Description: CineMadtic – An Evening of Amazing Short Films
Start Time: 18:00
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.
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.
If you wish to show a film at the event contact firstname.lastname@example.org