Two University of Salford students have been accepted to exhibit their films at the upcoming Manchester International Film Festival (ManIFF), held in July. Lucy Cassidy and Daniel Watts were among 25 BA Television and Radio (BATAR) students to send their work to festival, with the hope of showing their film at a festival screening at the AMC Manchester.
ManIFF is running for its first year in 2015, with the hope to become a world leader within the international film making community. The festival aims to champion great story telling that translates brilliantly onto screen. Up-and-coming writers, directors and producers, along with established industry professionals and film lovers alike are all invited to celebrate the best independent cinema from around the world.
Lucy Cassidy will be screening her piece, Dying to Meet You. A biography of an embalmer who believes he can communicate with the spirits of the dead people he is embalming. Fellow student, Daniel Watts’ successful entry, Cabby, is a film about Manchester’s taxi drivers and what they see and think about while on their shifts through the day and night.
BA (Hons) TV and Radio Lecturer, Debra Prinselaar said, ‘This is an enormous success for both Lucy and Dan. It’s also an honour for the University of Salford, to be producing such talented film-makers, only just starting out in their careers. Their work is impressive and thought-provoking, and now internationally recognised. Well done them!’
ManIFF2015 will be running from 10th-12th July, at the AMC Manchester Great Northern Warehouse.
Full more event information and tickets, please look on www.maniff.com.