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Gorgeous comedian, TV personality, writer, artist, gardener and lover, Joe Lycett has in recent years also been making some daft films. In a special evening of screenings and discussion, the Brummie chucklemonger is joined by radio DJ Shaun Keaveny as they chat about filmmaking, music, classic adverts and comedy. 

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The Weekday Festival Pass gives access to all the films and industry events on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the festival. Join the queue to the film or industry talk you want to attend and show your pass - it's that simple. Unlimited access for three days.

Our venue dates this year are Wed 5th Oct - Sun 9th Oct.

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The Online Pass gives access to watch all the films and industry events but from the comfort of your own home. 

That's over 300 short films and 15 industry talks for only £12 - that's just one pound a day!

Online dates are Wed 12th Oct - Sun 23rd Oct.

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Do you only want to attend one particular block of films? then this is the ticket for you.

Choose from one of our big nights or simply turn up to any one of the 90 minute programmes at the festival and show your ticket.

Our venue dates this year are Wed 5th Oct - Sun 9th Oct.

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The Weekend Festival Pass gives access to all the films and industry events on Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Simply join the queue to the film or industry talk you want to attend and show your pass - it's that simple. 

Our venue dates this year are Wed 5th Oct - Sun 9th Oct.

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Many of student passes are discounted by up to 15% using the promo code:

BFFStudentDiscount2022 

Click on the link below to apply the code and buy a pass. Student I.D must be provided when picking up your pass at the box office.

 

Our venue dates this year are Wed 5th Oct - Sun 9th Oct.

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Do you want to watch more films?


A one day festival pass give access to all the films and industry events on any one day of the festival. Simply join the queue to the film or the industry talk you want to attend on the day of your choice and show your pass - it's that simple. 

Our venue dates this year are Wed 5th Oct - Sun 9th Oct.

 

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Want to attend the entire festival? 

The full festival pass offers the best value, unlimited access to all five days of the festival and the ability to catch up on all the films and talks you've missed at the festival for a further 12 days online.
 

 

Venue dates are Wed 5th Oct - Sun 9th Oct, and Online dates are Wed 12th Oct - Sun 23rd Oct.

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We only charge an entry fee for films and talks in The Light Cinema. Our other partner venues, The Museum & Library, The Hive Gallery and the Unit Base Gallery are all FREE entry. We believe accessibility to culture is important for everyone, regardless of their income. Check out the schedule for times of screenings and events.

Our venue dates this year are Wed 5th Oct - Sun 9th Oct.

After purchasing a ticket for our venues just print it out or show it on your phone to our staff.

Students should be able to provide Student I.D on request when picking up their passes at the Box Office.

Pick up your festival pass at our box office at The Unit Base Gallery, 2nd Floor, Market Place Shopping Centre, Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AL - that's one floor down from The Light Cinema. Please note we are only open during the festival dates (Wed 5th Oct - Sun 9th Oct).

To watch films at home simply purchase the "Online Pass" on this site and sign in over the festival dates.