Filmonik Open Screening

Micro Kabaret: Friday 10th – Sunday 12th August.

Screening: Sunday August 12th, 7.30pm till Late, Kraak Gallery, Stephenson Square, Manchester

Filmonik is the North West’s premier “open screening” night for filmmakers, offering a warm welcome and a censure-free public platform to all filmmakers, be they Industry Professionals, self-styled Media Guerrillas, or relative novices still finding their creative voice. Films are not pre-selected, but simply booked in, and screened, sight unseen. Anyone is free to submit. Anyone is welcome to attend. This is a place to try out new ideas, and unlikely creative collaborations, to network and discover like-minded talent. This is your chance to have fun with film and not get arrested for it.

For the next screening, we’re planning something special – the “Gorilla Kabaret”!

The concept is simple. We will be arranging a “pitching session” at 10.30am on Friday 10th of August at a location to be announced nearer the time. Here introductions will be made, weapons revealed (skills, cameras, computers, lighting, props, ideas etc), and collaborations forged. Participants will then have from the end of the meeting until show time to make a film for Sunday’s screening.

Every film must arrive at the screening by 8pm, and must contain the credit “Gorilla Kabaret #4, Filmonik screening #58”.

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