Past events

Kino Film Festival 2016

Since 1995, the Manchester International Short Film Festival has been showcasing short films from the UK and other European countries.
The 2016 festival will take place on 22-28 February. To find out more about the event.

As part of the KINO Film Festival, l’Alliance française de Manchester make an association with the Società Dante Alighieri and the Instituto Cervantés, Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 February!
To celebrate this partnership, the Alliance française and the Società Dante Alighieri would like to invite you to a joint French-Italian screening on Thursday 25 February, at the Instituto Cervantes(326/330 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4FN).

Come and discover the Italian and French short films on offer and take this rare opportunity to hear both languages in the same evening!

The following movies are part of the official selection.

French Selection

LE FRUIT DE L’AMOUR, ET DU HASARD - The Fruit of Love and Chance

Dir / Wri: Juliette Morice, Prod: Marie-Claude Morice
France, 18 min
Marion and Mehdi used to love each other but are now torn apart by their separate aspirations: he’s desperately looking for a job, she’s only wishing for a baby...


Dir / Prod / Wri: Sophie Galibert
France, 16 min 50 sec
Ten-year-old Paul is on holiday in the countryside. He would like to invite Wendy to dance at the village ball, but he is too shy. How will he find the courage?


Dir / Prod: Nikolaus Roche-Kresse, Prod: Mélanie Couraud, José Monplet, François-Xavier Marchi, Matthieu Choquette, Pierre-Claude Gaumerd, Wri: Elia Blanc, Morgane Hocde, Claudine Bertin
France 18 min 8 sec
Zao is a little boy with an incurable disease, in a house beside a lake. A little girl, Cloe, leads him through the forest and tells him the legend of the lake monster.

LA TETE DE L’EMPLOI - Right Person For The Job

Dir / Wri: Wilfried Meance, Wri: Loic Gaillard
France, 7 min
Jean is in his 50s and has been laid off after his company downsized. He has a meeting with his Employment Advisor at the Job centre - a smug young man less than half his age...

Italian Selection


Dir : Marinos Kallikourdis
Italy/Argentina, 1 min 30 sec
A spaghetti western in the high Antarctic.


Dir : Marinos Kallikourdis
Italy, 12 min 02 sec
Milan is a urban city, surrounded by miles of factories and fields. It isn’t California. People who know better will tell you that you can’t surf in the city. But when a dedicated and committed surfer feels the longing to ride the waves, no obstacle is insurmountable.

The director Marinos Kallikourdis will attend the KINO Film Festival to present his work!


Dir : Mario Parruccini
Italy, 15 min
Turin. The keeper of an old government building close to the prison ‘Le Vallette’ lives on the site with his blind wife and a little granddaughter. One day their monotonous routine is broken…


Dir : Angelo Indolfi
Italy, 11 min 13 sec
A light hearted journey into the way a young teenager discover and overcome the discriminating reality of being born “red haired”.


Dir : Abbe Robinson
UK/Italy, 12 mins
Carla, a young girl from Venice, dreams of one day becoming a gondolier like her father. But he says that girls can’t become gondoliers. Carla is faced with a choice: accept that some male stereotypes cannot be broken, or try and stand up for herself and her desires.

Free event.

For more information and bookings: or 01616614201/12

If some of you are interested in the Spanish programme as well, on Wednesday 24 February.
Or there is also the European "Crossing borders" program, on Friday 26 February.