Leigh Short Film Festival 2018

Young Filmmaker Event on Friday 5th October

Main Event on Saturday 20th October

Festival News

This year

Our festival will take place over two nights, celebrating both Young Filmmakers in their own competition and our main event for every film that was submitted to our festival.

The first event takes place at ALRA North in Wigan, at the north west home of The Acadamy of Live & Recorded Arts, on Friday 5th October. Doors open at 6pm with the night starting at 7pm. The winning film from this event gains automatic entry into our main event.

Our main festival night takes place several weeks later at The Turnpike Centre in Leigh, on Saturday 20th October. Again, doors will open at 6pm with the night starting at 7pm. This event usually runs till 10.30pm. We will have a licensed bar and will be selling hot/cold refreshments & snacks also.

Another fantastic night of home grown cinema is coming...

Over the past four years we have grown into one of the North West's premier celebrations of cinema. Our event, to be held at the Turnpike Centre in Leigh town centre, is entirely run by volunteers with a passion for film.

We showcase low-budget film-making and up-and-coming talent from across the country and have screened everything from comedies and dramas to documentaries and animations while including work from as far afield as Europe and the USA.

We are backed by our high-profile patrons, iconic actor Christopher Eccleston and Shameless star Ben Batt. You'll hear from our Patrons in the coming months...

Our website will also soon be having an enourmous makeover so stay tuned, please come back regularly and also subscribe to our Twitter & Facebook pages to hear all the news about the event.

Volunteering @ LFF2018

Would you like to volunteer at next year's Festival?
If so, please download the form below. Complete & return it to the email address in the form.

Volunteer Registration Form