As part of this year’s Manchester Film Festival, we have teamed up with SSR, our creative partner for the second year running, to host a brand new event this year to the festival – the MANIFF 48hr Film Challenge.

We are challenging filmmakers from all over the country to take part in Manchester Film Festival’s first ever 48 hour film challenge.

Your brief is to shoot and edit a film no longer than five minutes in length in just 48 hours. Each team will be given the elements that must be included at an introduction at SSR on Friday 3rd March 2017.

We are looking for 20 teams to take part, the challenge is open to all ages and skills.

All films will be shown on full cinema screen at 12pm on Sunday 5th March in the Radisson Edwardian Manchester screen at the Odeon Prontworks as part of the Manchester Film Festival 2017

The winner will be announced at our closing award ceremony, and presents a great opportunity to rub shoulders with established filmmakers and industry professionals.