In only its 3rd year the Manchester Film Festival has been nominated as the only film festival on the planet to be included in the 2017 UK Festival Awards.

MANIFF will be rubbing shoulders alongside major domestic and international festivals such as Glastonbury, Altitude, Latitude, V, Download, Creamfields, Wireless, Isle of Wight and Reading and Leeds, at the prestigious awards ceremony in London on the 28th November. 

Programming director Alan Bailey said – “We are extremely honoured to be shortlisted alongside such prestigious festivals and it’s a great testament to not only our enthusiastic staff and supporters who are working tirelessly to build MANIFF into one of the UK’s best film festivals but to all the truly independent festivals out there that like Manchester IFF exist because of passion, hard work and integrity, rather than relying upon a pot of public money and or institutional funding. Regardless whether the festival wins an award or not it’s a great achievement to be recognised in this way and we are all looking forward to what will be an enjoyable evening”. 

The award ceremony, in its 13th year will take place at the Roundhouse theatre on the 28th November. The Manchester Film Festival will take place with its third edition from March 2nd to 5th 2017.


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