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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For more information on The Wonder Inn, head to

It’s time to get all loved up and explode your fuzzy feel-good pheromones upon the Filmonik Valentine Event!!

13th FEB to 15th FEB ~ Filmonik HQ, 3rd Floor, Federation House, Federation Street ~ £5 entry to screening, FREE for filmmakers

The 2015 Valentine Event is a filmmaking challenge AND an open screening – take part in the 48hr challenge OR bring a short film along for all to see.


   Come on down at 7pm for the launch of the filmmaking challenge. Catch up on the challenge rules, see who’s involved and start brewing your ideas for the screening on the 15th.


   Filmonik HQ will be open and a meeting point/ filmmaking hub from 10am. Tumble in and take a break from your endeavors, make out on the sofas, whatever.


   Filmonik HQ will be open again from 10am. Get your films finished by 6pm. The doors open at 7:30 for the screening. For all challenge or OPEN SCREENING films, please go to the SCREENINGS page at for advice on how to compress your films prior to the screening.

Remember to include the OFFICIAL END-SLATE – available here.


Tickets on the door - £5 (DISCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS)

For more information, visit or email

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

December 12th to 14th @ Filmonik HQ, Federation House

Filmonik is waving goodbye to 2014 with a Christmas Challenge AND an Open-Screening!!

From the 12th to the 14th of December, we are holding a 48hr filmmaking challenge with a chance of winning some festive prizes for you and your team! The Open-Screening will also be in full swing, so whether you want to join the challenge, present a film you’ve already created, or simply enjoy watching some brilliant local shorts, here’s some dates to put in your diary:

12th December – Christmas Challenge Launch Night – 19:00

Filmmakers of all shapes and sizes are invited to Filmonik HQ (on the corner of Balloon Street and Federation Street) for the official launch of the 48hr challenge. We will be announcing all the guidelines you’ll need in order to complete the challenge and be in with a chance of winning the grand prize!! (which will also be revealed!).

Filmonik HQ will be open as a meeting hub at certain points over the following two days. And the rest is up to you. Use whichever skills are at your team’s disposal in order to get your films made in time for the screening on the 14th.

13th December – Meeting Hub Opens – 10:00 till 19:00

We will be opening the doors to Filmonik HQ as a meeting-hub at 10:00 in the morning. Feel free to drop by for a coffee, a biscuit, or even a mince pie if you’re lucky!

We will also be open from 10:00 the next day.

14th December – The Open-Screening – 19:30 

Tickets - £5 on the door @ Filmonik HQ. BYOB!

All films are welcome at the Open-Screening! If you already have a film that you’d like to screen, please email or message our Facebook admins. Then bring your film along on the night on a usb-stick or DVD.

However, if you’ve completed the 48hr challenge and your film is ready to be presented, your name will be entered into the challenge prize-draw with a chance of being chosen at the end of the night!

And for everyone else, we’ll be holding a special Christmas tombola just for the audience. Buy your raffle tickets on the door with a chance of winning even more stocking fillers!

(All films must include the Filmonik Christmas end-slate, AVAILABLE HERE -

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to message the Facebook-admins, or email

See you there!


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