Bolton Film Festival – Open for submissions

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Bolton Film Festival – Open for submissions

The inaugural edition of Bolton Film Festival launches on 20th and 21st Septemberat The Light Cinema Experience within the Market Place, Bolton – a listed Victorian building that has undergone a twenty-seven million pound refurbishment.

We’re seeking out innovative and groundbreaking short films (under 20 mins) from independent film-makers and students. Whether it’s drama, documentary, animation, comedy or experimental our aim is to showcase emerging talent to an audience of like-minded individuals and industry experts.

We understand that every penny counts with independent filmmakers and have kept our entry fees as affordable as possible.

Early Bird Entry Deadline 1st April – £10.00

Mid-Term Deadline 1st May – £14.25

Regular deadline 1st June – £15.40

Late entry deadline 1st July – £19.25

Animation and Experimental categories are discounted, check FilmFreeway for pricing.

Student entry fees are fixed at £10.00 for university students and £8.25 for sixth form / college students.

Community Groups / Charities / Schools – Free Entry

Our submission deadline is the 1st July 2017, entries should be made using the FilmFreeway or Festhome gateway below – both platforms are free to join as a film-maker and it only takes a few minutes to sign up.

The submissions will be critiqued and selected by a jury of experts from the industry and showcased throughout a two-day festival.

For selected film-makers who are coming from further afield, we are offering free accommodation at The Holiday Inn (Bolton) one of our supporting partners.

We’ll be notifying the shortlisted film-makers on August 21st so they can invite their friends and family. Extra tickets will be on sale during the summer of 2017 for £6 each (per night) so make sure you book your seats in advance as we expect our attendance to be high. We look forward to meeting you for a great event.

April 30 2017


Start: April 30, 2017
End: July 1, 2017
Cost: £10 – £19.25
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The Light Cinema Experience

Market Place Shopping Centre, Unit X4A
Bolton, BL1 2AR United Kingdom

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01204 971030

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Bolton Film Festival
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