Information for filmmakers

Registration and collection of passes takes place in the festival hub which is next to the Odeon Box Office, the Red Carpet is also located here. As well as being a place to collect your passes, the hub is also somehere you can relax between screenings.

Festival hub opening times are:

Saturday 2nd: 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 3rd: 10am - 10pm
Monday 4th - Friday 8th: 5pm - 9pm
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th: 10am - 10pm

Red Carpet Interviews - Red Carpet interviews will take place on the day your film is playing. Please come to the red carpet at 12PM.

Filmmaker Studios - The full programme for our Filmmaker Studios Live can be found at www.maniff.com/filmmaker-studios
If you are taking part in a Filmmaker Studios Live please arrive at the Manchester Studios at 12:30pm on the day of your event.

Q and A’s - will be held directly after the film screenings in screen with one of our hosts. Short film Q and A’s will be with all short filmmakers at the end of all the films in the session.

Events at MANIFF 2019

We have a full programme of morning networking brunches and late night after-parties at MANIFF 2019. All brunches and parties are free to filmmakers and their guests.


Monday 4th March

11am - 12:30pm

Morning Brunch at Manahatta

10pm till Late

After-Party at Rosso with a welcome drink and canapees.


Tuesday 5th March

10am to 12pm

Morning Brunch at Rosso

10pm till Late

After-Party at Flight Club with a welcome drink, Pizzas and social darts.


Wednesday 6th March

11am to 12:30pm

Morning Brunch at CitySuites

10pm till Late

After-Party at Great John Street Rooftop Bar with welcome drink and canapees.


Thursday 7th March

10am to 12pm

Morning Brunch at The Library at Great John Street Hotel.

10pm till Late

After-Party at Be at One with welcome Cocktail and Pizza


Friday 8th March

10am to 12:00pm

Morning Brunch at Banyan Spinningfields

10pm till Late

After-Party at Manahatta with welcome drink and canapees


Saturday 9th March

10pm till Late

After-Party at The Oyster Bar at Great John Street Hotel with special welcome Cocktail


Sunday 10th March

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9:30pm - Awards Ceremony

In Screen 12 at the Odeon Great Northern

10pm till Late

After-Party at Banyan Spinningfields with welcome drink and canapees