Kino Shorts 25 – The Secret Talents of Salford (submit your shorts now!)

KINO SHORTS is this month dedicating the whole night to Salford film makers or films set in or made about Salford.

We are looking for short films now so filmmakers out there who have a short film made in or about Salford, get in touch with us now, you have until 6th June to get us details of your short.

Films must have been made in the last month and be no longer than 20 mins max. Fiction, doc, animation, experimental, music video, whatever it is we want to see it now. For a chance to be involved in this great showcase of Salford talent, you know what to do. Drop an email to jonkino at Our 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.

Our events encourage debate and discussion thoughout with Q&A sessions after each film (when the directors and producers are available) – but if you are a filmmaker who doesn’t like to speak in from of an audience don’t worry, they are really infomal relaxed interviews). The screenings are followed by an oportunity for networking and there’s a late bar until midnight.

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.


DATE and TIME: Weds 13th June at 7:30pm

£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:

Black Lion location map and directions.


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.

SISTA’s OF MERCY (Documentary) (Salford 2012)
Documentary from regular at Kino, the award winning Jason Wingard. Details to follow.

Dir/Prod; Sanna Karvonen, Writ; KivaLarmola 3m 40s (Salford 2011)

Experimental short shot on classic pinhole technique in black and white on the sunny Victorian back alley among real rats and thieves in Salford. The Rat Thief captures the period feeling of Chaplin classic, the Keystone Cops and Harold Lloyd, with a soundtrack that you would think was from a Guy Madden silent short. Part of Into Productions’ Short Film Series ’11.

Dir/Writ; Riffat Ahmed, Prods; Shane Davey/Courtnery Edwards, 15m 39s (MCR and Salford 2011)

Clench – What are you fighting for? Made as part of the Generations 3.0 project, which looks at how racism can be ended in a generation, this short tells the story of Ash, a mixed-race girl from Old Trafford. On a youth referral scheme, we see Ash travel to the iconic Salford Lads Club where she takes up boxing as a way of dealing with her troubled past. By portraying Ash’s experience of the sport, the film highlights how the boxing ring can be a neutral space where race and neighbourhood politics are left outside.

Dir/Prod/Writ; Daniel Kenyon 9m 36s (Salford 2012)

Mitchell is 10 years old. He wants to be just like is hero, older sister’s boyfriend, Alex. He tries to look like him, act like him and do things that he does… but badly. However, Mitchell has severe eczema on his arm which he believes holds him back from being as cool as his idol, and cool people aren’t like him, are they?

Dir; Charlie Leek (Salford 2012)

Details to follow

Short by Sophie Broadgate made also in Salford (details to follow)


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