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Adrian Barber

Festival Director

A documentary film-maker and photographer with over twenty years experience, Adrian has worked primarily on long term social documentaries focusing on people led stories and community. His work has been displayed at numerous museums and galleries across the North West of England and many of his photo stories are available as books 

Adrian first began hosting film events with "Sunset Cinema" which toured the world out of a backpack, screening independent films on beaches, mountain tops and even on a boat on the River Ganges in India. 

Adrian has also been a juror at Kino Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival (Ireland), River Film Festival (Italy) and High Peak Film Festival.  

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Zoe Rothwell

Festival Producer

Zoe Rothwell is an independent film maker and photographer currently working in education. As festival producer at Bolton Film Festival, Zoe is the friendly face who will make you feel at ease on your visit, she assists with the programming of films, the social media and marketing strategy and the co-ordination of volunteers. 

Paul Blinkhorn

Venue Co-ordinator

Paul initially trained a a theatre director, but now also works in film and audio drama. As a writer-director his award-winning short films  have been screened internationally. He holds a BA Hons in Drama and English from Edge Hill University and an MA in Theatre Directing from East 15.  

Paul co-ordinates the running of our venues alongside Zoe and the volunteers. 

Francis Kirk

Assets Manager/Venue Co-ordinator

Francis has just completed his studies at Liverpool Hope University, he came to the festival as a volunteer/intern and did such a good job managing the film assets and helping with the festival that we asked him to stay on as part of the team. 

Sponsors and Supporting Partners

Light Cinema, Market Place, Bolton, BL1 2AL