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…

LGBT Shorts Programme 01/12/18 at 6.00pm

(Please Note the venue has changed from GOODSTOCK to NIAMOS Screen 2) There’s young love and sexual experimentation, tourism and flirtation, punk rock, magic, morticians, awkward mornings after and embarrassing maternal interference in our LGBT programme. Advisory Cert 15 Saturday 1st December at 6.00pm NIAMOS 2, Chichester Rd/Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU Get Tickets here ISABELLA…

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Alumni Programme 01/12/18 at 2.00pm

(Please Note the venue has changed from GOODSTOCK to NIAMOS Screen 2) Advisory Cert 15 Sat 1st Dec 2.00 NIAMOS 2, Chichester Rd/Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU Get Tickets here THE HOUSE Dir: Giulia Gandini, Prod: Ibrahim Kamel, Wri: Charlie Tidmas, Cast: Josie Kidd, Ava Emery UK, 14 min 48 sec A house stands aside from…

Refugees 29/11/18

What does it mean to be a refugee? To lose everything – home, country, friends, family. To gamble everything on the hope of a new life, somewhere alien and possibly hostile. To try to hold on to something of who you are and where you came from in spite of everything you have had to…

Microshorts 28/11/18

Sometimes, brevity is the soul of wit. And of concise and incisive filmmaking. This programme is designed to demonstrate this. We’ve mobile phone films and music videos, documentary snapshots and experimental oddities, punchy animations and compact dramas. All they have in common is their brief length. And the intelligence with which they explore and exploit…

Experimental Shorts 26/11/18 – 4pm at Niamos sc2

There’s repressed emotions and subconscious animals, mental illness in a hand-painted realm, the parasitical pathology of a hypochondriac, a compulsive cuboid’s battle with a belligerent red ball and a terrific triffid stop-motion takeover. Plus, Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor coming back to life as we’ve never seen them before, chaos incarnate and chance-based filming mounted…

Middle Eastern 01/12/18 at 4pm

(Please Note the venue has changed from GOODSTOCK to NIAMOS Screen 2) A selection of tales of childhood; of innocence lost and found, of dreams betrayed and dreams fulfilled, of communication across barricades and misunderstandings across generations, of cultural traditions preserved and the unifying possibilities of sport, in this selection of stories from across the…

Horror Shorts 29/11/18

There’s malevolent social media and toxic technology, the horrors of alienation and the terrors of too much interaction, a visit to an oracle and a confrontation with one’s darkest self, an uncomfortable anatomy lesson, and every parent’s worst nightmare, in this shudder-inducing selection of scary stories. Advisory Cert 18 Thursday 29th November at 8.30pm NIAMOS…

Romantic Tales 28/11/18

There’s young love in Tuscany and a chaotic classroom cupid, a lazy morning after, and a bittersweet comedown, classical literature come to life, and a dirty joke made flesh, a fleeting moment of connection and a fleeting phantom of femininity, in this selection of sharp cinematic arrows targeted right at the heart. Advisory Cert 15…

Kino Noir 28/11/18

There’s wise guys in crisis and young men out of their depth, robberies gone wrong and suicides gone South, a journey into the night and a view from a window, and all the dark deceptions of the photographer’s art, in this selection of sinister and shadowy crime shorts. Advisory Cert 15 Wednesday 28th November at…

KINO MEANS CINEMA – Cine Tales 27/11/18

We’ve loving pastiches and rib-nudging parodies, soft-focus evocations and sharp recreations, picture-palace nostalgia and multiplex misery, wistful romance, deadpan comedy, and the healing power of film, in this celebration of the cinematic art. Advisory Cert 15 Tuesday 27th Nov 8.30pm Niamos Sc 1, Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU Get Tickets here LE CHAT DORE…

International Panorama Two

A search for the right words, an old man’s stoic struggle for survival, musical rivalries and clumsy male bonding galore in our second International Programme. Advisory Cert 15 Sunday 2nd December at 4.00pm NIAMOS sc.1 (Nia Cultural Centre) Get Tickets here SWAN SONG                        UK Premiere Dir / Wri: Guy Mansfield, Prod: Annie Parnell, Wri:…

International Panorama One

Memories of childhood, of lost love and life gone by, the pressures of family duty and obligation, the failings of feckless fathers and overworked mothers, a dream gone sour and a friend indeed that you really don’t need, in the first of our International Programmes. Advisory Cert 15 Sunday 2nd December at 2.00pm NIAMOS sc.1…

American Independent 26/11/18 – 6pm at Niamos sc1

There’s familial loyalty and filial frustration, manipulative mothers and absentee fathers, traumatic memories and concrete metaphors, voices in the head and doubts in the mind, fitting memorials and magical exits in our selection of the best new American Independent shorts. Advisory Cert 15 Monday 26th November at 6.00pm NIAMOS sc1 (Nia Cultural Centre), Chichester Road, Warwick…

French Programme 29/11/18

Presented in Association with the Alliance Francaise and Europia     The thoughtless cruelty of children, a relationship breaking down, and a pick-up gone sour, shifts of perspective and visions of possible futures, cops in crisis, and soldiers in search of love, in this collection of Gallic shorts. Advisory Cert 18 Thursday 29th November at 6.00pm…

German Programme 29/11/18

Presented in Association with Europia        (Please Note the venue has changed from GOODSTOCK to NIAMOS Screen 2) We’ve got a heist with a bizarre twist, a study of guilt in a police officer, the job interview from hell, two tales of extra-marital affairs gone bad, a tragic miscarriage and the process of…

Italian Programme 28/11/18

Presented in Association with Dante Alighieri Manchester and Europia       We’ve awkward goodbyes and overdue reunions, snotty philosophical musings and suspect religious conversions, an expressionist nightmare, and two very different meditations on the immigrant experience, in our Italian Programme. Advisory Cert 15 Wednesday 28th November at 7.00pm INSTITUTO CERVANTES, 326-330 Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester…