The 2017 Leigh Short Film Festival

This year the event grew to include more categories and awards, with the overall Audience's Choice prize joined by accolades for the best animation and best North West production. We also organised a young film-maker's competition in Wigan the night before the festival, with the winner there joining the Leigh line-up.

Still based at The Turnpike Centre in Leigh town centre, the event was another complete sell out. Several writers, directors & producers of some of the films screened on the night were also in attendance and took questions from the audience about their work.

A total of 72 films were submitted to the festival this year and the quality was even higher than previously. Our selection committee chose a fantastic set of 13 films to show on the night.

We also had several special guests attending on the night. Firstly our very own MP for Leigh, Jo Platt kindly stood in for our Patron Christopher Eccleston at the last minute, who unfortunately could not attend due to a sudden changed overseas filming commitment.