MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 7 student FILMS THAT WILL COMPETE IN COMPETITION IN THE 2ND EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL.

V2BLANK.png

*Student session followed by Director Q and A

Showing on Saturday March 5th at 12pm @ AMC

Box

Directed by Mathias Askeland

(Norway)

Runtime- 6 minutes

Subtitles

A couple is trying to take a picture in a photo booth that they both can agree on, but this proves to be easier said than done.

Mast Qalandar

UK Premiere

Directed by Divij Roopchand

(India)

Runtime- 15 minutes

Subtitles

Montek, a Sikh boy is about to turn thirteen. Whilst tying his turban in the morning his mother asks him what he wants for his birthday. He doesn’t respond. If he tells her what he wants, she won’t let him have it.

Nabilah

Directed by  Paul Meschùh

(Germany)

Runtime- 22 minutes

Subtitles

The young Afghan woman 'Nabilah' is injured in an accident. German soldiers take her to a military base. Since the residents of Nabilah´s home town must not find out about her physical contact with foreign men, a race for her life begins.

Seide

UK Premiere

Directed by Elnura Osmonalieva

Kyrgzstan

Runtime- 14 minutes

Subtitles

A beautiful and sad story of young Seide, a girl from a village in snowy mountains, who loves her horse. She is forced into an arranged marriage when her poor family receives a proposal from a well-to-do family. Even if she wants to run away, Seide has no where to go. Accepting her fate, she still fights by desperately trying to save her beloved horse from being slaughtered for food for the wedding. It is a quiet and sad film set in breathtaking settings starring a debuting actress and the best horse performance.

Website

Facebook

Sleeping Dogs

Directed by Chris Fowles

(United Kingdom)

Runtime- 17 minutes

English language

Part serious crime thriller, part coming of age drama-comedy, Sleeping Dogs follows a former hard-as-nails crook struggling to settle into his dull domestic life. It all goes wrong when an enemy (Joe McGann) from his past shows up. This sends him into a downward spiral of paranoia and fear, tempting him to return to his old ways. That night, when he confronts the rival, he is forced to accept the way his life has changed, and abandon his dark guilt-ridden past once and for all.

Website

THE FANTASTIC LOVE OF BEEBOY & FLOWERGIRL

Directed by Clemens Roth

(Germany)

Runtime- 8 minutes

Subtitles

Peter is being followed by Killerbees, Elsa collects exotic flowers. To be together, they have to overcome their fantasies. But what if love itself is nothing but fantasy?

Facebook

Showing on Saturday March 5th at 12pm @ AMC

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 14.26.02.png