Announcing the second and final Filmonik Mini Kabaret of 2014. Sign up today for our 5-day, 2-round finisher, with some bold new surprises in the mix:

29th OCT to 2nd NOV ~ Filmonik HQ, New Art Spaces, Federation House, Federation Street, Manchester ~ All rounds - £25, first round - £10, second round - £15

This year's Autumn-mini features one extra session, and big changes to each:

28th OCT - LAUNCH NIGHT @ Filmonik HQ

   Have a mingle with the rest of the attendees before the event officially starts.

29th OCT - 30th OCT ~ The Halloween Quickie

   The Kabaret begins with a 48hr micro-round, with a a focus on keeping things short and resourceful. Let your imaginations loose, but feel free to lean towards dark themes.

31st OCT - 2nd NOV ~ The NON-GENRE Round

   ANYTHING GOES! From silent movies to conventional narratives, video art to music videos - all doors are open. Or take time to go beyond the filmmaking norms - conventional film genres, three-act structures, morals, tropes and other rules. We're putting the spotlight on film-as-art for 72 hours (look for more information in the coming weeks).

Each session begins with a production meeting (10:30am). This will be your opportunity to introduce yourself or the film you want to create. Then it’s time to seek assistance from a host of talented actors, filmmakers, musicians and more, including you! Open your ideas to the community at hand and get ready to create or collaborate.

The final day of each round finishes with a public screening. Present your films live and get a chance to see what everyone else has been up to over the past few days.

Join us for this unique Kabaret by signing up via the links below. We'll see you at the launch!


Official end-slate available here


Tickets for public screening only - £5 (on the door) STUDENT DISCOUNTS!!

For more information, visit or email

Filmonik is supported by Castlefield Gallery's New Art Spaces. For more information visit

Filmonik will be collaborating with the first National Festival of LGBT History, on the 14th & 15th of February 2015.

We're happy to share the following writeup with further information on the the festival itself and how you can get involved too:

"Are you interested in making a film on LGBT topics, but don't know where to start? Or have you made a film containing LGBT topics that you'd like to get to a wider audience?

"In collaboration with Filmonik, (…) we are offering help researching, filming, and producing a film of your own, that will be shown at the Festival (…)

"(…) All shorts will be shown multiple times over the course of the month, and in multiple venues. You can also show your film at Filmonik's Valentine's Day Screening, if you are willing to present it in person! Your film will also be hosted and promoted online, and on our social media accounts. We also welcome longer-term collaborations, and as an annual celebration we are happy to aid your funding applications, and provide copious networking opportunities for developing future work."

For everything else you need to know about the event, follow the link below:

Announcing September's Filmonik Open Screening. Come along and join us at Filmonik HQ for our regular Open Screening film night.

Sunday 14th September, Filmonik HQ, 3rd Floor, New Art Spaces, Federation House, Federation Street, £5 entry donation, STUDENT DISCOUNTS, free entry for Open Screening films, 7.30pm till Late.

Films are picked from a hat, introduced by their creators, then screened for your consideration. None of the films that we screen are pre-screened, pre-judged, or booked in formally. Anything can happen - expect the unexpected.

If you would like to screen a film, head to the "Screenings" page at for more information. Your film is your free pass to the screening. This is a hassle-free film screening event. We want as few obstacles as possible between your film and the projector, but take note of the open-screening rules and be sure to email us in advance and include the open-screening end-slate (via the event post at

Open screening end-slate available here


Please take note of the compression guidelines. In particular, compress the bitrate of your films to no more than 10,000Kbps - otherwise your film may not be screened!

For more information, visit or email

Filmonik is supported by Castlefield Gallery's New Art Spaces. For more information visit

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