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Paul Costello

2nd Leigh Film Festival

Posted by Paul Costello
2nd Leigh Film Festival

2nd Leigh Film Festival

The Leigh Film Festival returns in 2015 bigger and better.

The only Film Festival outside of Liverpool and Manchester in the North West

In our second year we have had over 2400 short films entered into our festival

It shows the amount of interest in the film festivals and the demand from the Leigh public for this Unique Event in the borough

Leigh Film Festival was formed by the joining of 3 voluntary groups , Leigh Film Society, Nag Nag Productions and Leigh Arts Film Television Association ( LAFTA).

After a successful launch in 2014 Leigh Film Festival is back for 2015.
We wish to support amateur & zero budget film makers looking to break into the industry together with showing other interesting and quirky short films. Our judging panel is made up from Nag Nag Productions Dave Wilson, Ivan Meredith and Craig Kendrick who have experience in creating short films and who love to prove that you don't need a big budget to tell great stories.

This year’s festival is being held on Saturday 3rd October 2015, at the Turnpike Gallery in Leigh.
We're hoping to showcase around 10 films during the evening. Doors open at 6pm with a wine reception and Bar. The films will be shown between 7pm and 10pm with a short interval in between along with interviews with the Directors. We finish the evening with an after-show party at the Turnpike. After the films have been shown, there will also be the opportunity to participate in an internet vote to declare the winner of the evening's "Audience Choice" award.

Quote Elizabeth Costello CreativeLEIGH Lead, “ 2015 has been a very successful year for film in Leigh. The British Film Institute (BFI) awarded Leigh Film Society and CreativeLEIGH £5,000 of community cinema equipment. This is in recognition for work with film in Leigh. We are one of the first community cinemas in country to be awarded this equipment. We have a great team of volunteers working hard to put Leigh on the world map for film. In addition to the recognition by the BFI we have also secured a charity concert at the Turnpike Arts Centre by international singer songwriter Dean Friedman 9th October and a Christmas concert by the Houghton Weavers. Tickets on sale www.creativeleigh.org box office. Leigh is going from strength to strength as a place to visit for culture.”

Quote Craig Kendrick Nag Nag Productions . “The quality of the short films submitted is outstanding. The successful films to be shown at the festival will be announced on August 29th.”

Tickets are £5 each for Leigh Film Festival and are available from http://www.leighfilmfestival.com/home/buy-tickets/

Or from the Turnpike Gallery Box Office 01942 404469 For further information please contact Elizabeth Costello by email [email protected]

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