Welcome to Wigan & Leigh Film Festival



Celebrating and showcasing filmmaking talent from across the UK and beyond



Submissions are now open for the 2022 Wigan & Leigh Film Festival


We are very excited to announce the 2022 festival will take place in our new,
purpose-built community cinema in the historic Leigh Spinners Mill.


We celebrate and showcase up-and-coming talent from across the world. We have screened everything from comedies and dramas to documentaries and animation.

Working with colleges and universities, we offer work placements giving young people festival experience. We have received the Employer of the Year award from Edge Hill University for our efforts to help people starting out in the film industry.

The festival is linked to the nationally-recognised Leigh Film Society, which has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest honour community groups can be given.




Wigan & Leigh Film Festival

Friday 23rd September & Saturday 24th September
Spinners Mill Community Cinema
4th Floor, Leigh Spinners Mill, Park Lane, Leigh

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Submit your film now

Click on the Film Freeway button below to start the submission process





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