WIN A Pair Of Tickets To Manchester Film Festival’s Opening Gala Night

You could be turning up to the gala opening of Manchester Film Festival and walking down the red carpet at AMC Great Northern before enjoying a cocktail reception to celebrate the launch.

The screening will also include the shorts Strange Weather, starring Maxine Peake, I’m Sorry To Tell You, by Manchester-based actor and director, Ben Price and the world première of Break, starring Sir John Hurt.

Afterwards, enjoy exclusive access to meet the stars of the festival at the after-party which is held at the Hilton Hotel’s Cloud 23 bar. Enjoy a complimentary drink and take in the atmosphere of one of the city’s most important cultural events.

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12 movies you mustn’t miss at York’s festival of short films: Strange Weather starring Maxine Peake

12 movies you mustn’t miss at York’s festival of short films: Strange Weather starring Maxine Peake

t’s time to crank up the industrial-sized popcorn-maker if you want to munch along with the 300 or so mini movies on offer at the fifth annual Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

There’s a packed programme of screenings, masterclasses and panel discussions at 15 York venues over four days.

Among the many highlights are Eleanor, starring Golden Globe-winning actress Ruth Wilson (The Affair), thriller Strange Weather, starring Maxine Peake (Shameless) and blood-splattered black comedy Dark_Net, starring Johnny Vegas (of getting drunk and being funny fame).

TV star Maxine Peake flexes her not inconsiderable acting muscles in Strange Weather , a Loose Change Films production by Tom Shrapnel, that explores what happens when two people witness a mysterious natural phenomenon that reawakens their senses and draws their fractured lives together.

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Video Update: Strange Weather Trailer starring Maxine Peake and Lex Shrapnel



Two strangers witness a natural phenomenon that reawakens their senses and draws their empty lives together.

Strange Weather is a short film by Tom Shrapnel starring Maxine Peake and Lex Shrapnel.

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SO excited for this one! 😀

Maxine Peake stars in new short film ‘Strange Weather’ by Tom Shrapnel

Creative England has chosen 20 new non-London films for production through its inaugural iShorts programme.

The entry level shorts initiative is aimed at film-makers outside of London who have some experience in self-funded shorts or student films, have written an unproduced screenplay, or have produced work that has not yet attracted financial support from within the industry.

Each project receives £5,000 ($8,400) towards its production budget and ongoing support. They have also received production and development training from Creative Skillset.

iShorts is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the National Lottery via the BFI, and through the Skills Investment Fund.

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Strange Weather, Tom Shrapnel

Two strangers, a bereaved woman and a lonely man, are drawn together when they experience a mysterious natural phenomenon that reawakens their senses and brings hope to their fractured lives.

Source: screendaily.com

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