The Bigger Picture is proud to present the Best of Filmonik, a film night in Manchester like no other. Since its launch in January 2005 as a small underground film night, Filmonik has become the foremost platform for the Northwest’s independent filmmakers. With regular monthly screenings, Filmonik provides filmmakers of all levels and experience with the opportunity to bring their films to an audience outside of the selection-based world of film festivals.
This special programme will feature five of the best films screened at Filmonik over the last 3 years. First up is Panopticon by Giles Perkins. A short documentary shot on super8 that looks at the public response to a sound sculpture erected in natures playground.
It Fills my Belly by Cheryl Marney is up next in which the main character loves rice. That is until that’s all they have to eat.
Next up is Adam Hyde’s Gogol, a short animation which follows a lovesick piece of clay who stops at nothing to find his loved one.
Also being shown is Andy Birtwell’s Sympathy for an Epiglottis, a rather loud comedy which in which our main protagonist does severe damage to his poor epiglottis.
Jack Greenslade’s First Kiss is another animation this time following the first and last kiss of a young school girl on her way home from school.
Ver-si-fi is the final film in the programme. The film by Michelle Heighway is an experimental piece using a number of different visuals to entice the audience to think about the films poetic content.