Filmmaker Studio Live - Announcement

LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner at MANIFF2018 Filmmaker Studio

LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner at MANIFF2018 Filmmaker Studio

Filmmaker Studio Live

The Manchester Film Festival in association with XS Manchester and The Manchester Studios presents Filmmaker Studio LIVE.

Taking place over four days of the festival on the 4th-8th March at the prestigious Manchester Studios and presented by the Great Northern Film Lab the events will take the form of a chat show and will be hosted by BBC Manchester’s Film Critic Tom Percival.

Tickets and full details can be found here: www.maniff.com/filmmaker-studios

The studios will feature directors, cast, producers and writers from the official selection discussing their films, the filmmaking process, film financing and everything in-between. Attendees will then be able to ask the guests questions in a more in-depth discussion than the post screening Q&A’s.

Highlights include the directors of world premiering films THE RUNAWAYS and FAR FROM THE APPLE TREE sitting down to talk feature filmmaking, the team behind documentary PUBLIC FIGURE including social media star Bonang Matheba will be discussing social media and documentary filmmaking. On the Wednesday panels of short filmmakers from around the world will be talking about their work and on Friday 8th the team behind powerful short SIDES OF A HORN, about South Africa’s poaching war, will be discussing the issues raised within the film. There will also be talks on film financing and horror screenwriting.

Following the studios audiences will be able to attend networking drinks at the MANIFF studio bar, getting a rare opportunity to meet filmmakers and enjoy the inclusive party atmosphere that MANIFF prides itself on.

Tickets will cost £2 with all proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust and can be purchased in advance at www.maniff/tickets or on the day.

Full Line Up:

MONDAY 4TH MARCH

1 - 2PM 21ST CENTURY ‘HORROR’ SCREENWRITING LECTURE

This 60 Minute lecture is a condensed version of a two day ‘Horror Screenwriting Weekend’ course commencing summer 2019. This taster session will feature new, innovative ideas and techniques offering valuable insight into the workings of the genre and practical approaches to help stimulate original content and maintain clarity during the writing and re-writing process. 

2.45 - 4PM FILMMAKER STUDIO 1

Directors Grant Mcphee and Richard Heap will be discussing their world premiering films FAR FROM THE APPLE TREE and THE RUNAWAYS respectively

TUESDAY 5TH MARCH

2:45 - 4PM FILMMAKER STUDIO 2

Social Media star Bonang Matheba and the crew behind PUBLIC FIGURE will be talking about the film and social media

WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH

1 - 2PM FILMMAKER STUDIO 3

Cast and crew from a selection of MANIFF2019’s shorts will be talking short films and short filmmaking

2:45 - 4PM FILMMAKER STUDIO 4

Cast and crew from a selection of MANIFF2019’s shorts will be talking short films and short filmmaking

THURSDAY 7TH MARCH

1PM - 2PM INDEPENDENT FILM FINANCING WITH GARETH JONES

Gareth Jones is a vastly experienced film producer who has financed many successful titles that include ' With Nail and I', ' The Secretary' and 'Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'. He will share his knowledge of independent film financing 

2.45 - 4PM FILMMAKER STUDIO 5

Directors of PARIS SONG, Jeff Vespa and LIMBO, Mark Young will be joining us to discuss their films

FRIDAY 8TH MARCH

1 - 2PM FILMMAKER STUDIO 6

Directors Herbert Golder, Chris Cassidy and Michka Saal will be talking about documentary filmmaking

2:45 - 4PM FILMMAKER STUDIO 7

Representatives of the films will be talking about the issues raised in their films

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