Kinofilm Festival 24 Nov-2 Dec 2018

Europia is a proud Event & Cultural Partner of the 15th edition of Kinofilm Festival. 2018 sees Kinofilm returning with a bumper festival, packed with 45 film screenings, education events, parties and galas.

Sample over 250 short films from around the world in special categories and themed programmes. Whether you are into drama, experimental, animation or just wonderful new ideas and uniques stories from around the world, there will be something for everyone in this 9-day short film extravaganza, with short films from across all continents. Special themed programmes include a focus on Women in Film, Romantic Tales, Crime Film Noir, Sci-fi/fantasy, the dark and light side of animated shorts, plus our special Polish Animation programme O!PLA (films awarded by audiences and juries from across Poland).

Country categories included in our Eurocine section this year are specially curated film programmes focusing on France, Spain, Italy, Slovakia and Poland plus a pan-European programme.

Continuing to grow year by year is our focus on new Iranian Cinema, with short films and an animated feature straight from the new emerging filmmakers from Iran telling some incredible stories.

Not forgetting a range of educational events, from masterclasses to workshops to seminars, with special guests and presenters.

The main venue for the 2018 15th Edition is the recently reopened Nia Cultural and Arts Centre, now known as Niamos Radical Art & Culture Centre (formally a theatre, cinema and BBC Playhouse, African Arts Centre and most recently a church). The venue is now back in the hands of the community, and we are totally excited about presenting the festival there. Additional venues include Instituto Cervantes, Alliance Francaise and the University of Manchester.

Important update: Some screenings were scheduled to take place in Goodstock. Unfortunately, the store has gone into insolvency with immediate effect. Please check our Social Media platforms for updates on the location of certain events. 

Festival Screening Calendar

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DAY DATE TIME PROGRAMME VENUE SECTION
SAT 24/11 18:30 Gala Screening (Overall Cert 15) Niamos 1 Gala Screening
SUN 25/11 13:30 Iranian Cinema Day – Iran Short One (Advisory Cert 15) Niamos 1 Middle East
SUN 25/11 17:30 Iranian Cinema Day (Cert 12A) – Feature Animation + Shorts Niamos 1 Middle East
SUN 25/11 20:00 Iranian Cinema Day – Iran Shorts Two Niamos 1 Middle East
MON 26/11 16:00 25 years Slovak Animation Partisan Animation
MON 26/11 16:00 Experimental Niamos 2 Outside In
MON 26/11 18:00 Pan Eastern European Niamos 2 Euro Cine
MON 26/11 18:00 American Independent Niamos 1 International Panorama
MON 26/11 20:00 Pan European Niamos 2 Euro Cine
MON 26/11 20:30 We Love Manchester Niamos British New Wave
TUE 27/11 16:00 Polish Programme One Niamos 2 Euro Cine
TUE 27/11 18:00 International Student (Advisory Cert 15) Niamos 2 Student
TUE 27/11 18:00 O!PLA Animation Programme Niamos 1 Animation
TUE 27/11 18:00 Programme TBC Niamos 1 TBC
TUE 27/11 18:00 Sci-Fi Screening at the University of Manchester UOM Ed Event Screening
TUE 27/11 20:00 Polish Programme 2 – Students Shorts (Advisory Cert 15) Niamos 2 Student
TUE 27/11 20:30 KINO MEANS CINEMA – Cine Tales Niamos 1 Kino Tales
WED 28/11 14:45 High Peak Independent Film Festival: Best of the Festival Niamos 2 British New Wave
WED 28/11 16:00 Documentary Shorts One Documentary
WED 28/11 16:15 Bolton Film Festival: Best of the Festival Niamos 2 British New Wave
WED 28/11 17:00 Spanish Shorts Programme Instituto Cervantes Euro Cine
WED 28/11 18:00 Documentary Shorts Two Documentary
WED 28/11 18:00 Romantic Tales Niamos 2 Kino Tales
WED 28/11 19:00 Italian Shorts Instituto Cervantes Euro Cine
WED 28/11 20:00 Microshots Outside In
WED 28/11 20:30 Kino Noir Shorts Niamos 1 Kino Tales
THU 29/11 18:00 German Shorts Niamos 2 Euro Cine
THU 29/11 16:00 Refugees Shorts Niamos Outside In
THU 29/11 18:00 French Shorts Alliance Francaise Euro Cine
THU 29/11 18:00 Spanish (repeat screening) – CANCELLED
THU 29/11 18:00 Fantasy and Sci-Fi Shorts Niamos 1 Kino Tales
THU 29/11 18:00 Iranian Cinema Screening at the University of Manchester UOM Ed Event Screening
THU 29/11 20:00 North By North West Programme British New Wave
THU 29/11 20:30 Horror Shorts Niamos1 Kino Tales
FRI 30/11 13:30 The Subject Screening and Q&A with Sarah Barker Niamos 2 Ed Event Screening
FRI 30/11 14:00 O!PLA Animation Programme Partisan Animation
FRI 30/11 16:00 Animation 1: Special Selections Animation
FRI 30/11 16:00 Women in Film 1 – International One Niamos 2 Women in Film
FRI 30/11 18:00 Women in FIlm 2 – UK Niamos 1 Women in Film
FRI 30/11 18:00 Animation 2: Dark & Light Animation
FRI 30/11 20:00 We Love Manchester British New Wave
FRI 30/11 20:30 Women in Film 3 – International Two Niamos 1 Women in Film
SAT 01/12 12:00 British Student (All Films Cert 15) Student
SAT 01/12 13:00 Eaten by Lions Feature Screening and Q&A with Jason Wingard Niamos 1 Ed Event Screening
SAT 01/12 14:00 Alumni Programme Outside In
SAT 01/12 16:00 British One: Comedy Tales Niamos 1 British New Wave
SAT 01/12 16:00 Middle Eastern (Advisory Cert 12a) Middle East
SAT 01/12 18:00 LBGT Outside In
SAT 01/12 18:15 British Two: Uneasy Tales Niamos 1 British New Wave
SAT 01/12 20:30 British Three: Connecting Tales Niamos 1 British New Wave
SAT 01/12 20:00 Gala screening – Repeat Screening (Overall Cert 15) Gala
SUN 02/12 12:00 Animation 3 – Family Kid’s Corner Niamos 1 Animation
SUN 02/12 14:00 International Panorama One Niamos 1 International Panorama
SUN 02/12 16:00 International Panorama Two Niamos 1 International Panorama
SUN 02/12 19:00 Awards Winners Event and Screening Niamos 1 Gala Screening

Education Events Calendar

DAY DATE TIME PROGRAMME VENUE SECTION
MON 26/11 12:00 Transitions Panel Niamos 2 Educational
MON 26/11 14:00 Chee: Making a Feature on a Low Budget Niamos 2 Educational
TUE 27/11 14:00 Visual Anthropology Short Programme Niamos 2 Screening
TUE 27/11 18:00 Sci-Fi Screening at the University of Manchester UOM Screening
WED 28/11 10:30 Morning Coffee + Networking Niamos Social
WED 28/11 11:00 Trade Secrets from Festival Formula Niamos 2 Educational
WED 28/11 13:00 Meet the Festivals Panel Niamos 2 Educational
THU 29/11 09:30 Morning Coffee + Networking Niamos Social
THU 29/11 10:30 BFI in Conversation: Alice Ramsey Niamos 2 Educational
THU 29/11 12:00 Shooting Up North: A Session with Award-Winning Cinematographer, James Oldham Niamos 2 Educational
THU 29/11 14:00 Visual Effects Masterclass with VFX Editor, Mark S. Wright Niamos 2 Educational
THU 29/11 14:00 GAS  Music Workshop Goodstock Educational
THU 29/11 18:00 Iranian Cinema Screening at the University of Manchester UOM Screening
FRI 30/11 11:00 Morning Coffee + Networking Niamos Social
FRI 30/11 12:00 Women Rising: Moving On Up Panel Niamos 2 Educational
FRI 30/11 12:00 Animation Masterclass: Chris Shepherd Goodstock Educational
FRI 30/11 13:30 The Subject Screening and Q&A with Sarah Barker Niamos 2 Screening
SAT 01/12 13:00 Eaten by Lions Feature Screening and Q&A with Jason Wingard Niamos 1 Screening

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