Category Manchester Film Festival

Film Review: THE PAPER STORE – #MANIFF2016

The Paper Store Film

Stef Dawson as Annalee and Penn Badgley as Sigurd in THE PAPER STORE. Photo: Richard Sands © 2015

Dark, witty and intelligent, THE PAPER STORE is the ultimate tale of romance and revenge set in academia

Truth and lies take on a new dimension in THE PAPER STORE, a dark academic comedy about a former college student who forges essays for cash.

Based on the acclaimed play 516 (five-sixteen) by Katharine Clark Gray, THE PAPER STORE tells the story of Annalee, an academic ghost writer who works in t...

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Film Review: BROKE – #MANIFF2016

Broke Film

Hard-hitting, moving and inspiring, BROKE is an intimate tale of redemption, compassion and forgiveness

The topical issue of gambling in the NRL world is thrown into the limelight in Heath Davis’ new debut feature film BROKE, a story of a disgraced sports star and gambling addict who attempts to turn his life around with the support of his number one fan.

The story begins when ageing rail worker Cec, finds his former footy hero turned gambling addict, Ben “BK” Kelly, passed out one evening...

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No Limits Impossible Is Just A Word Film

Tim Hahne brings Alex Zanardi’s inspirational true story to the big screen with NO LIMITS: IMPOSSIBLE IS JUST A WORD

When Alex Zanardi lost both of his legs in an almost fatal crash at the Lausitzring in Germany in 2001, many believed his open-wheel racing career was over. Less than two years later, the Italian racing driver was back behind the wheel competing in the FIA World Touring Car Championship...

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Memories on Stone Film

Dark, touching and ambitious, MEMORIES ON STONE is a touching and endearing film about Kurdistan’s inescapable past

Following a successful run at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the Munich International Film Festival, Shawkat Amin Korki’s award-winning film MEMORIES ON STONE makes its UK premiere at the 2016 Manchester Film Festival.

Written and directed by Shawkat Amin Korki, MEMORIES ON STONE tells the story of childhood friends Hussein and Alan who decide to decide to produce a film about...

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Despite the Falling Snow 4

Gripping, tragic and beautifully shot, DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW is a love story set amid the Soviet dictatorship

Writer and director Shamim Sarif brings her bestselling novel DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW to the big screen with an all-star cast including Rebecca Ferguson, Charles Dance, Sam Reid and Anthony Head.

Set in 1950s Soviet Moscow, DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW tells the story of Katya, a beautiful young spy for America who falls in love with an idealistic Communist politician named Alexander...

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2016 Manchester Film Festival


Everything you need to know about the 2016 Manchester Film Festival, from venue locations to ticket availability

After its successful inaugural year in 2015, the Manchester International Film Festival makes a welcome return to the city this March, showcasing a strong slate of bold new films.

Film fans came out in their thousands last year to visit the festival which took place between the 10th and 12th July at the AMC Manchester...

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Over 90 films to make their World, UK and regional premieres at ManIFF2016

The official selection for the 2016 Manchester Film Festival was announced today at a special launch event at Elliot House in Manchester.

Over 90 films will make their World, UK and regional premieres at ManIFF2016, which takes place between 3 to 6 March 2016 at venues across the city including AMC Manchester, Odeon Printworks and HOME.

The international premiere of Dennis Viollet – A United Man will open the festival o...

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Manchester Film Festival Announce Venues for 2016


HOME, Odeon Printworks, AMC, Great Northern Warehouse and Manchester Chambers of Commerce to host ManIFF 2016

Following the phenomenal success of its inaugural year, Manchester Film Festival (ManIFF) has announced the partnership venues for the 2016 Manchester Film Festival which will run from 3 – 6 March.

The newly opened HOME venue, along with the Odeon at the Printworks, AMC, Great Northern Warehouse and Manchester’s Chambers of Commerce will play host to ManIFF 2016, showcasing a huge ...

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Film Review: Desert Cathedral – MANIFF 2015

Desert Cathedral

Desert Cathedral makes UK Premiere at 2015 Manchester Film Festival

Desert Cathedral is a very emotionally challenging film to watch not just because of the subject matter of suicide but also because this happens to be based on a true story, made to feel even more real by the VHS archival footage integrated throughout the film.

Beautifully shot and directed by Travis Gurtiérrez Senger, Desert Cathedral is a captivating story about the 1992 disappearance into the Southwestern desert of Peter C...

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Film Review: Sidewalk Traffic – MANIFF 2015

Sidewalk Traffic

Sidewalk Traffic makes UK Premiere at 2015 Manchester Film Festival

Making its UK premiere at the 2015 Manchester Film Festival is Sidewalk Traffic, a drama comedy about the harsh world of independent filmmaking.

Directed and written by Anthony L. Fisher, Sidewalk Traffic tells the story of Declan (Johnny Hopkins), a struggling 30 year old filmmaker and new father who is squeezed out of a promotion...

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