Partnering with Pilot Light TV Festival for this year’s BFI ‘blockbuster’ season Comedy Genius, #RIPVine was a tribute to the six second icons that have given so much joy to millions the world over. Pilot Light TV Festival and Live Cinema UK presented a funeral fit for this king of comedy at Gorilla Manchester on 23 November 2018, featuring two 45 minute Vine compilations featuring over 500 Vines, and a full scale funeral party all themed around the greatest Vines, including stand up comedy and music curated by Flim Nite, and a newly-comissioned AV remix by Vine star and event host Leslie Wai with a live lip sync by drag artist Monopoly Phonic. Here’s what happened.

The curated Vine compilations are free to book for a limited time and have played in Leeds, London and Glasgow since the premiere event. To find out more contact Greg at Pilot Light TV Festival.

Comedy Genius is a nationwide celebration of comedy on screen, led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. For more screenings go to bficomedy.co.uk. #bficomedy