An evening screening of short films made by North West filmmakers & a great way to discover a selection of short films that are being produced right here on your doorstep. The entire programme is selected by a panel of audience members.
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PROGRAMME (in alphabetical order of title)
- Autumn Veil / Dir. Matt Palmer (Director Mentor) / GB / 08:21
A coming of age story about a troubled teenager whose chance encounter with a kind stranger marks a turning point in his life.
- Cabby / Dir. Daniel Watts / GB / 11:02
A short social documentary about the unique perspective taxi drivers have on society working in Manchester.
- Ephemerals / Dir. Denice Chung / GB / 04:59
Using excerpts of poems written at significant moments in a life, ‘Ephemerals’ looks at a connection of imagery and sound, as well as the presence of a location and the tangibility of objects as a way of connection to detached memories.
- Everyday is Like Sundae / Dir. Tom Diffenthal / GB / 10:31
A story of overcoming mutual shyness, ice cream and dead pets.
- Homesick / Dir. Tran Ngoc Bich NGO / GB / 06:52
Life is hard but life is hardest when you are living away from your family. A Vietnamese student is having a tough time in Manchester, where he moved to go to University. Through his point of view, we also discover differences and connections between the life in Ho Chi Minh City and Manchester.
- Headless: The Ed Shales Story / Dir. Yousef Thami/ GB / 07:07
A mockumentary about the world’s first human to survive with his head completely detached from his body.
- Late / Dir. Richard Elson / GB / 06:30
Charlie is running out of time to piece together memories of a seaside proposal and a crisis she never saw coming.
- London Road / Dirs. Emma Blauciak, Rachele Evaroa, Eleanor Morgan, Mark Roberts / GB / 06:47
A short documentary about London Road Fire Station and the people who lived and worked there.
- Tall Tales / Dir. Jon Turner / GB / 01:49
A young girl discovers why she has to be quiet on the train.
- The German Who Came to Tea / Dir. Kerry Kolbe / GB / 08:18
After a century on earth, which memories really matter? For Annie Day, who turned 100 in May 2012, it’s the day her young son Brian brought a German Prisoner of War to Christmas dinner almost 70 years ago which marked the start of an enduring lesson in love, loss and acceptance.
- Think of Me / Dir. Nicholas Connor / GB / 08:01
A young boy deals with the loss of his older sister.
- Whilst The World Sleeps / Dir. John Pank / GB / 07:42
It has become tradition to repeatedly spend the money we earn on materialistic possessions in order to bring happiness to ourselves or those around us. Yet we bare no thought to those whom have suffered for that happiness. Here we catch a glimpse of how an untouchable corporate giant goes about his day to day business, as we invite you attend his annual meeting.