Since 1995, Kinofilm has put on festivals and events, mainly in Manchester, supporting over 3000 filmmakers, screening short films from over 20,000 international submissions. Kino Film have provided a platform to emerging filmmakers, many of which have gone on to become some of the UKs top independent filmmakers, including; Lynne Ramsay (We need to talk about Kevin),Damien ODonnell (East is East), Brian Percival (A Boy Called Dad), Kolton Lee(Freestyle), David Whitney (Kandahar Break) and Jez Lewis (Shed your Tears and Walk Away). Patrons of Kinofilm include Bruno Coppola, Steve Coogan, Henry Normal, Maxine Peake, John Robb and the late Tony Wilson.
Kino regularly run short film nights at The Black Lion in Salford, to which film makers can submit shorts for screening and have an opportunity to talk about their work in Q & A sessions. They have recently started running Vintage Kino at The Three Minute Theatre in Afflecks Arcade, which allows the audience to take a step back in time to view vintage 16mm news reels, films, cartoons and oddities. In addition to this they also run feature nights.
A selection of short films from Manchester, Salford, the North West and Europe.
KINOFILM 1993 – 2012: 19 Years of Cinema and Short Film Exhibition
and we are looking for local and North West Shorts now to feature in the programme.
£4.00 full price
£3.00 concessions (students / unemployed)
Black Lion facebook page:
Black Lion location map and directions.
Expect to see 1940s/50s black and white comedy shorts, vintage cartoons, Pathe news reels and educational oddities.
This month’s programme includes a very rare early short called “March of the Movies”, made by Pathe about the birth and development of cinema and Health Education awareness films including the psychedelic “Drugs and the Nervous System”, where you can learn the effects of drugs in your system – or rather how it was portrayed in the 60s by government health awareness films.
There will be FREE ICE CREAM in the intermission and the the whirl of the projector in the background.