Blackpool film festival

Showcasing the best of modern and classic cultural film in venues across Blackpool.

Blackpool Film Festival


Since 2014, the Blackpool Film Festival (Formerly Winter Gardens Film Festival) has provided a platform for cinema programmed and co-produced with the artists and creative communities of the Fylde Coast.

Winter Gardens Film Festival
Winter Gardens Film Festival


We’re keen to share our love of film and are pleased to host a variety of film education activities.


Spring events

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featured Venue

Blackpool Winter Gardens was formally opened to the public in July 1878 and is made up of a series of spectacular fantasy interiors intended to transport visitors to other times and places.

Latest News

We’re Hiring!

Aunty Social is looking for a Festival Development Coordinator to support the work of Blackpool Film Festival.

This role is an entry-level position for a Fylde Coast-based aspiring film exhibition professional.

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Introducing Blackpool Film Festival

It’s been a while, but we’re still here!
We’ve been busy behind the scenes as this year, we’re realising our long term goal to ‘spin out’ WGFF into Blackpool Film Festival (BFF), an independent town-wide organisation and multi-venue festival.

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Opera House screening update

We have sadly encountered a major technical issue with the Opera House projector and sound system. We’ve been working hard to resolve it, but unfortunately have not been able to fix this problem. – Fashion Reimagined – will now take place in the Baronial Hall, starting 15 minutes later than

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