From grassroots guerrilla filmmakers to production companies, the film community is thriving in the North West. Join us for an evening screening where you’ll 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 from open submissions.
This programme is 15 certificate.
Programme (in alphabetical order of titles)
- Bulldog / Kieran Stringfellow / GB / 06:30
After spending the night in a cell, a rough sleeper has a score to settle…
- Bye, Suckers! / Catherine Garvey / GB / 02:33
Animation. Tired of her life, a young girl plans to leave Earth.
- Copy Of The Nature / Rob Reed / GB / 10:05
The life and work of Manchester-based Ikebana tutor Junko Popham
- Enter Nirvana / Lindsay Bennett-Thompson / GB / 08:56
A woman’s journey to find peace leads to esoteric depths.
- Fragments / Adekemi Roluga / GB / 10:00
Animation documenting a young girl’s journey to understanding her biracial identity, broken home and the effects this has on her.
- Home / Isobel Glenton / GB / 10:54
A young woman grapples with her dreams of being an artist as she adjusts to living back at home.
- Memories Of Shiqi / Ian Hunt / GB / 07:25
An experimental film exploring the different textures between film and digital video. The film was shot on a Super 8 clockwork 1960s vintage camera and the archival footage shot on a variety of mobile phones from over the previous 2 decades.
- Skeleton of a Moth / Emma Kay Smith / GB / 08:14
A short documentary animation about the emotional difficulties and social pressures that affect teenage girls of today.
- The Blind Wood Turner / Leigh & Isy Anderson. / GB / 02:15
A short documentary about Chris Fisher who, after going blind in 2008 at the age of 39, taught himself to wood turn and has now become the first blind woodturner to be accepted on the Register of Professional Wood Turners.
- This Kind Body / Dirs Scottee & Lea Anderson / GB / 19:55
“Imagine a world in which your body is your own…” This Kind Body examines five fat queer bodies and their attempt to carve out a space in which their fatness isn’t the cause of their death but the reason they survive.
- Tick Tick Tick / Larry Ketang & Liam White / GB / 14:02
Dark comedy. When the company Justin works for is taken over, he must choose between standing up for what he thinks is right or being made redundant.
- Total Eclipse of the Heart / Elliot Taylor & Liam Francis / GB / 04:49
A listless Luna makes big life changes by leaving her boyfriend for the Moon. But when communication breaks down and the world is up in arms, she wonders how she can get him back into orbit, and her own life back on track.
Want to submit your film for future Filmed Up?
To accompany We Are Parable‘s Who We Are, a nationwide series of events that celebrate Black Cinema from around the world, our December screening will be celebrating the great filmmaking talent from North West filmakers of colour.
Submission is free and we accept short films under 20 minutes in duration, of any genre, old or new made by filmmakers (director, producer or writer) of colour based in the North West in which the film’s main protagonist is a person of colour.
Deadline: Fri 7 October. Find out more and submit your film here