Our Venues


The Light Cinema

The Market Place, BL1 2AL

All the films and industry talks at the cinema require a ticket or festival pass available on our ticket page


The Light is a brand new, state-of-the-art nine screen Cineplex within the Market Place Shopping Centre. 


Bolton Library & Museum

Le Mans Cres, Bolton BL1 1SE

Bolton Museum is a public museum and art gallery in the town of Bolton. All the films screening at the Museum and Library are FREE to attend, head to the basement to the Theatre 1 Auditorium.


The Albert Halls

Victoria Square, Bolton BL1 1RU

Bolton's brilliant all-round entertainment venue. A colonnaded neoclassical Victorian town hall hosting comedy, dance, music, pantomime shows and of course film screenings. 


Platform 5 Gallery

Bolton Train Station, Trinity Street

All the films and events at the Platform 5 Gallery are FREE to attend - no booking is required. 

Established in 2017 the Platform 5 gallery is a community hub at Bolton Train Station, set up to promote creative and community based events and activities. 


Unitbase Gallery

Unit 32, Market Place, BL1 2AL

One floor down from the cinema, the Unitbase is a gallery space created for the festival - the place to pick up your festival pass, to network, check out the Experimental and Culture Vulture films and to delve into the VR/360 projects.