After a phenomenal inaugural year, the Manchester Film Festival is proud and excited to announce their venue partnerships for the second edition with HOME, Odeon at the Printworks, AMC, Great Northern Warehouse, and Manchester’s Chambers of Commerce. From March 3rd to 6th 2016, ManIFF will showcase a vast selection of world and UK premieres from around the world in what will be Manchester’s very first city wide international film festival. AMC and new venue HOME will host ManIFF 2016’s Gala opening premieres whilst the Odeon Printworks will screen an expansive line up of never seen before films in the midst of special themed events over the 4 day weekend. Home of Manchester’s Chamber of Commerce, the historical ‘Elliot House’ and ManIFF’s founder venue The Great Northern Warehouse will be home to the festival’s hub that will house workshops, live shows and special events. The first weekend of March 2016 will see Manchester welcome filmmakers, industry professionals and film lovers, to celebrate the very best of independent cinema from every corner of the globe.
"We are really excited about our partnerships with all the new venues and turning 2015’s one venue festival into a city wide’ film frenzy’. The 2016 edition will drive ManIFF towards being a flagship international film festival for Manchester to be proud of”. – Operations Director Neil Jeram-Croft.
“Manchester's arts and culture revolution of recent times has given the Manchester Film Festival a great platform to showcase its 2016 edition and the acquisition of these diverse and fantastic venues only adds to the appeal of this ambitious and vibrant new international film festival. The programme this year is already looking incredibly strong, the calibre of the films that we will showcase will not only deliver outstanding examples of craft but will also enable us to present entertaining themed events around these films for the people of Manchester and film fans from around the world to enjoy, it’s exciting that this is going to be so much more than just a film festival.” - Alan Bailey - Director of Programming
The official selection, events and the festival's Jury members will be announced January 7th at an invitation only event at Elliot House, after which tickets will go on sale to the general public for ManIFF2016.