Grindhouse@Zoetrope Xmas Special 6 is the 6th film festival held at Zoetrope Media hub in Bolton in greater Manchester, UK for all types of short films, music videos, documentaries, comedies, horrors..all types of films.
We love and accept films from all over the world!

We love Christmas so let's start the party with a great Film festival of films.

check out last months trailer here :

Previous events have seen your films shown to the general public with a superb exciting night of films - with great feedback - and the audience is growing.
Last months Grindhouse was voted one of the 5 top nights in the Bolton news - and the audience came from all over the UK.

Final entries now required - get them in ASAP

We treat the festival with a cinema feeling with adverts and trailers from filmmakers as well.

This event screening will be held on Saturday December 7th from 7pm onwards.
Grindhouse 6 is a free ticket event for the general public .

All films will be shown in our superb Lucasfilm THX certified cinema with great visual and sound to show the films as they should be seen!
A fantastic opportunity for all filmmakers - get your films seen by the general public - and a great night for all.

We accept any genre of film.
And it does not matter when you completed it so no time frame. If you want to show it to an audience then submit!

We can only accept films up to 20 mins at length with any genre accepted (if the films go slightly over do not worry just around that timeframe would be great)
So if you are an award winning filmmaker with your latest release or it is your first production - send us your films!
We try and show as much of the films submitted as possible.

The audience always is filmlovers, filmmakers, Cast and Crew plus casting directors from around the UK. A great opportunity to show your work to the best.

We also invite film makers to send us an intro video of themselves (if you want to) and their film before the screening. It adds a great bit of interest to our audience.

There is a low entry fee for this festival.

All films selected will also be edited into a trailer to show off the event like our last one

Have a look at our youtube page for trailers and Interviews with some of the filmmakers from past events
or follow our social media pages for news and past events:

Looking forward to watching your films!
Lee and Team

Audience award for best film

Films can be up to 20 mins in length approx.
Films can be submitted from around the world
You must make your film ready and available to us for the deadline date if you are selected. Any films not available may not be able to be shown.
There is NO time frame when your film was made. Films can be produced from any era.

Overall Rating
  • Great communication. Thank you for choosing "Forgiveness" as a part of the festival.

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Julian for submitting the film. Means a lot! Best wishes

  • Thank you for screening our episode Exorcism For Beginners. Excellent communication and a great event to be part of.

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Uisdean for letting us! The film went down great!

  • Andy Edwards

    I couldn't make the festival, but the communication was great, and it seems to be run by real film lovers. Long may they grind!

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Andy! Means a lot

  • Dean Cooper

    Great - nice people - film enthusiasts

    July 2019
  • It was fantastic to have my comedic short “The Ledge” screened at such a great venue!!! The Grindhouse guys put together a truly awesome trailer & provided a diverse enthusiastic crowd for the event. They were also really on top of keeping us posted on everything. Thanks so much for the show !!! Keith Biondi

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Keith a great film and the audience laughed throughout thanks so much for sending your film in. Means a lot. Lee and team