The third Manchester International Short Film & Video Festival, Kinofilm '98 concludes next week with its British Shorts Festival. With screenings at the Cornerhouse Cinema, Cine City and Square Albert, Kinofilm '98 is running 12 programmes - ranging from the best of Welsh, Scottish and British shorts plus a selection of "no-low" budget films - to nine films financed by National Lottery funding.

The Festival opens next Wednesday evening at 7.45 pm at the Square Albert with a special programme, entitled Made in Manchester. Anyone is welcome at this reception. film Kinofilm '98 presents a unique opportunity to see the cream of Britain's rising film talent and meet the film-makers themselves. In conjunction with Kinofim '98, The Independent is pleased to be able to offer a pair of free passes for all 12 programmes to six Independent readers. Please send a postcard with your name and a daytime telephone number by next Tuesday to Miles Prowse, Kinofilm '98, 48 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6HR. For programme details, telephone 0161-288 2494.