Thurs 6th Oct

Doc 60 – 3

10:50am @ Light Cinema Screen 2
A selection of short documentaries that explore community experience within the UK.  We visit a village with a view and explore what ‘home’ really means, and dig under the forest to witness the ancient practice of Freemining.  We enjoy at pint down at the oldest pub in Britain and sear ...

Student Animation 2

10:50am @ Bolton Museum
Our student animators are let loose in this eclectic block of stories, styles and techniques.  From rose-tinted memories to today’s age of anxiety, from personal battles of change to searching for the truth. This 60 min block takes you on a rollercoaster ride of the upcoming animators of ...

Culture in Motion 1

11:00am Daily @ Unit Base Gallery
3:00pm Daily @ Unit Base Gallery
This selection of shorts examines the nature of the human condition through music, fashion and dance.  We embark on a journey of the mind from birth to death, loss and renewal, memory to nostalgia.

Student 2

12:10pm @ Bolton Museum
A selection of postgraduate student films from around the world with narratives that explore human emotions connected to ‘the other’. We visit an alcohol dependent cleaner snooping around the possessions of a dead hoarder and watch the relationship breakdown of both partner and teddy-bear.  ...

Family Animation

12:15pm @ Unit Base Gallery (Cinema)
‘Family Animation’ aims to bring families together through tales both the young and the old will enjoy. A dog’s instinct to fetch leaves his master stranded in space. A wellington boot journeys through the forest to reunite with its pair. A couple of loved up lobsters have their ta ...

Black Cinema

12:20pm @ Light Cinema Screen 2
With this eclectic mix of Black Cinema we visit a campaign focussed on prostate cancer and look at powerful storytelling from the streets of Hackney and Brixton.  We observe an estranged relationship between a father and daughter on a tropical island, and follow an activist artist on his quest ...

Culture in Motion 2

12:20pm Daily @ Unit Base Gallery
4:20pm Daily @ Unit Base Gallery
Embark on a journey of discovery with this programme of shorts that combine music, dance, fashion and experimental pieces looking at the ritualism and relationships we have with each other as-well as ourselves.

Culture in Motion 3

1:40pm Daily @ Unit Base Gallery
5:40pm Daily @ Unit Base Gallery
Combining fashion, music, dance and experimental film this block awakens the human spirit through the transformation of the self.  At the heart of this programme lies the notion that in order to reconnect with ourselves, each other and the place that we live, we must firstly surrender.

Animation 2

2:00pm @ Light Cinema Screen 1
Welcome to the machine with this international showcase of animations exploring a range of 2D and 3D techniques.  We watch an avatar figure out how to do a backflip whilst an arrow searches for lost files. We take a weird psychedelic trip to paradise as a husband searches for his wife, and expe ...

International 2

2:00pm @ Bolton Museum
A collection of international shorts that observe a boy who can’t feel pain, watch a man on the run from the police, explore primal instincts connected to the human psyche, and follow a social media pro as she hooks up with a famous rapper.

Environmental 2

2:20pm @ Unit Base Gallery (Cinema)
Our ‘Environmental 2’ programme hopes to tackle some of the issues relating to climate change and raise awareness so we can alter our ways and change the course of our dying planet. We explore the harsh realities of manual labour and the changing landscape of Myanmar whilst the air pollutio ...

Doc 60 – 5

3:20pm @ Light Cinema Screen 3
A documentary programme that firstly takes a look at the victimisation of albinism and ritual crimes in Africa, secondly looks at human workers training the AI of self-driven cars, and thirdly checks out the possibility of a cyber society.

LGBTQ+

4:40pm @ Light Cinema Screen 3
Have we got a treat in store for you with this LGBTQ+ block featuring modern fairy tales with positive gender-diverse representation. A chance encounter in the park leads to a connection which might become something more, a drag sensation collective dismantle racial stereotypes with love and gl ...

UK Shorts 4

4:40pm @ Light Cinema Screen 1
This award-winning programme of UK shorts takes us through a myriad of situations where we find ourselves in juvenile detention observing the magnetic powers of a ten year old girl, watch a woman dealing with miscarriage, follow a gallery director get rich with her exploitative ambition, and witness ...

UK Shorts 2

6:25pm @ Light Cinema Screen 1
UK filmmakers are brought together with this selection of contrasting shorts.  In this block of two halves we look at sensitive issues relating to abortion, abuse, addiction and mental health but then lighten the mood with a series of dark comedies.

Best of the Fest (1)

7:00pm @ Light Cinema Screen 2
Our ‘Best of the Fest 1’ programme teases out the new talent and storytellers from our 300 strong festival.  A compilation of indie shorts ranging from comedy, drama, animation and documentary observing a myriad of relationships from competitive neighbours taking things a step ...

Horror

8:40pm @ Light Cinema Screen 2
Our Horror programme will have you sitting on the edge of your seats with it’s ‘out there’ storylines. Visions, premonitions, hysteria and paranoia help to take you on a psychological journey of the mind where everything is not as it seems, and the stomach churching scenes only add to fee ...