29 June – 16 July 2017

Digital skills development

We’re currently running a series of digital skills workshops exclusively for members of My Festival, MIF’s creative community, taking in everything from Twitter and digital storytelling apps to YouTube and live-streaming. Supported by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence, we’ll soon be launching a new programme of creative skills workshops and laboratories for people interested in cross-collaborative practice and new digital technologies. Sign up to My Festival and be among the first to know what’s on offer.

VIDEO STORYTELLING PT2 – Led by James Bishop from PlaybyPlay video
Monday 26 June, 6 – 9pm
Location: MIF Office, Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester, M3 2JA
FREE – Book Here
Part two of Video Storytelling will be a hands-on workshop giving you the knowledge and tools to create videos that you’ll be proud to share. With the advances in mobile technology, it is now possible to capture great quality film on a device that you carry around in your pocket, you just need to know how! Learn to plan, shoot and edit your own video and demystify filmmaking in just three hours.

MIF Digital Skills // Nina Freeman introduces Lost Memories Dot Net
Friday 7 July, 6:30 – 9:30pm.  Location: MadLab.  Age 18+

FREE – Book here.
Manchester International Festival and Madlab host an evening with video games designer Nina Freeman where you can hear more about her work and the making of Lost Memories Dot Net. During the evening you will get to hear from Nina and other gaming and technology practitioners. We will then further explore the commission and some of the surrounding themes in a Q and A session with Nina and guests. There will also be an opportunity to try out Lost Memories Dot Net and network with other local enthusiasts throughout the evening.


MULTIMEDIA WALK – Led by Documentally (Christian Payne)
Sunday 9 July, 12 – 5pm
Location: Throughout the Festival programme of free events.
FREE – Book Here
Armed with your devices for capture, Documentally aka Christian Payne will walk you through the Festival’s programme of free events exploring how you may use your devices to their full potential. This tour will be the perfect opportunity to put your skills into practice, learning to capture short form content and sharing it on the go with hashtags.