It’s time to get all loved up and explode your fuzzy feel-good pheromones upon the Filmonik Valentine Event!!

13th FEB to 15th FEB ~ Filmonik HQ, 3rd Floor, Federation House, Federation Street ~ £5 entry to screening, FREE for filmmakers

The 2015 Valentine Event is a filmmaking challenge AND an open screening – take part in the 48hr challenge OR bring a short film along for all to see.


   Come on down at 7pm for the launch of the filmmaking challenge. Catch up on the challenge rules, see who’s involved and start brewing your ideas for the screening on the 15th.


   Filmonik HQ will be open and a meeting point/ filmmaking hub from 10am. Tumble in and take a break from your endeavors, make out on the sofas, whatever.


   Filmonik HQ will be open again from 10am. Get your films finished by 6pm. The doors open at 7:30 for the screening. For all challenge or OPEN SCREENING films, please go to the SCREENINGS page at for advice on how to compress your films prior to the screening.

Remember to include the OFFICIAL END-SLATE – available here.


Tickets on the door - £5 (DISCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS)

For more information, visit or email

Filmonik is supported by Castlefield Gallery's New Art Spaces. For more information visit

December 12th to 14th @ Filmonik HQ, Federation House

Filmonik is waving goodbye to 2014 with a Christmas Challenge AND an Open-Screening!!

From the 12th to the 14th of December, we are holding a 48hr filmmaking challenge with a chance of winning some festive prizes for you and your team! The Open-Screening will also be in full swing, so whether you want to join the challenge, present a film you’ve already created, or simply enjoy watching some brilliant local shorts, here’s some dates to put in your diary:

12th December – Christmas Challenge Launch Night – 19:00

Filmmakers of all shapes and sizes are invited to Filmonik HQ (on the corner of Balloon Street and Federation Street) for the official launch of the 48hr challenge. We will be announcing all the guidelines you’ll need in order to complete the challenge and be in with a chance of winning the grand prize!! (which will also be revealed!).

Filmonik HQ will be open as a meeting hub at certain points over the following two days. And the rest is up to you. Use whichever skills are at your team’s disposal in order to get your films made in time for the screening on the 14th.

13th December – Meeting Hub Opens – 10:00 till 19:00

We will be opening the doors to Filmonik HQ as a meeting-hub at 10:00 in the morning. Feel free to drop by for a coffee, a biscuit, or even a mince pie if you’re lucky!

We will also be open from 10:00 the next day.

14th December – The Open-Screening – 19:30 

Tickets - £5 on the door @ Filmonik HQ. BYOB!

All films are welcome at the Open-Screening! If you already have a film that you’d like to screen, please email or message our Facebook admins. Then bring your film along on the night on a usb-stick or DVD.

However, if you’ve completed the 48hr challenge and your film is ready to be presented, your name will be entered into the challenge prize-draw with a chance of being chosen at the end of the night!

And for everyone else, we’ll be holding a special Christmas tombola just for the audience. Buy your raffle tickets on the door with a chance of winning even more stocking fillers!

(All films must include the Filmonik Christmas end-slate, AVAILABLE HERE -

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to message the Facebook-admins, or email

See you there!


Announcing the second and final Filmonik Mini Kabaret of 2014. Sign up today for our 5-day, 2-round finisher, with some bold new surprises in the mix:

29th OCT to 2nd NOV ~ Filmonik HQ, New Art Spaces, Federation House, Federation Street, Manchester ~ All rounds - £25, first round - £10, second round - £15

This year's Autumn-mini features one extra session, and big changes to each:

28th OCT - LAUNCH NIGHT @ Filmonik HQ

   Have a mingle with the rest of the attendees before the event officially starts.

29th OCT - 30th OCT ~ The Halloween Quickie

   The Kabaret begins with a 48hr micro-round, with a a focus on keeping things short and resourceful. Let your imaginations loose, but feel free to lean towards dark themes.

31st OCT - 2nd NOV ~ The NON-GENRE Round

   ANYTHING GOES! From silent movies to conventional narratives, video art to music videos - all doors are open. Or take time to go beyond the filmmaking norms - conventional film genres, three-act structures, morals, tropes and other rules. We're putting the spotlight on film-as-art for 72 hours (look for more information in the coming weeks).

Each session begins with a production meeting (10:30am). This will be your opportunity to introduce yourself or the film you want to create. Then it’s time to seek assistance from a host of talented actors, filmmakers, musicians and more, including you! Open your ideas to the community at hand and get ready to create or collaborate.

The final day of each round finishes with a public screening. Present your films live and get a chance to see what everyone else has been up to over the past few days.

Join us for this unique Kabaret by signing up via the links below. We'll see you at the launch!


Official end-slate available here


Tickets for public screening only - £5 (on the door) STUDENT DISCOUNTS!!

For more information, visit or email

Filmonik is supported by Castlefield Gallery's New Art Spaces. For more information visit
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