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cineMADtic – the first MadLab/Comma Film film festival

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

All day film festival on the 26th August, Friday.
MadLab joins forces with Comma Film this summer to bring Manchester’s Northern Quarter an all-day short film extravaganza, premiering a host of new, specially commissioned adaptations (poetry adaptations commissioned by Comma Film, and short story adaptations from across Europe).
To take part in the film challenge, go to thesubmissions page.

Tickets for screenings: £4/£2.50 conc.

See the madlab site for full programme next month.

This is one of the top ten items to watch for in the summer in Manchester…says the Guardian.

This event has changed slightly from the original intention, if there are any questions please contact us.

CineMadtic – An Evening of Amazing Short Films

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

An Evening of Amazing Short Films 6-12pm Friday 2nd September 2011

Six hours of fantastic films taken from the collections of Manchester’s finest short film nights and filmmaker events.

Featuring classics from Filmonik, NorthWestNewWave and MiniCine. (more…)


Sunday, April 17th, 2011


Title: CineMadtic
Location: MadLab
Description: CineMadtic – An Evening of Amazing Short Films
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2011-09-02
End Time: 23:00

Six hours of fantastic films taken from the collections of Manchester’s finest short film nights and filmmaker events.

Featuring classics from Filmonik, NorthWestNewWave, MiniCine and Grimm Up North

MiniCine’s Music Video programme will finally get shown after the riots prevented a previously planned screening. There will also be announcements about forthcoming Grimm Up North 3 and Filmonik Kabaret in October.

Free entry. There will be popcorn and lovely beer available.

Please note this event is not suitable for under-18s.

Times subject to change etc

  • 6pm doors open -
  • 6.15 Colin Warhurst music videos
  • 6.30 First of the Filmonik non-stop classics hour
  • 7.30 MiniCine classics and music video programme
  • 8.45 Bog Standard
  • 9.00 Gareth Crook mini-retropsective
  • 9.15 Second of the Filmonik non-stop classics
  • 10pm The Watcher
  • 10.30 Grimm Up North Hour
  • 11.30-Midnight – film disco

As midnight draws near, Grimm Up North will be darkening the Madlab screen with an uncomfortable hour of past horrors, including  Estonian shocker SMOKE, sick Spanish comedy THE GYNAECOLOGIST, and other torrid and twisted tales from our cinematic crypt: A nasty taster of the forthcoming festival in October.

Bog Standard
Written and Directed by Colin Warhurst (Mancattan), Produced by Chris Lane (Invisible Bullets), and starring Michael Justice as John, Bog Standard is a 10 minute short comedy of errors shot in HD on location (in a toilet) in Salford, England.

The Watcher: A Tale from Paradise Heights
Halloween in Paradise Heights.
A little girl sits by her bedroom window, scared by ‘the man’ outside as Jack a loving family man, begins his nightly lonely vigil, protecting his family…
Marek, a night shift driver for Lucky Cabs, begins a shift he will never forget…
Loan shark Frank Morgan roams the streets, still trying to forget a night from his past…
And one house on Athlone Avenue holds secrets that will haunt all of them.
Watch the trailer at

MiniCine Classics List

Pappa Wrestling  ~  Comedy

Dir. Fernando Alle, 8mins 53secs

After bullies steal his son’s lunchbox, a retired wrestler goes on a violent rampage to avenge him and bring justice to the school


Best Before  ~  Drama

Dir. Mark Boggis, 2mins 16secs

It is one minute to midnight and a young couple are quickly running out of time


Running  ~  Fast Experimental

Dir. David Bracher

The physical and psychological journey of a woman is played out through the analogous narrative of the inner monologue and the cold streets.


London  ~ Animation

Dir. Alex Robinson, 2mins 43secs

A modern interpretation of William Blakes’ poem ‘London’.


Monument ~ Dance/Drama

Dir. Gez Medingher, 3mins 12secs

Conrad is a broken ex-dancer with a chequered past, lost in alcoholism and self-pity. Stranded in a wheelchair he drinks his life away until another murder on the estate shocks him out of his reverie. A revaluation hits him- he can right previous wrongs- but is he prepared to do what it takes?


Toothless  ~ Mockumentary

Dir. Steven Dorrington, 10mins 52secs

A mockumentary following the Toothfairy’s transformation as she resorts to inventive methods of tooth collection in her heinous quest for a better life.


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