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MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL 2017 The Manchester Film Festival 2018, is back, bigger and better at the ODEON MANCHESTER from March 1st – 4th. This year’s edition has over 100 films that feature UK and world premieres from a vast list of starry international names such as Sean Penn, Jodie Foster, Nicholas Cage, Shia Labeouf, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty, Billy Bob Thornton, Danny Glover, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Mirvish, Slash, Taylor Hackford, Henry Rollins, Tom Arnold, Adrian Lyne, Chad Smith, John Badham, William Shatner, Michael Anthony, Kevin Smith, Penn Jillette, Paul Stanley, Katherine Tate, Tituss Burgess, Alex Hassell, Vic Reeves, Conlith Hill, Sean Astin, Lenny Henry, Jane Horricks, and the last ever film from the late Sir John Hurt. To add to the eclectic nature of the festival localised talent such as Nico Mirallegro, Denise Welch, Rob James Collier and John Thompson, to name just a few, are also included in the mix of unseen story driven indie films from both established and debutant directors. Book ending the impressive line-up, the opening film on the 1st March at ODEON will be the International Premiere of Female led western PAINTED WOMAN, starring MANIFF alumni Steff Dawson. The closing film on the 4th March will be the U.K Premiere of hard hitting arthouse film NONA, starring Kate Bosworth, who along with the respective directors James Cotten and Michael Polish, are all confirmed attendees at this year’s festival. All of this will be preceded with a MANIFF18 advance screening on the 26th February at HOME of BERNARD AND HUEY, the ‘Allenesque’ UK premiere from SLAMDANCE founder and author Dan Mirvish, who will also be in attendance to answer questions from the LIVE audience. With even more special guests still to be confirmed for live musical performances, MANIFF’s annual Filmmaker studios and closing awards, this year’s fest is looking like the best and most interesting yet.

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - OPENING AND CLOSING FILMS OPENING NIGHT - THURSDAY 1ST MARCH - 19:30 PAINTED WOMAN - PRESENTED BY Plus the music video DIzzee Rascal - Bop n Keep it Dippin JAMES COTTEN | USA | 108 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE Starring: Stef Dawson, Matt Dallas, Kiowa Gordon, David Thomas Jenkins, Robert Craighead and Monica Peña.

Adapted from prolific western novelist Dusty Richards’ “Mustanger and the Lady,” PAINTED WOMAN is the story of Julie Richards, passed from hand to hand in a web of abuse and prostitution. As Julie’s time with her benefactor is coming to a dangerous close, she is given two chances of escape with two very different men. Plus Q and A.

UK PREMIERE

CLOSING NIGHT - SUNDAY 4TH MARCH - 19:00 NONA - PRESENTED BY Plus the music video Armchair Dreaming. Followed by the closing awards ceremony. MICHAEL POLISH | MEXICO | 92 MINUTES | SPANISH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES Starring: Kate Bosworth, Sulem Calderon, Jesy McKinney. NONA- Short for No Name, is the story of a girl from Honduras who meets a charming boy, Hecho. Hecho promises to get her safely to America to reunite with her mother, but instead, Nona faces a perilous journey when all is not how it seems beneath her new beau’s charms.

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - NARRATIVE FEATURES BERNARD AND HUEY - PLUS THE MUSIC VIDEO EXPLOTAR CONTIGO Odeon Great Northern - 4pm - Friday 2nd March Festival preview screening at HOME - Friday the 26th of February. DAN MIRVISH | USA | 91 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Jim Rash, David Koechner and Mae Whitman. Based on characters from Jules Feiffer’s ’57 cartoon strips. A quick witted story about Bernard, a successful bachelor in New York and his long-lost friend Huey. Their forgotten friendship is reformed when Bernard starts a relationship with Huey’s estranged daughter Zelda. Plus Q and A. UK PREMIERE

LOVE IS DEAD - PLUS THE

MUSIC VIDEO ASGEIR

Odeon Great Northern - 6:15pm - Friday 2nd March ERIC CAPITAINE | FRANCE | 91 MINS | FRENCH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES Starring: Benjamin Lavernhe, Elisa Ruschke and Aïssa Maïga.

Mathias Lonisse is a young entrepreneur, proud founder of “Love is Dead” a business providing a peculiar service to its customers, as it offers to take care of their break-ups for them. One day however, Mathias’ successful business backfires as his own mother asks him to break up with his father for her.

UK PREMIERE

Plus Q and A.

COVADONGA - PLUS FRANK EMBREE AND THE MUSIC VIDEOS PARALLELS AND MY LOVE Odeon Great Northern - 8:30pm - Friday 2nd March SEAN HARTOFILIS | USA | 70 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

UK PREMIERE

Starring: Sean Hartofilis, Lindsey Dumont and Matt Montemaro. Mourning his wife and their stolen life at a secluded lake house, Martin Ravin watches a tipsy young couple commandeer his canoe for a moonlight ride. Only the boy returns to shore. As Martin’s dark past starts haunting his present we’re left to wonder if his crusade is exacting justice or simply transmitting a tragic history. Plus Q and A.

CAN’T SAY GOODBYE - PLUS THE EXPERIMENAL FILM THE DEAD MAN SPEAKS Odeon Great Northern - 1pm - Saturday 3rd March LINO ESCALERA | SPAIN | 97 MIN | SPANISH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES Starring: Nathalie Poza, Juan Diego, Lola Dueñas. Carla gets a call from her sister: her father, to whom she hasn’t spoken to for years is given months to live. She refuses to accept this and decides to take him to Barcelona for treatment where the two of them share a journey of discovery, regret and final closure. Plus Q and A. UK PREMIERE Manchester Film Festival

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - NARRATIVE FEATURES HIPPOPOTAMUS - PLUS THE EXPERIMENTAL FILM LIGHT PLAYS Odeon Great Northern - 3:20pm - Saturday 3rd March EDWARD PALMER | UK | 76 MINUTES | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring - Ingvild Deila, Stuart Mortimer. Ruby wakes from a bad dream to find herself in a real life nightmare. She’s trapped in a basement, her legs are broken and she can’t remember who she is or how she got there. Her kidnapper, Tom, tells her she will remain captive until she falls in love with him. Plus Q and A. UK PREMIERE

THE SOUNDING - PLUS THE MUSIC VIDEO SOLA Odeon Great Northern - 5:30pm - Saturday 3rd March CATHERINE EATON | USA | 93 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

UK PREMIERE

Starring - Teddy Sears, Erin Darke, Frankie Faison,Harris Yulin, Catherine Eaton. Liv, after years of silence, begins to weave a language out of Shakespeare’s words. Michael, a neurologist, brought to protect her, commits her to a psychiatric hospital where she rebelliously fights for her voice and her freedom. Plus Q and A.

DAMASCUS COVER - PLUS THE MUSIC VIDEO LOOKING BACL Odeon Great Northern - 7:45pm - Saturday 3rd March DANIEL ZELIK BERK | UK | 93 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE Starring - Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hurt ,Olivia Thirlby, Jürgen Prochnow. Israeli spy, Ari Ben-Zion is recalled to Jerusalem where the Mossad assign him to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria. When Ari’s mission goes wrong he realisses he is just a pawn in a much bigger and dangerous game that will change him forever. Plus Q and A. UK PREMIERE

TOUCHED - PLUS THE MUSIC VIDEO

MORSEN

Odeon Great Northern - 3:15pm - Saturday 3rd March KARL R. HEARNE | CANADA | 78 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

UK PREMIERE Manchester Film Festival

Starring: Hugh Thompson and Lola Flannery. A ghostly, genre-hopping mystery about a young woman who disappears from her building and her solitary landlord who tries to track her down. Part murder mystery, part love story between an unlikely father figure and a nine-year-old girl, this dreamlike, dark film creates a tender but disturbing portrait of human isolation. Plus Q and A. 9


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OFFICIAL SELECTION - NARRATIVE FEATURES BUCKOUT ROAD - PLUS THE EXPERIMENTAL FILM PLICKER Odeon Great Northern - 5:25pm - Saturday 3rd March MATTHEW CURRIE HOLMES | USA | 97 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

UK PREMIERE

Starring: Danny Glover, Dominique Provost-Chalkey, Evan Ross, Henry Czerny and Colm Feore. A college class project on creation and destruction of modern myth, turns terrifying when a trio of young people come to realise the many evil urban legends surrounding New York State’s famed Buckout Road may in fact be real. Plus Q and A.

THE ISLE - PLUS THE MUSIC VIDEO VERTICAL LINES Odeon Great Northern - 7:45pm - Saturday 3rd March MATTHEW BUTLER HART | UK | 96 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Alex Hassell, Conleth Hill and Tori Butler Hart. 1846 and another ship crashes on the rocks of an almost deserted island in Scotland. Three sailors survive the wreck and make it to shore where the few locals take them in as they wait for the mainland boat to come for them. But the sailors’ survival story has only just started as they uncover the strange past of the once vibrant island. Plus Q and A. UK PREMIERE

BEHIND THE BLUE DOOR - PLUS THE EXPERIMENTAL FILM MONOLITHS Odeon Great Northern - 2:20pm - Sunday 4th March MARIUSZ PALEJ | POLAND | 93 MINS | POLISH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES Starring: Dominik Kowalczyk, Ewa Błaszczyk, Magdalena Nieć.

For 11-year-old Lukas, an incredible adventure begins when he and his mum set off on a summer holiday and have a terrible car crash. His mum is in a coma, and he must visit his aunt Agatha where he discovers a secret passage to a different dimension and learns what amazing and frightening mysteries this new world offers.

UK PREMIERE

Plus Q and A.

SILK ROAD - PLUS THE MUSIC VIDEOS LIGHT AND DAZED Odeon Great Northern - 4:35pm - Sunday 4th March MARK DE CLOE | NETHERLANDS | 88 MINUTES | DUTCH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

UK PREMIERE Manchester Film Festival

Starring: Gijs Blom, Jonas Smulders, Olivia Lonsdale. When a 20-year old girl meets a charismatic boy living across the street, it starts her on the road to becoming a successful drug dealer on the Silk Road website. Along the way she gets caught up in a dangerous catand-mouse game with police, criminals, and her own boyfriend. Plus Q and A. 11


OFFICIAL SELECTION - FESTIVAL CALENDAR 20:00 Opening Night Film Painted Woman

15:00 Filmmakers Studio

SUNDAY 4TH

SATURDAY 3RD

FRIDAY 2ND

THURSDAY 1ST

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16:00

18:15

15:00

Bernard and Huey

Love is Dead

Filmmakers Studio LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner.

Plus Q and A.

Plus Q and A.

20:30

18:10

Covadonga

Doc Shorts 1

Plus Q and A.

#TAKEMEANYWHERE, A Land, My Riders My Writers and Exodus: Ode to the Great Migration

15:00

13:00

Filmmakers Studio

Can’t Say Goodbye

Damascus Cover Director, Cast and Crew

Plus Q andA.

13:00 Another News Story Plus Q and A.

15:15

17:30

19:45

Hippopotamus

The Sounding

Damascus Cover

Plus Q and A.

Plus Q and A.

Plus Q and A.

12:00

14:20

Shorts Session 6

Behind the Blue Door

Cowboy Dave, Forberance, Come Out of the Woods Black Eyed Susan Hope Dies Last

12:00 Becoming Iconic

Plus Q and A.

16:35

19:00

Silk Road

Closing Night NONA presented by CitySuites

Plus Q and A.

17:25 Poisoning Paradise

Followed by Awards

16:30 in Your Face Plus Q and A.


OFFICIAL SELECTION - FESTIVAL CALENDAR ALL DAY Saturday the 3rd March As well as playing before our feature presentations, experimental films will be playing all day at the Saul Hay Gallery in Castlefield. The films are: The Dead Man Speaks, Plicker, Frank Embree, Light plays, Monoliths and DAZED.

16:00

16:00

18:10

Touching Sound

Shorts Session 1

Shorts Session 2

Plus Q and A.

The Attendant, A Hand of Bridge, Sac de Merde, Yoshua, CTRLZ and ScreenThru.

Lemon, Fern, For Muriel Game, Just Saying, Bossman, Stand Down and Cold Storage.

20:25

20:20

Doc Shorts 2

Shorts Session 3

Forty-Five: The Search for soul, Seized, SHOT, The Music Stops Here, One Punch - The Eddie Copeland Story.

Talking With Angels The little things Contractor 014352 The Past We Live In Moving Violation.

*All shorts sessions will include Q and A’s.

15:10

13:00

15:00

Shorts Session 5

Shorts Session 4

Touched

Pickup, The Plural of Blood, Little Shit, The Legend of Bob Leonard, The Nation Holds it’s Breath

Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote, No Pain Whatsoever, The Big Day, Dreamweaver Forgive Me, His Wake.

Plus Q and A.

19:30

17:15

19:30

Mad Hannans

Buckout Road

The Isle

Plus Q and A and special musical performance.

Plus Q and A.

Plus Q and A.

14:15

11:00

12:00

Unlocked: The World of Games Revealed

Filmmakers Studio Stef Dawson

Animations and Student

14:15

16:30

Shorts Session 7

Shorts Session 8

Perfect Roast Potatoes, Sunday Worship. Red Light, Skin Deep, Woman with an Editing Bench

Guard, Breathe, Ziggy’s Will, Last Fair Deal I Wanted to Tell You Tiger in the Jungle

Plus Q and A.

Manchester Film Festival

The Doors, Tanguito Argentino, The Hunt, Child Labour, Karma, Whale Heart, Unsatisfying, Two Balloons, Between Sand and Tides, The Forsaken, Those Who Are Lost, Lieutenant at Arms.

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - DOCUMENTARIES TOUCHING SOUND Odeon Great Northern - 4pm - Friday 2nd March NICHOLAS DOBKIN | USA | 75 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE A year before the first iPad, one little-known game would bring touch screens to an unsuspecting public, . This game, DJMAX Technika, forged a community unlike any other, only to be abandoned by its developer without notice or explanation. This is the story of DJMAX Technika and the people it brought together.

UK PREMIERE

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 1 Odeon Great Northern - 6:10pm - Friday 2nd March Shia Lebouf wants to be taken anywhere, Italian photographers, an uber ride and empowering migration feature in MANIFF18’s first collection of short documentary films. Featuring: #TAKEMEANYWHERE, A LAND, MY RIDERS MY WRITERS AND EXODUS: ODE TO THE GREAT MIGRATION

DIRECTOR Q AND A

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 2 Odeon Great Northern - 8:25pm - Friday 2nd March Real soul, unlawlful happenings, caught in the act, a Manchester treasure and a local hero conclude the short doc selection of 2018. Featuring: FORTY-FIVE: THE SEARCH FOR SOUL, SEIZED, SHOT, THE MUSIC STOPS HERE, ONE PUNCH - THE EDDIE COPELAND STORY.

DIRECTOR Q AND A

ANOTHER NEWS STORY Odeon Great Northern - 1pm - Saturday 3rd March ORBAN WALLACE | UK | 84 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

UK PREMIERE

Filmed during the 2015 Syrian refugee crisis, ANOTHER NEWS STORY follows refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos across Europe to a hoped-for sanctuary. As this dangerous journey unfolds director Orban Wallace turns his camera on the world media as they cover the unfolding humanitarian tragedy.

POISONING PARADISE Odeon Great Northern - 5:25pm - Saturday 3rd March KEELY BROSNAN | USA | 75 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, whose communities are surrounded by experimental test sites for genetically engineered seed corn and pesticides sprayed upwind of their homes, schools, hospitals, and shorelines.

MAD HANNANS Odeon Great Northern - 7:30pm - Saturday 3rd March

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MARTIN SHORE | USA | 90 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE A film about brothers, musicians, bandmates Jerry and Sean Hannan, chronicling their rise, fall, and ultimate reconciliation. It is a true story of life’s joys, trials, devastating losses, and the unbreakable bonds that hold them together. Plus a Q and A with the director and musicla performance.


OFFICIAL SELECTION - DOCUMENTARIES BECOMING ICONIC Odeon Great Northern - 12pm - Sunday 4th March

UK PREMIERE

JONATHAN BAKER| USA | 90 MINUTES | ENGLISH LANGUAGE Exploring the process of filmmaking through the eyes of top directors Jodie Foster, Taylor Hackford and John Badham as they tell their story of their first time making a feature. Taking on their advice Jonathan Baker sets out to make his own first feature with Nicolas Cage and Faye Dunaway.

UNLOCKED: THE WORLD OF GAMES REVEALED Odeon Great Northern - 14:15pm - Sunday 4th March

UK PREMIERE

JEREMY SNEAD | USA | 90 MINUTES | ENGLISH LANGUAGE Video games have gone from an obscure science experiment to the biggest entertainment medium on the planet. Unlocked is a groundbreaking documentary that provides firsthand stories by industry icons, celebrities, consumers, and field experts on the culture, technology, history and future of the video game industry.

IN YOUR FACE Odeon Great Northern - 16:30pm - Sunday 4th March

UK PREMIERE

DECLAN MAYNES | AUSTRIA | 92 MINS | ENGLISH LANGUAGE Rock music is synonomous with the wild antics of its rockstars but what about the photographers who capture the madness? In Your Face tells the story of Neil Zlozower, photographer extraordinaire and in-your-face madman whose daily daliances are well documented and collaborated by the stars themselves...

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FESTIVAL HUB 2018 MANIFF is not just about films but also about making friends and having fun! This year we’re taking over the whole lower floor of the Odeon and we’ll be creating an amazing festival hub that is open to everyone. There will be spectacular coffee, live music, virtual reality, a VIP Filmmaker lounge, a fully stocked bar and amazing after-parties!

VIP Filmmakers Lounge - hosted by Arighi Bianchi With a rich history of design and furnishing since 1854, we are proud to announce that the beautifully elegant work of Arighi Bianchi will be showcased here at our festival hub! Our film makers will sit in comfort and style in our purpose built film makers lounge. Film goers will relax and enjoy a glass of wine or coffee in our bar area with the innovation of Arighi Bianchi’s surroundings.

The MANIFF BAR - hosted by Almost Famous and Brooklyn Beer Known for their dirty burgers, crack wings and winning fries, but did you know they’ve mastered cocktails and championed great booze? Almost Famous with the help of Brooklyn Beer are set to build a bar for our Hub area to ensure film fans are looked after for the whole weekend! Also.. Seven Brothers Brewery will be creating a Special Manchester Film Festival Brew! Beer lovers amen!

The Manchester Film Festival Coffee Shop - hosted by Heart and Graft. For the whole weekend of the festival we will be serving the finest coffee in Manchester at our pop up coffee shop. Come along and grab a great coffee to enhance your film viewing experience.

The Manchester Film Festival Stage - hosted by SSR SSR have been supporting students of Manchester for the past 30 Years. This year our amazing partnership will showcase our festivals best music talent with performances from DJ Johnny Starke (Thursday 1st Feb) and American folk musician Jerry Hannan (Friday 2nd Feb) at our after party’s in the Hub! There will also be a host of other DJ’s and artists selected by the SSR team!

MANIFF VR lounge - hosted by EON Reality. Maniff 2018 presents a brand new strand of FREE VR content, we are excited to welcome the genius of EON Reality to our Festival. EON has a vision to propel human intelligence to new levels, through empowering people with the technology of AI, IoT, AR and VR! EON will provide the platform for a new wave of intrepid film makers, displaying the virtual world for our guests and film fans alike.

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - SHORT FILMS SHORTS SESSION 1 Odeon Great Northern - 4pm - Friday 2nd March Rob James Collier sells petrol, David Miller sings a hand of bridge, a real bag of Shit, smacking a troll, Otmara Marrero protects a blue friend, and undo everything are the highlights of MANIFF’s first short session of 2018. Featuring: THE ATTENDANT, A HAND OF BRIDGE, SAC DE MERDE, YOSHUA, CTRLZ and SCREENTHRU.

SHORTS SESSION 2 Odeon Great Northern - 6:10pm - Friday 2nd March Jennifer Westfeldt and Noah Bean tie the knot, Mindy sterling robs a bank,high school basketball,Ewen Macintosh argues over sandwiches, a prison rumble, Billy Bob Thornton drives through Depression and a snow dance make up the scond offering of shorts of MANIFF18. Featuring: LEMON, FERN, FOR MURIEL, GAME, JUST SAYING, BOSSMAN, STAND DOWN and COLD STORAGE.

SHORTS SESSION 3 Odeon Great Northern - 8:20pm - Friday 2nd March Vic Reeves, Jane Horricks and John Thompson deal in angels, a sweet Italian tale, a contractor of the future, a 92nd birthday, and speeding tickets are all here to entertain in shorts session 3 Featuring: TALKING WITH ANGELS, THE LITTLE THINGS CONTRACTOR 014352, THE PAST WE LIVE IN and MOVING VIOLATION.

SHORTS SESSION 4 Odeon Great Northern - 1pm - Saturday 3rd March Lenny Henry deals with shakespeare, Richard Yates makes us think again, a father is remembered, a sister outsider, a Go-Kart race, brothers at war are all in stall in session 4 of #18 edition of shorts. Featuring: SOME SWEET OBLIVIOUS ANTIDOTE, NO PAIN WHATSOEVER, THE BIG DAY, DREAMWEAVER, FORGIVE ME and HIS WAKE.

SHORTS SESSION 5 Odeon Great Northern - 3:10pm - Saturday 3rd March Penalties and extra time, Robin Hood, a rascal, the thin blue line and an adulterous wife make up shorts 5. Featuring: PICKUP, THE PLURAL OF BLOOD, LITTLE SHIT, THE LEGEND OF BOB LEONARD and THE NATION HOLDS IT’S BREATH. Manchester Film Festival

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - SHORT FILMS ANIMATED SHORTS AND STUDENT FILMS Odeon Great Northern - 12pm - Sunday 4th March Featuring: THE DOORS, TANGUITO ARGENTINO, THE HUNT, CHILD LABOUR, KARMA, WHALE HEART, UNSATISFYING, TWO BALLOONS, BETWEEN SAND AND TIDES, THE FORSAKEN, THOSE WHO ARE LOST and LIEUTENANT AT ARMS.

SHORTS SESSION 6 Odeon Great Northern - 12pm - Sunday 4th March A working class cowboy, a father and son, Nico Mirallegro comes out of the woods, Denise Welch battles a devil and Ben Price directs a close shave in ‘The Manchester Connection’ that is Shorts session 6. Featuring: COWBOY DAVE, FORBERANCE, COME OUT OF THE WOODS, BLACK EYED SUSAN and HOPE DIES LAST.

SHORTS SESSION 7 Odeon Great Northern - 2:15pm - Sunday 4th March Catherine Tate roasts potatoes, Martin McCann falls for a call girl, a woman with many faces, an editing lady and a sunday football fan head up MANIFF18’s penultimate session of narrative short films. Featuring: PERFECT ROAST POTATOES, SUNDAY WORSHIP, RED LIGHT, SKIN DEEP and WOMAN WITH AN EDITING BENCH.

SHORTS SESSION 8 Odeon Great Northern - 4:30pm - Sunday 4th March Ian Mcellhinney and Michael McElhatton stand their guard, John Conners takes a breath, a stepmother and her stepson, Tristan Mack Wilds and Clarke Peters portray Robert Johnson at the Crossroads, Samy Naceri wants to tell and a prisoner in the jungle complete MANIFF18’s collection of great shorts in the eclectic mix of session 8. Featuring: GUARD, BREATHE, ZIGGY’S WILL, LAST FAIR DEAL, I WANTED TO TELL YOU and TIGER IN THE JUNGLE.

MANIFF 48 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE The 48-hour film challenge is back! Following the success of last years event we have teamed up with SSR, our creative partner for the third year running, to host the MANIFF 48-hour Film Challenge. Your brief is to shoot and edit a film no longer than five minutes in length in just 48 hours. Each team will be given the elements that must be included and an introduction at SSR on Thursday 1st March 2018. We are looking for 20 teams to take part, the challenge is open to all ages and skills, just register www.maniff.com/48hourfilm All films will be shown at 11am on Sunday 4th March on the cinema screen at Odeon Great Northern. The winner will be announced at our closing awards ceremony, and presents a great opportunity to rub shoulders with established filmmakers and industry professionals. Manchester Film Festival

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VIRTUAL REALITY

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FILMMAKERS STUDIOS DAN MIRVISH

LABEOUF, RÖNKKÖ & TURNER

Odeon Great Northern 3pm - Thursday 1st March Odeon Great Northern - 3pm - Friday 2nd March LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner will Founder of SlAMDANCE FILM take part in a LIVE Film-maker’s FESTIVAL Dan Mirvish will kick Studio at 3pm in the Odeon of this year’s film-maker studios. Great Northern. This free event The film author, writer and is an in-depth interview with the director will share his beliefs trio about their art practice, how and insights of the world of they came to work together, independent film to the LIVE MANIFF 2018 audience. and their creative process.

DAMASCUS COVER - CAST AND CREW STEF DAWSON Odeon Great Northern - 12pm - Saturday 3rd March Odeon Great Northern - 11am - Sunday 4th March The Cast and crew, including HUNGER GAMES actress and director Daniel Berk, will join leading lady from opening film a LIVE audience to discuss PAINTED WOMAN, Stef Dawson their experiences shooting will tackle James Lipton style Spy Thriller Damascus Cover questions from BBC and that stars Sir John Hurt in his UNILAD film critic Tom Percival last ever film role. The film also in the last of MANIFF18’s final starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers Film-maker Studio. TBC will have its UK premiere at MANIFF18.

All Filmmakers Studios at MANIFF are hosted by Film Critic Tom Percival, conclude with open questions from the audience and are FREE. Book your free tickets at www.maniff.com/talks

VIRTUAL REALITY Launching this year MANIFF is excited to announce the new VR category. During the festival weekend we will be creating a VR hub with our partners EON reality. This will be a FREE event with anyone able to come along and sample our amazing VR content!

PERORATION 6 - VR A 4D Immersive Music Experience set in the middle of the iconic Utah desert. Performed by Sam Shepherd and his Floating Points band, this mesmerizing music performance will take you on a journey that will unleash the natural and supernatural elements!

360° GLADIATORS IN THE COLOSSEUM Rome: 80 AD. You are standing in the arena of the extravagantly decorated Colosseum surrounded by 50,000 cheering spectators and witness a bitter fight between two gladiators directly in front of you. This is a fight to the death - and you are in the middle of it.

ONLY AT THE AIR, ONLY AT EACH OTHER An experimental exploration of an in-between space - the Bates Motel from Hitchcock’s Psycho - a starting point and a destination... between life and death.

Manchester Film Festival

EON Reality is an exciting VR, AR and MR company with locations across the world and has been developing immersive tech since 1999.

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Manchester Film Festival Free Guide 2018  
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