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
  • Michael Fausti

    Whilst I wasn't able to attend in person I received excellent communication throughout the process. The hosts really know what they are doing and programmed some really great films. Also has a good social media presence. Will definitely be submitting my future projects.

    February 2020
  • Mathilde Surieux

    Happy my film was selected, i cannot attend the venue but the communication was really good, thanks !

    February 2020
  • Brice Lava

    Very interesting event even if you cannot go there
    very good communication, thank you Lee Bolton !

    December 2019
  • velton lishke

    Absolutely fantastic festival , great communication , Lee and the team do a great job

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Velton your films went down really well

  • yulian rachev

    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