Kino Shorts Manchester

Kino Manchester are please to announce our new season of Kino Shorts begining on 27th Feb at the 3MT retro theatre on Oldham Street in the heart of the Northern Quarter.

They are looking for short films to this event NOW! Films are selected in advance for quality and uniqueness so filmmakers should contact them for an application form and for details of how to submit your film, which is by DVD screener only (there is no fee).

Films can be any genre as long as they are completed in the last 12 months and no longer than 20… mins. Fiction, animation, experimental, documentary, artist film and video and music videos are elligible.

Their nights feature short Q&A’s with the filmmakers after each film when the filmmaker is available. For those submitting a film from outside the region who cannot make the trip to the event we often propose a Skype Q&A. All interviews are filmed and uploaded to their you tube channel for availability for everyone to view (see previous interviews here)

They are also looking for short films from around the World for their forthcoming Kinofilm Festival to take place in Spring 2013 in Manchester. Contact them for more information.

Kino at 3MT DETAILS:
Wed 27th February
Doors open 7pm / start 7.30 pm
£5.00 full price
£4.00 concessions (students / unemployed – Id /evidence must be presented).

Participating filmmakers £3 (unless a donation was made when film was submitted in which case the participating filmmaker will have free admission).

Advance reservations recommended by emailing John as seats are limited – but not essentlal as tickets will be available on the door.

The Three Minute Theatre

Afflecks Arcade, 35-39, Oldham Street, M1 1JG Manchester, United Kingdom

Kino Shorts 27 – Films Wanted Now!

KINO SHORTS is back for the Autumn season starting Wed 10th October at the Black Lion for their monthly North West Showcase and Networking event.

Their nights promote the work of emerging filmmakers and take place in the cinema lounge at the Black Lion – a really cool place and creative hub for Manchester creatives. They are looking for films from Manchester and the North West, however, they will also consider films from around the UK as long as the filmmaker is able to attend the event or do a skype interview on the night. Films should be no longer than 20 mins and made within the last 12 months (ish); all categories and genres are elligible including, drama, documentary, animation, experimental, horror, music videos, DSR, mobile phone, lomogrophy films. Films for this night must be submitted by the end of September.

Kino is the longest running short film nights in Manchester and the North West, they’ve been running these nights for over fifteeen years in an assorment of venues, and their latest venue the Black Lion is centrally located and walkable from the centre of Manchester.

Venue: The Black Lion, 65 Chapel Street, Salford M3 5BZ
The venue is just 12 minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens, 5 minutes from Victoria train station or just 2 minutes walk down Blackfriars Street, off Deansgate (across from the bottom of Market Street/St Mary’s Gate).

Doors 7.30 for 7.45pm start.

Kino Film Club Presents A Ralph Bakshi Triple Bill

Kinofilm Festival resurects the Kino Film Club Manchester for an Autumn season of Cult Movies. Going back to their roots as the original pop up cinema in Manchester back in the days of 1993 – 2000, they’ll be presenting an Autumn season at various venues in Manchester and Salford. They are kicking of with a fantastic Ralph Bakshi triple bill: HEAVY TRAFFIC/FRITZ THE CAT/COONSKIN on Wed 19th September as part of the national BEYOND SCALA Festival. Taking place at The Black Lion | 65 Chapel Street, Salford, Greater Manchester | M3 5HW This is the facebook invite These are the films FRITZ THE CAT @ 6.00pm
The infamous Ralph Bakshi feature that made his reputation was the first animated film to to receive an “X” rating.Fritz is a college-age feline wandering the hippie-era streets of New York in search of political, sexual & chemical experiences.

Ralph Bakshi’s follow-up to Fritz the Cat is a mixture of live action and animation. It’s a downbeat look at the urban life of a young New Yorker.

COONSKIN (aka Streetfight) @ 9.00pm
Animator Ralph Bakshi conjures up a violent universe populated by hustlers and punks, sad-eyed prostitutes and sullen gangsters. Coonskin looks at the bleak life and rude energy of the American inner city. An angry, violent portrayal of Harlem street life and the black condition of the 70s. Live action & animation starring Barry White, Scatman Crothers and Philip Michael Thomas. Uncut version.