Aldridge UTC Film Festival is a short film festival based in Media City UK, which champions the work of student filmmakers. The festival hopes to attract the work of student filmmakers from across the globe. We are in our second year of organising this event with last year's being for home grown talent from UTC@MediaCity UK.

We pride ourselves on discovering and championing emerging filmmakers allowing them access to networking with industry professionals. Here at UTC@MediaCityUK we aim to inspire and empower the young filmmakers of tomorrow, giving them a space to showcase their incredible work.

Special guests in 2022 included VFX producer Julie Nixon (Marvel's Black Widow & Doctor Who), Jess Gallery (CBBC), Luke Walters (Cinescope pictures)

Best In Fest
Best under 16 Production
Best College Production
Best University Production

Best Fiction Production
Best Documentary Production
Best Animation Production
Best LGBT (narrative around LGBT issues) Production
Best Director
Best Screenwriter
Best Cinematographer
Best Editor

All genres and topics are welcomed.

All short films must be under 20 minutes.

Films need to have been released no earlier than January 2021

All foreign language films must include English subtitles.

All short listed films need to provide a representative to appear at the festival or a brief video introduction of 2mins maximum.

Film makers are responsible for all copy right of submitted films content and may be asked to provide evidence should this be needed.

All shortlisted filmmakers must be able to provide a HD downloadable link to their film.

Up on submitting your film, you agree to allow all submitted content and material to be used towards the marketing of the event.

All entry fees are non refundable.

For student entries, please supply name of institution and dates attended.

Overall Rating
  • I was honored to participate in this year's Aldridge UTC Film Festival with "Resurrection under the Ocean" short film! - πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    July 2023
  • Great festival!! Thank you so much for being a window for my movie

    July 2023