It's almost time for the 2015 Kabaret public screenings!!

7:30 doors ~ The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF ~ 29th JUL & 2nd AUG ~ £5 entry or £4 students

As you may already know, the Filmonik Kabaret is a chance for local (and not so local) filmmakers, actors, musicians and more to come together and make short films over the course of one week. They will have had either 3 days or 4 days (respectively) to write, shoot, edit, and most importantly FINISH their films in time for both the public screenings - to which all are welcome, hence the name.

Join us at The Wonder Inn - next to Sudehill tram stop - and see what our intrepid Kinoites have come up with in only a few short days. Nothing is pre-screened and much is left to the surprise and/or horror of our amazing audience. With an on-site bar and probably a few more treats besides, it's not one to be missed.

If, however, you still want to get involved and make some films of your own, follow this link -

Tickets for the full Kabaret (27th JUL to 2nd AUG) will be purchasable up until the event itself. If it's your first time, bring a friend! Newbies are always welcome x

See you there!!!


This year's official Kabaret supporters are Hatters, The Hold Fast Bar, and The Wonder Inn.

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Filmonik will officially be collaborating with Hatters Hostels and Hold Fast Bar during the 2015 Summer Kabaret!!!

From the 27th JUL to the 2nd AUG, during the Kabaret itself, FREE AND DISCOUNTED BEDS will be available just down the road from our lab at The Wonder Inn! On top of that, Hatters has showers, lockers, and secure storage on-site, along with breakfast and Wi-fi and comfy sofas.

If you would like to secure a place at Hatters during the Kabaret, keep your eyes on Facebook over the next few days. We will announce how and when you need to book by, and we need to know in advance - no late submissions!! We need to stress that these beds are for INTERNATIONALS FIRST. If beds are still available, they will then go to participants from outside of Greater Manchester, then to our Mancunian brethren, in that order.

Beds are limited so please apply quickly once the booking system has been announced. Book your stay through us, NOT THROUGH HATTERS - this will most likely be via the Kabaret 2015 Event Page -

But for now, here's a massive "thank you" to Hatters Hostels, Manchester.


We're also working on discounts at Hatters' bar buddy, The Hold Fast on Newton Street! Hold Fast is a neat little downstairs setup with all the murky yet inviting charm you'd come to expect from Manchester's Northern Quarter. It's a great place to meet and unwind after a hard day's filming, and it's even got a cool little smoking area where you can pretend you're in a submarine! Endless opportunities. They also do some pretty outstanding looking sandwiches and such - stay tuned for more information on this one.

So for all you mid-town slumbering needs, be you and visitor from abroad, a weary party victim, or a badass Kabaret filmmaker, follow this link -

And if you like bars then hey, here's another!! -

Watch this space, and keep buying tickets, you lovely people x -

The Filmonik Kabaret 2015 at The Wonder Inn, Manchester!

27th JUL to 2nd AUG ~ The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF ~ SCREENINGS on 29th JUL & 2nd AUG

This year’s big Summer Kabaret is at a brand new location at The Wonder Inn, one of the most exciting new arts & events spaces to pop up in the centre of Manchester. For one week, we’ll fill it’s charming little nooks and crannies with all manner of talented individuals, from Manchester and beyond.


The Filmonik Kabaret is an opportunity for filmmakers of all backgrounds and specialisms - be they actors, DOPs, directors, musicians, and so forth - to come together for one week only and make films in time for two public screenings. Meet at the start of of each round to either pitch a film or get involved with somebody else’s. It’s up to you to get stuck in.

For seven days, The Wonder Inn will be yours in which to meet, eat, edit or simply chill out before hitting the city and making your ideas a reality! Rumblings of an on-site cafe and other unique features are in the works, but don’t get too distracted - make sure you finish your projects in time to be screened for all to see.

Get yourselves familiar with the running order, as follows:


Meet at The Wonder Inn to pitch a film or donate your skills, equipment, or some free hugs to somebody else’s project. YOU MUST be at the meeting if you want to pitch your film - no secret films guys! Remember, this is the shorter round so plan your films accordingly.

29th JUL - FIRST SCREENING, 7:30pm

Every film from the first round will be screened publicly. Bring along some friends and enjoy some particularly strong punch and popcorn.


Shake off the exhaustion from Round 1 and get ready to do it all again in the final round of the Summer Kabaret. Same as round one - make sure you’re at the meeting if you want to pitch a film. This will be a slightly longer round, but remember to export your films in time!


The last hoorah of the week - every remaining film will be screened live for all to see, so make it a good one and send off the 2015 Kabaret with a bang!

Also, here’s a breakdown of all this year’s ticket prices:

Full Kabaret + Screenings - £25
Full Kabaret STUDENT DISCOUNT - £20 (proof of study on arrival)
First Round + Screening - £10
Second Round + Screening - £15
Screening only - £5 (£4 STUDENT DISCOUNT)

Please be aware that the lab at The Wonder Inn IS NOT 24 HOUR THIS YEAR. We can stay late but the doors will close overnight. If you’re traveling from outside of Manchester we will do our best to house you, but for now please be generous with your sofas!

Keep an eye on Facebook for news and updates. There’s plenty to do in time for the 27th. We’re really looking forward to seeing you all this year. It’s a new lab with a lot of potential for you and your films, so sod lying around on the beach getting sunburnt and join us this summer for the Filmonik Kabaret 2015!!!


If you want to know more about what happens at a Kabaret, why not head over to our Vimeo channel and check out some highlights from previous years ­

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