Bolton International Film Festival

United Kingdom


Bolton Film Festival returns for it’s third edition from 1st – 3rd October to the Light Cinema complex within the Market Place – a nine screen cinema in the heart of the town. Consistently voted a “Top 100 reviewed” festival from over 7000+ film festivals worldwide Bolton will screen over 100 short films over the three days and five venues. We’ll also be hosting free talks and masterclasses with some of the best talent in moving image both behind and in front of the camera.

Previous editions have included BAFTA and OSCAR winning short films, student films, community film-makers, crowd funded films, and BFI and Creative England short films. Our most notable success coming from “The Silent Child” which later went on to win the Academy Award for Best Short Action film.

Whether it’s narrative fiction, documentary, animation, comedy, student, community or experimental film. Our aim is to showcase emerging talent to an audience of like-minded individuals and industry experts.

Event date

01.10.2019 ⟶ 03.10.2019

Audience Award
Best International Short
Best UK Short Best Made up North
Best Documentary
Best Comedy
Best Animation
Best Experimental/Artist Moving Image
Best Dance Film
Best Music Video
Best Film For Change
Best Cinematography
Best Performance
Best Animation (Student)
Best International Student (M.A /Post Graduate)
Best UK Student (B.A / Under Graduate)
Best UK Student (Sixth Form / College)

Event Adress
Light Cinema,
Market Place Shopping Centre,
Bolton BL1 2AL

Admin Adress
12 Hazelwood Road
Smithalls, Bolton,
United Kingdom

Adrian Barber

(Festival Director)

A documentary film-maker and photographer Adrian has over twenty years experience with a wide range of arts organisations. Working primarily on long term social documentaries his work has been published and displayed at numerous museums and galleries across the North West of England. Adrian is a regular juror at Kerry Film Festival, River Film Festival, Kino Film Festival and High Peak Film Festival.