Bolton film talent will be on show at this year’s Salford Film Festival.

The prestigious event will feature films from three local filmmakers — Joe O’Byrne’s Lookin’ For Lucky, Ultimatum Films’ Duty Calls and Austin Brothers Films’ Guy’s Guide To Zombies.

The festival opens tomorrow, Saturday November 15, and runs until November 23.

Lookin’ For Lucky will premier at the Lowry’s Red cinema on Wednesday, November 19. It tells the story of two brothers, Moses and Chalky, who live on the fictional council estate Paradise Heights.

Joe O’Byrne, writer and star of the film said, “We live in tough times and this story reflects that. Just surviving day to day takes its toll. I live in the area where the film was shot and I know just how tough it really is.”

Two films, Duty Calls and Guy’s Guide To Zombies, will also be featured as part of the Caught Short 2: Quirks and Twists showcase at Salford Arts Theatre on Friday, November 21.

Paul Blinkhorn, director of Duty Calls, said: “I think it’s a great opportunity — the majority of filmmakers start out in short films and it’s a good way to experiment, so it’s nice to get something like this in a festival.

“I think that short films can get a bit overlooked, so it’s great for them to be included in a showcase like this.”

Paul describes the film as a dark comedy about “a dieting night security guard who has a confrontation with a possessed vending machine.”

Matt Austin, producer of Guy’s Guide To Zombies, said: “It’s been a couple of years since we actually made it. It’s an animated mock documentary spoof of the 1940s propaganda films.

“It took a long time for it to be noticed, but now it’s been in about 70 festivals including Los Angeles and won the BBC New Talent Award.”

This is the fifth year of the festival. Last year the event looked to be in jeopardy, due to funding issues, but was revived thanks to support from famous faces including Sir Ben Kingsley.

More information can be found on the festival’s website,