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Please note meals and refreshments are not provided as part of the registration fee for either the Screenings or the Conference.

There are a large number of restaurants and fast food outlets relatively close to the Festival site, offering a range of cuisines and prices. Tea and coffee will be offered on site at competitive prices.

Festival Chinese Banquet

At the cost of £17, tickets may be purchased for the Chinese Banquet that will take place on Saturday, 30 June at the nearby Tai Pan Restaurant on Upper Brook St., less than 10 minutes' walk from the Festival site. This Banquet will mark the conclusion of the day of screenings of Chinese films, as well as both the conclusion of the Prize Screenings and the opening of the Conference. It will commence directly after the announcement of the Prizes at approximately 8pm.

Guests will be seated at tables of ten where they will be offered a menu of vegetarian and meat-based dishes on the ratio of 4:6, as well as a glass of wine for the opening toast. A detailed menu will be published here shortly.


From the Making of an Englishman to the Last King of Scotland

Kevin MacDonald In Conversation

Opening Night - Wed 27 June

Castaways Projects

On Sunday 1st of July, the author Caryl Phillips will do a reading and take part in a lunchtime discussion with anthropologist Steven Feld and the artist Virginia Ryan, about their exhibition 'Castaways' which is being staged at the Whitworth art gallery. Read more

Film Festival Programme!

The Film Festival programme is now available online! Visit the programme page for details!

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