"This really was the best festival experience I've ever had!" Erin Derham, Director of 'Buskin' Blues'
"The sheer quality of the line up is testament to how much hard work programme director Al Bailey and his team put into bringing Manchester some of the very best international shorts and features, not to mention world and UK premieres. This really is how a festival should be programmed. If they have succeeded this well in year one, the festival can only go from strength to strength and Manchester could soon have an international film festival with the same recognition as Sundance" - I Love Manchester Magazine
"Manchester Film Festival was chosen as the venue for many UK premiers including Two Down, Executively produced by Stephen Fry and Sir Derek Jacobi, and the world premiere of Hisao Kurosawa’s Many Beautiful Things featuring the vocal talents of Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery and Indiana Jones’ John Rhys-Davies" - Vulture Hound Magazine
"Co-founders Neil Jeram-Croft, 34, and Al Bailey, 36, say they were thrilled with the success of the festival and have already confirmed the event will be back next year.With more than 70 films and thousands of happy film-lovers – not to mention filmmakers – the pair can be rightly proud of theirs and the festival’s success". - Mancunian Matters Magazine
"If something has the chance of sticking here - and surely, surely, Manchester both needs and has the market for a major international film festival - then ManIFF feels as though it has the best chance in years" - Film Intel
"This inaugural film festival is held in the creative hub of Manchester and it celebrates the best independent cinema from around the world" - The Independent
"Some seriously good luck films and an equally impressive line up of documentaries" - Northern Soul Magazine