Salford Film Festival
Five days crammed full of screenings, special events and glamorous parties sure to get the region buzzing.
Film buffs can expect exclusive premieres of films including Kandahar Break staring Shaun Dooley (Red Riding) and Dean Andrews (Life on Mars) and, the English premiere of a Mike Knowles film – A Boy Called Dad staring Ian Hart (Harry Potter) plus interviews and presentations from movie directors and cast.
Bringing the red carpet to Salford, there’ll be shorts, international film a black and white section that will include a screening of The 39 Steps staring Salfordian, Robert Powell and a series of films exploring Northern Identity which includes Gregory’s Girl and Wuthering Heights.
The home of talented L.S Lowry, The Happy Mondays, opera star Russell Watson, actor Albert Finney, The Smiths and new musical sensation the Tings Tings, Salford has never been short of creative talent, and the city is not stopping now.
Staged in and around Salford’s MediaCityUK, the Salford Film Festival is clearly benefiting from the attention the imminent BBC move has brought to the area. The programme is bigger and better for 2009 and has drawn incredible creative talent.