Welcome to Wigan and Leigh Film Festival



Celebrating and showcasing filmmaking talent from across the UK and beyond



We have our Shortlist !!


We have deliberated and cogitated over the last couple of weeks and we have selected the films to be shown at this years festival.

Click on the 'Shortlist' link above to view the films and their details.

We now look forward to welcoming you to our event on Saturday 20th November. Tickets are still available.




What is the Wigan & Leigh Film Festival?

We celebrate and showcase up-and-coming talent from across the world. We screen 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.


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Wigan & Leigh Film Festival

Saturday 20th November
Leigh Spinners Mill
4th Floor, Park Lane, Leigh

Celebrating everything Short Film

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Meet our event host Darren Jeffries

Darren has presented awards at several of our previous festival events. This year he will be hosting our event. You can read more about him here



our festival timeline