From the UK premiere of ‘Two Down’ Executive produced by Stephen Fry and Sir Derek Jacobi, to the world premiere of Hisao Kurosawa’s ‘Many Beautiful Things’ featuring Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery and Indiana Jones’ John Rhys-Davies, the inaugural film festival celebrates the best independent cinema from around the world, in the creative hub of the North of England – Manchester.
Highlights from the festival also include the world premiere of ‘One Word’ from Manchester-born filmmaker Caleb Shaffer, UK premiere of ‘My Voice, My Life’ by Oscar Nominated Director Ruby Yang, ‘Him Upstairs’ with Ricky Tomlinson and ‘Caring for the Recently Deceased’ featuring Sue Johnston.
Showcasing features, shorts and documentary, the festival’s ambition is to become a world leader within the international film making community, championing great story-telling that translates brilliantly onto the big screen.
Director of Operations, Neil Jeram-Croft said: “We are incredibly excited to announce the full line up for the first Manchester Film Festival.”
“There was a vast range of excellent independent films to choose from but we had to shortlist this down to the crème de la crème.
Manchester has always been a destination for culture for us in the UK, so it seemed like the perfect setting for the festival.
There really is something for everyone in the programme and we’re looking forward to celebrating established and amateur filmmakers alike this July.”
For further information and to buy tickets visit: www.maniff.com