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.

July 2021: Open Call
Web design brief for the Winter Gardens Film Festival

Closing date: Friday 13 August 2021
Value £2000

We need a new website that helps us to showcase this unique festival by:

🎬 Increasing awareness of the festival,

🎬 Generating more online ticket sales; and

🎬 Boosting engagement with our blog posts and social media accounts.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you can find more information and a brief here.

Ways to work with us

1.  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 2020 Film Festival.

The deadlines are:

·         Performance and Visual Arts: 1 October 2021

·         Film: 22 October 2021

·         Participatory Activities e.g. workshops: 22 October 2021

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

2. Buy an early-bird wristband

We’re releasing a limited number of early-bird weekend wristbands. These include admission to all festival events activities at a bargain price. These will be available from 19 November 2021.

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 to have 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 as a general festival volunteer.