Manchester Film Festival Announces 2018 Line Up

MANIFF Official Selection 2018

Over 100 feature and short films will be screened as part of the four-day film festival this March

Manchester Film Festival has announced its full film line-up for 2018 with over 100 feature films, documentaries, animation, music, experimental and short films screening at the four-day festival.

Taking place at Odeon Great Northern between 1st to 4th March, this year’s festival aims to break away from the generic film festival format of branding and stranding by ditching the traditional category formula and opting for a more diverse mix of films.

“In the festival’s early beginnings, we chose to follow suit and strand certain film selections but with our organic growth over the last three years we have now learnt that it’s time to break away and be a festival that is set apart from the rest” explains Al Bailey, Programming Director of MANIFF18.

“Having taken in the last three years it is apparent that we quite simply share unseen films from around the world to both filmmakers and film goers.”

“This is what the event has grown into and we believe that showcasing all types of films to all types of people, without the need to categorise is the next step in MANIFF’s journey.”

Opening the festival on 1st March is the International Premiere of female led western PAINTED WOMAN, starring MANIFF alumni Steff Dawson. The closing film on the 4th March will be the UK Premiere of hard hitting arthouse film NONA, starring Kate Bosworth, who along with the respective directors James Cotten and Michael Polish, are all confirmed attendees at this year’s festival.

All of this will be preceded with a MANIFF18 advance screening of BERNARD AND HUEY on the 26th February at HOME, which will also feature a special Q&A from SLAMDANCE founder and author Dan Mirvish.

The full festival line-up can be downloaded from the MANIFF website.