The Midlands Movies Awards 2024 is an annual awards ceremony for Midlands (UK) films and filmmakers.

What are we planning?
Midlands Movies will be recognising all the movie-making talent from the area in 2024. Our awards will once again bring attention to the many amazing local films completed in the Midlands region of the UK.

What are the rules?
Make a film in the Midlands! Our focus is on films from the area so 75% of your finished and submitted film MUST have been shot/made on location in the Midlands region of the UK. For details please check full terms & conditions below. Films submitted will be considered across all eligible categories.

How much does it cost?
To cover admin costs, we charge a small amount to enter each of your films. For that price, your film is entered into all of the 16 categories it may be eligible for.

When will the ceremony happen?
The red carpet evening will take place June 18th 2024 at the Y Theatre in Leicester.

Who’s on the 2024 jury panel?
A jury panel of respected and experienced film professionals have the difficult task of choosing nominations and winners and will be fully announced when the 2024 awards are launched.

Previous jury panel members include Shane Meadows (This Is England director), Debbie Isitt (BAFTA winning director/writer), Richard Billingham (Turner prize nominee & director of Ray & Liz), James Luxford (Radio Times film critic), Becky Adams (CEO Screen Northants), Dharmesh Rajput (Head of Birmingham Indian Film Festival), Pin Cushion director Deborah Haywood, Denyce Blackman (Film Birmingham), Alexzandra Jackson (BFI Network/Film Hub Midlands) & Steve Oram (lead actor in Ben Wheatley's Sightseers).

And finally…
We appreciate everyone’s tremendous efforts in their filmmaking endeavours and can't wait to see all the talented films, filmmakers, cast and crew from the region once more in 2024!


1. Best Feature
2. Best Short
3. Actor in a Leading Role
4. Actress in a Leading Role
5. Actor in a Supporting Role
6. Actress in a Supporting Role
7. Animated Film
8. Costume & Makeup & Hairstyling
9. Directing
10. Documentary
11. Editing
12. Music (Score or song)
13. Cinematography
14. Sound (Editing or Mixing)
15. Visual Effects
16. Writing (Original or adapted screenplay)


* Our focus is very much on the Midlands area so PLEASE note that OVER 75% of your finished film should have been SHOT in the Midlands region (see Wikipedia for geographical areas covered) for it to fully be considered as a Midlands film for our awards. Filmmakers should ensure their film fulfils these requirements before submitting. Films that do not meet this standard will be disqualified at any time during the process. (A final decision will be made by Midlands Movies to see if the work fits the criteria).
* Submission cost is just £6.00 per film (TBC for 2024)
* There's no limit to the number of films you can submit
* Deadline for submissions is February 4th 2024.
* By submitting you formally agree for Midlands Movies to use clips of your film edited into the awards ceremony production (nomination reels AND pre & post awards promotional videos etc.) as required
* There's no limitations on your film being shown in other festivals - however, we are identifying films based upon the fact that a full version must have been shown to the public for the FIRST TIME (at a red carpet event, festival, general release or online in any form) between March 1st 2023 to February 4th 2024
* The winners will receive a certificate and trophy
* Any film submitted as part of any previous Midlands Movies Awards are NOT eligible to enter the 2024 awards.
* Final winners are decided by a panel of judges made up from the Midlands film industry (announced soon)
* The judges' decision is final
* Jury Panel Members are ineligible to vote for any film they may have any production involvement in
* Filmmakers, cast and crew who are subsequently nominated are NOT entitled to free entry into the awards ceremony. Anyone interested in attending the event itself must purchase tickets via Midlands Movies once nominations have been announced
* Films over 45 minutes in length will not be considered in the BEST SHORT category and films under 45 minutes will not be considered in the BEST FEATURE category.
* Written screenplays and scripts are not eligible for the Midlands Movies Awards.

For any queries about these terms or general questions about the awards please email

Overall Rating
  • Rob Sharp

    Honestly one of the best nights of the year for me. Such a fun evening that really galvanises the Midlands film making collective. Massive amounts of passion and encouragement for and from everyone in the room. Just a great big bunch of lovely people.
    Mike you’re a legend mate 😎 Can’t wait for next year

    July 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Rob. Glad you had a great time and your involvement and support means so much to me. Cheers once again and look forward to your next productions.

  • Duncan MacLeod

    Submitting and attending Midlands Movies Awards is such a pleasure. The team are considerate of each entry, gave us great feedback and a review of our submitted film. Anyone based in the Midlands need to submit to Midlands Movies Awards.

    June 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words and support for the Midlands Movies Awards. Your engagement and help over the years has been crucial to its success. Thank you again.

  • Mikey Murray

    Great event that champions filmmakers and talent from the Midlands and is a lovely award ceremony for networking with peers. We were absolutely delighted to take home the award for Best Feature Film for Mind-Set and this is an event that any aspiring filmmaker in the Midlands should attend, whether they have a film nominated or not.

    June 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Mikey. Huge congratulations for the win and really appreciate your support of what we do

  • We were really pleased to be nominated in the 'Best Documentary' category, particularly as our film is a little unconventional in approach. We had a lovely evening. The event was well planned. They had an eye for detail. I would recommend Midland Movies Awards to other filmmakers.

    August 2022
    Response from festival:

    Cheers Patricia. That is so very kind of you and we appreciate your hard work and support for our regional awards. MM

  • Absolutely brilliant, friendly quick response and keeps you up to date with everything. Thank you

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words so much Wayne. Glad you had a good time and your support means everything. Cheers again