Kino Short Film Night 9th May

KINO SHORTS IS BACK after our break for Easter, coming to the Black Lion on Wed 9th May (hope you all had a fab Easter break).

As usual, we’ll be showing a selection of Short films from Manchester, Salford and the North West but not entirely in this session. We’re adding fantastic little animation by London director/animator Steven Spencer called BEST, about the life, fame and fall of Man Utd’s former superstar GEORGE BEST. This just has to be seen, please do not MISS IT!

Our nights promote the work of emerging filmmakers essentially from the North West giving the audience and local creatives a chance to see films they would not see anywhere else, on the biggest screen in a non-cinematic venue anywhere in Manchester. Our events encourage debate and discussion thoughout with Q&A sessions after each film (when the directors and producers are available) followed by an oportunity for networking, both in the intermission and after the shjow. Each short film, where possible, will be followed by a discussion with the director / producer / writer of the film (and cast members when available). Interviewers this month are the award winning Jason Wingard and producer Phil Meachem.

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

SO, IF YOU NOT BEEN TO ONE OF OUR NIGHTS IN THE NEW VENUE YET, THEN IT’S ABOUT TIME YOU GOT DOWN TO THE PREMIER AND BEST SHORT FILM NIGHT IN MANCHESTER. WE’VE BEEN PROMOTING SHORT FILM SINCE 1995, THAT HAS TO TELL YOU SOMETHING! !!

KINOFILM 1993 – 2012: 19 Years of Cinema and Short Film Exhibition

TICKETS:
£4.00 full price
£3.00 concessions (students / unemployed)
Advance reservations recommended by emailing John or turn up and pay on the door.

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.

Black Lion facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/blacklionsalford

Black Lion location map and directions.
http://tinyurl.com/5r4soa5
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PROGRAMME DETAILS AS FOLLOW – PROG STARTS AT 7.45 PROMPT;

ROOM 6
Dir/Prod/Writ; Robert Lonsdale, 4 mins (Stockton-on-Tees), 2012
Room 6 appears to be an unpopular place to visit, and it begs the question, “Why”?

THE ABDUCTION
Dir/Prod/Writ; Mariusz Cwynar, Co-Prod; Mouine Omari, Co-Writ; Kyrstian Bernacik, 3 mins, (Manchester), 2012.
The Abduction is a short film about a father taken hostage and forced to pay a ransom for the sake of his family, but not everything goes to plan.
Q&A follows with the director and producer following the screening.

I MARRIED A CULT FIGURE FROM SALFORD
Dir/Prod/Writ; John Crumpton, 5m 30s (Salford, 2011)
A short music video featuring John Cooper-Clarke watching on TV the story of his thwarted relationship with Cathy La Crème. It’s the recurrent tale of what happens when fame, fortune and fifteen minutes extract their price. .
Q&A follows with director following the screening.

Aneel Ahmad – latest short film CHECKPOST (test screening) – details to be added shortly.

BREAK apx 9.00 – 9.20

SPECTACLE MACABRE
Dir/Writ; Kasia Wisniowski, Prod; Petira Crawford, 2 mins (Manchester School of Art), 2012.
A short film that upon the subject of the state of mind of a murderer. It is a specific speculation and an attempt to imagine what the darkness hides. An experimental connection of reality in the killers’ inner world. Q&A follows with the director following the screening.

THE SHOT – winner of the Jessops “The Shot” competition.
Dir/Writ; David Schofield, Prod; Loran Dunn}, 8m 35s, (Ashton-under-Lyne / Peak District 2011).
Grahem is as photographer out in the wild. He meets Chelsea, a common as muck sandwich van worker. Chelsea shows Grahem the best places for photos and a whole lot more but has she badly misjudged Grahem?
Q&A follows with director following the screening.

SECRET TEST SCREENINGS
Two short films from regular at Kino, the award winning Jason Wingard, winner of this years Virgin shorts award. These two shorts shot for some corporate organisation (we aren’t allowed to say which for obvious reasons, all we can tell you is these are comedies and are their first public test screenings. All will be revealed on the night, be ready for some sharp wit Wingard style!
Q&A with the director following the screening.

BEST
Dir/Animator; Steven Spencer, Prod; Nice Monster Prods, 9 mins, (London), 2011 (Animation)
The rise, fame and fall of George Best. BEST is a wicked animated re-telling of the troubled life of footballs first superstar George Best (who we all know is Manchester United’s former superstar). George Best. Journeying through his childhood in Belfast before swinging into the glorious sixties; his silky skills on the Manchester United pitch soon catch the ever growing gaze of the British press. George, quite literally has the world at his feet, but with the paparazzi’s glaring lense firmly focused on his every move, things soon begin to spiral out of control…

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

WE HAVE OPENINGS FOR THE NEXT KINO SHORTS NIGHT AND WANT YOUR NEW SHORT FILMS NOW !

Women and Student Shorts Wanted Now.
We are looking for short films in all categories, the only restriction is the film must not be completed earlier than 2011 and no longer than 20 minutes. Occassionally we will accept longer films but it must be of acceptional quality and an award winning short film.

For our July event we are planning a Women In Film night and we would now like to encourage entries from women filmmakers or where the central character characters in the film are played by women. Contact us for more details get your films sent in asap.

WE are also planning a North West Student Showcase, so for those that are students, submit your films now, and spread the word. You can collect a submission form from the info / sign in desk or email

Red Heads

Later this year we are planning a short film event in support of National Red Head day. Any read headed filmmakers or films where the central character is a red head, you will want to be part of this. Please get in touch with us for more details

To submit your film, PLEASE EMAIL johnw@kinofilm.org.uk. You will be sent the application form which you should complete and send in with a dvd screener of your film.

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