2015 Film Festival

Welcome to the annual Screen Stockport Film Festival 2015 taking place at the Plaza Super Cinema on Friday 16th October.

We are celebrating five years of supporting independent and student filmmakers and we hope that you can join us for a great day of high quality short film produced locally, nationally and internationally.

We are delighted that our special guest this year is award-winning filmmaker Steve Sullivan who is making the much-anticipated documentary Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story about the life of the man underneath the large papier-mache head of cult character Frank Sidebottom.

Joe will be talking to Steve about his three-year-long labour of love which involved meticulously going through Chris’ personal archive of Frank material contained within a staggering 100 boxes!

Steve will also be screening a preview of the documentary containing exclusive clips of interviews with many of the luminaries he interviewed about their own personal relationship with Frank.

We have had some amazing guests and judges over the past five years and we have asked some of them to help us again by judging the categories. We are delighted that the judging panel includes director Carol Morley, producer Cairo Cannon, writer and producer Len Brown and our Screen Stockport special guest – director, producer and editor Steve Sullivan.

We would also like to thank our supporters and sponsors who have helped us deliver the Film Festival over five years. Huge thanks must go to Col Needham and IMDb, Calumet Photographic, The Manchester Film School at The Manchester College, The Equity Foundation and all the team at The Plaza Super Cinema for hosting the Festival.



Running Order

11.00am – Introduction

11.05am – Very Short Film Category


Dad – Helen Lyons-Curran
Surprise – Lewis Leyden
Wildless – Kevin McCrae
Smile – Tom Chimiak
Mr Snuggles – Richard Anthony Dunford
Harriet and the Matches – Miranda Howard-Williams


11.25am – Winner Announced


11.30am – North West Short Film Category


Support – Daniel Beet
The SoftTech Vacancy – Alex Tamaro
The Martyr – Darren Langlands

12.00pm – Winner Announced


12.05pm – Interview with dir. Steve Sullivan and screening of clips from ‘Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story’

1.00pm – Short Film Category


Girlfriend vs Boyfriend – Glen Delahaye
Barbican: Urban Poetry – Joe Gilbert
FinDom– David Lyon
Tidy – Ed Edwards
Scarlet Says – Alexei Slater

1.35pm – Winner Announced


1.40pm – Lunch


2.10pm – Manchester Film School Presentation

2.20pm – Schools & Colleges Short Film Category


Damage – James Barker
The Rehearsal – Adam Bircher & Ellie Fenn
Pawn Stars –  Joseph Raynes
School of the Living Dead – Maisie Winnard
The Blowout– Corey Hodkin
True Colours – Eren Kaplan
Robin – Lucy Young
The Final Project – Matt Alexander
Loot – Hannah Gautrey
The Exam – Sam Steele

3.05pm – Winner Announced

3.15pm – University Student Short Film Category


Loved App – James Oliver
Jim Reaper – Joe Richardson
Elite – Justine Herold-Wright
The Unveiling – Ryan Bloom
Brackish Water – Oliver Deacon
The Switch – Olly Philpott-Smith

4.05pm – Winner Announced


4.15pm – Post Grad Film Student Short Film Category


In Flesh – Ammar Galal
The Bicycle – Francesco Gabriele
Sebastian & Them – Benjamin Bee
Derek vs. Derek – Sebastian Barner-Rasmussen

4.45pm – Winner Announced


4.50pm – International Short Film Category

Venice – Venetia Taylor

A Cross To BurnDavid Brown

I’ve Just Had a DreamJavi Navarro



5.00pm – Festival Ends


Special thanks to this year’s sponsors: