Bolton Film Festival returns to the Light Cinema Tues 29th Sept - Thurs Oct 1st to a nine screen cinema housed within an amazing listed Victorian market building in the centre of the town which has recently undergone a twenty seven million pound refurbishment.

We're screening innovative and groundbreaking short films from independent film-makers. Whether it’s drama, documentary, animation, comedy or experimental film our aim is to showcase emerging talent to an audience of like-minded individuals and industry experts.

Festival Patron

Maxine Peake


Iain McKee

Gerard Kearns


Sammy Winward


George Newton

Photo Gallery

Look back on the previous editions with our online gallery with special guests including Maxine Peake, Diane Morgan, Sammy Winward and Gerard Kearns. 


Panels and Industry Sessions

Look back on our 2019 industry talks including BAFTA winning writer Matt Greenhalgh,  director Jason Wingard, DNEG studios,  Framestore,  Barry Purves and Factory Create



Take a look at our award categories for this years edition of Bolton Film Festival . 


We're helping selected film-makers by offering discounted accommodation at The Holiday Inn (Bolton) one of our supporting partners (please note this is by invitation only by the festival director of BFF as it is subject to a limited numbers of rooms available).

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