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Telling Tales

International Film & Audio Documentary Festival

8th, 9th & 10th June 2018

Tickets available on the day of the event.

You can buy your Telling Tales ticket on arrival at the Cornerhouse venue. 

This will be cash only.

“I love the idea of the TELLING TALES [Festival] that’s what film making is all about. If this forum really offers that opportunity it is well worth attending . Forget the networking, concentrate on TELLING TALES.”
— Nick Broomfield- Director, "Whitney- Can I Be Me?"

2018 Trailers

"Stand Up, Stand Out"

David Pavlosky

"Stand Up, Stand Out" tells the story of a unique brand of activism belonging only to San Francisco--where three gay teachers’ fight for equal rights during the burgeoning Gay Liberation Movement of the 1970s, led to the blossoming of the Valencia Rose Cabaret, Café, and Restaurant, believed to be the first and only gay-owned and operated comedy club in the USA. As AIDS ravaged San Francisco, a gay and lesbian comedy club flourished in, of all places, an old mortuary.

"That's how it is and what!"

Andrés Ramírez

Abraham Bojórquez (Ukamau y Ké) developed the so-called hip hop Aymara, with his social lyrics he shook the Latin American society in the early 21st century. He died violently at the peak of his musical career, the same day he finished recording his second album. Years later, his friend, Ecuadorian rapper and director Andrés Ramírez returns to Bolivia to uncover the reasons for his death and to find him in the Andean cyclical time. In this surreal journey Ukamau y Ké comes back to life through records, files and, dream visions.

"A Swedish Love Story"

Adam Waugh

A film about Parkinson's disease, art, and long-distance love.

"Finding Wee Paddy"

Peter Roch & Jason Davidson

The incredible true story of one elderly Derry woman's unwavering quest to locate and honour her uncle's long lost grave in Shanghai.

On the 24th October 1937, 25-year-old Rifleman Patrick McGowan of Londonderry was killed by fire from a Japanese aircraft in the act of carrying a young woman to safety. Private McGowan's death caused a political outcry and had far reaching international significance. McGowan, along with 4 other Ulster riflemen killed in further attacks, were buried in Shanghai with full military honours. However, in the years after the conflict their resting places were lost. More than 60 years later, Paddy's niece Sara Moran began a journey to find out what happened to him. 

See the 2017 Archive >>

View more trailers and films on Vimeo >>

How to find us:



70 Oxford St, (former Cornerhouse),


M1 5NH

Tel: 0161 247 1398

Telling Tales Festival is proudly sponsored by:


Hindenburg Audio

"It's all about the story!"

Hindenburg Systems is a Danish software company specialising in intuitive, portable solutions for storytellers. 

Our mission is to tear down the technical divide between storytellers and their audience...

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ToRrside Brewing

Torrside Brewing is based in New Mills, in Derbyshire's High Peak, on the north-west edge of the Peak District.

Our name is taken from the Torrs, the 70-foot-deep gorge cut by the Rivers Goyt & Sett, that the town stands above and around. New Mills is an old and sizeable town, but has somehow missed out on having its own brewery!

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