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Manchester Film Festival



The Manchester Film Festival (MANIFF), a BIFA Qualifying event (and winner of the "Best Non-Music Festival" at the UK Festival Awards) celebrates its 10th edition at the ODEON Great Northern. Esteemed for championing independent cinema, MANIFF offers a platform for indie films from across the globe, with a commitment to fairness and diversity in its selection. With over 100 UK films and selections fresh from Sundance, Cannes, and Toronto, MANIFF is a hub for indie film enthusiasts and creators. The festival boasts industry panels, red carpet interviews, and post-screening Q&As. As one of FilmFreeway’s Top 10 Best Reviewed Festivals, it provides filmmakers with valuable networking opportunities and a vibrant city experience. Submissions are open, welcoming feature-length and short films of all genres, ensuring a rich and varied program for attendees.

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MANIFF 2023 Highlights


Tickets to Manchester Film Festival can be purchased from from their Tickets Page.

Options include:

  • 5 Ticket Pass
  • 10 Ticket Pass
  • Full Festival Pass


Manchester Film Festival is not a camping festival, please make your own accommodation arrangements. You can go to Visit Manchester Website to find some cool accommodation options.


The Manchester Film Festival takes place at the ODEON Great Northern in central Manchester, a 16-screen multiplex cinema offering a state-of-the-art cinematic experience. The ODEON is set within the historic Great Northern development which provides modern facilities as well as ample parking.

ODEON Great Northern Festival Location Map


The Manchester Film Festival, hosted at ODEON Great Northern, is dedicated to ensuring an enjoyable cinema experience for all. The venue is equipped with wheelchair spaces in each screening room, along with state-of-the-art audio description and hard-of-hearing facilities available right at your seat, ensuring accessibility for attendees with mobility and auditory considerations. Furthermore, ODEON cinemas accept the CEA card, allowing for free companion tickets, a gesture that emphasizes inclusivity. For more information or assistance, you can visit the CEA website at www.ceacard.co.uk or contact the Accessibility Helpline at 03330151208, available from Monday to Sunday, between 10am and 5pm.

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