I KNOW
North West Premiere
Dir: Ashley Pegg, Prod: Parvez Qadir, Wri: Regina Moriarty
UK, 2017, 8 min
Tam, 14, has been bought bright new trainers by a much older man who works at the garage, and her best friend Sash is worried.
KNOCK DOOR. RUN! A FUNDRAISER’S DIARY
Dir: Abel Graham, Prod / Cast: Marcus Christopherson, Wri / Cast: Sam Hotchin, Cast: Josh Hart, Jasmine Isli
UK, 2018, 1 min 58 sec
If you’ve ever repeated the same phrases over and over again then you can empathise with this group of hapless charity fundraisers.
Dir: Chris Green, Prod / Cast: Lucinda Sinclair, Wri: Derek Martin.
UK, 2017, 8 min 50 sec
When you meet ‘the one’ you just know. This is the person I want to be with, to spend the rest of my life with. But what if that person is the same sex? And you’re already in a heterosexual relationship?
A MINUTE’S SILENCE
Dir / Wri: Jo Lane, Wri: Monica Sagar.
UK, 2017, 3 min 03 sec
One man’s misguided patriotism leads him to attempt to ‘take back’ control in a destructive and harmful manner.
Dir: J Eckersley, Prod / Cast: Lyndsay Rowan, Wri: Paul McIntire.
UK, 2018, 15 min
Death, sister issues and a bigger journey than any road trip.
Dir / Prod / Wri: Aneel Ahmad.
UK, 2018, 3 min 30 sec
Following a brutal attack, a young woman is faced with a decision that will force her to confront her innermost demons.
Dir / Prod / Wri: Joseph Simmons.
UK, 2017, 7 min 35 sec
A man prepares to have his consciousness uploaded to a computer that dreams of swimming.
Dir / Prod / Wri: Jack Levy, Prod: Darren Langlands.
UK, 2017, 14 min
John and Rebecca attend a gig in town only to find that the headline act, Nick, has some disturbingly committed fans.
Dir / Wri: Ben Mottershead, Prod: Judith Chan.
UK, 2018, 14 min 57 sec
Hapless, geeky call-centre worker gets in touch with his inner barbarian…
NEVER SAY NEVER SAY NEVER
Dir / Prod: Adele Myers, Prod: FilmPoem, The National Poetry Society UK, Wri: Patrick Errington, .
UK, 2017, 6 min 10 sec
A couple struggle with letting go. How to end their relationship? They must, but do they really want to?
Dir / Prod: Iain Cash, Wri: David Stokes.
UK, 2018, 11 min 12 sec
When news breaks of the bombing at Manchester Arena on May 22nd 2017, James and Lisa Barnes experience every parent’s worst nightmare.
TRT: 92 min 55 sec