TEC deliver film programming at The Continental, and develop new methods of community programming. TEC’s programming direction develops non-mainstream cinema audiences, specialising in cult classics, music/film crossover work, documentary seasons, and political filmmaking.

Our Document’ seasons presented some hard-hitting explorations of subjects as diverse as political and ecological implications of the disappearance of the honeybee, and a shocking expose of sharp practices within the international modelling industry.  The ongoing Music Crossover strand has screened a series of acclaimed documentaries on industry, often accompanied by live music performances or talks from key figures involved with the films

SYNC was a Media Arts Network event where all those involved in media creation in the region were invited to showcase their work and network with likeminded people and others in the industry; full-time or freelance, professional or student, affiliated or independent.

Trash Cinema was a short season of Italian cult films screened in a cabaret atmosphere, with informal talks from film bloggers and one of the organisers of Manchester’s GrimmFest, while the Student Classics season featured screenings of some of the essential leftfield movies that no deeper journey into the outer limits of cinema can really begin without.

Girls Night In saw Facebook and Twitter users vote for the classic ‘chick flicks’ that they wanted to see on the big screen in a relaxed atmosphere, with a glass of wine and slice of cake provided added for extra indulgence.

Read about TEC’s Film Club of fortnightly screenings and the Cinema Around the Corner project

Visit The Continental Website for more information on the current programme.