Saturday 17th Oct


Student 1

From 2:00pm Oct 17th

Our first block of student films representing undergraduate and post graduate films from Austria, Germany, the USA and the United Kingdom. 


Culture Vulture 1

From 4:00pm Oct 17th

An hour of fashion films, dance films and music videos makes up our first block of Culture Vulture. 

UK Shorts 2

From 6:00pm Oct 17th

Our second block of UK short films are all "Made up North". Showcasing the best drama, documentary and animation short films in the Film Hub North region.

International 1

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From 8:00pm Oct 17th

I'll end up in jail

Alexandre Dostie - Canada

A stay-at-home mom gets into a murderous car crash where nobody wants to take the blame.


Kids Animations

From 1:00pm Oct 17th

One hour of the best family friendly animations from the best indie animators in competition. 


Young Filmmaker

From 2:00pm Oct 17th

A short block celebrating young film-maker talent including the work of Ava Bounds our youngest film-maker at only 14 years of age.

Family Films

From 2:30pm Oct 17th

Ninety minutes of family friendly films with stories ranging from "the cheese run" to Highland Warrior queens.

Community & charity

From 4.00 pm Oct 17th

Bolton Film Festival takes pride in supporting community and charity made films. This years programme also includes the guest feature film "GROW: a film about people and plants" by director Edward Pink, funded by our sponsor Bolton at Home.

Saturday Industry


Virtual Meet Up

LIVE @ 11:00am Oct 17th

A chance to meet up with fellow film-makers, producers, writers, crew and industry delegates. LIVE breakout rooms on Zoom and a lot of chit chat. 

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Festival Formula

LIVE @ 1:00pm Oct 17th

Festival Formula will guide you through how best to prepare for the festival circuit talking about different levels of festivals, budget, niches to pick out, submission materials, and how to navigate through festivals in these COVID times.

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Ruth Madeley

LIVE @ 5:00pm Oct 17th

Bolton born actress Ruth Madeley join us to share her thoughts and memories on amazing career. We'll to talk with her about her performance in the short film "Verisimilitude" playing in competition and her thoughts on the recent announcements by BAFTA on diversity.