About LIFE

Welcome to the first Lancashire International Film Festival. These two days of films, performances, workshops, masterclasses and conferences are here to introduce the world to the fantastic students and professionals we have working at UCLan and to open our doors to the city, the county and the world beyond.

LIFE – our first year breathes life for students, at work, at the groovalicious Cinematopia, in Car Parks, on a local football field, in the media, in factories, about a girl, gets Splintered, strange and at… The Media Factory

All tickets are free and there is good food and a licensed bar area to sit back and relax inbetween shows. We also have free on-site car parking.

We invite you to enjoy the films, the food and the opportunity to share time and space with other film lovers, makers, writers and creators.This is LIFE in its many shorter forms.

Our programme includes:

A Dynamic series paying homage to the great work produced by the young filmmakers here over the last decade. Each show is an hour long and the title is a giveaway:

Life is Funny 
Life is Short 
Life is Scary 
Life is Really Short 
Life is Weird

A Television news programme made from scratch during the weekend and premiered on Sunday night.

Dreaming of Delhi – a film made by the students on an Easter trip to India

Julie Rutterford and her BAFTA winning short “About a Girl”.

Splintered and a Q&A with producer and director www.splinteredthemovie.com


Car Park the Movie –

Mark Strange giving a masterclass.

Life is Work: Professor Ewa Mazierska hosts presentations, discussions and a screening.


Cinematopia – Preston’s groovalicious film and music video event comes to the Media Factory for a pair of special cinetastic events http://groups.to/cinematopia

All this plus much much more...

Festival co-ordinator Ric Michael


The Media Factory, Room 330,
University of Central Lancashire,
PR1 2HE.

Tel: +44(0)1772 895690

Email: hello@lancsfilm.org.uk