Big Picture Festival 23 will take place from 25th to 28th May 2023 in and around Stratford-upon-Avon. There will be a Short Film Competition, as well as our volunteer or sponsorship opportunities. Screenings will take place at 5 venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.

Our short film competition is now accepting submissions. Please note we are accepting short films from filmmakers in the UK only.

Nominated films will be available to watch on our website for ticketholders during the festival.
By submitting your short film you're also in with the chance of winning a cash prize of £200 for the 1st prize or two runner up prizes of £50 each.

1. The promoter is: Live & Local Ltd (company no. 2955922) whose registered office is at Live & Local, Pageant House, 2 Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW.

2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over, except employees of Live & Local Ltd and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.

3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via

7. Closing date for entry will be 31/03/2023 at 5PM GMT. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows: By submitting a short film for consideration to, you will automatically be entered into the competition. Please see details of submissions requirements at

10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter. To change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage. Live & Local also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

11. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

12. The prize is as follows: 1 x £200 (winner), 2 x £50 (runners up). The prize is as stated and no other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

13. All entries received and verified by Live & Local.

14. The winner will be notified by email. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 24 hours of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

15. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.

16. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

18. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

19. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

21. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social network. You are providing your information to Live & Local and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at