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13 June 2023

ORIGINS: The Short Film Night is a celebration of the art of short form storytelling and the creative beginnings of talented filmmakers, taking place at Colony One Silk St in Manchester City Centre on Friday 7th of July.

Colony to host new short film night ORIGINS, in partnership with Polari and Bearded Fellows

We're thrilled to announce that Colony, in collaboration with Polari and Bearded Fellows, will be hosting an exciting event that celebrates the art of short form storytelling and showcases the creative beginnings of talented filmmakers.

Founded in 2020, Polari is an award-winning production company based in Manchester that champions the boundlessness of queer and marginalised lives through film, television, and more.

Bearded Fellows are an award winning Creative Agency that supports Brands, Agencies and Organisations to achieve their goals through Animation and Video Content.


Introducing ORIGINS: The Short Film Night!

Taking place at our One Silk St venue in Ancoats, this event promises an evening of thought-provoking films, insightful panel discussions, networking opportunities, and the chance to win a 3-month co-working membership. Mark your calendars for a memorable night of inspiration and creativity! Our first event will focus on short documentaries exploring diverse subjects, and shedding light on compelling, thought-provoking stories that deserve to be heard.

Short films have a unique ability to captivate audiences and convey powerful narratives in a condensed format. ORIGINS is dedicated to showcasing a curated selection of engaging, funny, and heartfelt short fiction and non-fiction work. For our first event we are focusing on documentary film making, exploring diverse subjects, and shedding light on compelling stories that deserve to be heard.


ORIGINS TEAM PHOTO

Left to right: Joe Gosling (Bearded Fellows), Luke Davies (Polari), Jourdain Rose (Polari), Lillian Constantine (Bearded Fellows), Jamie Halliday (Colony)

Insights from Accomplished Filmmakers:

Following the screening of the short films, we have an incredible panel of accomplished documentary filmmakers who will share their valuable insights and experiences. From discussing their creative processes to sharing their personal stories of triumph and how they overcame challenges in their careers, this panel discussion is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for aspiring filmmakers and enthusiasts alike. Stay tuned as we announce the esteemed panellists in the coming weeks on our social media platforms!


Networking Opportunities:

ORIGINS is not only a celebration of short films but also a platform for creatives from all disciplines to connect and forge potential collaborations. Greater Manchester is a thriving hub of talent, and this event brings together like-minded individuals who share a passion for storytelling and artistic expression. Whether you're a filmmaker, writer, photographer, or any other creative professional, this event offers a fantastic opportunity to expand your network and find future collaborators who can bring your ideas to life.


Win a 3-Month Co-Working Membership:

We are giving away a 3-month co-working membership at Colony to one lucky attendee! This membership provides the perfect base for creatives in need of a central workspace in Manchester. Giving you access to a vibrant community of fellow professionals, inspiring workspaces, and all the amenities you need to fuel your creativity.


Book Your Ticket:

To join us for this event, all you need to do is book your ticket! Stay tuned to our social media channels as we unveil the film program and announce the incredible panellists in the weeks leading up to the event. Prepare yourself for an evening filled with engaging films, insightful discussions, and the opportunity to connect with the creative community.

ORIGINS is an event that celebrates the art of short form storytelling and the creative beginnings of talented filmmakers. Hosted by Colony in collaboration with Polari and Bearded Fellows, this event offers a curated selection of inspiring short films, a panel discussion with accomplished filmmakers, networking opportunities, and a chance to win a 3-month co-working membership. Don't miss out on this remarkable opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of filmmaking, connect with fellow creatives, and be inspired by the power of storytelling.

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