KINOFILM is a not-for-profit film festival, ran by a team of dedicated volunteers with the primary aim of bringing world cinema to the heart of the community.
Our ethical stance is to promote social awareness and community improvement and regeneration in Manchester, and one way to do this, we believe, is through the arts. For our 15th edition, therefore, we are returning to our roots and taking the festival TO the community. Showcasing 300 short films and educational programme across a nine day festival.
12-1.30 – Starting the day with a animation masterclass with Chris Shepherd
Chris Shepherd is a multi award winning director, writer, producer and animator. Join us as Chris will be using a range of examples from his stellar portfolio as he shares his craft. His latest film Brexicuted (screening later in the day in our Animation 1 programme), exemplifies his witty tone and unique style.
2-3.30pm O!PLA Polish Animation Programme
Kino is delighted to be presenting the 2018 special selection of O!PLA award-winners.
4-5.30pm – Slovak Animation Programme
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary years of Slovakia’s independence, Slovak Film Institute and International Animation Festival Fest Anča prepared the compilation 25 Years in Slovak Animation, presenting widely recognised and renowned Slovak animated shorts made since 1993.
6-7.30pm – Animation 1 Special Selections
Come one, come all for a special show. Tales of the future, the past, family and friends. To adapting to one’s environment, or ruining it, these films say it all. And, of course, there’s a ragingly funny take on everyone’s favourite upcoming ‘divorce’.
8-9.30pm – Animation 2 Light and Dark
Tales of war-time romance, and film noir too. Cynical old gents, and ones with fond memories to share. Demented potatoes, tortured artistes, and a boy who turned being bullied into a victory. These and many more are the ups and downs, ins and outs, the dark, and the light.