*All Short sessions followed by Director Q and A

Showing on Saturday March 5th at 2:30pm @ AMC

Break

World Premiere

Directed by Nicholas Moss

Starring- Sir John Hurt (Alien, Tinker Tailor soldier spy), Kika Markham (Mr Selfridge, Cracker), Chris Mason (Legend), Katherine Rose Morley (Last Tango in Halifax)

Runtime- 21 minutes

English language

An elderly couple befriend a young family following a shaky encounter.

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**Opening night Gala Film.

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I’m Sorry to tell you 

Directed by Ben Price

Starring- Ian Puleston-Davies (Life on Mars, Desperate Romantics, Coronation Street)

Runtime- 6 minutes

English language

A Doctor prepares himself before telling his patient the tragic news of a terminal diagnosis.

**Opening Gala Night Film.

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Nipple Jesus

English Premiere

Directed by Jake Lushington

Based in a short story by Nick Hornby

Starring- Steffan Rhodri (Submarine, Gavin and Stacey), Abigail Thaw (The Inbetweeners 2), Nicholas Farrell (Legend, Bloody Sunday), Faye Marsay (The White Queen, Pride, Game of Thrones), Karl Davies (Black sea)

Runtime- 16 minutes

English language

Neil is asked to guard a controversial exhibit at a London Art gallery, expecting it to provide a break from the violence he's encountered working outside nightclubs, he's soon to discover that the underbelly of the art-scene is far more bewildering and dangerous than he'd imagined.

You are Whole 

Directed by Laura Spini

Starring- Fred Melamed (A Serious Man, Girls, House of Lies), Juliette Kaplan (Last of the Summer Wine), Matthew Leonhart (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End)

Runtime- 16 minutes

English language

Norman Pugg arrives in a sleepy British seaside town with a mission: to spread the word of The Children of the Mountain of the Star. However it seems that the local residents may have bigger problems than battling their spiritual confusions as Norman discovers a number of his prospective clients dismembered in their own homes. Mistaken for the serial killer and hounded by the police, Norman must persevere in order to bring wellbeing and clarity to a world where everything has stopped making sense.

* Part of the 'Inspiring Women in Film' programme to coincide with Manchester's 2016 'Wonder Woman' season.

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Charlie Cloudhead 

uk premiere

Directed by Rupert Cresswel

Staring Paul Higgins (Couple in a hole, Utopia, The Thick of It), Daisy Haggard (Episodes, I Give it a Year)

Runtime- 8 minutes

English language

Always one to avoid his problems, Charlie has accumulated years of sadness, disappointment and regret into a cloud that hovers permanently above his head. Though on the surface Charlie’s life appears successful, with a decent job and a beautiful wife, he is trying to hide the fact he is unhappy and unfulfilled. At a tense birthday dinner with his wife Audrey, Charlie avoids her questioning until Audrey Snaps...

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Viking

UK Premiere

Directed by Sam Callis and Ben Callis

Starring- Sophie Thompson ( Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Andrew Lancel (Queer as Folk) Joseph May ( Episodes, Mistresses)

Runtime- 22 minutes

English language

After twenty five years Cathy returns home to confront her abusive father; only she's too late and he’s already dead. Seeking justice she commits to a darkly comic revenge that, while failing to deliver the healing closure she craves, does give her the sweet childhood reunion she needs.

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Showing on Saturday March 5th at 2:30pm @ AMC