2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Dirty Faces Cinema

The iconic venue Tony’s Ballroom will be transformed into a casual co-created space over the festival weekend, curated by Dirty Faces.

The space will be host to DJs, curated Film Screenings, Artist Q&As and a pop-up shop from Me To a Tee; a place for people to connect with fellow film enthusiasts, makers, musicians, artists and everyone in between.

Films will include those from local artists, short films, feature length documentaries, and first showings from first time directors.


Please note, some films will have age ratings and trigger warnings which will be clearly indicated in the film schedule available at the door of the venue.

With a deep rooted passion for our hometowns, county and the people within it, Dirty Faces, are a Lancashire-centric creative studio and community dedicated to inspiring and connecting mill-town film and arts with the world.



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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