Work with Us

From time to time, the Winter Gardens Film Festival offers opportunities to work with our team on a variety of exciting projects.

We update this page regularly so do make sure that you check back.

2019

Now that we’ve announced our 2019 festival dates, we’d like to tell you about some of the ways that you can get involved.

1. Submit a film to the competition

Want to see you film on the biggest screen in Blackpool? Take a look at our competition pages on how to submit and for details of prizes.

2. Submit a proposal

We’re currently inviting proposals for artists, performers, organisations and other creatives who have ideas for something they’d like to do at the 2018 Film Festival.

The deadlines are:

·         Performance and Visual Arts: 11 January 2019

·         Film: 21 December 2018

·         Participatory Activities: 25 January 2019 e.g. workshops

 

Send an email to let us know what you would like to do.

2. Buy an early-bird wristband

New for 2019, we’re releasing a limited number of early-bird weekend wristbands. These include admission to all festival events activities at a bargain price. More

details coming soon!

3. Become a partner or sponsor

The film festival is a partnership between voluntary arts organisation Aunty Social CIC and the Winter Gardens Trust. This is a not-for-profit event therefore partners and sponsors are crucial to bringing the best to Blackpool. There are many ways to support the festival in this way, take a look at the different options and we can work out the best one for you.

–  Sponsor an event: We have a number of sponsorship packages available, starting from £100. Please contact us for more information.

–  Host a festival screening or event: Do you have a venue in Blackpool?
Fancy hosting a fringe event?
We’d love tohave you on board! Just email us and we can help you with programming,
delivery and promotion.

If you’re a local business that would like to be involved in any other way, we’d love to hear from you too!

4. Become a volunteer

This event is proud to be volunteer-run and led. Every year we invite new volunteers to join us.  There are lots of things that you can do: from ushering to character acting, box office to social media, leafleting to room dressing; we’re always looking for more people to join in. You’ll be part of a big group of friendly people who take part in film, art, heritage and social activities all year round.

Find out more and sign up for opening night or as a general festival volunteer.